Enamored by Kuki: Blog http://enamoredbykuki.zenfolio.com/blog en-us (C) Enamored by Kuki kuki@enamoredbykuki.com (Enamored by Kuki) Fri, 15 Jul 2016 18:39:00 GMT Fri, 15 Jul 2016 18:39:00 GMT http://enamoredbykuki.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-5/u506183479-o169936116-50.jpg Enamored by Kuki: Blog http://enamoredbykuki.zenfolio.com/blog 80 120 Amanda and Chas | The Seville, Streamwood, IL http://enamoredbykuki.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/6/amanda-and-chas-the-seville-streamwood-il My heart to you is given:
Oh, do give yours to me;
We'll lock them up together,
And throw away the key.
~Frederick Saunders


kuki@enamoredbykuki.com (Enamored by Kuki) http://enamoredbykuki.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/6/amanda-and-chas-the-seville-streamwood-il Sun, 12 Jun 2016 18:09:00 GMT
A family session with Faisal, Zainab, Zara http://enamoredbykuki.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/8/a-family-session-with-faisal-zainab-zara First had the pleasure of photographing Zara right before her first birthday and now she's 18 months! That happened way too fast. This lovely, energetic  little lady was such a trooper on this warm summer day, and didn't let the heat bother her one bit. ;) ok, ok, maybe she really wanted to go into the fountain at the beautiful Hurley Gardens for a little cool off but thanks to mom and dad (Zainab and Faisal) they did a wonderful job of entertaining her. Here's a few of my favorites from this family session. Enjoy!

kuki@enamoredbykuki.com (Enamored by Kuki) http://enamoredbykuki.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/8/a-family-session-with-faisal-zainab-zara Sun, 02 Aug 2015 05:38:00 GMT
ROAR & Walk http://enamoredbykuki.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/6/roar-walk The 3rd Annual Roar and Walk for Little Hearts took place at Morraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills this past Sunday 05/31/15. Although the weather was a bit gloomy, rainy and chilly it didn't stop hundreds of people getting together to raise awareness for Congenital Heart Disease and help Mended Little Hearts of Chicago. I as a mother to a heart warrior felt privileged to be able to capture the moments of this day. There were smiles and laughter to celebrate the triumphs of our children and there were tears and sorrow as we remembered those thats battle with CHD had ended far too soon. 

The rest of the gallery can be found on: ROAR & Walkenamoredbykuki.zenfolio.com

If you'd like to learn more on how you can help spread awareness, take part in support groups, make a donation or providing items for care bags please check out www.mlhchicago.org

A few Statistics:

  • CHDs are the most common birth defects. CHDs occur in almost 1% of births.
  • Nearly 40,000 infants in the U.S. are born each year with CHDs.
  • Approximately two to three million individuals are thought to be living in the United States with CHDs. Because there is no U.S. system to track CHDs beyond early childhood, more precise estimates are not available.
  • CHDs are the most common cause of infant death due to birth defects.
  • Approximately 25% of children born with a CHD will need heart surgery or other interventions to survive.
  • Over 85% of babies born with a CHD now live to at least age 18.
  • Surgery is often not a cure for CHDs. Many individuals with CHDs require additional operation(s) and/or medications as adults.
  • People with CHDs face a life-long risk of health problems such as issues with growth and eating, developmental delays, difficulty with exercise, heart rhythm problems, heart failure, sudden cardiac arrest or stroke.
kuki@enamoredbykuki.com (Enamored by Kuki) http://enamoredbykuki.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/6/roar-walk Wed, 03 Jun 2015 19:16:12 GMT
Amanda And Chas http://enamoredbykuki.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/5/amanda-and-chas These two! I mean c'mon can't you see how completely smitten they are with each other. Just full of smiles, love and silliness on our session at Fabyan Park in Batavia, Il.  Amanda and Chas engagement kicked off on Valentines Day and are planned to be married on July 9th of 2016. Amanda a vivacious and kind spirited woman works as second grade teacher with a love for style, and a determination for success and happiness. Chas a super talented singer/musician wooed us in the park with his talents, we even had a bit of an audience. (Why American Idol turned him down is beyond me.)  He's so in tune with his fiance's needs and happiness, completely adores her, no wonder she's glowing in this session! 

Believed they they were met by fate, destined to be together... 

Congrats Amanda and Chas.

“In the blink of an eye, something happens by chance - when you least expect it - sets you on a course that you never planned, into a future you never imagined.” 
― Nicholas SparksThe Lucky One

kuki@enamoredbykuki.com (Enamored by Kuki) http://enamoredbykuki.zenfolio.com/blog/2015/5/amanda-and-chas Sat, 23 May 2015 17:41:33 GMT