I have learned over the years that being passionate about the subject you are capturing is just as important as being passionate about the craft. For over a decade I have been photographing families both big and small. There hasn't been a session that has been the same, because every family is unique and special in their own way. Inspired by the individual family I'm working with, I shoot candidly and use a lifestyle approach to shooting. To me, lifestyle photography is the 'art of the everyday'. It forces both me and my clients to slow down a bit, be in the moment, and enjoy the session. Every family has a story to tell and it would be an honor to tell yours. Read some commonly asked questions and answers below.
I photograph exclusively using natural light, and you have the option of choosing my Homer Glen studio, outdoors, or in your home. For outdoor sessions, I photograph using the warmest light which is the hour leading up to sunset and shoot at a couple of field locations in Mokena, Illinois. For indoor home locations, we will schedule sometime in the morning hours or midday and I'm currently servicing the southwest suburbs of Chicago including but not limited to Frankfort, Naperville, and Hinsdale. Large windows and light/neutral colored walls are recommended. For studio sessions, we will schedule at around 10am for the softest light. With neutral tones and glowing window light it is a beautiful space for a session. Read more about locations here.
Studio and in home family sessions can be scheduled anytime throughout the year and I typically book 2-4 weeks in advance. Outdoor sessions are scheduled during my yearly scheduling blocks and fill very quickly in late summer and fall.
Visit my 'details' page to read about my three location options for family sessions. If you are ready to book your session, simply fill out the contact form to start the process. It would be an honor to photograph your family.
Mini and full sessions are available for family sessions and start from $400.
Packages are all inclusive and include digital files. You can read more on my investment page. I offer many beautiful products to showcase your newest memories. To further discuss your individual needs and share your vision, please message me via the contact form so together we can customize your portrait experience.
All of my family sessions focus on capturing the essence of your family and the details that make you all so special. I shoot simplistically and with intention and my style is known to be organic, natural, and authentic, Your family is my guide and I will incorporate games and interactive activities to help you feel connected. If we are shooting outdoors, I will bring a neutral toned blanket to use during the session. Lifestyle sessions are very simple and we use your home as our 'prop'. If shooting in the studio, we will use my white space to capture simple and modern images of your family.
Family sessions are all about capturing the essence of your family and the details that make you all unique. I shoot simplistically and with intention and my style is known to be modern, natural, and authentic, Using a lifestyle approach, your family is my guide and I strive to show connection and emotion throughout your gallery.
Your photos will be ready for viewing 3 weeks after our session together. Your images will be available to view in a private online viewing gallery with all of your final edited images. An optional design and ordering consultation, online or in person is available for those looking for heirloom products. Albums, keepsake boxes, printing, & framing are all available.
Through this beautiful journey, I have found my heart skips a beat when I capture raw, authentic, and unposed maternity, newborn, and family photography. Take a look around, and if you feel a connection it would be so lovely to hear from you.
I create the kind of images I want of my family. Images that create feeling and emotion when you look through them. I strive to capture moments that would have otherwise been forgotten. Read some reviews here to see what other's are saying.
Family sessions begin from $400. I offer all inclusive packages including digital files and well as a large selection of 'add on' products including digital images, custom designed albums, heirloom boxes, framing, and prints.
I had the pleasure of photographing this gorgeous New Lenox family session this fall and I just love...
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I have a cozy 800 square foot photography studio and absolutely love having families there...
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If you are interested in working with me or have a question, simply fill out the form to start the process. I would love to hear from you!
Studio: 12544 W. 159th Street Homer Glen, IL 60491
Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
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