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Specializing in Wedding + Family Photography in the Chicagoland area

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FAMILIES

Let’s plan your next family session! These years just fly right past us and I know it doesn’t seem like it’s been “that long” since your last family pictures. But think about how much them kiddos are changing daily! No matter how old they are, they change so much!

Hey Mom! Or Dad.

My family sessions are centered around fun, character and personality.

I don’t need you all staring at me and forcing fake smiles. That’s not my jam, like at all!

I want to capture you all having fun and loving on each other. The connection I’m capturing isn’t between you and me, it’s between you and your family. So those smiles and all that laughter, I want it focused on one another. I don’t want it tightly posed and forced by staring at me the whole time.

Maybe you’re thinking, “my kids are so wild. There’s no way I can get them to sit still for pictures.” Girl!! I have 3 kids, I SO GET IT!

But what I’ve learned over the years is that the chaos needs to be embraced not resisted. The wild chaos brings out so much fun and laughter, real and authentic smiles. It’s one hour, it’s ok. Tickle them babies, spin ‘em around, chase them in a circle, these will create your most favorite images! 

when you inquire with me and I see that email come across, I also get the feels rushing through me.

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I want every single bride and groom to have the most perfect day, so my emotions start rolling and I instantly start thinking of how I can make it perfect for you. I picture your venue and the time of year you’re getting married and what you and your fiancé will possibly look like there before even seeing you. 

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So when you hit that inquire button, send me all your details and visions, spill it all out because I am here to invest in you and your story as much as you are investing in me. 

still have some more questions?

That’s ok — many do, so here’s some more info.

How much does a family session cost?
- I have two options. An Anytime mini which is $225 and a Full Session which is $325. Both come with a set amount of digital images with print release and an option to purchase more images from the gallery.

What locations are used?
- My minis are a little more limited on travel due to the short time frame, but full sessions are done anywhere in the Chicagoland area. In home, outdoors, rural or urban setting. I also travel to the Quad Cities for full sessions. Further travel is always welcomed! I would love to shoot out of the Chicagoland area so if you’re interested, please send me an email so we can chat!

What if it rains?
- I always have room in my schedule for makeup dates. I don’t reschedule for cloudy days and will wait to the last minute possible on rescheduling as well all know how quickly the weather can change.

What if my kids won’t cooperate?
- relax. It’s ok. I tend to have this same feeling for our own family pictures. But again, what you think as misbehaving and wild, I see as personality. I can easily redirect that behavior to engage them into a fun pose when they don’t even realize it. I do recommend that if you’re children are harder in front of the camera, to book a full session rather than a mini. The more time we have together, the more relaxed everyone can get. 

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