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YOUR Family Photographer

I hear it all the time: “I don’t want my photos to look too posed.”

With your lifestyle photography session your images will be anything but posed or average. 

Think candids that serve to “capture the moment” creating stunning, true-to-life photography that tells your story just as it is, at this precise moment. 

This slice-of-life approach is great for any genre of photography including maternity, newborn, family and even branding sessions. 

With action driven details it will bring your images to life over and over again.

It is... your life. Your story. I am excited to get to know and work with you!

Downers Grove Photographer, serving Chicago and suburbs

A few nice things people are saying


Madeleine B

Downers Grove, IL
Summer was great to work with! She made the process of taking pics fun and easy. My husband isn't always keen to take a picture but she had us done so quickly even he enjoyed himself! The pictures we got were beautiful and exactly what we wanted. Highly recommend!!!

Be silly. Be fun.
Be different. Be authentic.
Be YOU, because life is too short to be anything else.

It is... Your Life. Your Story.

Downers Grove Photographer serving Chicago and surrounding areas


Mother’s Day roundup in Downers Grove

By Summer Brader-Webb | April 29, 2021

Ahhhh, Mother’s Day. The one day each year where we dote on our moms and mother-like women in our lives. I like Mother’s Day just fine, but like millions of others, I don’t find the need to celebrate with a big production. Give me a pizza, from Lou Malnati’s, my love, and family over a…


Photographer based in Downers Grove serving Chicago and suburbs

By Summer Brader-Webb | March 24, 2021

Thinking about booking a family photographer but worried about the final result? You should be! But not for the reason that you think. Many families book professional photographers and fear that something will go wrong. It could ultimately ruin the experience the day of their session. The truth? Outfits can be changed, kids can be…

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Why you should choose me as your photographer

By Summer Brader-Webb | March 17, 2021

Over 15 years ago when I first started in photography I thought there were a lot of photographers. HA! I had NO idea what A LOT OF PHOTOGRAPHERS looked like. There are SOOOOO many photographers today for clients to choose from. A big part of that is due to technology and all of the education…

How a Personal Branding Session is Different Than a Headshot Session

By Summer Brader-Webb | March 12, 2021

Personal branding sessions are a relatively new aspect of visual branding, with savvy small business owners jumping on board to take their branding to the next level. A branding session differs from a typical headshot/portrait session in several ways. With headshots, the focus is simply you, usually shot from the waist up. Headshots are incorporated…

Styling yourself for headshots and branding sessions

By Summer Brader-Webb | March 9, 2021

So you’ve made the first step in scheduling your professional headshots, but have you thought about styling yourself for headshots? You’ve heard the saying, “Dress the part,” right? You want to be thinking about your attire, to make sure you are projecting the image you’d like to convey. After all, if you are an entrepreneur,…

In Home Newborn Session | The Brazle Family

By Summer Brader-Webb | March 8, 2021

One of the best parts of doing an in home newborn session is that I get to see things unfold in a really, truly organic way. And, as the photographer, it’s my job to capture those moments on camera! Do you remember seeing their amazing maternity session??? You can click here to check it out!…

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