Summer Brader Photography
Downers Grove Family Photographer
Portraits, Lifestyle, Documentary Sessions
Photography Classes and Mentoring
I’m Summer Brader, a Downers Grove photographer who has served the most amazing families in Chicago’s west suburbs for the past 12 years. My studio is in Downers Grove, but I also work in Hinsdale, LaGrange, Elmhurst, Western Springs, Clarendon Hills, Burr Ridge, Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, and beyond. I’m glad you’re here!
Lifestyle Sessions, Family Photography, Headshots and More
I’m a local small business owner with a photography studio in downtown Downers Grove. I work with other small businesses to help capture their brand and personality through professional headshots and lifestyle marketing sessions.
My Online Photography Classes and Mentoring
As a wife and mom of 3 and stepmom of 2, I love teaching photography classes to parents who want to take better photos of their kids using their own cameras! I walk you through the basic functions of your camera step-by-step and have you taking control in no time. Whether you're using a DSLR, mirrorless, or other creative-capable camera, come and learn with me in my Rock Your Shots online photography classes. My online classes let you learn at your own pace.
One-on-one mentoring for photographers are held separately; contact me for more information.
I am excited to get to know and work with you!
Your Best Downers Grove, West Suburban and Chicago Family, Portrait, Lifestyle and Documentary Photographer
Just Breathe... At some point in our conversations, you might tell me that you don’t like having your photo taken and that’s fine because actually everyone says that … at the beginning. Part of my job is to help you feel comfortable in your own skin and in front of my camera. And I promise you, I will. You and your family are beautiful now, just as you are.
When you blink and the time has come and gone, you will have these images we capture together for you and loved ones to cherish forever.
I treasure the seasons of our lives, which is why I have spent the past twelve years
refining my skills and capturing my clients' lives and connections through photography.
I teach photography to the people that mean the most to me because my passion to freeze all these moments is priceless.
Let's start documenting it together.
Studio address: 1007 Curtiss St, Downers Grove, 60515