Summer Brader Photography
Portrait, Lifestyle and Documentary Photography
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!
Maternity, Newborn, Children, Family Documentary & Lifestyle Photographer, Business Head shots and More
I am a portrait, lifestyle, documentary family photographer who specializes in capturing your memories, from your first baby through their 8th grade commencement to their high school senior portraits.
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 head shots and lifestyle marketing sessions.
My Online Photography Classes and Mentoring
Maybe you're just starting out and want to learn how to make this into a business. Or maybe you’re in an inspirational funk and need some encouragement to get back on track. Whatever it is, my online photography classes and mentor sessions will take you to the next level. Together, we’ll work together step-by-step to discover your strengths: become proficient with your camera, market to grow your business, master customer service, and nail the little things that will make you stand out above the competition. You’ll leave with a plan to get you where you have dreamed of going with your business.
I am excited to get to know and work with you!
Your 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