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Lifestyle Photography


Summer Brader Photography Portraits, Lifestyle sessions & Education

Thank you for stopping by to check out my website! I have been lucky enough to be serving the most amazing families in Downers Grove, Hinsdale, Naperville, Oak Brook, Burr Ridge, Elmhurst and beyond for the past 11 years.

A little about me… I am a natural light lifestyle and portrait photographer who specializes in capturing the memories of your families from your first baby through their 8th grade commencement to their high school senior portraits.

I’m a local small business owner, with a studio in downtown Downers Grove, who also works with other small businesses to help capture their brand and individual personalities through their online social media presence.

As a wife and mother, I am passionate about teaching photography workshops to others who want to learn more about using their own cameras! So if you'd like to talk more about your vision for your session or a little more about my Rock Your Shots camera classes, be sure to scroll down to the  "Contact" section below!

I am excited to get to know and work with you!

My Portfolio

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Client Stories


Amy C.

Romeoville, IL

"Summer is an awesome photographer! She communicates so well with her clients and really seems to want the best for their session. Her pictures are stunning! She captures beautiful images with beautiful light! My kids really loved her! They even asked her to take more photos of them. I highly recommend Summer!"

Contact Summer Brader Photography

Let's set some time aside to chat about your vision for your own custom family session! You can get this all started by reaching out to me with this quick contact form.

Love what you see but not ready to book a session? No problem! Join the SBP exclusive client list and my SBP Facebook parent group to have access to my session dates {and exciting offers} when YOU are ready. I'd love to have you join the community! Click on the newsletter link at the very bottom of this page. Ready to book now? Submit this inquiry form and let's chat.

Can't wait to meet you!


Email: summer@summerbraderphotography.com
Studio address: 1007 Curtiss St, Downers Grove, 60515