Portrait, Lifestyle & Documentary Sessions for Children and Families

As an experienced Downers Grove family and children’s portrait photographer, I know the real trick isn’t getting everyone to smile at the camera (though I’ve got a knack for that, too). It’s capturing the things you cherish about your family. Maybe it’s a special moment with the one you love. Maybe it’s those chubby baby toes, or a little grin with a few teeth missing, or a hard-won hug from your teen. Whatever it is, I’ll work with you to capture family photos you’ll love to look back on for the rest of your life.

Check out my children and family photography gallery.

Session packages start at $275. Every package includes your images as digital downloads with a print release.

the complete documentary + lifestyle session

A documentary-based session that records your life during this season. These sessions are great for documenting milestones, everyday life, routines, and traditions and are ideal for couples and families.

We'll spend about 2 fun hours together, capturing candid, sincere moments that are fleeting and would perhaps be a mere memory otherwise: A mother's touch. Their little hands and feet. The relationships and connections that you'll always want to remember.

Basically: authentic, honest life.

I don’t pose or lead these sessions; I strive to capture connections and moments in their raw beauty. We will have a pre-session consult call to determine what activity or moments are most important to you at this very time and schedule accordingly. This session is for you if you don't want to even know I am shooting, just hanging out with you and capturing all those moments you want to savor.

Session includes:

  • What to wear and outfit guidance before your session
  • 2 hour documentary session
  • One 16x20 gallery wrapped canvas of client's choice from gallery
  • Entire gallery of a minimum of 40 edited images per hour with print release via digital download
  • Gallery received within 5 days of session

the essential lifestyle + portrait session

A play-based, photographer-led lifestyle session that focuses on the loving connections within your family, while documenting the little details of life as you know it, right here, right now. We'll spend about an hour together (being silly and laughing a lot!) while capturing who you are as a family.

These sessions are fantastic for families of all sizes and for couples who are engaged, married, celebrating anniversaries and new milestones… and those who are just madly in love. It takes a while for everyone to get comfortable in front of the camera, always. For this reason, if you are looking for a candid lifestyle session, this is for you!

This session includes:

  • What to wear and outfit guidance before session
  • 1 hour session
  • 11x14 professional print of your choice from gallery
  • Entire gallery of 30 edited images with print release via digital download
  • Gallery received within 5 days of session

petite portrait session

A completely posed, photographer-led session that focuses on getting those smiles and everyone looking at the camera. We will spend approximately 20-30 minutes together getting images perfect for holiday cards, family members, and gifts.

These sessions are for immediate family members only and are offered at my downtown Downers Grove studio or within 15 miles of Downers Grove. (I frequently travel to Downers Grove, Hinsdale, LaGrange, Elmhurst, Western Springs, Chicago, Clarendon Hills, Wheaton, Burr Ridge, Glen Ellyn, and more.)

This session includes:

  • What to wear and outfit guidance before your session
  • 30-minute session
  • 15 fully edited, high resolution images with print release via digital download
  • Your gallery received within 5 days of the session