Children & Family

Portrait, Lifestyle & Documentary Sessions

As an experienced Downers Grove family and children 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 $295. Every package includes your images as digital downloads with a print release.

the complete lifestyle session

A fully candid documentary/lifestyle-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 around 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 these sessions, I will sometimes gently lead though; 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 and are striving for a very candid unposed session. I will just be "hanging out" with you and capturing all those moments you want to savor.

Session includes:

  • What to wear and outfit guidance before your session
  • Relaxed Lifestyle & Documentary session
  • One 16x20 gallery wrapped canvas of client's choice from gallery
  • Entire gallery of 60 edited images per hour with print release via digital download
  • Gallery received within 5 days of session

the essential lifestyle + portrait session

A candid and posed, 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 in a lifestyle and portrait style.

These sessions are fantastic for families and for couples who are engaged, married, celebrating anniversaries and new family 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 with a mix of portraits, this is for you!

This session includes:

  • What to wear and outfit guidance before session
  • 11x14 wall art print of client's choice from gallery
  • Entire gallery of 30 edited images with print release via digital download
  • Gallery received within 5 days of session

the mini portrait session

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

These mini sessions are for immediate family members only {up to 5 people} and are offered at my downtown Downers Grove studio or within 15 miles of Downers Grove at an agreed upon location or your home. (I frequently travel to Hinsdale, LaGrange, Oak Brook, Elmhurst, Western Springs, Clarendon Hills, Wheaton, Burr Ridge, Glen Ellyn, Lemont, Naperville, Westchester, Lisle and more for these sessions.)

This session includes:

  • What to wear and outfit guidance before your session
  • 20-30 minute session
  • 10 fully edited, high resolution images with print release via digital download
  • Your gallery received within 5 days of the session

Please don’t hesitate to reach out about working together! I’m a Downers Grove family and small business photographer, but I work across Chicago and the western suburbs, including Hinsdale, LaGrange, Oak Brook, Elmhurst, Western Springs, Clarendon Hills, Wheaton, Burr Ridge, Glen Ellyn, Lemont, Naperville, Westchester and Lisle. If you’re wondering if I’m able to travel to your area, just ask!