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What to Expect


My children's portrait sessions are 30-120 minutes in length.  I will take portrait and lifestyle shots depending on the session you choose, so that we can capture and forever remember the essence of your family at this special time in your life!  If your child has a treasured teddy, or blanket, I would love to include it in a few of our photos. If it is a big part of your child’s world now it will be lovely to look back on in years to come!  You are welcome to have one or two outfits for the Essential and Complete sessions.

Investment & Delivery


I always enjoy and encourage a picture or two of your child with Mom & Dad during my sessions! The Essenital and Extended family sessions are longer in length to give everyone time to get comfortable in front of the camera and allow us to include a greater variety of images in your gallery with Mom, Dad and siblings etc being relaxed and candid.  During my Essenital and Extended family sessions I take a mix of group and individual portraits and will focus on capturing both Portrait and Lifestyle {candid} photos.

The Extended Family Lifestyle + Portrait Session 
$675
An extended portrait & lifestyle-based session that records your whole extended family during this season of your lives. These sessions are great for documenting family milestones, everyday life, and traditions and are ideal for extended and larger families.
We'll spend our time together capturing portraits and candid moments that are fleeting and would perhaps be a mere memory otherwise: The relationships and connections that you'll always want to remember.
session includes:
What to wear and outfit guidance before your session
Relaxed Portrait & Lifestyle session
50 edited images in gallery with print release via digital download
Gallery received within 5 days of session

The Essential Lifestyle + Portrait Session*
$495
A candid, photographer-led lifestyle session that focuses on the loving connections within your immediate family {only}, 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 immediate families, holiday's and and new family milestones. 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!
session includes:
What to wear and outfit guidance before session
1 hour session
30 edited images in gallery with print release via digital download
Gallery received within 5 days of session

The Mini Portrait Session
$295 

Session includes:
What to wear and outfit guidance before session
30 minute session
10 edited images in gallery with print release via digital download
Gallery received within 5 days of session

*Immediate family members only

{up to 5 people, of more than you do need to book the Essential Lifestyle + Portrait Session, 30 minutes is not enough time for larger groups} 

Example of studio space below:

50% retainer fee is due at the time of booking to secure your preferred date and time. The remainder is due two days before your session date.

In regards to your photos, as I sort through all of the images from our session, I choose to edit the ones that best represent you. I love to give you the images where there are beautiful expressions, and priceless moments being captured. While I do not edit and/or share every image from our session, I do strive to deliver the best photo(s) of each pose and different groupings of people.

Please visit my FAQ page for more answers to commonly asked questions HERE

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.