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YOUR Family Photographer

I hear it all the time: “I don’t want my photos to look too posed.”

With your lifestyle photography session your images will be anything but posed or average. 

Think candids that serve to “capture the moment” creating stunning, true-to-life photography that tells your story just as it is, at this precise moment. 

This slice-of-life approach is great for any genre of photography including maternity, newborn, family and even branding sessions. 

With action driven details it will bring your images to life over and over again.

It is... your life. Your story. I am excited to get to know and work with you!

Downers Grove Photographer, serving Chicago and suburbs

A few nice things people are saying


Madeleine B

Downers Grove, IL
Summer was great to work with! She made the process of taking pics fun and easy. My husband isn't always keen to take a picture but she had us done so quickly even he enjoyed himself! The pictures we got were beautiful and exactly what we wanted. Highly recommend!!!

Be silly. Be fun.
Be different. Be authentic.
Be YOU, because life is too short to be anything else.

It is... Your Life. Your Story.

Downers Grove Photographer serving Chicago and surrounding areas


Naperville Family Lifestyle Session | Hicks Family

By Summer Brader-Webb | March 4, 2021

Anybody else get so busy that you sometimes let family photos fall by the wayside? So many of the families who I work with fall into the same trap! I get it! Life gets so busy, and then one day, you wake up and realize that it’s been three years since the last time that…

Wheaton Family Session | Hallberg Family

By Summer Brader-Webb | March 4, 2021

We all have had to contend with COVID in our own ways, but I have so much respect for couples who postponed their weddings because of COVID. If you’ve ever been a bride, then you know the hard work that goes into planning a celebration. So many couples made the tough decision this past year…

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Festive Downers Grove Session | Wilson Family

By Summer Brader-Webb | March 4, 2021

I’m back with another fantastic milestone session! I was able to catch up with the Wilson family this past December for a beautiful and festive Downers Grove family session! For this session, I met up with the Wilsons at their home, and we got right to work. One thing that I love about their home…


Western Springs Family Session | Fodor Family

By Summer Brader-Webb | March 3, 2021

You already know I love a big family with grown kids. And I’ve told you about how much I adore teens, so it should come as no surprise that this Western Springs family session was one of my favorites of the winter season! I love how the Fodor family opted for a neutral palette that…


Downers Grove First Year Session | Lynn Family

By Summer Brader-Webb | March 3, 2021

I am so excited to dust off this wintery family session because baby Arthur is now (over) one! As a photographer here in Downers Grove, Il area, I love capturing families from pregnancy through childhood. Since I offer a first-year package (that includes a free maternity session, by the way), I get to meet the…

Downers Grove Photography | Harris Family

By Summer Brader-Webb | March 3, 2021

Hello, hello, hello! Wow, it’s been a few eh hem, months since I’ve been able to update here. Anybody else been slooowwwllyy creeping into 2021, as not to scare it? Just me? I am thrilled to be posting this session that happened all the way back in December. Let’s face it, it’s always a good…

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