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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


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Four Reasons Why Printing Your Photos is Important

By Summer Brader-Webb | June 28, 2018

I heard you’re thinking about scheduling a family photo session soon. Did you know photos aren’t just for social media? Gasp! In this digital age, it’s hard to fathom a hard copy of anything. I know you want those high-res digitals to publish on social so your great-aunt and friends far away can see your…

To get the “perfect” shot or tell your story? What is your ideal photography session?

By Summer Brader-Webb | June 6, 2018

There is so much more to your life to show in a photography session, there is your story. Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with the perfect shot, however I love really getting to know my clients and what makes them THEM. I want you to look back at the images we create…

5 tips for planning the perfect summer photo session!

By Summer Brader-Webb | May 30, 2018

You know that perfect summer photo session you’ve been dreaming of? Doesn’t it seem like an amazing opportunity to capture your family, yet so much work at the same time? I hear you, I really do! I have a family of seven and know how difficult it can be to get everyone out the door…

Downers Grove Photographer. The girl behind the camera.

By Summer Brader-Webb | May 23, 2018

I discovered my passion for photography almost by accident. I actually hated having my photo taken so much that I figured out if I was behind the camera, I wouldn’t have to be in front of it! I taught myself how to use my camera and capture people as they are – beautiful and unique.…

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