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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

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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

xoxo,
Summer

Preparing for Your Newborn Photo Session

By Summer Brader-Webb | February 21, 2021

Preparing for your newborn photo session? Here are my five most frequently asked questions—and tips for your newborn photo session. Get ready for the cutest pictures ever! 1.  What Should Baby Wear? Unless there is a sentimental or special outfit, don’t worry about how baby is dressed. A simple onesie or diaper (if you want…

But when do we schedule our newborn session?

By Summer Brader-Webb | February 21, 2021

I start planning for your newborn session way before your little one arrives because we can’t always tell exactly when they’ll be born. Sometimes it’s later or they could decide to arrive a little earlier. I also understand that you’ll need some time to rest after the birth of your baby, so this is taken…

Complete First Year Milestone Package

By Summer Brader-Webb | February 21, 2021

One of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to document the first 12 months of your baby’s is with my baby’s first complete first year milestone package. Between the hustle and bustle of pregnancy and bringing your new bundle of joy home—and the sleepless nights that ensue—a newborn photo session can be forgotten about if…

Newborn Photos Represent A Moment That Can Never Be Replaced

By Summer Brader-Webb | February 20, 2021

Your baby’s eyes have barely had a chance to adjust to the light of the world outside of the womb, therefore natural light provides the safest and most pleasing source of light for newborn photos. This offers a lot of possibilities of capturing your little one’s priceless facial expressions too. Be sure to have plenty…

Maternity Photo Sessions are Authentic and Personalized

By Summer Brader-Webb | February 20, 2021

Capture the anticipation of your most life-changing event! Embrace pregnancy by documenting it through a maternity photo session. It can be a great way to bond and connect with the baby, as well as a fun way of celebrating new life. Your maternity photo session is totally unique and personalized. If you have other children…

What to expect before, during and after your session

By Summer Brader-Webb | February 18, 2021

Your photo session—whether it’s a maternity, newborn, family or branding session—isn’t just about the day of. The process can start weeks or even months before, and extends through a post-shoot process to finalize editing, retouching and product delivery. Let’s go over what to expect before, during and after your session. I am all about creating…

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