Best Chicago Family Photography


Let's go on a family adventure!

Let’s play in a field of flowers, discover the best climbing tree, run in the sunshine, go for a bike ride, play at the beach, or get super muddy, all while taking beautiful photos and making¬†incredible memories.



Chicago Family Photography

Family Photos

- 30 Minute Session
- 25-30 High-Res Digital Images
- Print & Share Rights

Best Chicago Family Photographers

Extended Family Photos

- 60-75 Minute Session
- 50-60 High-Res Digital Images
- Print & Share Rights
- Limit of 4 families

Chicago Family Photography

NEW Family Video

- 30-45 Minute Session
- 2-3 minute Family Video
- Print & Share Rights
- Music License

Chicago Family Photographer


What's your approach?

I absolutely love to do all family sessions because they are such fun and because I know just how special family photos are now and for years to come. During your session, I will take a few more traditional posed photos of you looking at the camera, but then I want to encourage you all to play and have fun. Overall I have a very laid-back approach and my goal is to capture the unique and beautiful people and family that you all are.

What locations are your favorite?

I'm always open to new spots, but my favorites are definitely Montrose Harbor and my neighborhood River Park in Chicago. I love these two because there are so many things you can do there and I am super familiar with all the best areas for photos.

Are there any hidden fees?

I try to keep everything as simple as possible, so what you see is what you get, with no hidden anything. Every photography package includes Print & Share Rights, meaning that you have permission to download print the photos wherever you would like and share as you choose with family or on social media.

What should we wear for our session?

For me, the most important thing is that everyone is happy and I find that when everyone is wearing their favorite outfit they feel their best (both parents and kids). For example, when we do our own family photos I let my kids wear their favorite shirts/outfits, even if it doesn't "perfectly" match. I do this because more than anything I want them to be happy and make photos a positive experience which in turn will give me lots of happy faces in my photos - win/win. Also, down the road, it's also extra sweet to see their favorite little shirts and how they expressed themselves at that age.

How should we prepare for our session?

A great family portrait session is one where everyone had fun. So to prepare your kids and spouse for the shoot, talk about what would make the time fun for each of you. What games would the kids like to play during the shoot? A game of tag is a great way to get real photos of you all having fun. Also, set realistic expectations. Someone probably will have a breakdown, someone may fall down or get hungry, so don't worry! That's real life and we want to get those pictures too. A way to help set up for success is, make sure everyone is well-fed right before and bring lots of food and snacks. Everyone is grumpy when they're hungry. Finally, nothing dampens a kid's mood more than threats of punishment. Make it fun, keep it light and be as positive as you can. Bring some favorite treats or toys and use them as needed. Save the sugar stuff until the end though. ;)

How do we book?

Hit the "Contract Us" button below or Just shoot us a message and let us know that you're ready to book. We will send you a link to our calendar so you can find an open date that works for you. Then a signed contract and full payment are due to reserve your date.

What about the weather?

I want you to have the absolute best photos and experience, so I will keep an eye on the weather and let you know if we need to reschedule and find another day that works for us both.

Do I need to bring anything?

I like to keep things easy, but a blanket, water & snacks for the kids, a change of clothes for the kids just in case, and a special toy (optional). Lastly, during your session, try to keep your pockets completely clear as items will show up in photos - I'm happy to carry small things like keys in my bag if needed.