Session Details

Thank you so much for your interest in a photography session!


Sessions are typically held an outdoor location, such as a nearby parks, nature centers, forest preserves, or botanic gardens. I have several wonderful locations or am happy to explore a new location with you!   I travel within the north and northwest suburbs of Chicago, though a travel fee will apply outside 15 miles from zip code 60062.  We can also take photos in your own home using natural, available light.

I try to make sessions fun and enjoyable and steer children away from forced smiles and saying “cheese!”  We can take a combination of posed portraits along with some candid moments as the session unfolds.  Please let me know if there are any combinations of family members you would like to see and we will be sure to incorporate those photos as well.  I have a short questionnaire I will send to you for completion before the session – just so I can get to know you a little better and understand what you are looking for from the session!

In case of rain, we can reschedule or move to an indoor location with a lot of natural light.


While your faces, your smiles, and your family connections are the most important part of the photo, clothing choice does play a role of course.  It’s important to find clothes that match the style of your family.  Children should be dressed in clothes that are comfortable so they can be themselves during the session.  Some basic tips:

  • Avoid any clothing with large logos, writing, or characters.  These can be distracting and take the focus away from the faces.
  • Don’t be afraid to wear fun and colorful clothing!  It’s okay to mix patterns and colors – polka dots, stripes, plaids, flowers – and can make the photos visually appealing.  Avoid matching each other exactly and instead choose complimentary outfits.
  • Both accessories and layering can be fun and can add extra dimension to the photos.
  • Wear something that makes you feel special and confident!


Feel free to bring snacks or drinks for the little ones to keep them happy, engaged, and willing to participate.  We can always take a break if needed to keep the littles ones happy.


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