Ask yourself:

Why do you want to have your portraits taken?

What’s the story that you want to tell?

What feelings do you have at this time in your life that you want to treasure later?

Let’s work together to create a custom session to best tell your story of this memorable point in your life.

To view my most recent work, see my blog and recent Portfolio Gallery.

 

The Experience

Before the Session

My goal is to help you create artwork that can live in your home for years to come.

Images on USB or CD are not really the best end of making portrait images for your family.

My work as a photographer is complete when I also help turn them into actual photographs, and design a beautiful wall display of your photos.

I’ll mail you my Portrait Art Style Guide with ideas around what to wear, how to prepare, and how to style your home with your photos.  I’ll also have you send me photos of your walls before your session so I know a bit about your style. You’ll receive complimentary wall design ideas after your session.

During the Session

Depending on the age of people in the session, I’ll use a mix of prompts and movement for natural photos. For really little children, I like to focus on capturing them as they are (so you can remember their cute little selves.) Bring along their favorite toy or activity, and we’ll focus on the family interacting and playing together.

In-home sessions are a great way to capture small moments of your day-to-day lives to remember. Choose a favorite book to read to your child, let them happy-dance to their favorite songs, play dress-up, or play together with a few of your child’s favorite toys.  As a mom whose kids are grown, this time passes so quickly: I always try to get these cuddly moments for mom and dad.

After the Session

About three weeks after your photo session, you’ll get to see and download your photos in your online gallery, and you’ll get a one day 20% off sale to buy any professional print products that you want for your home or for gifts.

You’ll also get access to my online wall gallery designer to visualize exactly what your photos will look like to scale on your own walls. I can even upload other personal photos for you if you want to put together a wall gallery with a mix of photos.

 

Pricing

Light Session (30 Minutes): $350

Light sessions are great for young families—as little tiny kids are agreeable if I keep it short. I usually deliver 30 images in one general location with no outfit changes, and a few that look great as black and white.

  • 30 minute on-location photography session in the Chicago area.
  • All high resolution digital downloads, available through an online gallery (online for at least 30 days).
  • Style Guide catalog with tips to prepare for your session and ideas to help you style your photos in your home.
  • One day 15% off sale to choose your favorite mix of photos for products. Use my online gallery wall designer to view images scaled to your own walls so you know exactly what the images will look like.
  • Free touch-ups on any print orders (all ordered images are edited in my style).
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Full Session (One Hour): $500

Full sessions give us a little more time to explore more locations and change outfits.

  • One hour on-location portrait session (travel fees may apply beyond outside of 30 miles from Chicago.) 
  • An edit of high resolution digital downloads, available through my online gallery (for at least 30 days).
  • Style Guide catalog with tips to prepare for your session and ideas to help you style your photos in your home.
  • One day sale 15% off to choose your favorite mix of photos for products. Use my online gallery wall designer to view images scaled to your own walls so you know exactly what the images will look like.
  • Free touch-ups on any print orders (all ordered images are edited in my style).