Your Session Experience

My goal is to make every session fun, laid back, and stress-free. I focus on you and your connection with your loved ones. Most people say they are surprised by how much fun they have when we meet to take their images. I am a natural light photographer, so each session is held outdoors (with the exception of newborns) at one of the many beautiful locations in the Chicago western suburbs. All sessions take place within two hours after sunrise or within two hours before sunset because this is when natural light is at its very best! 

Prior to your session, I will work with you to prepare and get ready to make it a truly enjoyable experience. Via email, we will discuss location selection, wardrobe, and I will answer any questions you have. You will receive guides on wardrobe selection and tips on how to take the stress out of the session. My goal is to capture honest photos of you, your family and children. I am not aiming for a stiff and posed shot with everyone looking at the camera, but to capture the true essence of your family. I use my understanding of my equipment and natural light to create images that will become works of art that you can hang in your home and pass down for generations.

Simple, All-Inclusive Pricing

I never want you to have to choose your favorite images or restrict the images I edit and place in your gallery. My style of photography results in a collection of images that speak to your families unique beauty and connection. 

Your session fee includes the on location session experience and all of the high resolution digital files from your gallery to keep for life and print, share and use as you like. A $50 deposit is due at the time of booking to reserve your session.


Family Session | $350

A mix of family and individual photos for up to 7 people, including children. This session is meant for your immediate family members and will last approximately one hour. Includes all of the high resolution digital files from your gallery in both color and black and white (minimum of 50). All images are presented in a private online gallery for viewing, downloading and sharing. My goal in this session is to capture your family as they are. I will get some of everyone looking at the camera, but I will also focus on capturing your love for each other. Every family is unique and I love seeing that unfold in front of my camera. 


On Demand Mini Session | $200

This is a 30-minute short session at a location of my choosing for up to five people and will include a mix of posed and candid shots. You will receive a minimum of 20 images presented in a private online gallery for viewing, downloading and sharing. Includes all of the high resolution digital files from your gallery in both color and black and white.


Extended Family Session | $500

This session is for extended families and typically includes the entire group together, each family on their own, grandparents with grandkids and just the grandkids. As each family is unique, we will communicate beforehand to discuss all of the groupings you would like. This session typically lasts an hour to an hour and a half. You will receive all of the high resolution digital files from your gallery in both color and black and white (minimum of 75), presented in a private online gallery for viewing, downloading and sharing. This is a wonderful package to select as a gift for grandparents, because what do they want more than time together and photos of their loved ones to treasure.


Maternity/Couple Session | $300

The maternity session features the expectant mother and any immediate family members. The couple session is perfect for engaged couples or anniversaries. These sessions usually last about an hour with an optional outfit change. You will receive all of the high resolution digital files from your gallery in both color and black and white (minimum of 50), presented in a private online gallery for viewing, downloading and sharing. 


Newborn Session | $400

Newborn sessions will take place in the comfort of your home. The ideal time is within the first two weeks of your babies life, but can take place at anytime. The session features your newborn and immediate family members and usually lasts about 2 hours. You will receive all of the high resolution digital files from your gallery in both color and black and white (minimum of 75), presented in a private online gallery for viewing, downloading and sharing. 


Senior Session & Shared Senior Session | $350

Perfect for the graduating senior, this session lasts up to 1.5 hours and includes an optional outfit changes and multiple locations. The shared senior session is perfect for two friends who want to share a session. Individual photos of each senior will be taken and the time (and photos) will be split between the two. You will receive all of the high resolution digital files from your gallery in both color and black and white (minimum of 50), presented in a private online gallery for viewing, downloading and sharing.