I’m with you every step of the way.
As a full service photographer, I am there for you for the entire experience, start to finish.
You can count on me as partner and sounding board for all the tough decisions: what to wear, where to photograph, and where in your home to display the final product: gorgeous wall art.
Consider me your storyteller.
Every photo shoot tells a story. The excited anticipation of an engagement… The larger-than-life emotions of a wedding… The tenderness of a grandparents’ love… The incomparable softness of a newborn baby.
My greatest joy is in preserving memories: telling your stories by capturing expression, gesture and nuance.
Your photos become a legacy.
This is really what distinguishes working with a professional photographer from snapping pics with your iPhone. Digitals only go so far…
Although I provide electronic images of every photo shoot for archival purposes, my focus is heirloom products that you will proudly display. Photo books, wall art, and more become more than the image.
Heirloom photos are an inheritance you can pass on to your children, to share your family’s memories and milestones with future generations.
What to expect.
Every full-service photography package includes these elements; wedding packages include yummy extras, detailed below.
Anticipate. We begin with an in-person or phone consult, to discuss, plan, prepare, and conspire for world domination… that is, nail down every detail for your one-of-a-kind photo session. 😉
Capture. We come together for a session at my in-home studio or on location. I’ll capture [hundreds] of images, gently advising you on best angles, poses and making use of light and surroundings. But—although I am your guide—this session is all about you… No drill sergeant barking orders here; I am all about capturing your moments, memories and stories.
Reveal & Order. We meet again! This time, I come to you to reveal your edited photos, which you’ll see for the first time (squee!). I’ll present all ordering options. We schedule this around 2 weeks after your session (2 months after weddings), to take place in your home. At that time, you’ll be able to order heirloom-quality wall art and albums.
In order to provide each client with my undivided attention and unique, individualized experience, I only take a limited number of sessions each month. My calendar books weeks in advance, so don’t delay—secure your desired date and time with a contract and retainer.
From start to finish you can expect to invest from a few hundred into the 4-figures, for your custom photography experience and wall art. On average, my clients invest around $1500 for beautiful wall art, prints and albums that become family heirlooms. (Priceless).
Photo Session Packages
All sessions are one hour in length, unless otherwise noted, and include digital files and $75 credit toward print orders.
Newborn. There is nothing like capturing those precious moments when your baby is at her or his littlest. I recommend scheduling 4 to 9 days after birth, to get those charming sleepy moments. Please allow for a 2- or 3-hour session time so we can gently pose our adorable subject, with ample time for feeding, changing and cuddling. Newborn sessions start at $600.
Combine. maternity and newborn packages, for $800/$900. (A $100 savings!) Watch Me Grow sessions are also available! Capture your child year after year.
Family and Seniors. Schedule sessions for holiday and reunion pictures, family milestones, and gifts that your loved ones will treasure forever. Family sessions start at $400 (weekday) / $500 (weekend) and for within 15 miles of 60142 or studio it’s $300 (weekday)/ $400 (weekend).
Multi-family. Get together with friends and relatives and do a multi-generational session; add only $100 for each additional family to the standard family rate.
Head shots. For business, networking and career use, professional head shots are a must-have. Head shot sessions are $200 and include 2 retouched digital images for use on LinkedIn, your website, and in your print marketing.
Random Photo Sessions. 😉 Commemorate a special event with friends, capture a business or PR event, or get photos done for whatever reason your heart desires. Just contact me!
The cake will have been eaten and the party long over, but you’ll still be able to enjoy your wedding photos on your golden anniversary. Wedding photography is truly an investment for your future.
All wedding packages include:
- A separate Engagement Photo Session with yours truly, so you get those great shots for your invitations, and we practice working together for your big day.
- 8 hours of Unlimited Photography, capturing every memorable moment.
- Beautifully Edited and prepared images.
- A personalized Reveal & Order session, 2 months after your wedding.
Packages start at $2,800. Contact me here to learn more.
Having your wedding outside Chicagoland? No worries! Have camera, will travel. I love to photograph destination weddings. (ahem*Scotland*ahem, nudge, nudge, hint, hint)