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Kind Words

I just had to call you and say Thank You. Oh my god, these pictures are so precious, so priceless. You are so unbelievably gifted and talented, I hope you know that!  I know I’m a little bit biased judging by the subjects, but I work with photographers all the time, and so I see photos all the time and these are just to die for. Beyond thrilled!  I am nowhere near through with the gallery, but I just wanted to tell you thank you. They are just amazing, amazing, amazing. You and I will be working on many other things I sure hope. Thanks again Olga, fabulous work!~ Katie G.

You have been blessed with such a wonderful talent, we are so grateful to have you in our lives as our photographer. You have captured the most precious moments of our lives, from our engagement to our wedding to our maternity and finally our beautiful little boy. The pictures you have taken turned out better than we have ever expected, thank you so much. The experience of working with you has been so pleasant, you are very easy to work with. Your patience, understanding and creativity goes a long way and has made our experience even more enjoyable. Thank you again for all your hard work. We can’t wait to be working with you again and again as our family continues to grow. We will always highly recommend you to our friends and family.
~ Igor and Marianna K.

Olga has a wonderful, natural ease with children. I have two young boys and one is quite shy in front of the camera but after a few minutes with Olga, he was completely himself and she caught amazing moments on camera for us. She lets the children’s natural beauty shine through. Thanks for the amazing photography! ~Jennifer P.

It was an absolute pleasure working with Olga from Gleam Photography. She was very efficient with our time and had lots of props for us to utilize during our shoot. I loved the variety of backdrops, color coordinating headbands and other wonderful accessories she had to offer. The quality of pictures is outstanding, while the convenience of reviewing and choosing the final images though her website made it an absolute breeze. We are definitely coming back for more!  ~Julia H.


Thank you Olga, we received the CD today and the images look great 🙂 We will definitely pass your name along to anyone looking for a great photographer! You have been really wonderful to work with throughout the whole process.
~ Megan A.


These are so great! Thank you so much! I’m kind of upset, because now I’m having a hard time which pictures to frame or canvas! They all look so great! I hope you stay strong and healthy so you can continue taking our family portraits, right until I become grandma and Danik has his own kids! 😉
~ Vanessa M.


My husband and I hired Olga from Gleam Photography to do our maternity photo shoot. She came to our house to take the photos which made it really comfortable for us. We talked before the photo shoot and she made recommendations of outfits and when we were taking the pictures she had different props and ideas which were great! The pictures turned out amazing! She really involved my husband which meant a lot to us. Great shots, angles and poses.
We will definitely be hiring her again! Next is a family photo shoot! ~ Michelle and Marc R.


We have worked with Olga since our oldest daughter was born! She has such creative ideas and we have loved each picture she has taken! ~ Laura S.


It was a pleasure working with you once again. I have already received so many compliments from some of the pictures I have posted and shared with friends and family. We just got Khloe’s 6 month cd yesterday in the mail. Kirk and I had so much fun looking through the assortment of pictures. We were both so pleased with all the pictures. We especially like the ones taken outside of all three of us together. I am going to display those in our home 🙂 Thanks again for sure a great job. ~ Kristen D.


My husband and I had a maternity/family photo shoot with Gleam Photography a few months ago. The experience was very pleasant, memorable and truly amazing. The artist suggested creative ideas for various shots and worked with our personalities to capture the special moments that are very much “us”. While part of the photo shoot consisted of various poses, what we really loved were the candid shots that the artist captured during this session.
We had our baby since and it’s really great to look back at the maternity photos and enjoy them.
Overall feedback: great experience, great photographer and great photos!!! Thank you Gleam, we’ll be enjoying our photos for years to come! ~ Anna and Rob G.


When I found out I was pregnant I knew I wanted to do a maternity and baby shoot. When I saw my co-workers engagement pictures by Olga, I then knew who I wanted to do it and never looked further.  Olga captured both my pregnancy and daughter in the most beautiful way. Thanks to her, we will always have beautiful pictures to share and look back on to remind us of that wonderful time in our lives.  I can’t wait to do it all over again with her! She treats you like family and works like a professional. ~ Edina K.


We had Gleam Photography do our maternity shoot and then later our newborn shoot and we could not be happier with the results! Olga does such a wonderful job capturing all the special moments in our lives and we will for sure be coming back for more family photo shoots very soon! ~ Diana A.


We have worked with Olga twice now, once last fall for our holiday pictures, and just recently. She is wonderful! Our pictures are amazing, she has such talent. She also makes you feel very comfortable and at ease. My husband is in the Navy and we have Gleam Photography to thank for capturing beautiful shots of important moments in our military life! ~ Julie G.


Gleam Photography was wonderful to work with for our day after photo shoot (aka -trash the dress…even though we didn’t want to get that dirty). All of Olga’s shots turned out amazing, she truly made Adam and I ‘gleam’. She has an eye for great pictures and lighting and I love the effects she made for some of the pictures, different coloring (black/white, sepia,etc.). Also, I love the different types of angles she were able to capture with us and the Chicago skyline in the background.She is available and responsive via email and on the phone, and she completely read my mind about what I was hoping the pictures would turn out to be, and exceeded both of our expectations. Just truly amazing talent and a great person to work with! Thank you for helping to make our wedding weekend a memorable and fun weekend. I wish you much success!
Christine and Adam


The pictures you posted on Facebook are so, so beautiful!  We love them 🙂  Thanks again for all the time you took with us…we really appreciate your patient, observant way.
~ Sam P.


My husband and I used Gleam Photography for our Save-the-Date cards, and we can’t say enough great things about our experience! Not only did the pictures come out beautiful, but our overall experience was so great! Olga (our photographer) was so professional, creative, and understanding of our idea and what we wanted our pictures to look like! She was so easy to work with and really understood us as a couple and the image we wanted to express to our future wedding guests. Our wedding was on 9/6/09, and many of our friends and family still have the save-the-date on their refrigerators, and we still hear compliments on how creative and lovely they are! I know we will use Gleam Photography in the future! Thank you Gleam Photography!!!!!!! ~ Alex and Anna V.


Olga,
Just wanted to say thank you for the pictures of my family. We LOVE them! I’ve already ordered my Christmas cards with pictures.  Thanks again!
~ Becky N.


We LOVE Gleam Photography!!! She took beautiful pictures at our wedding! They turned out very artistic and just perfectly captured each moment of our special day! She is super easy to work with and we cannot wait to use Gleam Photography for more special occasions in our lives! ~ Diana A. (2013)


We have used Gleam Photography for 3 shoots now and we have come away with gorgeous photos! Olga’s patience with our little monster and passion for photography are clearly evident in the amazing photos she produces. We are never disappointed and always look forward to booking our next shoot, as far as I am concerned the best photographer around!
~ Caroline & Steve D. (2013)


Gleam Photography is amazing! Olga does such a wonderful job. We’ve used her for two years now and with each session, I continue to be so impressed with her work. We will definitely be using Gleam Photography for years to come!
~ Tmima N. (2013)


We had our daughter’s newborn photos taken by Gleam Photography and they turned out amazing! Olga is so calm and patient and was so great to work with. She asked me for input and had plenty of good ideas on her own. We will definitely be returning customers 🙂 ~ Lindsey L.


Gleam Photography is awesome! The way she works with kids and interacts with them is amazing. I have two boys, one is 6 years old and the other is 9 months old, she makes them smile and they feel so comfortable with her. She actually plays with the kids, talks to them, jokes with them, makes them laugh and giggle. I have not seen such amazing interaction before from a photographer. I absolutely love the way our pictures turn out each time, she has such an eye for the perfect moment. She has a variety of props to choose from and will make your photo shoot your own. She is always so sweet and I love her review process of choosing the final photos. I cannot wait for our next session! ~ Mila D.(2013)


We had been using Gleam Photography for years. Most recently, Olga did newborn photos for our little boy. As usual, Olga was brilliant. She is incredibly talented, professional, and the photos are amazing! I highly recommend Gleam Photography to everyone. ~ Inessa P. (Dec. 2013)


Gleam Photography is phenomenal! Olga did our engagement photos, big birthdays, and many other big moments. She has a great eye for backgrounds, very professional, and incredible with kids. Absolutely love all the pictures she took for us! Highly recommend Gleam Photography! ~Olga & Nathan (2014)


Gleam Photography is amazing! We love her so much and have been using Olga from Gleam for years now and had recommended her for all our friends and family! Olga is very talented and just had the perfect eyes are the best shots. She always knew how to capture our family with 2 little busy boys perfectly every time. You’ll love her!
~Kritika S. (2014)


We love working with Olga. We have three kids from 2 to 9 years old and, needless to say, it’s almost impossible to get them to cooperate for pictures. But somehow Olga always manages to do the impossible. She is easy to work with, patient, great with kids, but most importantly, takes beautiful pictures. We couldn’t be happier with our family pictures, and you would never know that the kids had been on their worst behavior! We can’t recommend Olga highly enough. ~ Amy F. (2014)