Gleam Photography » Chicago Baby and Child Photographer


Hi there!

I’m Olga, a professional photographer based in Northfield IL, serving the Chicago North Shore and surrounding areas.  I am a mom to two kids (boy and girl), 2 dogs, and 3 chickens and I am absolutely in love with the art of photographing children and their families.

My passion for photography sparked when I was just a kid myself, watching my dad take pictures and develop the film in our bathtub.   Fast forward a few years, when I was about 11 years old, I bought my first digital camera and began documenting all the beautiful things around me (macro mode was so fascinating), learning to see and manipulate light along the way.  Then, having my first child, helped ignite my passion for portraiture and especially baby photography and take it one step further by starting my business.  Since then, I have dedicated myself to mastering the art and skills needed to provide my clients with unparalleled service and images.

With a style that is simple, clean, and a tad romantic, my goal is to capture a child’s personality and genuine emotion.  I am very patient and understand that every newborn, baby, and child requires a unique approach to make them feel special and relaxed in front of my camera.  You will often see me singing songs and making poop jokes to get some laughs.

My sessions are very laid-back and casual.   As the result, I am able to capture honest images that are full of life and authentic moments like joy, silliness, surprise, and even pouts.  I won’t ask your kids to force a smile and I certainly won’t leave until I have captured a set of stunning images that will make your heart sing.  I strive to create images that will make you smile every time you look at them because they will capture the real you but better.  🙂

To set up a session or to find out about my availability please use the contact form above or send an e-mail directly to

Thank you so much for visiting.  I look forward to hearing from you soon!

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