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Top Family Photographer in Chicago!

It was such a pleasant surprise to discover that I was selected as one of 19 top family photographer in Chicago land by!  What’s even more awesome, is that this was a completely independent nomination, meaning, I did not pay to be included in the ranking (as so many other photographer listing services require).  This just feels extra good to be chosen as the top out of hundreds of photographers, almost like I’ve won the lottery!  🙂

So, what were the basis for narrowing down to the best? As it is outlined on their website, Expertise reviewed 712 photographers and scored them on more than 25 variables across five categories to arrive at their hand-picked top 19 picks. They looked at criteria like: reputation, credibility, expertise, availability, and professionalism.

Thank you for the pick Expertise. Honored to be featured as one of the best family photographer in Chicago!

Read more on the Expertise website


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Sunset family photo session in Lake Forest

I am so in love with this family session!  First of all, I am so glad they trusted me when I suggested this specific location and drove to the suburbs all the way from the city, which is not easy with a baby in tow.  The weather played in our favor and beautiful golden light set the perfect scene.  Sweet baby girl completely store the show with her gorgeous big eyes, cute smiles, and adorable expressions.

Chartrand family, thank you for letting me be your family photographer and for having me document your baby’s big milestone – she’s ONE you guys and learning to walk!  This was truly a gorgeous evening together. You are truly an amazing and beautiful family. I hope these pictures are something you will back o for years to come.





Lincoln Park | Chicago Family Photographer

Love exploring the city with this family. This year we took their annual family photos in one of the most picturesque locations in Chicago (and most crowded with photographers!)  Lincoln Park offers both great views of the Chicago skyline, scenic prairie walks, urban architectural elements, and of course the zoo.  It’s easy to get carried away in this location because it does offer so many different areas to explore, but with some careful planning you’ll be sure to come out with shots your clients will love.

May 3, 2018 - 5:40 am

John - Gorgeous photography! Love the images!!

Three generations | Wilmette Family Photographer

My friend’s family pictures last fall were extra special because she wanted to include her extended family.  It’s not always that I get to work with such a fun bunch! Three generations of beautiful ladies had graced my camera’s lens, and  I just could not get enough. (Guess which ones are sisters and which ones are daughters!)

So many great shots from this session.  Enjoy some of my favorites.