All You Need to Know

Start by submitting an inquiry via the Contact link above.  

Soon after, I will be in touch and will share my availability and answer any other questions.

Once we align on a date for your session, I’ll send you a link to sign an agreement and pay your deposit. 

As part of your booking, you will receive a pre-session questionnaire to share your hopes for the session.  We will use the questionnaire to help guide our phone or email consultation where we will discuss location choices and wardrobe.  I will share all my favorite locations with you so that we can choose the best one for your family. I will also help you with wardrobe styling and will walk you through the best ways to select the perfect outfits for your family (if you need my help).  

Come dressed to impress and ready to have fun!   This is the fun part now! 

Don’t worry, if you have questions or weather concerns, we’ll be in close contact within a few days before session to finalize any last minute details. 

During your session, you don’t have to worry about asking your kids to smile or behave, as I will take the lead with ensuring your kids are relaxed and happy.  I will also give you prompts to help set up a pose. All you need to do is come with a mindset to have fun and I’ll take care of the rest.

Approximately one week after your photo session, you will receive a link with an online proofing gallery where you could review and select your favorite images from our photo session.   When I receive your favorites, I will thoroughly retouch each and every photo to ensure it is perfect enough to print on a large canvas.   A few weeks later, you will receive a new link with your final high-res images which you could then download, print, and share as you please.


Each Session Includes:

Online consultation and wardrobe styling assistance

Photoshoot at location of your choice

Use of props for studio newborn and baby sessions

 Private online gallery delivered within 1 week

Hi-resolution images with print release

Opportunity to purchase additional images with each package!


Family – Maternity – Couples

This session is perfect for clients who want the ultimate flexibility, more time and more images. It is ideal for larger families and for families who would like to include extended family.  Also, this sessions is best for families whose children need more time to warm up.


  • 60 minute session
  • all immediate family members included
  • each additional person $40 (e.g. grandparents)
  • outdoor location of your choice within 15 miles of 60093
  • 30 artistically retouched digital images



Family – Maternity – Couples – Child Milestone

This session is perfect if you want just few new photos. Great for past clients whose kids do not need much time to warm up. 

  • 30 minute session
  • immediate family members up to 5 people
  • each additional immediate family member +$40
  • location determined by photographer
  • your choice of 15 artistically retouched digital images


         – This session is not available at the moment –

Features a 2-3 hour studio newborn session for babies under 15 days old. This session mainly focuses on artistic images of baby including use of studio props (wraps, hats, baskets, etc.)


  • 2-3 hour studio photo session
  • parents and siblings included
  • 20 artistically retouched digital images of your choice

Features a relaxed lifestyle newborn session in the comforts of your home. This session focuses on natural (mostly un-posed) baby and interaction between baby, parents and any siblings.  A few wrapped baby poses may be added upon request. 



  • 2 hour session
  • parents and siblings included
  • wrapped baby in basket pose upon request
  • 30 high-resolution digital images

In hospital documentary session done within 48-72 hours of baby’s birth.  Props are not used in this session, instead we focus on capturing all the amazing new baby details and newfound love between baby and parents and siblings.

  • 60 minute session
  • hospital or other place of birth
  • all immediate family members included
  • 30 high-resolution images




45 minute session

ideally done when you are between 28-35 weeks along

outdoor or studio session

10 artistically edited images of your choice

add-on to a studio or lifestyle newborn session


30 minute session for one child

perfect for 3, 6, 9, 12, 24 months milestones

10 artistically retouched digital images of your choice

add-on to any family or newborn session or bundle two or more milestones together


Pricing | All inclusive pricing! No session fees!  Digital images included with every session. Bundling options available.  

Products | We offer a wide variety of professionally printed products to showcase your new photos including mounted prints, canvases, and custom albums, and more!

Gift Certificates | Professional photography makes the perfect gift for any occasion. Gift certificates are available in any amount.

Referrals | We offer a referral incentive for all clients who recommend Gleam to their friends and family!  For every friend you send our way  you will earn $50 to use toward your next session.   

With no limit to how many people you can refer, the savings add up quickly!

* Prices subject to change without notice *

Let's plan your next session!