chicago mini sessions

Marisa's First Mother's Day // Mini Session in Ukrainian Village, Chicago

I’m totally biased, but celebrating Mother’s Day with a photo session is one of the best gifts a mom can receive. If it’s a new mom and her first Mother’s Day, even better!

That was the case with this mini session in Chicago’s Ukrainian Village. Marisa was gifted a session by her husband and we spent a beautiful spring morning walking the sidewalks in their neighborhood and visiting their home base playground.

There’s something so special about choosing home as the location for a photo session. So many times we think we need to travel across the city to a beautiful park or find a view of the skyline to use as the backdrop. Those spots make for wonderful photographs, but there’s something so meaningful about photos taken at home. That’s where we spend most of our time, anyway, and where most of our memories are made.

At least once, chose home as your location for photos. You won’t be disappointed.

Book your own mini session to celebrate whatever good things your life brings. I offer them year-round now, not just seasonally! Email me and we’ll talk details.

Holiday Mini Sessions! || Chicago, IL


It's been a few years since my last holiday mini session, and I'm getting so excited as I make plans for this year! I love the holiday season so much, and I'd be honored to photograph your family to help you celebrate!

Here are the details:


I'm booking a limited number of sessions on Saturday, November 28 from 11-4pm. Each 20-minute session includes 5-10 edited images via digital download, ready for use before Christmas. Location is Horner Park at California & Montrose Ave. Think evergreen and hot chocolate and a pile of blankets and warm hearts for the holidays...need I say more? :)

Email me if you have other questions and for booking details and availability!


Fall Mini Sessions! | Chicago Family Photographer

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Autumn is my favorite season, in case you haven't learned that about me from Instagram. I love the crisp air, the colors, and the abundance of sweaters!

I'm offering fall mini sessions this year to celebrate my first fall in Chicago. I can hardly wait to experience it (and photograph it!), and I'd love for you to join me! You can follow me on Facebook to get regular updates about this event and to know what times are still available, but the full details are below.

They Call Me Mama

Some of my favorite images to provide to my clients are the ones of mama. I think it's because I share the title of mommy and can see myself in each of the images of mum and child. I also know that it's so difficult for us mamas to make our way into photos of our children; we're often the ones directing or taking the pictures ourselves! That's my motivation for focusing* my fall mini sessions on mamas; I want to give the gift of beautiful photographs of motherhood.

The Details

October 10, 2015 | 12-5pm | Palmer Square | 30 minute sessions | 5-10 edited images | digital files


Fine print: sessions booked on first-come, first-served basis. All terms and conditions set forth in Contract apply. See Facebook for discount options! *Event is geared toward mamas, but everyone is welcome!

Click the link below to book your session. I can hardly wait to meet you and make some beautiful photographs of you and your family and Chicago's beautiful fall!