My photo sessions are on location predetermined together and last between 1-2 hours. I will work with your to find the best location in the Chicago area that best suits your family's needs. You may also choose to have your session at or around your home, and is perfect choice for those with very small children and babies. The ideal time for photos is either early morning, or the 2 hours just before sunset. I am here to help make the session a fun, stress-free experience for everyone and will assist with location selection and wardrobe choices. I don't encourage a lot of "props" in order to get the most candid images of you and your family. Some exceptions are small "lovies," or an activity such as a ball, or bubbles are a good way to engage with each other and create a fun atmosphere for kids.
Your session fee is all-inclusive, you will receive all of your high-resolution professionally edited, digital files in an online gallery to download with print release. My style of photography is documentary / lifestyle which means that there are many in-between moments of interaction. I take a combination of posed and candid photos, you'll have those formal poses for printing for relatives, and also images of how you truly interact as a family. It has been my experience that it can be very difficult to choose between images in a gallery, and most of my families just want them all!