Laurels
Best Family
Photographers
in Chicago
2017

Why These Family Photographers?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored family photographers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best family photographers in Chicago, IL.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Beth Healy Photography

Beth Healy Photography has been providing professional photography services in Chicago, Illinois since 2007. Their services cover newborns, babies, children, family, engagement, and wedding photography. Coming from a family of artists, owner and head photographer, Beth Healy, enjoys helping her clients in capturing their life’s greatest memories through her style of photography. Photo sessions come at reasonable prices and are taken in two to four scenarios.

Chicago, IL(847) 707-9349

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Bethany Kruska Photography

Bethany Kruska Photography provides on-location photography services for families in Chicago, Illinois. They help families, expecting mothers, newborn babies, and engaged couples in capturing their special memories. Bethany Kruska, owner and head photographer, takes pride in delivering quality images all taken under natural light to emphasize her subject’s life story. She works closely with her clients to find the perfect spot for the photo session. Her photo sessions vary in different packages to meet her clients’ specific needs.

Chicago, IL

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Child Essence Photography

Child Essence Photography provides child, family, maternity, and newborn photography services in the greater Chicagoland area. The owner, Alexi Killmer, is a family woman herself who enjoys freezing special moments through her photography. Her love for both photography and children are reflected in each of her photos. Her studio’s online platform allows clients to browse through all her quality works and view satisfied clients’ testimonies.

Chicago, IL(773) 576-1007

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Coach House Pictures

Coach House Pictures is a Chicago-based family, engagement, maternity, and wedding photography business. Owner and lead photographer Liz began her photography journey while spending countless hours developing her own film and black and white prints in the darkroom at Columbia College in Chicago. Her love of storytelling through photographs along with her passion for meeting new couples and families is what moved her to create Coach House Pictures. Liz specializes in a lifestyle photojournalistic approach to her family photography that produces authentic and personal photos for every client. Clients are provided with a one-year access to a private online photo gallery available for download in high-resolution formats.

Chicago, IL(224) 715-4019

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Dani Braden Photography

Dani Braden Photography provides quality children, family, and newborn photography services in Chicago, Illinois. Dani Braden, owner, and head photographer received her degree in Commercial Photography from Harrington College. Her love for her family inspired her to pursue her passion for children and family photography. Her works promise to capture the natural intimacy among her clients’ families. Her newborn, basic and mini photo sessions are all on-location and come at reasonable prices.

Chicago, IL(440) 731-1707

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Elvie Diaz Photography

Elvie Diaz Photography is a Chicago, Illinois studio specializing in newborn photography. It was her love for her children that inspired Elvie Diaz, owner and head photographer, to make sure parents enjoy their newborn babies’ first precious moments as much as she did. Photo sessions come at reasonable rates, and clients are guaranteed to receive downloadable professionally edited digital portraits with full printing rights.

Chicago, IL

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Emma Colby Photography

Emma Colby Photography is a photography and boutique studio serving families in the Chicagoland area. Photo sessions for newborns, babies, children, and families are all on-location to provide a comfortable and relaxing environment. The studio also has a unique and artful production of prints, holiday cards, invitations, and photo albums. Emma Colby, owner and head photographer, takes pride in delivering quality photography with her signature style of sun-kissed and classic black and white images.

Chicago, IL(516) 362-6529

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Gleam Photography

Gleam Photography offers portraiture photography for families in the Chicago North Shore and surrounding areas. Expecting mothers, newborns, babies, and children are all welcome to experience Gleam Photography’s professional photography services. The studio also offers printed products including mounted prints, canvases, albums, and mini books. The owner, Olga Wierzbicki, is a professional photographer who uses a simple yet romantic approach to capture her subject’s personality and genuine emotion. Gleam Photography partners with Organic Bloom Frames to provide a variety of custom-made frames for their clients.

Northfield, IL

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Hello Peach Photography

Hello Peach Photography is an Oak Brook, Illinois photography studio that specializes in newborn, baby, couple, family, and child photography. Jenny, owner and head photographer, takes time to interact with clients to create the perfect setting in capturing their special memories. She makes use of natural light and her own style of creativity to bring out the best out of her subjects. Clients are provided with a private gallery in which they can choose ten for digital download with full printing rights.

Oak Brook, IL(630) 244-3067

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Jane Hasty Photography

Jane Hasty Photography provides quality family photos for clients in Chicago, Illinois. Their on-location photo sessions are open for couples, pregnant mothers, newborns, toddlers, kids and teens. Jane Hasty, owner and head photographer, enjoys capturing her clients’ life story in uniquely produced images. Her goal is to create a long lasting relationship with her clients by providing high quality and individually edited photos. Clients are guaranteed an online proof gallery after photo sessions.

Chicago, IL(773) 520-7081

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Jennifer Shaffer Photography

Jennifer Shaffer Photography provides photography services for weddings, events, and families in Columbus, Ohio, Northern Illinois, and the greater Chicagoland area. Coming from a family of photographers, the owner Jennifer Shaffer pursued her passion and received a degree in photography from Columbia College. She enjoys capturing natural interactions among family members in weddings and events that show their distinct relationship. Every photo session comes with online delivery of the final and edited photos in both colored and black and white copies.

Chicago, IL(773) 991-7369

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Kathleen Virginia Photography

Kathleen Virginia Photography serves all cities across the United States with its quality interior design, engagement, wedding, family, and lifestyle photography. Kathleen Virginia, owner and head photographer, has over fifteen years of experience in capturing her clients’ greatest life moments and transforming them into professionally produced photos. Kathleen works closely with her clients to make sure each photo reflects their vision.

Chicago, IL(773) 893-0260

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Laurie Peacock Photography

Laurie Peacock Photography specializes in children and family photography serving families in Chicago, Illinois. Owner and head photographer, Laurie Peacock, uses her artistic talent in delivering natural photos to best tell her subjects’ stories. She is dedicated to making sure that each photo session captures the pure and unfiltered joy of her clients’ families. Photo sessions are on-location and last one to two hours.

Chicago, IL(312) 961-2297

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Little Monsters Photography

Little Monsters Photography is a photo studio based in Chicago, Illinois specializing in family and portrait photography. The studio also provides their services to special events using a documentary approach. The owner/head photographer has been helping families in preserving special memories through his photography for the past ten years. Photo sessions are on-location and come at reasonable hourly rates. Event sessions include all full-resolution, unedited photos in both RAW and JPG formats while edited photos are available within seven days.

Chicago, IL(773) 340-9740

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Little Toes Photography

Little Toes Photography is a newborn, child, and maternity photography studio serving families in La Grange, Illinois. The studio promises to capture their clients’ memories in a relaxing and stress-free environment. Their photo sessions come at reasonable prices, and clients are provided with edited images in high-resolution formats available for download within ten days. Little Toes Photography also provides milestone sessions for their newborn clients.

La Grange, IL(708) 372-2644

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Nicole Thomas Photography

Nicole Thomas Photography is a Chicago, Illinois photography studio that has been capturing candid family photos since 2002. Its eight-man team of professional photographers and graphic designers offers on-location and in-studio photo sessions for headshots, expecting mothers, newborn babies, beaches, and dogs. The studio also produces quality digital and traditional gift cards, frames, and albums. Nicole Thomas, owner and head photographer, has a degree in Photography and Graphic Design from Columbia College. Through her dedication to providing quality photos, her works have been featured in a published book called Little Red Heads Across America.

Glenview, IL(847) 729-4466

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Smiling Shamrock Photography

Smiling Shamrock Photography offers newborn, family, portrait, wedding, and holiday photography services in the Chicagoland area. Blair Malloy, owner and head photographer, enjoys capturing her clients’ special moments and turning them into well-crafted images. She took photography courses at the University of Cincinnati. Through her dedication to always make her clients satisfied, Smiling Shamrock Photography has been included in Thumbtack’s Best for 2015 and 2016.

Evergreen Park, IL(708) 305-7837

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Today Everlasting Photography

Today Everlasting Photography is a photography studio helping families in the Chicagoland area with their maternity, newborns, children, and family photography needs. Their studio has a fireplace and a full rock wall background to provide the authentic indoor feel and neutral tone throughout the photo session. They also offer artistically designed printed products including gift prints, float wraps, mounted wall portraits, and lay-flat albums. Clients can choose to have their photo session at a location of their choice or in the studio.

Chicago, IL(815) 302-3373

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Tracey Capone Photography

Tracey Capone Photography has been providing professional photography services throughout Chicago, Illinois for over eight years. Tracey Capone, owner and self-taught photographer, enjoys taking photos of her subjects at unique angles and lighting to bring out a unique perspective. Her services include portraiture, engagement, and family photography. Her online platform is home to all of her retro-inspired, nature, travel, abstract, bokeh, kitchen, and cafe shots available for purchase. With her talent and dedication, her works have been featured in HGTV and WGN 9 News as well as in Time Out Chicago and Sweet Paul magazines.

Chicago, IL(773) 682-1062

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