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Abigail Joyce Photography logo

Abigail Joyce Photography

647 Madison Street, Oak Park, IL 60302

Abigail Joyce Photography strives to capture the special milestones of families in the Chicago area. Its expertise includes children's pictorials, maternity portraits, and newborn photography. It helps parents keep their children's moments, including their first days and steps. It hosts sessions outdoors or in its natural light studio. Abigail Lemenager, its owner, is also able to guide clients regarding locations and outfits. She is part of the Professional Photographers of America and the National Association of Professional Child Photographers.

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Ashley Hamm Photography

291 N Dunton Ave,, Arlington Heights, IL 60004
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Ashley Hamm Photography is a business in Chicago that crafts pictures for families and couples. The studio conducts family portrait sessions at the homes of clients or any preferred outdoor location covering both posed and candid images. It also offers photo shoots for couple events such as weddings and engagements. Ashley works on a combination of classic and photojournalistic with an emphasis on candid moments. She supports organizations such as the Make a Wish Foundation, Ronad McDonald House Charities, and Lurie's Children Hospital.

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Beth Healy Photography

Chicago, IL 60290
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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.

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Bethany Kruska Photography

Chicago, IL 60654

Bethany Kruska Photography provides on-location photography services for families in Chicago and the Chicago North Shore. It helps families, expecting mothers, newborn babies, and engaged couples in capturing their special moments. Bethany Kruska, owner and photographer, takes pride in delivering quality images all taken in natural light. She works closely with her clients to find the perfect spot for their photo sessions and provides a playful and stress-free experience. Bethany offers different packages to meet her clients’ specific needs.

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Brenda Robles Photography

Highwood, IL
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Brenda Robles Photography offers natural light portraiture for children and families in the greater Chicago area. The 1,200-sq. ft. studio, which is equipped to meet her clients' lighting and comfort needs, is located within walking distance from the Metra train station in the heart of Highwood. Robles offers in studio sessions as well as outdoor sessions for maternity, lifestyle newborn, cake smash/first birthday, milestone, family, toddler, and kids sessions, as well as professional headshots. Brenda Robles Photography also offers portraits, prints and framing, providing a full service experience to all her Clients.

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Christi Lynn Photography

1022 Crofton Ln., Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

Christi Lynn Photography provides services to residents in Chicago. Christi photographs memories of families, children, and newborns. She also documents maternity sessions to help preserve the first few moments of motherhood. She aims to highlight authentic emotions and interactions in her 20-minute to one-hour pictorials with her clients. The on-location photographer provides high-resolution photos and also specializes in Fresh 48 photography sessions. Christi is known for her signature storybook album.

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Cristina Hope Photography

19 W 1st Street, Hinsdale, IL 60521
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Cristina Hope Photography, located in Hinsdale, offers outdoor and in-home sessions all across Chicago. Cristina is a full-service family photographer that deals with session consultation, art selection, site scouting, wardrobe styling, scheduling, as well as mood and feel planning. She only accepts a small number of clients in order to ensure that each session is uniquely catered to each of her clients. Some of the publications that featured Cristina's works are The Fount Collective, Belle Lumiere Magazine, and La Pêche Journal.

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Edyta Grazman Photography

333 N Oakley Blvd Ste 104, Chicago, IL 60612
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Edyta Grazman Photography captures images of Chicago-area children and families. Additionally, it offers headshots and maternity and newborn photo packages. This photography business conducts both on-location and in-studio shoots, with a typical session lasting roughly 90 minutes to two hours. Following a session, clients can peruse and order from galleries of edited images. Other options include framed artwork, canvas gallery wraps, and heirloom-quality albums. Edyta Grazman Photography also provides lessons and creates editorial and commercial photography.

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Elle Baker Photography

12544 W 159th St, Homer Glen, IL 60491
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Elle Baker Photography is a Chicago company owned and operated by Laurie Baker, a modern portrait photographer. She specializes in filming newborns, pregnant mothers, and families. With over 12 years of experience and a natural light studio in Glen, Illinois, she offers studio sessions, outdoor sessions at the nearby fields, and a photojournalistic approach to lifestyle sessions by shooting in the client's home. Ms. Baker's style is influenced by fine art, nature, and film.

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Elvie Diaz Photography

Chicago, IL 60640

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.

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Friends First Photo

3323 W Diversey Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
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Friends First Photography is an artist-owned photography studio started over five years ago. The photographer, Jake Miller, focuses on capturing the emotion of the moment in a classic black and white format. Among the offerings of this company are photography sessions for children, families, and pets as well as providing special sessions such as professional headshots, couples boudoir photos, wall art, and wedding photography. Friends First offer clients the option of utilizing its indoor photo studio.

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Gleam Photography

Northfield, IL 60093
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Gleam Photography has been capturing memories for Chicago families since 2010. Olga Dukach, owner and head photographer, specializes in family photography sessions. The shop offers sessions that take place in clients' homes or other outdoor locations, such as parks or beaches. Home studio photography services are also available for newborn, maternity, and baby milestone portraits. The studio provides photo sessions that allow clients to receive high-quality images they can display in their homes and living spaces as art.

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Helga Photo & Video LLC

Park Ridge, IL 60068
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Helga Photo & Video LLC is a Chicago-based photographer that offers both in-home and outdoor photo sessions. It specializes in candid family portrait photography as well as family films for all life's special milestones, including child birth, birthdays, maternity and newborns. Family video and photo shoots range from 30 minutes to four hours, depending on the specific package selected. Clients receive professionally edited, high-resolution digital photographs with print release and/or 3-6 family film within two to four weeks of the initial session.

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Hello Peach Photography

Oak Brook, IL 60523
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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.

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Inna Romanenko Photography

Chicago, IL 60631
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Based in Chicago, Inna Romanenko Photography specializes in portraiture, helping families capture big milestones such as a new addition to the family. She offers family portrait sessions good for seven people in three different packages, where photo session durations and the number of high-resolution edited images delivered vary. Sessions can either be 30-60 minutes, 90 minutes, or 2 hours long. Photo releases are given to allow clients to print their pictures. Inna Romanenko Photography also offers event photo coverage.

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Jcampa Photography

661 Holiday Lane, Hainesville, IL 60073
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After starting his photography career in 2018, Jake opened Jcampa Photography, which captures genuine smiles and candid moments for families living in and around Chicago. Jake initially started taking photos for his wife's Instagram feed and eventually began offering photo sessions to families, each session up to 2 hours long. After the shoot. He provides at minimum 40 high-resolution edited images in an online gallery. Jcampa Photography also offers maternity photo sessions, newborn photo sessions, portraits, couples photo sessions, and wedding photo coverage.

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Kathleen Virginia Photography

Chicago, IL 60610
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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.

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Kiki Khan Photography

Carol Stream, IL 60188
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Kiki Khan Photography is a local family photographer located near Chicago. Khan provides a wide range of services to document and capture the important moments in the lives of her clients, including family, maternity, newborn, milestone, and events photography. Previous customers have praised her for her professionalism, as well as her skill and patience when handling children during her sessions. She can work on both indoor and outdoor shoots and provide consultations.

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Kristen Hazelton Photography

Oak Park, IL 60301

Kristen Hazelton Photography serves the Chicago Area. Hazelton, the owner, is a family photographer who creates a combination of posed and candid shots that highlight family members' relationships with one another. Her photos serve as art pieces on the walls of her clients’ homes. Hazelton produces photos that reflect the personality of her clients’ families and delivers a full picture gallery that contains a variety of shots. She has been serving the East Bay Area of San Francisco and Chicagoland since 2019.

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Kyle Bondeson Photography

5444 N Campbell Ave. #3, Chicago, IL 60625

Kyle Bondeson Photography is a full-time photography studio based in Chicago that has over a dozen years of experience providing high-end portraits. Studio owner Kyle Bondeson shoots professional headshots for new actors or corporate executives who need a picture for their social media pages or portfolios. Bondeson offers budget-friendly family portraits for any occasion, including holiday cards and birthdays. Bondeson Photography also does photo reshoots, touchups, product marketing shots, and high school senior portraits.

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Laurie Peacock Photography

Chicago, IL 60618
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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.

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3129 North Central Avenue, Chicago, IL 60634
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MNPhotoStudios offers family photography sessions for clients in Chicago and nearby areas. The studio is owned by a photographer that has been in the industry since 2005. He has built his portfolio from his experience in stock and commercial photography. MNPhotoStudios' family portrait sessions include a 30-minute to one-hour in-studio or outdoor photoshoot. The studio sends the photos online to clients a day after the session, with unlimited downloads and shares for up to a year. It can also print, enhance, and retouched photos.

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Nicole Christine Photography

Roselle, IL 60172
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Nicole Christine Photography provides clients from all over the Chicago metro area with treasured family portraits. Nicole focuses her photographic skills on familial connections. Whether in the studio, outdoors, or on location, she can capture the emotional aspects between family members. Senior portrait photography services are offered to commemorate this milestone in a child's life. Wedding, engagement, maternity, and newborn photography is also available.

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Nicole Jones Photography

Wilmette, IL
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  • Small Business Website Photography
  • Family Photography
  • Family Portraits
  • Senior Photography
  • Branding Photography
  • Newborn Photography
  • Professional Headshots
  • Maternity Photography

Nicole Jones Photography offers its services to clients throughout the North Shore of Chicago. Nicole provides family photography sessions, specializing in capturing artistic images of individuals and families that celebrate their connections and unique personalities. The sessions take place in clients' homes or at the parks and beaches in the metro. Custom and standard photo packages with additional professional prints and artwork are available. Nicole offers other types of photography services, such as senior/graduation, newborn/maternity, professional headshots and portraits, and small business website photography.

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Nicole Thomas Photography

Glenview, IL 60026
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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.

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Piero Pierrot

99 E Dundee Rd, Wheeling, IL 60090

Piero Pierrot is a family photographer catering to customers in the Chicago area. He offers portrait sessions held in outdoor locations. In addition, Pierrot covers family events such as baptisms, bar mitzvahs, quinceañeras, and birthday parties. He can even bring backdrops and props. Clients have spoken highly of his professionalism and punctuality, as well as his patience with young children. A photographer for more than five years now, Pierrot also provides wedding coverage and corporate photography services.

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Rosehill Road Photography

3624 Kestral Dr, Naperville, IL 60564
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Rosehill Road Photography offers family, senior graduation, and friends photography sessions in the greater Chicago metro and the surrounding areas. Lead photographer Kiersten Selby is a family photographer who believes that life is too short and "you only get one shot." She aims to capture the joy in every moment in her on-location sessions that use natural lighting. Her photo sessions range from as quick as 15 minutes to as long as 1 hour, focusing on fun and candid shots with the family.

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Scarlett Photography

3857 Grove Avenue, Berwyn, IL 60402
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Scarlett Photography is a family photographer servicing residents of Chicago and nearby areas. It is owned by Tiffany, a professional photographer who offers specialized services such as in-hospital newborn sessions, baby milestones, maternity, and family shoots. She has been in the industry for 15 years and considers photography as her native language. Tiffany is committed to providing a stress-free experience. She also offers a mentorship program and interested budding photographers can register on her company's website.

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Shalimar B Photography

4001 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, IL 60613
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Shalimar Beekman is an award-winning photographer who has been photographing Chicago families for over eleven years. Specializing in maternity, newborns, children and families, Shalimar captures the love and connection of families in a way that doesn't seemed staged or forced. Her clients rave about her un-ending patience and how she makes everyone feel comfortable in front of her camera. Shalimar guides clients through the entire process—from finalizing a session location to choosing images and prints that they will cherish for a lifetime.

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Thara Photo

1003 West Sunnyside Avenue, Chicago, IL 60640

Thara Photo is a Chicago-based studio offering wedding and family photography services in and around the metro. Tim Hara, the business owner and photographer, values personal connections and uses them to obtain natural image results. Having been in the industry since 2008, Tim has developed a candid style of capturing photos. The photographer communicates with clients to discuss what photos to take and make pictorials as stress-free as possible. The clients of Thara Photo praise the photographer's passion for his craft.

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Yofi Photography

5220 North Damen Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625
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Yofi Photography is a Chicago-based company owned by the couple Vlad and Rachel, who are both photographers. They offer family photography sessions for clients. The duo aims to provide a joy-filled session while capturing the moments between family members. Each session includes planning, guidance, and an online gallery. Customers can choose from simple or signature family sessions, with a duration of 25 or 60 minutes. Clients can also choose an outdoor location in Chicago upon request.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How much can a family photographer make?

A: The median annual pay for a photographer, which includes family photographers, is $41,280. This breaks down to around $19.85 per hour for full-time family photographers. The pay range is from just under $11 per hour to slightly over $40 per hour.

Q: How does someone become a family photographer?

A: While there are institutions that offer photography courses, many photo professionals learn the skill through practice or apprenticeships. To get started, photographers can pick up good-quality photography equipment and begin practicing. Photo editing is also an important skill to learn when becoming a family photographer.

Q: What can I do with old family photographs?

A: You can create a memory wall to display old family photos. You can choose favorite old photos to make into keepsakes, such as coffee mugs or pillows. If storage space is limited, you can have old family photos digitized, share them on a website, or upload them onto sharable flash drives.

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