Talented Family Photographers Serving Chicago’s Western Suburbs

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It’s so special to be able to capture memorable moments with you and your kids. I don’t think I’m alone in having thousands of action photos of my kids, but very few with me in them. And nothing compares to the quality of professional photographs. I made the mistake of not having family photographs taken for many years and I definitely regret it!

So how do you find a local family photographer? We have a great resource for you! The photographers in this guide are incredibly talented with their camera, lighting, and editing, which makes a big difference. Searching for “family photographers near me”? Keep scrolling to see our recommended family photographers.

All of the photographers in this guide come recommended, serve the western suburbs of Chicago, and chose to be featured. You will find a description of each family photographer, contact information, and samples of their work to help you find the perfect fit. So take a look at all of them and book now for whatever season you have in mind because their sessions fill up!

Summer Brader Photography

Maternity, Newborn, Children & Family Photographer
Downers Grove, IL, serving Chicago & suburbs
Facebook | Instagram

Hey there! I am Summer with Summer Brader Photography, let’s dive into the good stuff.

It’s time for real talk: who wants cookie-cutter, snooze-inducing photos anymore? Not you, that’s for sure! You’re all about embracing your uniqueness, whether you’re a supermom-to-be, a seasoned parent, juggling work and family, or just living your best life.

You work hard, you play hard, and you love hard. So why settle for the same old stiff poses and fake smiles? It’s time to shake things up and show off your awesomeness!

Say goodbye to boring photos and hello to something truly special. Let’s capture those genuine moments, those belly laughs, those heartwarming cuddles—the stuff that really matters.

Remember, photography isn’t just a snapshot that’s tossed aside—it’s forever. It’s worth investing your hard-earned money in moments that will bring you joy for years to come.

Ready to inject some magic onto your walls? Hit me up to schedule your fun and relaxed session. Let’s create memories that’ll make you smile every time you walk past them!


EsteeG Photography

on location or in studio
Countryside, IL
Website | Facebook | Instagram

Hi, I’m Esther of EsteeG Photography. I love meeting new families and seeing my dear regular families year after year. A photography session with me will have lots of laughs, tickles and smiles. Don’t worry, I will capture your traditional family photo while capturing those tender moments of snuggling with mom, the big bear hugs for dad and your little ones holding hands and even giving those cootie kisses.

The diversity of the session will make the time fly by and you won’t even realize you’re having your picture taken. I believe photographs are extremely important as they tell your family’s story and become your history. I look forward to giving you photographs that you can revisit over and over again.

family of four sitting on a ledge in a garden by EsteeG Photography
mother kissing her baby by EsteeG Photography

Michele K Photography

in studio or on location
18a N Catherine Avenue, La Grange
(773) 245-6735
Website | Facebook | Instagram

At Michele K Photography, my passion is capturing beautiful, authentic moments in my client’s lives. I believe photography is magical because it allows us to see, feel, and appreciate a moment for a lifetime. It is my honor to deliver this gift to my clients.

During an MKP session, expect guidance on natural posing and a fun, engaging experience – part of my magic recipe for capturing amazing images of your family. As a mother to two children, I am very good at working with children and people.

I specialize in family photography including families, newborn lifestyle, maternity, baby milestones and seniors. I also offer headshot photography. MKP studio is located in La Grange, IL. Outdoor sessions are available at select locations throughout the western suburbs of Chicago.

Join my newsletter to be the first to know about limited edition session offerings and other seasonal specials.

collage of photographs by Michele K Photography, including kids, families, teens, maternity, and newborns

Abigail Joyce Photography

on location and studios in Hinsdale and Oak Park
649 Madison Street | Oak Park IL
201 E Ogden Ave, Ste 30C | Hinsdale IL
(708) 505-9081
Website | Facebook | Instagram

Abigail is an award winning maternity, newborn, and family photographer based in Chicago, IL. She is the owner and principal photographer for Abigail Joyce Studio, a group of newborn and family photographers. Our photographers provide on-location, at-home, and studio based sessions in downtown Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. Our sessions feature simple prices, include digital masters, individualized print shops, and are fully released for personal use, downloading, and sharing.

other family photographers to consider

  • Abigail Joyce Photography
  • Danielle Hardesty Photography
  • Julianne Green Photography
  • Jacqueline Barkley Photography
  • Ashley Hamm Photography
  • Susan Athens Photography
  • Julie Faifer Photography
  • Cristina Hope Photography
  • Lindsay Chan Photography
  • DeAnda Photography
  • Edyta Grazman Photography
  • Alley and B Photography
  • Helga & Video Photo
  • Photography By Kimberli
  • BK Rose Studio
  • Narmin Nasir Photography
  • Picture Perfect Photography by Renee Craig
  • D’anina Photography
  • Krystal Shuga Photography

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