Family Photographer Guide 2018-19

It’s so special to be able to capture memorable moments with you and your kids. I don’t know about you, but our pictures are often missing either me or my husband! That’s definitely one of the many reasons to hire a family photographer. Not to mention they are incredibly talented with a camera, lighting, and editing, which makes a big difference.

All of the photographers in this guide come recommended and serve the suburbs of Chicago, then 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 soon because their sessions fill up!

Family Photographer Guide


Lauren Enright Photography
photographs on location
(312) 925-4029
WebsiteFacebook | Instagram

Let’s have some fun! Happiness is the number one priority to me (especially being a mom to four little ones!), and I bring that energy to each and every session. Upbeat and silly, capturing the natural smiles, connections and love between families and children is always the goal no matter what age you are!



Jacqueline Barkley Photography
photographs on location
(708) 310-0250
Website | Facebook | Instagram

Jacqueline Barkley uses her many years of photographic experience along with a keen sense of style to create dynamic imagery for families with a fresh modern approach. Her use of natural light and natural poses make for gorgeous results.

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Kristin Janiszewski Photography
photographs in studio or on location
711 W. Hillgrove Avenue | La Grange, IL
(773) 793-2130
Website | Facebook | Instagram

Capturing your family, as they are, in this moment, for you to forever remember.
I hope you’ll see and feel how much I LOVE what I do! Being able to work with so many wonderful families is such an amazing honor that I hope to have with you. Whether it’s a magical outdoor session, a posed newborn shoot, or a family lifestyle shoot in your home, I am ready to combine my artistic vision and your family love to come up with a truly amazing and personalized session.



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Hello Peach Photography
photographs on location
(630) 244-3067
Website | Facebook | Instagram

Modern and fresh family photos filled with love. From the big in-your-face moments of love and life, to the subtle sweetness of every day. It’s your family. Your story. Your moments captured beautifully. I adore when kids are their wild, wonderful selves. Sessions are fun, relaxed, and feel effortless. Don’t expect stuffy poses. Do expect to play, snuggle, and laugh throughout our session! I’d love to talk to you about your dream family photos!



Sheena Magnesen Photography
photographs in Naperville studio and on location
(630) 235-2257
Website | Facebook | Instagram

Sheena Magnesen Photography is a natural light photographer serving Naperville and the surrounding Southwestern Chicago suburbs.  They specialize in full-service maternity, newborn, child and family portraits.  There is a very natural and candid style to the photos taken and keep a classic and clean look for years to come.  If you’re expecting, it is best to book your session during your second trimester and aim to photograph between 30 and 34 weeks.  Baby registries are a new offering this year to add to shower invitations.  Newborn sessions should be booked during your third trimester and photographed during the second week after birth.  Milestone and exclusive membership packages are available as well as individual sessions.  Camera classes for parents are also offered on limited dates throughout the year.



Melissa Zimmer Photography
45 S. Washington, 3rd Floor | Hinsdale, IL
(630) 750-8008
Website | Facebook | Instagram


Melissa Zimmer Photography is a boutique photography studio located in downtown Hinsdale specializing in newborn and maternity photography. Every session is designed to fit your personalized needs. There is no detail that Melissa doesn’t think of, from hair and make-up packages for mom, to matching outfits for siblings – anything you can think of, she has you covered.

Melissa has been in business for over five years and has won numerous awards for her photography.



Abigail Joyce Photography
Studios in Westchester, IL & Chicago, IL
(708) 505-9081
Website | Facebook | Instagram

Abigail is an award winning Chicago photographer specialising in maternity, newborn, and family photography. She provides on-location family and maternity sessions, and offers both in-home and studio based newborn photography in downtown Chicago and the western suburbs.



Other family photographers to consider…

Heidi Peters Photography
Lulu Moments Photography
Julianne Green Photography
Lindsay Chan Photography
Laura Meyer Photography
Michele K Photography
Elle Baker Photography
Bright & Early Photography
Riddle Road Photography
Rachael Osborn Photography
Patricia Anderson Photography
Haselhorst Photography
Rachel McAllister Photography
Kate Hazell Photography
Julie Ann Photos, by Julie Faifer
Engelhardt Photography
Brynn Woods Photography, Inc.
EBK Photography
Photography By Kimberli
Lauren Luca Photography
Klaassy Photography
Danielle Hardesty Photography

About the Author

Annie Tandy
Annie loves making great memories with her kids and started Kidlist so she can help others do the same! Besides finding fun and exciting things to do, Annie, her husband, and their kids enjoy caring for their chickens and hanging out with them in the backyard. Click here to read about Annie's chickens and see pictures! She also finds joy in gardening, home improvement projects, knitting, soap making, and painting along with being active in her community, church, and as a board member of the Western Springs Business Association. Click here to follow Annie on Instagram.

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