Family Photographers Who Serve the 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 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, 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 soon because their sessions fill up!

Photographers for Families in the Western Suburbs


Summer Brader Photography
photographs on location
summer@summerbraderphotography.com
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HEY THERE, I’M SUMMER

I hear it all the time: “I don’t want my photos to look too posed.” With your lifestyle photography session your images will be anything but posed or average. Think candids that serve to “capture the moment” creating stunning, true-to-life photography that tells your story just as it is, at that precise moment.

This slice-of-life approach is great for any genre of photography including maternity, newborn, family and even branding sessions. With action driven details, her photographs will bring your images to life over and over again.

Be silly. Be fun. Be different. Be authentic. Be YOU, because life is too short to be anything else. It is… Your Life. Your Story. summerbraderphotography.com


EsteeG Photography
photographs in studio or on location
La Grange, IL
esteegphotography@yahoo.com
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Welcome to EsteeG Photography! I’m Estee and am thrilled you’re here!

I absolutely love photographing families, children and especially babies. When having a photography session with me, we will laugh, get to know each other and at ease. I have experience making both children and adults feel comfortable in front of the camera and share posing and interaction tips to help you look your best.

A little bit about me: I am the wife of a Fire Fighter, a mother to four boys, a dog lover, and have a special place in my heart for people of Special Needs and am affiliated with the non-profit organization “The Tiny Footprints Project“.

I love what I do and love sharing my art with so many. Photographs are extremely important as they tell our family’s story and become our history. I look forward to giving you photographs that you can revisit over and over again.


Kristin Janiszewski Photography
photographs on location or in studio
Studio in La Grange Park, IL
(773) 793-2130
kristinjphoto@hotmail.com
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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.


Kissed by the Sun Photography
photographs in studio or on location
Oak Lawn, IL
(312) 833-8955
kissedbythesunphotography@yahoo.com
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Pamela from Kissed by the Sun Photography believes a photograph stops a second in time. It helps us remember how we felt and the beauty we experienced at that moment in life. Her passion is creating and preserving those precious memories for her clients to cherish for a lifetime.


Abigail Joyce Photography
photographs in studio or on location
647 Madison Street | Oak Park IL
(708) 505-9081
Abigail@abigailjoycephotography.com
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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.


DeAnda Photography
photographs in studio or on location
122 S. Main Street | Algonquin, IL
(708) 218-5568
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Hi, I’m Carol DeAnda, a professional photographer for the past 13 years who has worked with over 1000 families! Over that time I have learned just about every trick in the book to help you have the most enjoyable family portrait experience with me. I like to give a mixture of beautiful portraits and lifestyle images so you will have the best of both worlds.

I love working in your home for personalized family photo sessions, outdoors, and of course at my studio! My style is classic, clean and timeless so your images will never look dated. I also offer a quick turnaround on sessions with most sessions ready to view within a week! Make sure to ask me about my Kidlist special when you inquire.


Lauren Enright Photography
photographs on location
(312) 925-4029
lauren@laurenenrightphotography.com
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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!


Danielle Hardesty Photography
photographs on location or client’s home (based in Darien)
daniellehardestyphotography@gmail.com
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Loving, encouraging, and strengthening families through the art of photography is what I do!

I’d love to serve your family by capturing the moments that will be treasured by future generations. From cherishing those last days of pregnancy to the first days after adding a blessing to your family, and all throughout the milestones, from first birthdays to graduations, as well as every moment in between, I’m here for you.

As a former teacher and childcare professional, wiggly toddlers and children are my jam (and have been for 25 years)! Sessions are filled with a variety of images and lots of movement to keep the littles from getting restless. Let’s work together to capture the vision you have so that this isn’t just a passing memory!

Location and style guidance included with every session so that your pictures reflect your family best.


Heather Lane Photography
photographs on location
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Hi, I’m Heather, a storytelling photographer and lover of sun and light who loves capturing your family’s story as it is in this season of life. I believe family is life’s biggest gift. The moment your babies arrive, you love them with your whole being and you can’t imagine life the way it was before them. We will spend your session snuggling your babies, frolicking and dancing our way thru the fields barefoot, endless tickle fights and laughing hysterical at who has the stinkiest feet in the family. I want your kiddos to leave the session as though they just went on the best little adventure, loved hard and played hard with their favorite people in the entire world.

Every session includes free styling and use of my client closet. Figuring out what your entire family is going to wear is a very stressful and time consuming task, I’m here to assist and make that process as easy as possible. My client closet is full of dresses for mama and cute clothing for babies and children. All in colors and styles that compliment my editing and create the drool worthy pictures you see on social media.

Let’s stop time for one night to capture the raw love and emotion you have for your family.


Other family photographers to consider…

Kate Hazell Photography
Lindsay Chan Photography
Ashlee Cole Photography
Julianne Green Photography
Edyta Grazman Photography
Narmin Nasir Photography
Whine and Cheese Photography

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