Family Photographer Guide 2017-18

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 western 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



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

On-location lifestyle photography capturing the fun and spontaneous, and the sweet and serious. Located in La Grange Park, Lauren travels throughout the Chicagoland area to capture endless fun with families, couples, little ones and big ones in the comfort of your home or a nearby location.

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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 Ave | La Grange
(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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EsteeG Photography
photographs on location
(630) 484-5951

Hello There! I’m Estee and have a love for photography and doughnuts! My children too, of course. I absolutely love being able to capture your family’s dynamic and your children’s personality. It gives me great pleasure to provide you with these memories that you can look back upon with fondness and remember when your child did “that”. Since I love to capture candid moments, I love using natural light and the outdoors. Whether your photography need is Newborn, Children, Family or Maternity, I hope you will consider me to be part of your experience.



Rachel McAllister Photography
studio or on location photography
(630) 577-7838
Website | Facebook | Instagram

Rachel loves maternity, birth & newborn photography and cherishes being invited to document families as they grow. As a mom to 3 little ones, she has a soft spot in her heart for the young, energetic & often hard to photograph ages. She eases the pressure of family portraits by encouraging families to tickle their children, laugh and play with each other. Rachel has years of experience working with children and teens with special needs and is committed to providing every family with beautiful portraits. She shoots on location or in her clients’ homes and offers both posed and lifestyle photography. Rachel also offers natural or studio lighting. She serves the western suburbs and travels throughout the greater Chicago area.



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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!



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

I’m Sheena and I’m a natural light photographer serving Naperville and the surrounding southwestern Chicago suburbs. I specialize in full-service newborn, child and family photography and absolutely love what I do! My style is very natural and while I like using props in my sessions, I love keeping the focus on either my newborn subject or the family I’m working with. Family sessions are available year-round. If you’re expecting, it is best to book your session in your second trimester and aim to photograph between weeks 32 and 34. Newborn sessions should be booked in your third trimester and photographed within the first two weeks after birth. Milestone packages are available as well as individual sessions. I can’t wait to work with you!



Three Little Birds Photography
photographs on location
(312) 520-1815
Website | Facebook | Instagram

Our experiences, relationships, and families are ever changing, and the very reason why I love documenting these moments. From the beginning of a marriage or engagement to the graduation of a child, I will take these special moments and make them last forever. My love for people, relationships and photography create an environment that will make you feel cherished, unique and most importantly, in the moment. Every step of our journey will identify your family’s love, humor and tenderness. Let me show you what I see.



Michele K Photography
photographs on location
(773) 704-0535
Website | Facebook | Instagram

Michele’s passion is capturing the extraordinary, beautiful and authentic moments found within her clients’ lives. As an artist and photographer, she patiently works with clients to find these moments, and archive them in images that her clients can relive and enjoy for a lifetime. Michele K Photography’s sessions are relaxed, fun and creative to keep the whole family engaged and smiling. Based in Elmhurst, Michele offers sessions for families, couples, businesses and events in Chicagoland both on-location or in the comfort of your home.



Other family photographers to consider…

Carrie From Photography
Rachael Osborn Photography
Photography by Lindsay
Lulu Moments Photography
H&S Photography and Design
Gina Whalen Photography
Klaassy Photography
Brynn Woods Photography
Darcy Demmel Photography
Abigail Joyce Photography
Lauren Luca Photography
LuvEd 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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