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 some great options! 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”? We have great suggestions for you.

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!

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

Summer Brader Photography

Lifestyle Maternity, Newborn, Children and Family Photographer
Based out of Downers Grove, IL, serves all surrounding areas and available for travel
Website | Facebook | Instagram


You are unique. You are moms-to-be, new and experienced parents, you stay home with the kids, you are working, and all of you are amazing. You work hard. You play hard. You love hard, why not show all of that off? As the unique people you are, would you be happy with the same old staged poses and fake smiles hanging on your wall that your parents had? 

I didn’t think so… 

Let’s make sure you have a fun, relaxed session so you will have something magical to hang on your walls unlike anything else.

Contact me to schedule.

two girls running joyfully through a field while their parents hold a flowing piece of fabric over their heads by Summer Brader Photography
Summer Brader with her professional camera by Summer Brader Photography

Michele K Photography

photographs 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.

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

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

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  • Schulfotograf Staudenmann
    February 24, 2022 2:11 am

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    April 10, 2023 8:38 am

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