Mount Prospect Family Photographer – Fall Session

Mount Prospect Family Photographer – Fall Session

This family was looking for a photographer, not just take family photos, but to create a long lasting family art piece to put up in their home. If it was up to this photographer (that’s me! 🙂 everyone would have a huge, gorgeous family photo up in their home. We don’t all have the perfect space for it, in fact I don’t really have space for it. There are a lot of other ways to create a long lasting family art piece.

If you are in the Mount Prospect area and surrounding towns, give me a call and we can find the perfect piece for you!

This family rocked their session from the outfits to the perfect poses, genuine smiles and most importantly, they had a fun! When the kids look at these images all over their home, they will remember the great time they had. They will remember throwing leaves, running, being silly for their little sister and playing in the forest preserve.  Its more then taking a family picture, its a family experience.

Scroll down to see some of the fun had in our fall family session.




Mom has been looking at this empty stairway since she moved in. She knew she wanted a huge canvas to hang above it. We took the photo of the empty stairway when their youngest was just a baby but we didn’t get the session done for over a year. We decided to wait until their youngest was older and bigger, making sure she wouldn’t disappear or be super tiny in the image. We planned and waited for the perfect time taking into account the colors of their home and her love of fall. Turned out perfect and that’s it good because this will be around forever and ever.

Step one: photograph wall.

Step two: use special software to get correct sizing and spacing

Step three: Hang and Enjoy!



Des Plaines Forest Preserve – Outdoor Family Portrait Session

It seems that parents have everything they need. We as grown children have to think about what they can’t get themselves. Sisters teamed up for an extended family portrait as a present for Mom and Dad this holiday season. We met at the Des Plaines Forest Preserve and started our session in the leaves. What is better then looking at images of your children and grandchildren everyday!



The idea is to end up with a new gallery wall that will showcase old images combined with the new images as well as some artwork from the grandchildren and leave room to grow. Next session will include Grandma and Grandpa for a large image of the extended family. Looking forward to heading out to the Forest Preserve with them again this year!


Sometimes we will use some stock room images to help visualize a space.

Wall-art-design-portrait copy

We ended the session by photographing each kid with their special friends. Each of these will be framed and displayed in their homes. Sometimes special friends change as kids grow, sometimes they are still laying on their bed when they turn 12, either way this is a big part of the stage of their life that they are in now. We all remember carrying around our favorite dolls, toys and special blankets. I like to get those documented for the kids after their portraits are complete. These are the ones they will be showing off in 20 years 🙂


Black and White image on canvas – Des Plaines, IL

Whats not to love about these images??

Mom and Dad so in love and so thrilled to be starting their family.


16X20 Gallery Wrap Wall Art

16X20 Canvas Wall Art

8X10 Canvas with Easel

Together we designed an entire wall that will grow with them as their family grows. With room for many more images, this image from their maternity session and one from their newborn session will join a wedding image (which I also created for them :)) and be the start of their family wall.

I am so ecstatic to watch this wall grow and am honored to be the photographer to document all of these important stages and connections. Stay tuned for more of their wall and baby O’s first year!

Digital Collage Wall Art for the Home – Des Plaines, IL

It wasn’t easy to decide which heirloom art product the family wanted. With so many beautiful images and a small space to display, the digital collage won! Framed in a black gallery frame, this will be a gorgeous piece for their home without sacrificing any of Mom’s favorite images.

Gallery Framed Collage

Gallery Framed Collage - side


Click here to see more images from their Signature Session at Central Park

One Month Baby Collage Frame – Art Product

It can be so hard to choose the images a client wants to look at every day. But we did it!

The top frame will hang in the hallway that leads to Baby J’s room. His parents plan to add to this as he grows but this will stand alone until his next session. We had to make sure the image would look well alone and would also allow accompanying images as time goes on.

Mom selected the large image in the collage because it shows off his length and his gorgeous eyes, the top image because of his eyes again, the middle because she will remember how peacefully he sleeps and the bottom because he gave us a little smile. How can you not walk by that every day and not smile yourself!

The bottom image of Baby J and his Mom will hang in her room and will allow her to see how he small he once was for years and years to come. I think that may be the image she cherishes the most in 20 years.




Filling a Home with Artwork

Some gorgeous artwork went home today. Two images printed on a standout mount, ready to hang in the clients home, along with a wooden print box filled with a 5X7 print of each of the final 40+ images from their session. The wooden box looks gorgeous out on a table or book case and makes it easy for your family and friends to look through the images. Having family photos around the home boosts the self esteem of the child, making them feel important and loved. It also provides great conversation for guests and family.