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We are a full service fine art portrait studio that works hard to offer exceptional service that helps you through every step of the way. From planning your session to the delivery of your finished products, we are highly trained in our craft and follow safety standards in regards to posing and handling of little ones. We consult with you before and after the session, always listening and helping you select products that suit you home, style and decor. We take measurements of your home to ensure your portraits work with your space. We partner with labs that work exclusively with professional photographers giving you high quality, professionally finished heirloom pieces that are ready to hang and share with your loved ones. Rest assured, we will not be sending you a link so that you can wade through your photos, agonizing over which ones to choose and hoping that you will find time to print someday.


Careful Planning.

We begin with the end in mind. Your experience starts with either a phone call or in-studio design consult depending on which type of session you choose. I want the scoop on your family and kids. What are their personalities like? Who’s the dialed-in kid, who’s the rebel? Understanding your family dynamics allows me to capture their personalities and their relationships as they really are. Every question will be answered and the most common details we go through include: what types of clothing photograph best, understanding your portrait investment, how to find the most ideal areas in your home for displaying your photos and many more.


During the Session.

If you’ve had your family photographed in the past, you might remember that it can be the teeniest bit stressful. Dad’s not on board, the kids didn’t nap, everyone wants a snack…Not to worry. I’ve photographed hundreds of families over the last 15 years (and have 2 kids of my own). I’m familiar with all types of kid shenanigans at every age and every stage. If you can get them dressed and into the studio, I will handle the rest.


Viewing Ordering.

Approximately 5-7 days after your session you will come to the studio for your View and Order appointment. This is when you will finalize your portrait order, so be sure and schedule a time when all decision makers can come. Prior to our meeting, you will send me pictures of your walls so I can use our state-of-the-art software to show you how your portraits will look in your home. No worries about what size to order! Please note, our mini sessions are conveniently uploaded and ordered right after we shoot.

Installation and Delivery.

Your custom order will be ready in about 3-4 weeks. Digital files of your ordered prints can be sent to you earlier so you can start sharing photos with family and friends on social media. All wall galleries (3 or more wall portraits hung together) can be installed for you. This eliminates having to ask your husband to hang them. Yay!


Enjoy and Relax.

The hard work is over. Your portraits adorn the walls of your home. Your family album has pride of place on your coffee table and you are receiving texts telling you how adorable your family is. Sit back and take credit for creating those beautiful humans that are your children and enjoy seeing the people you love on the walls of your home. Every. Single. Day.


Long Term Planning.

We are thrilled that your portraits are hung on your walls with care, but we know that those kids will keep growing and changing, so what about next year, and the year after that? Our portraits and collections are designed to look good now AND be able to move throughout your home as we add to your family art collection over time.

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Manteno, Illinois 60950