Chicago Mini Session Photographer - Family of Four at Montrose Harbor

This family really makes our jobs a little easier, and what a great shoot at Montrose Harbor! We love shooting at Montrose Harbor and can you blame us? Look at that amazing view of the city, there's no better place to catch all of the Chicago skyline so clearly! It really makes a great backdrop for this beautiful family of four and keeps us energized and excited about being Chicago's Family photographer!

Chicago Children's Photographer - Little Girl and Her Pretty Little Bows

This little girl had the cutest little bows and she wore them well! Getting all dressed up and for a photoshoot is the best part and I'm sure she would agree. This lovely scenery was brought to us by Chicagoland's Glenview area! It was the perfect spot to catch all of the greenery and colors of the summer season and this little girls very first birthday photoshoot! It's a pleasure to be your Chicago family photographer and we can't wait to see you grow!

Chicago First Birthday Cake Smash Photographer - Pink and Gold

Cake smash, cake smash, cake smash! It was so cute to see this little lady get all dressed up and lightly damage the cake in front of her. We get it, smashing a cake and getting all messy isn't for every little boy and girl, but we love that she gave it a solid effort! Cute! We're Chicago's Family Photographer and with our cake smash packages your little one's first birthday is always a fun celebration that is also just the right amount of mess! 

Chicago Family Photographer - Little Smiles on the Lakefront

A windy day is no reason to cancel a photography shoot with us, this family's photos turned out amazing! With a little wind flowing through his hair and through the tall grass this guy looks fantastic and had a great family photoshoot with his parents. This lakefront location was absolutely perfect for this family's style and it helped us really see their personalities through our lens. Thanks for letting us be your Chicago family photographer!

Chicago Family Photographer - Wilmette Family Photo Shoot

Soaking up those last bits of summer with this adorable trio as they play in the grass and the beach in Wilmette. This family was so well coordinated wearing all white in their pictures really made them stand out in the scenery! This one-year-old's first family photo shoot was truly a success and we hope to shoot so many more of your family photos and continue to be your Chicago family photographer!

Chicago Mini Session Photographer - Picture Perfect in Montrose Harbor

This picture couldn't make us more envious that summer is coming to an end, how adorable is this little lady? We are Chicago's Family Photographers so we always plan to go above and beyond to make sure to capture Chicago's good sides and as you can see with this family it was absolutely no problem! Chicago's Montrose Harbor is a great place to shoot, and we'd love to take pictures there all year round! We hope you book us again soon, we'd love to keep taking your picture!! 

ANNOUNCING OUR 2017 FALL CHICAGO MINI SESSION DATES (Chicago Kids & Family Photographer)

It is that time of year again! The most beautiful time for photos! 

Between the colorful natural backgrounds and the changing sunlight there are so many fun and easy ways to make sure your family's personality shines through with every shot. 

$175 includes a 30 minute session, all the edited high res digital images and an online gallery for easy viewing and sharing.
Here are the dates and links to book:

Friday October 13th & Saturday October 14th - Spring Valley (Schaumburg)

Friday October 20th- Lincoln Park

Saturday October 21st &  Sunday October 22nd- Gompers Park, Chicago




Chicago fall mini session photographer

Tips and Tricks for Fall Family Photos (Chicago Fall Family Photographer)

Fall is just around the corner Chicago, and we're so excited!!

To many fall means: pumpkin patches, apple picking, changing leaves, hot ciders, and costumes! While we agree all those things make us feel warm and cozy, we believe that fall is also one of the best times to get some stunning pictures taken.

Between the colorful natural backgrounds and the changing sunlight there are so many fun and easy ways to make sure your family's personality shines through with every shot. 

Of course the fall landscape seems like a easy way to get spectacular family photos it can also be a little overwhelming, especially when it comes to what to wear! From oranges, to deep purples and blues, there are so many color combinations that can compliment the natural landscape and really make your pictures pop. 

We're complied some great outfit ideas on our Kidographer Pinterest account to help inspire what you'd like your family to look like. 


chicago fall family photos

In addition here are a couple of autumn photography tips to help you before booking your next session!

1. To make the most of the changing light, schedule your photography session about an hour o so before the sun sets. Remember to bring a cozy jacket or blanket! 

2. Have fun! Explore with your family, tell jokes, look for acorns. This will help us capture the light and feeling of your family's personality that will make the photos all the more meaningful. 

3.  Remember to get creative. One of the best parts of the autumn season are the leaves! Use them as props for crumbing, blowing towards the camera or just playing in! 

4. As discussed pumpkins are the great cliche, but there are other great natural fall props. Try shooting in apple orchard or a sunflower field for the same kind of fall adventure photos with a new twist! 

5. While catching the golden hour and bright tones in your photos are often the coveted option consider also shooting earlier in the morning. The grays and browns that Chicago has to offer during the fall day can also add great contrast to your family's outfits and energy.

6. Let them play. Allowing your kids to have fun during the photography session will get the most beautiful smiles if you simply try to capture the moment. Setting the scene for a perfect picture generally causes unwanted stress and frowns.

8. Wait until they tire of playing. Eventually your kids will slow down and you can get some more traditional portrait shots. 


For more information please visit: 

10 tips to shoot great family photos using autumn's backdrop

8 Tips For Better Fall Portrait Photos

5 Fall Family Photography Tips: Capturing Leaf Pile Play

Perfect in Pink! Chicago Cake smash Photographer (Pink and Gold Theme)

What a perfect little pink princess and already one-year-old! Our cake smash packages ensure that your princess really receives the royal treatment. We include dynamic sets, a cake to match and great little details that are sure to make your little one smile! Smash some cakes with us today!

Chicago 1st Birthday Party Photography- Birthday Boy Bonanza!

What a birthday blast! It was great taking pictures of this cool first birthday jungle party and the little boy who lit up the whole room. Thanks for having us and choosing us as your Chicago Family Photographer, we loved taking pictures of you and your whole family at our Chicago party venue Hummingbird Studios! 

Three Months Old and So Adorable- Chicago Baby Photographer

What an adorable little girl and so photogenic already! This shoot was absolutely precious and we loved being a part of her very first photoshoot! At Kidographer we offer family photography packages that will allow you to capture your baby's first year for an affordable price! We look forward to seeing her again in a couple of months and watching her grow! 

Greenery at the Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago Children's Photographers)

Chicago is so beautiful in the summer time, and these smiling faces made our day even better! Photographing children of all ages is our speciality. Thanks for bringing us to the Art Institute of Chicago for a solid day of picture taking. We hope you loved it just as much as we did!

Mother's Day Memories

We know everyday is Mother's Day and we are happy to capture your motherhood moments! It was a beautiful day in Chicago and the beautiful shoot to capture mother and daughter. We look forward to watching your daughter grow up by your side and continue to be your Chicago Family Photographer!