Chicago Family Summer Portrait Session | Logan Square Family Photographer

The start of spring is here and families are already starting to think about their outdoor Chicago family summer portrait sessions! There are so many great spots in the city to use as the backdrop and I was excited to be on the Logan Square Boulevard for a session for the first time. I have a personal connection to this area as my husband lived just off of the boulevard when we first met and I always thought it was such a neat area, especially as we watched it change and businesses come into the small ‘downtown’.

I love the color palette this adorable family went with for their clothing. Light, airy, and fresh. They wanted more unposed portraits, which are always a fun challenge for me…to capture  the family ‘naturally’, while at the same time, having everyone visible to the camera and in good lighting. I’m really happy with how these turned out and hope you enjoy the highlights!

Outdoor Summer Portrait Session Logan Square

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Tiia offers family portrait sessions in and around and the Chicago metro area and suburbs. Enjoy a customized service from start to finish, resulting in beautiful art for your home. Please inquire about a spring or summer family session HERE.

A Day in the Life Session | Chicago Lifestyle Family Photographer

During the winter months and early spring, a lot of families don’t think about doing a Lifestyle photography session in their home. These Day in the Life sessions are actually some of my favorite sessions! I love telling a family’s unique story by photographing them in the space they spend the most time in, doing the things they enjoy together.

These sessions are different than a pure photojournalistic approach as I’m doing a little more directing on where to position yourselves for the best light and composition, but once I do that, then I encourage each family to just engage naturally. I’ll ask a family to pick a few activities that they like doing together and that they’d like to document in the photographs. They want to look back at the pictures in years and remember the silly game their child insisted on playing over and over again, story time with a favorite book, or how they loved to bake cookies with mom.During the pre-session consultation, I’ll discuss these things and we’ll plan out a few ideas before the session. The session typically lasts around 2 hours but there is the option to do a half day if we want to also head out somewhere, such as a favorite park. I’ll follow your family, documenting this moment in time in your lives.

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I was so excited to photograph this family in their home! They had just moved in and they had spent several years rehabbing this old home that they could now enjoy. They wanted to capture their life in their dream home, doing the things they enjoy together. Before the session, I visited their home for the pre-session consultation and we walked room to room, talking about what they do in each room. This is also a great opportunity for me to assess the light and plan where I might position myself and ask them to be. Having the pre-session consultation in the family’s home is also great so that I can meet the kids that may take a little time warming up to me. So by the session date, they already have met me and hopefully will feel comfortable much quicker. I hope you enjoyed the highlights from one of my favorite in home sessions!

If you are interested in a Day in the Life in home portrait session, please contact us for more information.

Bringing Baby Home | Chicago Adoption Photographer

I had the wonderful opportunity to do a Red Thread adoption session for this sweet family soon after they brought home their son from Florida. They found out they were matched with the birth mother of Baby W only 2 months following completing the application process. After spending 2 weeks in Florida, they were able to return to Chicago as a family! I continue to feel blessed to have the opportunity to photograph these special moments for a family.

Enjoy some of the highlights from our session.

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