Adopted from Haiti | Chicago Family Adoption Photographer

What a special adoption session this was! This family has been waiting to bring home their son from Haiti for three years and met him in 2014. Lining their stairwell are photographs of L over the last years while they waited for the adoption to go through. Finally it could proceed and he was HOME!  The bond between L and his sisters was so sweet and the girls doted on their new brother. It was really precious to be a part of this loving family coming together after such a long time and to see his beautiful, happy spirit.

Red Thread Adoption sessions take place in your family’s home within three months of welcoming your child home. Please contact me for details.

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Chicago Summer Family Simplicity Sessions

Chicago Summer Simplicity Sessions

Do you want a straightforward, simple approach for your next family portrait session with the goal of updating a wall gallery or capturing the changes in your children from the previous year? For a limited time only during certain times of year, we are offering Family Simplicity Sessions in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. Read on for the details!

Chicago Summer Simplicity Sessions 2016


What’s included?

Cost: $750

  • A 45-minute ‘mini-session’ at a location of your choice
  • 15-5×7 prints/digital files selected from an online proofing gallery
  • Choose one Wall Print Collection option, selected from the 15 images: 4- 8×10’s | 2-11×14’s | 1-16×20

What if I want additional images or framing?

Simple upgrades are available including a classic or art black or white frame, canvas, a matted album, and additional prints/images. All selections are made from an online proofing gallery. A phone consultation can also be set up to go over upgrade options.

Who can take advantage of this?

Available for new families and past clients (up to 5 people) at a location within 15 miles of Chicago. $25 each additional person and fees apply for travel beyond 15 miles. This offer is not available for newborn sessions.

How do I book a session?

Submit a Contact Form, mentioning you are interested in a Summer Simplicity Session. We’ll promptly get back to you with available dates and to make the reservation. 50% of package price is due upon booking and the remaining balance on the date of the session.

I hope to work with your family!

Chicago Summer Family Simplicity Sessions

Tiia has been photographing families, maternity, newborns, and babies in and around the Chicagoland area for 8 years. She specialized in capturing the genuine spirit of your family and creating timeless art for your home. Each session is relaxed and fun-filled, ensuring your photographs tell the true story of who your family is in this moment and time. As a mother of two children, Tiia understands how quickly this time passes and how precious it is to document and preserve these moments forever.



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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

Lifestyle Portrait Session Logan Square

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Outdoor Family 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.