What to Expect

Your experience begins with a complimentary portrait design consultation which allows us to customize your portrait session to match your style and interests. You will see samples from different types of sessions and products that range from traditional to contemporary. Together we will discuss locations and select the clothing, backgrounds and props that best meet our creative vision for your portraits. This preparation is the key to making your session go smoothly. There is absolutely no obligation to schedule a session during your consultation, it's just a great way to help you decide if I am the right photographer for you and your family.

Your portrait session can take place in the Wilmette studio, at a local outdoor location, or in your own backyard.  Because I work with a limited number of clients each week, you will never be rushed.  There is no cookie cutter approach to our shoots - every session is unique.  I'll do my best to get to know your family and do whatever is necessary to make the experience a positive one and create portraits that you'll cherish.
During you customized ordering appointment I will help you determine how to use your family's unique images in products that best showcase your personal style and space. We meet in the studio to review the best images from your session on a large projection screen. If you are interested in wall art, we can even project your portraits onto photographs of your walls, so you can see exactly what they will look like in your home. In addition to traditional prints, we offer many ways to use your favorite images, including albums, framed collections, memory boxes, showcase easels, and of course holiday cards and birth announcements. For many of our clients, this ordering appointment is every bit as fun as the session itself!

The final product: We believe you hire a professional photographer because you want professional looking results. All of our images are individually optimized and retouched before they leave the studio in any form. We work with the finest professional labs and other suppliers to ensure that your portraits will remain family treasures for generations.