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About Marmalade Photography

Hello, I'm Marianne Drenthe, a passionate photographer based in Chicago with over 18 years of experience capturing beautiful moments for families and children. As a proud lifelong resident of the diverse and vibrant Chicago area, I have had the privilege of serving families in various neighborhoods and suburbs throughout the Chicago area since 2005. I love the diverse and vibrant city we live in and love to share my joy for it in my imagery of families who choose to be photographed on location in the city of Chicago.

At Marmalade Photography, I specialize in creating unique, fine art portraiture that captures the essence of your family and the spirited nature of their personalities. Whether it's at one of my locations in the Southwest Suburbs, in the comfort of your own home, or your favorite local spot somewhere in the suburbs, I believe that the true beauty of family photography lies in the personal and familiar surroundings that hold meaning for you.

As a working mom myself, I understand the juggling act that many parents face. That's why I strive to make every session a relaxed and enjoyable experience, allowing your family's unique dynamics and connections to shine through in each photograph. I am committed to creating images that you will cherish as timeless artwork, proudly displayed in your family's home for many years to come.

With a deep appreciation for the diverse neighborhoods and parks that make up the wonderful city of Chicago, I happily travel on location for client sessions. Whether it's amongst the splendor of the Gold Coast, the picturesque streets of Lincoln Park, enjoying the vibrant energy of Lakeview, or the charming allure of Roscoe Village, I am excited to capture your family's story in the places that hold special meaning for you.

I take great pride in my work and have been honored to be published by numerous prestigious publications within and outside of the photography industry. Through the years, as an authority in the photography industry, I continually strive to push the boundaries of artistic expression and deliver images that are not only treasured memories but also stunning pieces of art. Each photograph I capture is carefully composed, infused with emotion, and meticulously processed to create images worthy of hanging as artwork in your family's home.

Whether you're seeking a unique family portrait, a cherished maternity photo, or precious newborn moments, I bring a blend of technical expertise, creativity, and a genuine passion for photography to every session. I believe in creating an enjoyable and relaxed atmosphere where you and your family can be yourselves, resulting in authentic and heartfelt images that tell your story.

Thank you for considering Marmalade Photography to document your family's precious moments. I look forward to the opportunity to work with you and capture the beauty of your family in the neighborhoods and locations that are close to your heart. I would be honored to be a part of your family's journey and capture moments that will be treasured for generations to come.

For inquiries and bookings, please contact us:

Phone: 815-603-8450 or drop us an email:

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