In the Chicago South Loop for Family Photos

I’ve been SO bad.  I’ve been busy over on my Facebook page and neglectful of my blog & honestly I really should be doing it the other way around!  🙂  So I have a bit of catching up to do for sure here on the blog, starting……now!!

A few months back I had the pleasure of meeting this awesome family at their home in the beautiful Chicago South Loop.  We took to the area of the South Loop for family photos of mom, dad, big sis and little brother.  I loved meeting this family and was so excited to see their amazing 30×40 canvas arrive, it was beautiful!!  Thank you to the Y family for welcoming me into their home and showing me around the South Loop neighborhood for the photo session.  I took a few of my favorites to post here on the blog but when I say “a few” I really had to be selective.  There were far too many favorites to choose from and this is but a small selection of this post session showcase.


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Love this non-traditional but classic family image

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Marmalade Photography has always sought to document moms with their children.  It’s our passion and our mission to make sure every one of our moms has at least ONE iconic image with each of their children.

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This little guy was playing his urban Lego scene with that amazing scene behind him.  LOVE!


Why yes, Lake Michigan looked like glass that day!!  I love this family pose AND the background behind them.


During every photo session I try to take time out for a couples photo of mom & dad.  Why?  Because I know (from personal experience) that one of you is always behind the camera when taking family photos.  ALWAYS take time to document YOUR relationship.  If not for yourself then to show the significance of it to your beautiful children.  I love this one of Alice & Peter.  Casual and relaxed with that amazing scenery behind them.


Mother and child(ren) images never fail to make me happy.



This image ^^ felt very Jurassic World to me (note the world renown Field Museum in the background of this image)


ONCE AGAIN: the skyline behind them says it all!!  That and the obvious love between father & daughter in this iconic image

chicago-professional-photographer-chicagoThis image says pure Marmalade Photography fun!

I will finish this post with an image that is my personal favorite (of favorites).    Please remember that Chicago photographer Marmalade Photography has been in business for 11 (ELEVEN!) years and saying that this is one of my favorites of favorites says a lot.  I love not only the moment but the scene, Agora is one of Chicago’s most iconic of art pieces.  This family was such a pleasure to work with and this image makes me happy – it says everything about how I’ve been feeling about my own children’s childhood.  It is fleeting.  My children – maybe more accurately the time of my “littles” childhood has sped through the stages.  As if they were running as I stood still. Their “littlehood” was so fleeting.  Their tween years passed by in the blink of an eye.  Their teen years are well under way and I, much like the Agora figures, seem to be moving bulkingly slow as they run through the years.

I know, I know, shut up and show the image.  RUNNING THROUGH AGORA:


THANKS ALICE & PETER!!  Much love.



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  • Alice - June 21, 2016 - 4:15 pm

    Thank you, Marianne! These pictures are amazing and we thoroughly enjoyed our session with you!!

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