I love doing high school senior photography photo sessions and in this case I was really excited and anticipating this session for weeks prior.  My girl Sydney has been photographed by Marmalade Photography since junior high and it’s been an honor to watch her grow up into the amazing young lady she has become (and continues to become).  After having gone to St. Lucia for a mission trip during her junior year in high school she has decided to embark on an amazing journey, The World Race.

The World Race is a mission trip that spans nine months and the young adults that go on this mission adventure are incredible young people with focus.  Sydney is no exception.  She will be staying in three countries doing work for that nine months: Thailand, South Africa and Nicaragua.  I am so happy for her, excited for her and can’t wait to hear about her incredible adventures.  If you want to check out Sydney’s World Race page you can do so by clicking HERE.

Thank you to Sydney’s mom Dawn for once again trusting me with memories for your family.  It is a joy to work with you and the fam.   Also to my daughter Madeline who was a tremendous joy to have along during this particular high school senior photography session.

Watch out world, here comes Sydney!!  Many wishes for safe travels and happy adventures as well as life changing experiences her way.  On with the extended peek of her session:


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As a Chicago family photographer for the past ten years I’ve had a lot of opportunities to meet some really beautiful and smiling faces.  This session was no exception.  Thank you Sharyn for allowing me to photograph your gorgeous girls…SISTERS are some of my favorite sessions to photograph (maybe because I have two not-so-little sisters of my own and they were wonderful to photograph at this age).   I do think you’ll be thrilled with this little sneak peek I’ve prepped for you.  ENJOY!!

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I love photographing in the North Shore, I seemingly luck out on the weather (usually), the families I photograph are always welcoming and excited for our photo session together and the session locations are always fantastic.

This past week I traveled to conduct a family photo session in Wilmette.  We dodged the weather, caught the tail end of a gorgeous day and finished our photography session before the crazy storms that rocked Chicagoland that night.  It was a glorious Sunday evening in the park.

A big thanks to L, F, L and their lovely parents.  It was a pleasure to meet and photograph you all (including Oscar, one of the cutest dogs I’ve ever met).  Thanks also to my helpful assistant Maddie.

A few sneak peeks follow.  Enjoy.


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If you’re interested in your very own Marmalade Photography session please contact us, we are booking through Fall 2015 (our busiest time of year!)  We photograph on location throughout Chicagoland or if you don’t mind traveling we have some really incredible locations in the southwest suburbs.  Call us at  815-603-8450

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Love love love Madly Wish!  If you’ve ever had a chance to check out their site you know what I mean.  Some of the most sublime baby and kids’ bedding you’ve ever laid your eyes on, soft to the touch & beyond aesthetic to the eye.

For years I’ve been a big fan of owner and mastermind Whitney Surane, I’ve been photographing her brood since there were only two little babes and they’ve always been a joy!  When this opportunity came up it was a no brainer to showcase Whitney and Chris’ sixth baby off (assuming that MW is still considered a baby as it’s getting big buzz in celebrity circles!!)

Thank you Whitney for allowing me to play with beautiful babes and beautiful bedding and loveys all afternoon – I love love love what we created together and I love it even more because it’s family.  Sort of like the idea of Marmalade.  Thank you Whitney and Co. and thanks to all the beautiful models that came to play with us that day.  Thank you for trusting me with baby #6 (and #3 and #4 for that matter!)

So here are some sneak peeks.  Check out the Marmalade Photography Facebook page for more sneak peeks as well (and become a fan because you like us!!)  Thanks for stopping in and enjoy these sneak peeks for Madly Wish’s commercial photography shoot with some adorable babies and kids.

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As a Chicagoland Children’s Photographer I travel much of the time throughout Metro Chicago creating memories for clients and their families alike.

Today I am presenting a long long overdue post session showcase for Donna and the rest of her family, having devoted much of the past few weeks on the new website I would like to apologize to them for the overdue session showcase.  Once again Donna thank you so much, it was an honor to create this work for you for your husband and your entire family, thank you for allowing me into all of your lives for a few hours to create these images.  I am very proud of what we created together!

It was a dreary gray day in Valparaiso the day of our session, I am so glad I brought my off camera flash set up (I used 2-580ex flash heads modified with shoot through umbrellas on light stands and augmented with the existing natural light).  For anyone who has ever photographed 3 littles, ages 5 and below you know that it can be a challenging but fun endeavor to augment natural light with stationary lights but these three girls were champs and made the job easy!

Anyway enough chit chat, on with the session showcase.  As a Chicagoland Children’s Photographer I travel to clients throughout Metro Chicago to create one-of-a-kind portraits of your favorite littles to decorate your home and office with, if you’re interested in creating some unique and fun imagery of your favorite littles please give us a call today:  815-603-8450


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  • Heather Arnita - May 26, 2015 - 10:04 am

    Love the look of your website. Very clean and classic. This photo shoot is great. You did a great job with such little models!

  • Maria Manjelo - June 18, 2015 - 4:03 pm

    You do great job. Love your portfolio, been browsing your website for past 45 minutes 🙂

  • marmalade - August 7, 2015 - 11:45 pm

    Oh Maria, thank you so very much!!