I had the pleasure of meeting and hanging out with this gorgeous family early last week.  Thank you to Denise & Ruben for allowing me to photograph their family while in Chicago this past week.  I hope you enjoyed your stay in the Windy City and look forward to seeing y’all again! 🙂  Thank you for choosing Marmalade Photography to capture a few moments of your time here.





If you are visiting Chicago and looking for some amazing family photos while you’re here give me a call!  I love meeting new people and introduce them to some local flavor and locations!!  815-603-8450 is my number, my name is Marianne Drenthe and I’ve been doing this since 2005.


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I had the pleasure of photographing this family a week or so ago at their beautiful home on Lake Michigan.  We had a blast playing on the trampoline (and by “playing” I mean one of the kids is a world class gymnast and he wowed me with what he could do), walking on the beach, skipping stones in the water, walking on the Slackers Line and jumping in the pool…I was blessed to meet such great kids and great parents, thank you to my dear clients who referred me for this session.

Thank you to the B family!! I so very much enjoyed meeting you and exploring your personalities! Enjoy your sneak peek of our version of a casual Michigan day.  Be in touch soon!





and finally…



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This is Lucky, she’s my little muse.  We took some time out for a mini mini session a few weeks ago to create these gorgeous images of Lucky at my home in suburban Chicago.  This is a perfect example of creating beautiful art in the short span of a mini session.

I hope her beautiful face brightens your day the way it does mine.  Enjoy!  😀




…and finally a diaper shot (but of course!)


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Gorgeous eyed little T came out to play for a Marmalade Location session this past weekend and I was so happy to finally meet this beautiful 18 month old baby girl.

A big thanks to Chasity & Mike for all their patience pre-session (we had a little parade mishap that resulted in a last minute and grueling traffic filled location change).  As I said at our session: sometimes chaos = amazing session images, I wasn’t joking.  The location changed worked out very much in our favor as you can see from the sneak peek images:




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Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there!  Hope your day is special and filled with relaxing fun with your favorite little people

I traveled to Westmont last weekend for a session with A and his parents, we had a beautiful morning filled with warmth and sunshine and beautiful photos.  Enjoy your sneak peek!




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