I first met this lovely family last year when I photographed their son for his highschool senior photo session in Libertyville.  I enjoyed working with them and was so happy to hear from them to book a family session this past weekend.   It was a real joy to get to see them all again, photograph G again and to get to know their tween daughters a bit more.  My life is full of tween and teen sister stuff so I was ready to photograph these beautiful girls, sisters to the core, to see them interact with their brother and have some beautiful family photos done.

Thank you so much Sandra & Justin, enjoy your sneak peek!  And keep Beliebing in yourselves!  😉





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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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