I had the pleasure of traveling to southeast Missouri to visit and photograph one of my long time favorite Marmalade kids this past weekend for a high school prom photo shoot.

I have been photographing this family for fourteen years, which is a lifetime for one of some of us! It’s always a pleasure to see this family, an honor to be invited into their lives to photograph them and to have become part of the fabric of their memories.

It’s strange though, if I am being honest, because the first time I laid eyes on this young man he was just a preschooler…and now he’s a young man. Really it’s a bit of a mind bend to have just photographed him and his friends for his prom photos because if I look back into my galleries from just a few years back he was still a middle schooler. So weird how quickly these kids grow, develop their own personalities…and DRIVE??!

I know there is some excitement built up to see these since prom was this past Saturday so I hope these are enjoyed!! Here’s a bit of an extended sneak peek of these really awesome moments from this prom weekend. I hope they are “tough” enough! LOL Thank you Scotty, Erin, Scott and everyone else involved. I am pretty proud of these. Will be in touch very soon!!

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The Blog is back in action!! I had taken some time away from blogging for a number of reasons however I spent the weekend at a client’s home in Missouri and she was pretty adamant on my restarting blogging. It *is* the original social media (sorta) so I see her point. Also I have actually missed blogging and using this platform to communicate what’s new in the Marma-world. So here we go!!

Up first is this fun Plainfield North High School Senior Photo Session from this weekend. I haven’t seen this not-so-Little-anymore young man for quite awhile so it was fun updating my memories of this handsome and accomplished young man. He has a bright future and seems like he is ready to take on the world!

Thank you to his parents for trusting Marmalade Photography with creating memories of this young man during this in between time in his life. Senior photos are a mixed bag for us parents: we long for the seemingly endless days of our children’s childhood but yet breathe a sigh of relief that we are “through it”. Strange times and truly bittersweet.



So much cuteness……

Back to now:

What a beautiful session and a gorgeous Mother’s Day gift, truly.

Speaking of Mother’s Day…I hope you mamas all had a beautiful day. Sometimes we moms can’t catch a break, even on our celebratory day. The weather was pretty amazing (finally) and hopefully your Littles (or not-so-Littles) and the other important people in your life made it all about *you*.

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Without hesitation: a huge thank you to the K Family who allowed me to spend a VERY cloudy late October afternoon with them having fun and getting to know the younger members of this beautiful family.  Here is a sneak peek with a couple blasts from the past hopefully in the near future (if I can dig them up) to round this 2020 session sneak peek out.


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It is frequently said by myself and with as much enthusiasm each and every time, it is truly a blessing to be invited into my client’s homes to create images of their family in their own setting. This session was a double blessing as it was with a repeat client; one of my very favorite sessions from the early years of Marmalade Photography, soon after we moved into our cute little downtown studio location…I have been searching for the images from their first session for a good hour so that I could do a “now and then” flashback; as of this moment I cannot locate them (wouldn’t be the first 2008 session that fell victim to my hard drive crash of a few years back). If I can dig some up I’ll do an add on as a flashback at a later date. I’m so sorry that I don’t have these images handy to share with these updated images.

Marmalade Photography creates custom photographic art for some of Chicago’s most discriminating families. We are overjoyed to celebrate this our 15th Holiday Season. I am just getting back in the swing of things this past week or so…I broke my foot in mid September and it has made for a less than usual Fall season. however if you are looking for late in the Fall photos for the 2020 Holiday season I have opened up several November dates that normally I reserve for reschedules.  Please give me a call if you’re interested in a Fall 2020 session!

We love traveling to our client’s homes to create unique imagery that highlights who they are in this time and place.  This example of a Northbrook, Illinois Family Photography session is a great example of having Marmalade Photography come to your home to create beautiful photography of your family that is ageless.  Photo sessions can be done at your home or one of our handpicked locations here in Southwest Suburban Chicago: your choice for long lasting images of your very favorites!


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Fall 2020 Availability Marmalade

Beautiful Fall 2020 Photography Now Available !!

This autumn we are doing things a bit differently and have limited availability.  The above dates show our Fall 2020 availability as of today. Availability, as always, is subject to change as bookings occur.

Our remaining dates in September have discounted session fees as September light is glorious, the leaves are *just* beginning to change and you still have some wildflower pretties scattered throughout much of Chicago. I really would love my clients to have the best of September light and have adjusted fees for those last few dates available.

When you’re ready to book a beautiful Chicago fall photo session capturing your family in the here and now let us know. Marmalade Photography has been creating custom photography art for Chicagoland families just like yours since 2005. We adhere to the highest of standards in producing and creating and having your photography art printed. Perhaps we are of a dying breed but we truly believe that photography that is as unique as your family is the standard to uphold.




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M’s Class of 2021 senior session was a couple of weeks ago and we couldn’t have asked for a better time! The evening was beautiful, her and her family came out to one of our most cherished of locations in the forest and created some beautiful magically lit portraits together.

I’ll be doing a little bit of now and then action as it’s always a pleasure to see kids grown up after photographing them as littles.



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I love when we also add some family photos to a senior session, this was no exception:

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Thank you to the R Family for being so awesome and for coming out a couple weeks back to help capture these wonderful photos!

Is it time to create your own Lincoln Way High School Senior Photography moments? We here at Marmalade Photography love photographing young adults about to embark on their next life path. If you’re looking for a photographer to capture your favorite Class of 2021 Senior, look no further. Drop us a line at the contact form link above or give us a call at 815-603-8450 to speak with us today about your very own photo session.


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