I’ve photographed this family several times over the years and always enjoy seeing them and catching up!!  Their young man has grown up!  Little A…not-so-little anymore.

Thanks to Beth and John for coming out last weekend for an afternoon in the forest.  We’ve captured so many great images, I’m certain you’ll be very happy with what we have created together!!  Here’s just a small taste of what our time together was like:

A photo of a young man in the fall

I love it when the parents take time to do a couples only few photos during family photo sessions

I love it when the parents take time to do a couples only few photos during family photo sessions.  This image is one of my favorites of the 2016 season  <3  Much love!!

And a quick rewind to a few years back:
Fun moment caught at our waterfall location

Are you looking for a photographer to create some Elmhurst Family Photos for your west suburban family?  Marmalade Photography travels to Elmhurst for photo session work (as well as the other Chicago suburbs) as well as conducts family photo sessions at our beautiful, tried & true but always unique Marmalade Locations in the SW burbs of Chicago.  Give us a call to discuss: 815-603-8450

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It was great seeing the A Family this past weekend for fall photos of the kids!!  Thanks to them for coming out to the Forest for a fun time with these adorable kiddos!!  I adored seeing them growing up and it was fun to watch them interact with one another.

Have I mentioned lately how much I love my job?  Because I do!!  Here’s a quick sneak peek of some of our antics:

A photo of a pair of brothers for family photos in Chicagoland An example of a photograph of a girl during the fall season


Thanks to Mike and Rebecca for bringing their beauties out to see me so I can play in my role as Hinsdale Family Photographer for the afternoon.  🙂

Let’s flashback to 2010!!

It’s remarkable how much these guys look like themselves six years later.  When I laid eyes on their sweet faces I knew who they were immediately (not just because we had an appointment).  As I told their parents: I’d know them if I ran into them on the street.  It’s so cool to see these little guys growing up.  Thank you to both Michael and Rebecca for trusting me with photos of their babies.  <3

Marmalade Photography serves clients throughout the suburbs of Chicago for family and children’s photography services.  We still have a small number of fall 2016 photography sessions available so that you can receive your prints in time for gift giving for the upcoming Holiday season.  Give us a call today 815-603-8450.



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Have you seen Chatbooks?   If you haven’t yet you should really think about checking them out.

Chatbooks is a way to integrate your Instagram feed into print.  It’s an app that creates a hard copy of your Instagram feed for every 60 entries.  It even includes the dates and captions!  You set up the app (available on the App store) and it will set up for you.  And at about $8+ per book it’s a very affordable way to document the everyday moments (that are so integral for family life!).

This app is getting RAVE reviews from my fellow professional photographers and from many of my clients.  I’m going to be creating my own books here very soon and hope to have a review up for you very soon.  Because prints matter!  And the Print Revolution is all about making the intangible (aka digital) tangible (prints!).

If you’re looking to create family photos for everyday situations and you are a busy mom you should consider Chatbooks or other IG to print option (there’s several out there).

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Naperville mom and her sonThis weekend was fabulous weather wise.  A great day for some family photos with a Marmalade Favorite.

You may remember this family from my retrospective post in Fall 2015.  It is wonderful to watch Not-So-Little-N grow up.  He’s pretty much my height now, which cracks me up because I think he was only three months old when I first met him.

I watched him literally take some of his first steps.  Which is quite a wow moment for me, we even have photos that documented it (how often does that happen?!).  As I’ve said so many times before: to watch someone grow up through my lens is one of those things that’s pretty much indescribable and such an honor.

If you’d like to see how far we’ve come together I’ll post a link for a Then and Now flashback for you after these amazing sneak peek images.

Follow through for the sneak peeks from this mini session.  I also have posted a link after the sneak peeks to some past images with Kim and N.  And Stella.  I always forget Stella and sometimes she’s the star of the show!!  😀

A photo of a boy in a natural outdoor setting

An example of a photo of a boy and his dog, fall 2016

This was a fun image to capture. He got all tangled up. Stella didn’t seem to mind!!

NOW AND THEN LINK: http://www.marmaladephotography.com/blog/naperville-child-and-family-photography-1/

The colors are JUST starting to turn.  October is on its’ way.  If you want a fall family photo session NOW is the time to book your date before all the good color dates are gone.  The weather is still nice enough to be comfortable, I really think we are starting to hit the “sweet spot” of Fall.

Naperville family photos can be created at your home or other location of your choosing OR at one of our locations (as pictured here) in the Channahon area.  We can discuss the dreams of your vision for family wall art and make that dream a reality.  Contact us today to make it happen!  815-603-8450


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Our 2016 Fall Mini Photo Sessions are booking now!  Minis will be held at one of our favorite locations where there is a nice variety of tall grasses, color filled fall trees and stone structures.

Book your session using the button below.  Your time will be assigned on a first come, first served basis.  If you need a specific time please email us and request it and we will do our best to accommodate you.  Once you pay via Paypal you will be taken to a form to fill in your information.  We will have a backup rain date in case of inclement weather.


Announcement for fall mini sessions 2016

MINI SESSION 2016: $145

20 minute session
Up to 5 people
Private gallery with 8-10 images for 2 days, personalized ordering session over the phone with Marianne
1-digital image which will include both B&W and color versions of your photo
1-online sharing image of your selected digital image

After paying you will be directed to our online form for your mini session paperwork.  You will be assigned a time for your mini session the week of this event.  We look forward to seeing you all!

Mini Photo Sessions Suburban Chicago held by Marmalade Photography on Sunday October 16, 2016.  Book now via our BUY NOW button above or contact us at 815-603-8450 (or email: marmaladephotography@gmailDOTcom ) for more information.



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