We produce high quality image art for all of our clients. If you're interested in working with us we are available for sessions on location throughout Chicagoland. We also offer Marmalade Location sessions in our home area in the SW Suburbs of Chicago.
We are often booked several weeks in advance especially during our peak seasons (spring, summer and fall). Session fees start at $195 for weekday sessions @ our Marmalade Locations or $295 for weekday sessions on location in Metro Chicagoland. Weekend sessions are available for an add'l $60.
Prints are a separate purchase and start at $45. Collection pricing starts at $795. Please call us: 815.603.8450 with any questions. We look forward to hearing from you!
Since 2005 I have been in the business of creating tangible memories but the truth is that I have been a photographer "forever". I was about 6 when I first held my brother Matt's (heavy) Canon AE-1's viewfinder up to my face, I the heft of the camera heavy in my hands & the strap scratching the back of my neck. I remember seeing the world through that viewfinder rectangle for the very first time.
For a number of years I worked as an RN in the critical care setting and at some point I had a realization that while I loved the connection nursing allowed me to have with others, I wanted more to contribute beauty and love to their existence. Some of my favorite patient families would bring photos in for their loved ones - visual reminders that the patient lying in bed is a human being, struggling at the moment but in reality this person is a loving parent, a doting grandparent, a wonderful wife or husband, someone's best friend. Those photos personalized my experience with my patients. It is because of these experiences that I continue to grasp to UNDERSTAND the meaning of this life. My belief is that the meaning lies in the connection between us all, relationships, after all, are the only thing we leave on this earth with any real meaning.
In 2005 when I finally took the leap and started Marmalade Photography it was based upon a single vision: fun, beautiful and quality photos for Chicago area families and children that speak to who they are as a character in the plot of their lives and who they are in the connectedness of this life.
My ten years photographing people of varying ages is of benefit to you: I offer a full service photography experience and have the expertise to create art you will love for your home. I love to help clients design wall galleries, provide custom created beautiful albums and art pieces. I have even been commissioned to create images as large as 10 feet in length. High touch, high quality, there is no other way to do it.
While I do live, breathe & eat photography obviously I am not just Marmalade Photography. I am also a wife…a mom to Maddie & Lauren who inspire me every day in so many ways…I am a historian and a friend…a gardener (who can't keep indoor plants but I have a green thumb if it grows outside)…funny…fun loving…serious…in fact you & I may have a lot in common…I would love to get to know you through that rectangle & tell your families' story for you.
R and his mom Debi came out to the studio earlier this week for a bit of the Marmalade Urban session. R was a fantastic model! The occasions when I have willing (and STILL!) subjects to photograph…gosh I don’t know what to do with myself!
Thank you R for being awesomely fun to photograph and letting me do all my random location spotting. You rocked it! Here’s your sneak peek…
Over the weekend I had the pleasure of meeting this wonderful family, the S Family. A big huge thanks to a Marmalade Favorite who referred me to the S Family for a fall Marmalade Location session.
I just need to say this … Ken & Kim, you have beautiful children, so kind and well mannered, it was an honor to photograph your family at this time in your lives. I had a blast at your session, your images rock! Here’s a little sneak peek!
Oh my gosh the boys look so much alike, it’s kind of funny I’m just noticing it now as I am posting this!
I’m a sucker for the one person looking at me from a group kind of shot. This makes me smile. 🙂
More sneak peeks coming up in the next few. It’s the big reschedule week this week. Still booking several Fall dates with guaranteed Holiday delivery.
Earlier this past week (before all the rescheduling craziness that has taken over my business life due to unseasonably rainy & cold weather!) I had the pleasure of photographing the beautiful G Family. I feel bad as I am a few days behind in sneak peeking these-so Lindsay these are for you! Thank you for allowing me to photograph your handsome C and for coming out for a Marmalade session in the forest! Here’s just a little taste of what’s to come! 🙂
He’s such a cutie!
It’s as if he’s saying: "Here I have something for you!"
And here he’s really doing peek-a-boo! I *hart* mom-child shots and this is definitely one of my faves of all time.
Thank you G Family for entrusting me with your memories-just taking a sneak peek at your session to post these few images I know you’re going to love these!
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I am contemplating adding on another day of mini sessions for mid November. If you’re interested in this last 2009 chance for a LTD Session with Marmalade Photography for Holiday cards & gifts, drop me a line and I’ll send details. Email me if you’re interested.
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Finally – it bears repeating. Keep Me, Protect Me, Share Me. I still love this video:
My schedule this week is a bit insane but I just had a couple of last minute reschedules for later this month and instead of taking advantage of the slow day in the week I thought maybe I’d put this offer out there. If anyone is interested in a session tomorrow, Wednesday October 14 – I will happily do their session for 50% off the session fee. I normally don’t ever do this but last minute reschedules do occasionally happen (in this case the kids are very sick, hope they feel better soon!) Please give me a call asap at 815.603.8450 to take advantage of this 50% session fee! Session time is later afternoon and all other regular pricing will apply.
This past weekend I had the pleasure of photographing the M family. Their newest member, little Z, was there – you may remember his mom’s beautiful maternity photographs from late 2008. This was a session for the whole family to shine and it was so fun. Z has two big brothers and they were really great kids, up for anything and with a few ideas of their own (and this I love!).
A few sneak peeks for the M family:
I love his cute expression here, very "I don’t know what to make of all of this…" adorable!
A big thank you to the M family for bearing the chilly weather of this past weekend to create such beautiful family photographs!
I couldn’t have been happier this past weekend when I got a chance to see Little E again (she was not so serious this time!) and meet the rest of her family for a session that included everyone! Lisa, thank you for trusting me again with your beautiful kids and the memories of them at this age. This was a ridiculously fun session on an unbelievably beautiful day (we haven’t had very many of those, have we?) I loved meeting and photographing Little E, her brothers and her beautiful parents, such a gorgeous family. Thank you J Family, here’s a little bit of what’s to come…
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With October as official family portrait month isn’t it time to get your Chicago family photographer lined up for your 2009 Fall session? We love creating memories for our clients, give us a call at 815-603-8450 to get on the list for fun, beautiful family photographs by Marmalade Photography.