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.
You may remember this handsome little guy from last summer:
It’s so wonderful to see him grow and explore at one. He & his sweet parents came out to the studio yesterday evening for a Marmalade Location session. Here’s a quick couple sneak peeks of our fun time together!
Thanks to A & his parents for coming out to the studio to have some fun in the fields!
Cousins + families this post. I spent some time photographing one of my fave families from last fall this past weekend (yes I know I’m a bit behind!!). They had extended family in for the weekend and I did some images for their family.
Here are a few sneak peeks for the K family – it was so wonderful to see you and your three handsome boys again (I appreciate being entrusted once again with the memory making for your family! xoxo) and thank you to Judy for bringing everyone together for this occasion. I can’t wait to dive into this session – we did an awesome job in this incredibly short amount of time – the kids were spot on! We couldn’t have coached them any better!!
Brothers – they have gotten so much bigger in our short time apart (especially that little one – he looks like a little boy now! Baby be gone-it happens too quickly)
Cousins – look @ that crazy sky behind them. Stunning!
And finally for kicks one of my faves from that day that I must show off!
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Speaking of fun, this YouTube is going around and I love it so much. Life is filled with joy – every momentous occasion should reflect that:
I love the expressions on the faces of the older family and friends at first. Sort of all "jigga wha?" 🙂
Thanks for stopping by and seeing what I’m up to. I’ll be off to St. Louis and taking some time off for a week more to hang out with the kids-this summer seems to be ending too quickly and busy season is looming…will be posting images from STL as well as our trip to South Carolina early next month!
I had the opportunity to visit one of my favorite clients and finally meet A, Banana’s little brother! Thanks to Beth for allowing me to come out to their beautiful Highland Park home late last week and capture little A – another round of sessions with Marmalade! Beth – once again it needs to be repeated – you look fabulous for having just had a baby a few months ago! Your little guy is heaven on earth – I adored his big baby brown eyes – he is a complete looker! Thank you so much for letting me into your lives – I loved seeing all the images we have captured together through the years lining the walls and gracing the tabletops of your home.
I love his little Oilily shirt here! Beth has the greatest taste in clothes!
I didn’t get very many of Miss Bananas looking @ the camera but this one made my heart skip a beat, I love it so!
Edited to add: Please see below for an awesome opportunity for any pregnant women in their third trimester in July.
This family made their way to me from Rogers Park on Friday evening. They showed up in great spirits and were all smiles despite the ‘eh’ pre-session traffic antics and I thank them because traffic was horrid and they got all snagged up in it. K walked into the studio and said: "I know absolutely that this will be worth it and it just doesn’t matter." Gosh, did I mention that I love when my clients walk in saying wonderful things? 🙂 Cuz I do!
Little H (who, incidentally is *the* most smiley, happy baby I have seen in studio this year) is going to grow up to be a big ole flirt! What an adorable guy with a great big smile. Not to disappoint we had gorgeous light for our time together-mixed with good company and smiling faces, what’s NOT to love?
Thanks to the wonderfully laid back C Family for coming out and allowing me to capture some early summer fun with Little H!!
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Bree Lara and Teonna Ingram own Borrow A Dress Couture, Chicago’s only designer dress leasing boutique. They are in need of a third trimester (in July) woman who wouldn’t mind strutting her stuff on the network news in one of their designer dresses. It’s a non paying gig. Call them for details: 773-904-8735 Thanks! 🙂