Photographing the Photographer: Tales from a Chicago Family Photographer

Photographing another photographer (and more importantly the children of said photographer). Sounds like an easy feat, doesn’t it? In theory the children of photographers are used to having their pictures taken. Used to seeing their mom or dad’s face transformed into a black box with a circular piece of glass. Right? Easy peasy…Ha. As I will prove to you right here.

Well, as many photogs reading this will attest, photographing your own child is an exercise in frustration. So, armed with my knowledge of this I approached yesterday’s session with a sense of challenge. You know what tho? I hadn’t needed to worry because I had these boys under my spell (even tho, after three frames the youngest turned to me and asked: "are we done yet?" LOL. Not even close, little grasshopper). We had fun, we played and we got some really amazing images.

Regardless of the level of ease for which it was to photograph I enjoyed working with Wisconsin’s Nanette Gerrits, her wonderful (and funny) husband and her two gorgeous boys. A big thank you to her for venturing out up to the Chicago area for an Urban Decay session. I loved meeting you guys, I had a blast (and more importantly I hope you guys did too) and I think you are going to be VERY happy with the images from your session. There is nothing like the spark of creativity I get when met with a new place and a family that *gets* the process. So thank you on that level.  And also, thank you for entrusting me with your confidence in obtaining something truly special and remarkable for your family.  It means the world to me that you allowed me to capture this time in your lives.

So, enough blabbering.  Go. Enjoy the sneak peeks…

Sofa Antics

Love Mom Style

Blue Eyed

With Dad


Thanks for stopping in.



Ooooh, P.S. as I almost forgot. Thanks to my wonderful husband who drove out to help us out with the sofa. Thanks D! Love you much.

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  • Paula - July 15, 2008 - 10:57 am

    gorgeous, Mare. 😉

  • Susan Braswell - July 15, 2008 - 11:05 am

    Beautiful family – love the location and aura.

  • Kimberly Hill - July 15, 2008 - 12:10 pm

    So lucious! More! More! My favorite is the mom snuggle.

  • PamN - July 15, 2008 - 1:54 pm

    WOW! She has to be so happy!

  • chantelle bliss - July 15, 2008 - 4:00 pm

    these are so beautiful! you rock!

  • Kudzu Fire - July 16, 2008 - 4:47 am

    nice feel to this collection of imagery

  • Angela - July 16, 2008 - 12:04 pm

    She’s going to love these!!!!

  • Pammy - July 16, 2008 - 7:14 pm

    If I was her, I would be thrilled. They look beautiful so far.

  • Sherri - July 16, 2008 - 7:58 pm

    😀 Beautiful session! I love that Mother/Son image!

  • Danna Bowes - July 17, 2008 - 1:02 pm

    ohhhhhhhh Marianne….these are so so so good!! when can you come photograph my family :-D..or maybe we need to make a trip to Chicago, never been there.

  • Michelle Miller - July 17, 2008 - 8:16 pm

    Gorgeous work! The little boy has a gorgeous smile and it’s easy to see how wonderfully you interacted with this family 🙂

  • Anna-Karin - July 18, 2008 - 12:14 am

    As a mom to boys , the one with the boy snuggled up with his mom is my favorite.You really captured them at that moment, where it shows that the boy still needs his mom’s love and reasurance. The same for the one with both boys on the sofa with their mom.

  • June - July 19, 2008 - 8:49 am

    Gorgeous, gorgeous. Works of art. Fantastic relationship captures.

  • Jana Kunz - July 24, 2008 - 8:55 pm

    I love that last shot, beautiful!

  • TaraMc - July 26, 2008 - 9:24 pm

    What beautiful images. Your work is so artful and unique. I love your style.

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