I have a passion for creating art through storytelling.

Originally from Iowa, Chicago became my home over a decade ago. My college sweetheart has now been my husband of 14 years, and we've been blessed with two children who are my ever thankful reminders that each day truly is a gift.

I've always been drawn to documentary photography. Unscripted emotions, feelings, and humor that are genuine. Nothing requested, forced, or awkward. The idea of poses and direction is figuratively tossed out the window to create something so pure and honest that you'll be overwhelmed with a sense of sentimentality and gratitude when looking back at what once was. A true account of your unique family's dynamics. Routines, activities, and traditions, as well as major events that were planned for months in advance. We will focus on what matters the most... your relationships. My priority is to capture real and authentic moments that will speak to my clients' memories and their hearts. This is what drives me.

As much as we wish we could freeze time, it's just not possible. The years gain momentum and there is change beyond anything we could ever imagine. As I've gotten older, I'm often reminded that life is delicate, yet it is also worth celebrating, regardless of the occasion. They can feel insignificant at the time, but I'm hear to tell you that even the most mundane days have their glory and are worth remembering. Partner with me by releasing the false idea of perfection, and give yourself the grace to just be as you are. Let's preserve your exclusive biography together.

I’m based in Buffalo Grove, however, I travel both locally and domestically for the majority of my commissioned work. I believe that the experience of hiring a professional photographer should be as beautiful as the imagery you receive from that individual. My clients’ comfort is a top priority, and I truly want you to feel satisfied and at ease from the beginning of the process until the end. Word of mouth and referrals are gold, especially in this industry. If you would like to gain a better understanding of who I am, please see here.

Have questions? Do not hesitate to ask. I keep things simple and I’m here to guide you every step of the way.

~ L


Give yourself the grace to just be as you are...

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Serving Chicago and beyond, Lisa Simon is a documentary photographer who has a passion for creating art through storytelling. Specializing in newborns, families, and events, her priority is to capture real and authentic moments that will speak to her clients' memories and their hearts.