DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHER

CHILDREN/FAMILIES

 

CHILDREN/FAMILIES

Documentary/Storytelling Session to take place in-home or on-location

$200 session fee includes:

  • Pre-session phone consultation
  • 1 hour of shooting
  • Session images presented via a secure online gallery for your selection
 

“I have never been a fan of family portraits. Not to offend anyone, but the ones from my childhood appear overly posed and gimmicky. The day we were with Lisa, she took photos for me and my daughter. When I saw the images, they took my breath away. I don't know how, but she managed to surface so many internal dynamics of our family in her photos: the way I feel when I hug my girl, the quiet excitement she has when showing someone something special she found, the bond we have, how joyous and bittersweet it is to watch my daughter grow into an independent kid. It is all there. Lisa is an artist with a beautiful tone and point of view that threads through her work while also letting the uniqueness of her subject shine through. I am grateful for the moment in our lives she documented, and I can't recommend her enough." 

— Abigail, Chicago, IL 

  Abby and her daughter, Val, sharing a quiet moment together.

Abby and her daughter, Val, sharing a quiet moment together.

 

“I can’t recommend Lisa enough. She has done several shoots for my family and time & time again produces the most beautiful images. She’s amazing with children and I believe her artistic edge sets her above the rest. Lisa is incredibly talented, competitively priced and facilitates such a wonderful experience for the entire family!” 

— Erica, Ivanhoe, IL

 Erica's son, Leo, and husband, Vincent

Erica's son, Leo, and husband, Vincent

 

“Lisa is extraordinarily talented, always a professional and has the unique ability to make family photos a fun experience for kids. Our authentic family moments she has so beautifully captured over the years are some of my favorite memories and I’m so grateful I’ll be able to look back at the photos as a reminder for years to come. Thank you, Lisa!” 

— Michelle, Lake Zurich, IL

 Michelle and her daughter, Olivia

Michelle and her daughter, Olivia

 

Lisa is one of the best photographers I have had the pleasure of working with. She has a way of capturing emotion through her work in such a natural and non-intrusive fashion. She has such an eye for the perfect shot and lighting as well. We will forever treasure our photos from Lisa, they are timeless. 

— Holly, Manhattan, IL

 Holly's daughter, Annie

Holly's daughter, Annie

 

“I’ve been honored to have Lisa take photographs of my family these past few years. She doesn’t just take pretty pictures, it’s like she captures a piece of your soul. Her images really speak volumes. Not only does she have talent, she is also a really great person. So easy to work with. I highly recommend her!”

— Kirsten, Spring Grove, IL

   
  
   
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  Kirsten and her daughter, Charlotte

Kirsten and her daughter, Charlotte

 

This was our family’s first venture into documentary photography. Lisa made us feel at ease and told us to go about our activities as if she wasn’t there. She was great with our young children; very patient and laid back (even with a very active and curious 5 year old!). Lisa had an extremely busy schedule, but spent a good amount of time with us and delivered our edited proofs very timely. We are quite impressed with the quality of Lisa’s work and highly recommend her. We look forward to working with Lisa again in the future!”

— Traci, Kildeer, IL

 Traci and her son, Kaden, during story time 

Traci and her son, Kaden, during story time 

 

“Lisa’s pictures are breathtaking. She is a true artist. She was able to capture the joy and love our family shares with each click. Her attention to detail allows for pictures to come to life.”

— Pam, Lake Villa, IL

 Pam takes a walk with her daughter, Aubrey

Pam takes a walk with her daughter, Aubrey

 

“By capturing unique moments of our family, Lisa provided a variety of innovative photographs. Her use of shading, light and movement created fantastic individual and group shots of our four boys. Throughly the photo shoot, Lisa listened to our thoughts and requests, and then provided directions and made suggestions to accommodate us. Everyone felt at ease throughout the session. Our boys (ages eight to nineteen) remarked that they enjoyed the photo shoot and had fun. Our photographs are fantastic and eye catching. We especially cherish the individual photographs of our children because they capture their unique personality traits that defines them. Thank you, Lisa.”

— Claudia, Mundelein, IL

 Claudia's son, Alan, displays his musical abilities

Claudia's son, Alan, displays his musical abilities

 

We invited Lisa into our home for a shoot and after seeing the results, I will be asking Lisa to come back again! She has captured the spirit of our family beautifully and whilst being incredibly easy to speak with, has produced some stunning shots. We have finally found someone that we can trust to document our lives hopefully for many years to come. Thank you, Lisa.”

— Fiona, Lake Bluff, IL

 Fiona's children, Freddie and Lucy, enjoy some humor during a family card game

Fiona's children, Freddie and Lucy, enjoy some humor during a family card game

 

“Lisa did a photography session for my family of four, and she was a pleasure to work with. She was obviously comfortable working with my two young sons, which I much appreciated. She was very flexible with scheduling, both time/date and location. We did an outdoor shoot and she offered helpful ideas for location. She is a talented professional who not only takes beautiful photos, but captures precious moments. Our photos exceeded our expectations, and I feel blessed to have these wonderful moments with my family displayed in my home. We would definitely ask Lisa to capture memories of our family again!”

— Jennifer, Gurnee, IL

 Jennifer's sons, Andrew and Zachary

Jennifer's sons, Andrew and Zachary

 

“Lisa has an eye unlike others that I have seen. She goes further than the usual staged family photographs you typically see. She’s able to turn typical family interactions into works of art. I can’t tell you the number of compliments I’ve received on the pictures she’s taken of our children (which I proudly have posted at work). I wouldn’t hesitate to have Lisa come into our home and capture future family moments.”

— Nina, Spring Grove, IL

 Nina's husband, Ryan, receives a kiss from their daughter, Kailee

Nina's husband, Ryan, receives a kiss from their daughter, Kailee

 

“Our family had an amazing experience taking family pictures with Lisa. Not only did our pictures turn out great, but you can see our family’s personalities, and characteristics in all of the pictures. I love that! She made us all feel very comfortable and kept it nice and laid back. My kids were all giggles and smiles the whole time, and she got great pictures showing that side of them. The least stressful, and most fun photo shoot our family has ever had!”

— Megan, Volo, IL

 Meg's daughter, Kara

Meg's daughter, Kara

 

Note: Session fee covers Lisa's time for consultations, shooting, and editing. Digital packages are sold separately and begin at $500.