Long Grove Photographer | Illinois Family Photos


The summer has flown by, and before we know it, it will be time to send the kids back to school.  As a Long Grove Photographer, I look forward to these coming months.  The long days of summer will soon turn to crisp fall afternoons and those golden fall leaves.  This is such a popular time of year to take family photos.

When the Wilson family contacted me about a family portrait session, I was so excited to head out to Long Grove, IL to shoot.  There are so many beautiful spots for pictures.  My nephew who also lives in Long Grove, has such a great eye for locations and found this park for our session.  It was the perfect spot with winding trails, hills and beautiful fall trees.

I loved watching these two interact with each other.  There wasn’t that usual, “stop touching me”, or “ugh, why do we have to do this?”  Nope!  These two are not just brother and sister, they’re friends!  You could just tell that they’re buds even when they’re not in front of the camera.

One of my favorite shots to snap at the end of every family session is of mom and dad.  I think we as moms just want to focus on getting pictures of the kids.  Or, dad with kids, mom with kids…etc.  But it’s so important to capture a few shots of you and your spouse.  Photos are the best way to tell your family’s story at every stage, and the two main characters in your story are you and your husband!  Remember, these photos aren’t just for you, they’re also for your kids.  They will love looking back at these images and remembering just the way you are at this moment in their lives.

Are you looking for a Long Grove photographer to photograph your family’s story?  I would love to chat with you!  To learn more about the process of a family session click the details tab above.