Erica offers both outdoor sessions or in studio sessions for children under the age of five.
Family sessions are outdoors with the exception of Newborn Lifestyle Sessions which are in the clients home within two weeks of baby coming home.
Child Milestone sessions are done at Erica’s home studio in Channahon. Erica will coordinate your studio session with you so that your child’s wardrobe works with the set up and backdrops. A typical studio session will include two different studio set ups. This is particularly relevant for one year old cake smash sessions to ensure we capture images before we get into the smashing. Erica has props but also encourages you to bring anything that is special to you and your children to incorporate into your child’s session.
Erica did a great job on the 6 month photo shoot for my son. She gave me multiple options of backgrounds for the photo shoot that would coordinate with my sons outfits. She was very patient throughout the whole process and the pictures were ready for viewing in about a week. The photos turned out fantastic, I have received so many compliments!!! Once the prints were ordered we received them very quickly and the quality is fantastic. I would definitely recommend Erica to anyone looking for a photographer and will use her again for future photo shoots.
I met Erica a few months back and I’m so thankful I didn’t lose her business card since I tend to misplace everything. My daughter turned one at the end of May and I was looking to do a one-year photo shoot/cake smash. We were supposed to do an outdoor shoot, but Mother Nature was working against us. Thankfully, we were able to do the shoot indoors. The photos came out absolutely AMAZING. They show my daughters silly little personality. We had a great time and hope to do more shoots in the future! I can’t recommend Erica enough!
“Taking pictures is fun, creating photographs is an art”
Family Sessions or Child milestone sessions can be done outdoors on location. Once your retainer is submitted you will coordinate with Erica on a session location and meeting time. Most session location and start times will have certain guidelines to achieve the best images for you and your family. What this means is that we will shoot in the best lighting conditions. For example, golden hour/sunset is Erica’s preferred time to shoot in the Summer. This ideal time allows for soft warm light to shine through in your images. In the Fall we can shoot amongst the trees which provide both shade and beautiful fall colors. We will go over this during our phone or email consultation. Erica has a few favorite locations both locally in Channahon/Minooka and also in the surrounding suburbs. If you have a spot or location that is special to your family, we can also have your session there and depending on the distance it could be included in the cost of your session.