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I am located in central illinois, serving chicago and the peoria area.

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Fall Mini Sessions – Chicago, Illinois Child & Family Photography

Back by popular demand! I have been asked a few times if I’m having any Fall Mini Sessions so I decided to set aside two dates this Fall for some mini sessions. I have chosen two locations, one in the suburbs and one in the city to try to accommodate everyone. This will be such a beautiful time of year with the leaves changing colors and is a great opportunity to get some updated family photos for your walls or holiday cards.

Here are the details:

September 26th will be held at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, IL. Available times are: 4:30, 5:00, 5:30, 6:00, 6:30.

October 4th will be held at Museum Campus in Chicago, IL. (This location may change) Available times are: 4:30, 5:00, 5:30, 6:00, 6:30.

A session fee of $75 is due to reserve your date and time along with a signed session agreement. This post will be updated as session times are filled.

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These sessions are perfect for small families, children, and couples. If you have a larger family (5+ people) you may want to purchase two slots back-to-back to allow for more time.

  • Geneva Everett - Hello,

    I was interested to see if you had any appointments left this year for a family session of three (my husband, myself and our daughter who is 2 and a half).

    If so, can you also send the pricing for digital and hard copy prints?

    Geneva Everett

  • Jamie Langes - Good Afternoon!

    I am interested in reserving the 5:30pm slot for the Morton Arboretum mini-session on Sept. 26th, 2015 if it’s still available. My husband, (almost) 2 year old son and I would be attending the session as first-time clients.

    However, before officially confirming our time / date, I do have a few quick questions on the session:
    1) You note that $75 is to reserve, but the total session would be $150 correct?
    2) Based upon your “investment” tab, I believe that the 10 images are just edited and available for viewing, but that no product / images are included in that $150. Is that accurate? 3) Just for pricing purposes (and it can be a range), when someone purchases an image (the digital rights / copy), what is the typical cost of an edited version from the session?

    If you can let me know on the above as soon as possible, I will be sure to get back to you on reservation of this date / time confirmation as I know that the sessions will go fast!

    Thanks in advance for your time!

    • Joanna - Hi Jamie! The 5:30pm slot just got taken! I do have the 6:30 slot open still if you’d like that one.

      To answer your questions –
      1) The total cost is $150, half is due to book the other half is due the day of your session (or anytime before).
      2) You actually receive the 10 images πŸ™‚
      3) Additional images can be purchased in bundles or individually. I can send you the pricing for add-ons.

      If you want to email me at joannasmithphotos@yahoo.com I’m usually able to respond quicker to emails than I am to messages on here πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Alison Gemkow - We would love the 5p slot on September 26th, if it’s open. Or any other time that day. Let me know,


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