How long are family photo sessions? 

By Mariya Maximtsev - February 17, 2024

When thinking about how long are family photo sessions, you have to consider a number of things. In this blog we will go over how timing can vary by the expertise of the photographer, the set up and location, number of poses, and finally number and age of the participants. Things to consider for session…

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What to do with digital files after a portrait photography session?

By Mariya Maximtsev | January 13, 2024

You just had a family portrait session and you received or have chosen to buy the digital files, so what now? In this blog we’ll go overt some creative fun things to do with your digital photos and how to properly store digital files. Post & Update Social Media This answer is almost obvious isn’t…

Birthday Studio Portraits Chicago

By Mariya Maximtsev | January 12, 2024

Zoriana celebrated her 25th birthday in style with personalized birthday session, a cake, and of course champagne! Thank you for visiting my blog! A note about me, I am a photographer in Chicago. My goal is to empower women by creating custom photoshoots whether it is for your personal brand or business, a significant milestone,…

Family photoshoot in Chicago, IL

Family Photographer Chicago Experience

By Mariya Maximtsev | December 19, 2023

Family photography is a little time capsule for families, a way for every member to be able to return to meaningful family moments. As a family photographer Chicago, our goal is to create a wonderful family session experience for everyone from mom and dad, to the grandparents, to the kids – whether they are energetic…

Extended family photoshoot | Chicago, IL

By Mariya Maximtsev | December 1, 2023

A glimpse at an extended family photoshoot in Chicago, Illinois right before the winter season and holidays! Laughter echoed as family members embraced one another, creating timeless moments together. Hi and thank you for visiting my blog! A note about me, I am a Chicago family photographer specializing in creating heirloom art pieces for families,…

family things to do in Wicker Park, Chicago

Top 10 family things to do in Wicker Park

By Mariya Maximtsev | November 29, 2023

The opportunities for family things to do in Wicker Park are endless. It’s truly one of the best places to treat your family to fun outing of charming parks, quirky boutiques, and mouthwatering eateries! This guide will go over all the best places you need to know about if you have little kids, older kids,…

Family photoshoot in Chicago suburbs

Outdoor Family Photography Chicago

By Mariya Maximtsev | November 28, 2023

An inside look of a fun and bright outdoor family photography session and their portraits in Chicago, Illinois. The family wore their traditional Ukrainian clothing and created beautiful pictures in a wheat field depicting the Ukrainian flag. Hi and thank you for visiting my blog! A note about me, I am a published Chicago family…