About the Photographer

Park Ridge Family Photographer | Park Ridge Newborn Photographer | Chicago-Area Photographer | Lifestyle Photography | Portrait Photography | Newborn Photography | Children Photography | Family Photography | High School Senior Photography

Hi, I’m Heather! I’m a wife & proud mom of 2 boys. When I’m not chasing them around with my camera, I’m cheering them on at soccer, baseball, football or basketball. Besides photography & my family, I love coffee, reading, and yoga.

As cliché as it sounds, I have been taking pictures for as long as I can remember… but my passion for photography really ignited when my first son was born. From the moment I laid eyes on him, I knew I needed to capture every single moment of his life (and believe me when I say that I have over 40,000 pictures to prove it!) I purchased my first dSLR in 2009 and was amazed how everyday moments transformed into beautiful portraits when I was looking through the viewfinder.

I started my business after studying the art and mechanics of photography a bit more formally. Combining my passion with professional courses helped me to better define what I want to capture when I’m behind the lens. It will always be a learning process, but I feel ready and blessed to be able to now share my love of photography with others.

As a parent, I understand what it’s like to be on other side of the camera, and how meaningful it is for you to capture this specific time in your life just right. I want you to feel satisfied about the entire experience before, during, and after our session. We will work together to make sure we achieve exactly what it is that you’re looking for, and ensure that I capture the true essence of individual personalities and overall family dynamics.

I specialize in natural light photography of children & families, in both posed and candid shots. I also have a home studio for newborn & toddler milestone portraiture. In addition to those, I’m happy to photograph any of the following events/milestones, and more–

    • Engagement Portraits
    • Bridal Showers
    • Maternity Portraits
    • Baby Showers
    • Baptisms
    • First Communions
    • Senior Portraits
    • Daddy/Daughter & Mother/Son Dances
  • Homecoming & Senior Proms

 Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope to hear from you soon!


{Photo credit: Beth Genengels Photography-headshot}