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The Perona Family

October 23, 2017 - October is one of the busiest months for photographers as families choose to have images taken in the peak color season.
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The Huff Family

October 23, 2017 - Naperville Riverwalk is a wonderful place to have a family photo session. Even though it is busy most of the time, there...
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Jesse and Michaela

September 27, 2017 - So honored and thankful I was able to be a part of this wedding. Traveling back to Michigan and seeing many people who I...
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The Importance of Family Portraiture

August 25, 2017 - There is so much more to being a "photographer" than just picking up a camera and calling yourself a photographer. Photo...
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Ivonne, Samantha, and Mia

August 09, 2017 - Back in May, I offered a "giveaway" for those wishing to have images of their family. I asked to leave comments about wh...
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Family Portrait Day

August 09, 2017 - Every year, Songs of Life Photography Studio hosts a Family Portrait Day at a local forest preserve. Donation only sessi...
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Carter at 9 Months

August 01, 2017 - So, this little one is pretty adorable. Seeing how he has grown during the first year of his life has been incredible. A...
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The Kelly Family

August 01, 2017 - The Kelly family is wonderful. Connor is always happy, loving, and full of life. I have had the joy of photographing the...
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The Miner Family

August 01, 2017 - So, what do you do when your family comes in from out of town? Have a photo session! Beautiful family, beautiful forest...
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Alexis

August 01, 2017 - Graduating from high school is a pretty amazing feat, and Alexis has accomplished much in all her years of education. Sh...
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The Messina Family

August 01, 2017 - The Messina family are awesome people. Originally, they were to be the "models" at a workshop that I was hosting about p...
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Gnerational Sessions

July 09, 2017 - GENERATIONAL SESSIONS When was the last time you had all your family members together in one place at one time? And, whe...
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I am Good Enough

June 02, 2017 - I am Good Enough. Yes, that is right. I am good enough. Recently a facebook post went viral. This video showed a middle...
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The Velasquez Family

April 26, 2017 - Meeting Ava and her dad at the Daddy Daughter dance led to a wonderful formal session in the studio. If you are looking...
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Lauren

April 24, 2017 - Lauren lives in California and recently came here to visit with her grandparents. She came to the studio full of life an...
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Lincoln is Two

February 21, 2017 - Lincoln is Two! And, like any two year old, he is full of energy, curiosity, and life! All the stops were pulled to get...
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Carter

February 21, 2017 - So, this guy is pretty awesome. And, his mom has a great knack for choosing the cutest outfits and putting together the...
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Morgan and Kurt

November 15, 2016 - Congratulations to Morgan and Kurt! Two beautiful people about to embark on their next season of life together. Both liv...
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Heather, Matt, Carter, and Buster

November 15, 2016 - Photographing newborns is very tricky. There are many photographers who specialize in newborn photography, like my favor...
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An Amazing Workshop with Amazing People

November 15, 2016 - Being at this workshop with one of the most incredible photographers in the industry was such a wonderful experience! I...
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Viviana, Mark, and Emily

November 15, 2016 - Another wonderful time with a beautiful family! Plus, Bliss Woods no longer is a mystery to me! I was in awe by the maje...
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Reviews

October 27, 2016 - I got my first "bad" review yesterday. Yup. My heart sank and my the words in my head swirled about. "What did I do w...
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Lincoln and Evelyn

October 19, 2016 - I feel so thankful. The Fletcher family has been giving me the honor of photographing them for three years now, and I ha...
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Welcome to the World, Julian

October 19, 2016 - This little guy is pretty fortunate. Fortunate because he has a wonderful set of parents and the most adorable sister, F...
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Colton is ONE!

October 03, 2016 - Seeing this little guy grow up over the last year has been so wonderful. And, to see his sister Kenzie over the last fiv...
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A Wonderful Family Reunion

August 25, 2016 - When your relatives from Italy come all the way to Illinois, you have to have a special party for them! And, that is jus...
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Family Portait Day

August 09, 2016 - Thank you just does not seem like enough to all those who came out for Family Portrait Day! Two organizations will be be...
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Generosity Abounds

August 01, 2016 - Family Portrait Day was a wonderful success! Offering my photography services to benefit two organizations that have tou...
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Colton is 9 months!

July 12, 2016 - The Bongard Family and I have been together for about 3 years now. I have seen Kenzie, Colton's older sister, grow up, a...
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Ashley and Calvin

June 09, 2016 - I like to do promotions for people. Often people do not even know Songs of Life exists in the over saturated photography...
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Real Life is Beautiful

May 19, 2016 - I love photojournalism. I love the reality of everyday life and how that looks to you. The spontaneity, the un posed ima...
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Colin and Charlee

April 28, 2016 - Two adorable children were in my studio for a fun, Easter session. Dressed to a T, and full of life, these two children...
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Colton at 6 months

April 28, 2016 - Colton is six months old! Why does it seem like time goes so quickly with children? I just saw Colton at his three month...
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Kaitlyn is ONE!

April 28, 2016 - Sweet, adorable Kaitlyn is ONE! Can you tell she really enjoyed her cake? I am always amazed at the mess a cake can make...
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The Many Faces of Owen

April 28, 2016 - I just realized how far behind I was with posting session images. 8 sessions behind! So, here goes! This adorable young...
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Real Life is Beautiful

January 30, 2016 - Real Life is Beautiful. I believe that. I believe that we are who we are because of our environment, our circumstances,...
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WHAT'S NEW IN 2016?

January 21, 2016 - What is happening with Songs of Life in 2016? A LOT of things! Remodeling has begun on the new, larger studio, and the o...
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Rekindling Your Passions

January 20, 2016 - Where does your mind go when it wanders? When does your heart race and your joy come forth? Does that happen when you se...
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The Prellwitz Family

January 04, 2016 - Having family in from out of state and getting the opportunity to have a photography session is wonderful! Our starting...
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Celebrating Colton

January 04, 2016 - Who would have thought that almost three years has gone by since I first met Yvonne and Tom? Kenzie was almost two, I be...
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The Oshea Family

December 11, 2015 - So, what do you do with two wonderful, energetic boys? ROAR! I love showing children as they are, and the above image sh...
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The Milewskis

December 11, 2015 - The Milewskis! Believe it or not, I cared for Roman, who is now 4 years old, when he was just a baby. And, occasionally,...
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Evelyn and Lincoln

December 07, 2015 - Evelyn and Lincoln visit me every year. What an absolute joy it is for me! Both are wonderful children that belong to a...
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The Ruff Family

December 07, 2015 - Beautiful Liliana and Bella came to my studio a few weeks ago to capture memories at Christmas! I am so thankful they ch...
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Committment and Loyalty

December 07, 2015 - What is the difference between commitment and loyalty? And, do either of those really exist anymore? Commitment: to mak...
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The Ruff Family

November 30, 2015 - One of the joys in my life is seeing the same families year after year, and seeing the children grow up. This family, th...
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Fun loving Christian

November 30, 2015 - So, one of the cutest little guys shared an afternoon with me at Fabyan. Christian is quite the character; full of life...
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The Farrow Family

November 30, 2015 - I first met the Farrow Family at our session at beautiful Fabyan Forest Preserve. I usually photography much younger mod...
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The Messina Family

November 30, 2015 - The Messinas return from last year for a fun, fall, mini session. Meeting them for the first time at Pics in the Park, a...
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Can Digital Photography Be "Trusted"?

November 29, 2015 - A well known war photographer recently expressed that "Digital photos can't be trusted". This man is a well known photog...
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The Guiterrez Family

November 11, 2015 - Another wonderful family I get to see every year! I first met Maribel and Freddy when Ilyana was a baby, and she is now...
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The Eickman Family

November 11, 2015 - I love this image! Erin and Matt have been a part of the Songs of Life family for over 4 years! And, it has been a such...
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A Wonderful Family

November 11, 2015 - Another family that I get to see often is the Timmerman/Schroeder Family. Anna was in my care during my daycare days, an...
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The Slodki Family

November 11, 2015 - Blake is four! I cannot believe how time just seems to disappear. The Slodki's are a wonderful family that I get to see...
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The Muth Family

November 11, 2015 - Knowing this family has only made my life incredibly better. When I ran my daycare, I had the joy of watching Cole, the...
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The Otto Family

November 09, 2015 - Being behind in my postings is a little frustrating! I am very weak in the area of keeping up with all the blogging and...
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Giveaways!

October 06, 2015 - Time for a few giveaways! Enter to win one of three prizes with Songs of Life! Go to Facebook, Like Songs of Life, and y...
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Bill and Christy

October 05, 2015 - Bill and Christy were only weeks away from the arrival date of their baby when we got together. Big Rock Forest Preserve...
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The Bill Family

October 05, 2015 - My last several sessions have been of wonderful families with newborns, and wonderful couples awaiting the arrival of th...
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Value and Investment

September 24, 2015 - Value: the regard that something is held to deserve; the importance, worth, or usefulness of something. Invest: t o use...
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Christmas/Holiday Mini Sessions

September 23, 2015 - Looking for several images to use in Christmas Cards? Or perhaps a portrait gift for family members? Schedule your Holi...
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Change is Good!

September 23, 2015 - The more things change, the more they stay the same. Hmmm..not sure about that one. What does that mean to you? First, l...
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The Bongard Family

September 22, 2015 - Look who just welcomed here baby brother into the family! Beautiful Kenzie! When these were taken, Colton had not quite...
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The Two Victors

September 07, 2015 - Victor senior loves his son. The evidence is so clear, and I love seeing it. Their interactions are a joy to watch, and...
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The Pitcher Family

September 07, 2015 - I am so thankful for all my clients. They are the reason I can do what I love. And, I love being a part of extended fami...
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Happy Birthday, Piper!

August 20, 2015 - Piper is ONE! She is a mover, runner, and very busy one year old! She has been walking for a few months already, so I th...
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The Final Stage

August 12, 2015 - Where do I begin? Songs of Life Photography has come a long way since i first starting photographing my youngest daughte...
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The Wonderful Rocco Family

July 30, 2015 - I know I say this a lot, but I am so happy when clients come back year after year. It is such a joy to see the children...
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A Wonderful Family

July 26, 2015 - Hi friends! What do you think of this awesome family? What a joy I had spending time with all of them at Fabyan Forest P...
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The Wonderful Fletcher Family

July 05, 2015 - Who has two of the cutest children ever? Kristin and Dave Fletcher, that's who.:) I have been honored to be a part of t...
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Happy Father's Day, William and Perry!

July 05, 2015 - Father's Day is an awesome way to celebrate dads and grandfathers with their children and grandchildren. At a recent ses...
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Nick

July 01, 2015 - Nick is the oldest of three siblings, and is one of the most polite, wise, and helpful teenagers I know. I have known hi...
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The Bannon Family

June 24, 2015 - Rain, rain, go away! As I pulled into the Bannon residence, the rain that had held off all day decided to start. Not to...
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Rich and Diane's Legacy

June 24, 2015 - LEGACY: Anything handed down from the past; it could be property, a piece of furniture, or money. Leave a legacy (Accom...
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Becky's Family

June 17, 2015 - I have decided that I really enjoy working with extended families. I had the joy of working with Scott and Becky's famil...
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What does " Full Service Photography Studio" mean?

June 01, 2015 - The photography world has morphed and exploded into an incredible journey of life. With digital cameras being easily acc...
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Beautiful Alice and Nicole

May 07, 2015 - Meeting Alice and Nicole at the Mom and Me sessions for the first time was a joy! Alice is such a sweetheart. She sat so...
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Mom and Me Sessions with the Graham Family

May 07, 2015 - What a wonderful way to start the Mom and Me sessions with the Graham family! Renee is a busy mom of six children, rangi...
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Happy birthday, Christian!

May 07, 2015 - The Big ONE! I first met the Karl family at Hudson Park for Christian's one year old pictures. Christian loved playing w...
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Two Beautiful Girls

April 21, 2015 - I am so honored and joyful that the Williams family is in my life. Mom Beth and I worked at a daycare together where we...
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Welcome to the World, Lincoln!

April 05, 2015 - On a beautiful Easter Sunday, I am going to catch up with some of the wonderful recent sessions I had. Starting with wel...
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