Your Experience

We begin with the end in mind. Before we photograph your session we need a plan for how your images will be displayed in your home. Creating a plan and photographing for that plan results in a session that works well, so the entire portrait process takes place in several different meetings with us: The Pre-Session Consultation, the Session, and the Gallery Reveal/Ordering Session.

We like to ask, "So, how would you like to showcase your images?"





First, Songs of Life Photography will come to your home, or we will meet at the studio to discuss your hopes and expectations for the session, and to discuss how you would like to showcase your images. Knowing this will help us design a session that best compliments you.



Full Studio Sessions take place in our residential studio in Oswego, IL, or on locations sessions take place at one of the many forest preserves or urban locations in the area. Sessions last between one and three hours, and we pride ourselves on exceptional customer service and a commitment to each family’s relationship and the creation of unique art for their home.


Your Gallery Reveal appointment is set aside to view, choose, and finalize your portrait order. Your images are shown on a tv screen  at the studio, and we will help you sort through them to decide which ones you really love.

We will then put an order together that is best for your family, so it is recommended that all decision makers be present.






Approximately 2-3 weeks later, your art will be ready for pick up at the studio. We will call you to let you know it is here and make arrangements for you to take home the final result.



And it is not over yet! Many families come to us year after year. As your children grow and change, updating your portraits will be necessary.  The next time you have a session with us, we’ll create art that coordinates with sessions you have had in the past, so you can build on to what has already been created for you.

Please contact the studio if you have any questions!

Songs of Life Photography Studio

3 W. Rickard Dr. Oswego, IL. 60543


2017 Songs of Life Photography Studio, LLC

Chicago area family and children's photographer