Songs of Life is a photography studio specializing in authentic family portraits.
Capturing the beauty and love within your family is the heart and soul of our studio. As printmakers and artists, we take a timeless approach to portraiture. This gives you peace of mind knowing you will have beautiful memories to share and look back on. These portraits are reminders of why life is worth living in the first place.
Serving the Oswego, Yorkville, Chicago suburbs, and Midwest states
Linda Bell Owner and Chief Photographer
I founded my photography studio with one thing in mind—to capture photos that tell your unique story. As a mom of four grown children and grandmother to five, I understand how busy and hectic family life can be! I also know that time doesn’t stand still, and we often miss the opportunity to preserve life’s special moments.
It feels like one day you’re sending your little one off to school, and the next, you're watching them start a family of their own. It truly happens that quickly. That’s why I am so glad you are here!
Together, we will celebrate the beauty of your family. As your photographer, I will capture your family’s legacy and create heirloom portraits you can cherish for years to come. Your photographs will genuinely communicate your love, warmth, and style. I hope to give you a portrait experience you won't forget!
Yorkville Then and Now Publication The Record Newspapers Kendall County Magazine Yorkville Chamber of Commerce Women of Distinction Magazine Do Terra Magazine Yorkville City Guide Neurofibromatosis Midwest
Memberships and Awards
Professional Photographers of America Certified Professional Photographer Best of the Fox 2017-19
When I’m Not Behind the Lens
I love all things community, so you may see me out and about at local events. I cherish my family, children, and grandchildren. If I see a 1972 Super Beetle or 1965 Mustang on the road, I will shout for joy! Andes mints are my favorite sweet and watching gymnastics, theater productions, and concerts are so much fun.
Darcy Photographer Assistant
I love to create, and I do it in many ways. It can be a character in a video game or a personalized crocheted blanket. Making that perfect frosting swirl on top of a cupcake is extremely satisfying. The little details in your creations make them personal and meaningful.
My talents lie behind the scenes and making sure Linda has everything she needs for in the studio. I hope to connect with your family during our session. I will see to your needs, and interact with your children. I am extremely good with details and help Linda stay on track!
I look forward to seeing you during our sessions together.