Evergreen Holiday Session

I see you, mom.  A million things to do and not enough time to do it.  Let me help!

Outdoor winter sessions!

Get your family photos, holiday cards, and gifts done ALL AT ONCE.  BOOM.  Give me 15 minutes of your time, I’ll take hours off your to-do list.

This year’s theme?  Simply Evergreen.  Think the studio’s green-grey couch with fluffy white pillows and blankets (perfect for your family to cuddle), along with simple evergreen decor hanging around you.  Then since it’s outdoors envision layers and cozy sweaters…you get the idea.  (The images shown will not exactly match the final set, but this is the inspiration).  These sessions are always fun and festive with hot chocolate, cookies, and other fun for before and after your session with me!

These 15 minute sessions include 5 digital files for $250 with upgrade options.  Other items selected specifically for this event will be available for purchase after your session.  They will be perfect to give as gifts and were selected specifically for this fun event (think cards, handmade barnwood frame ornaments, notepads, and other fun items).

These sessions are fast-paced with plenty of direction from me – if your child takes awhile to warm up, a regular session may be a better fit.

Sessions are limited to immediate family or siblings, only.  No extended families or multiple families in a single session can be accommodated due to pacing and couch size.  What if you want photos of just your kids?  Let’s do it!

The event will take place on Saturday November 11 with a rain reschedule date of the following day, Sunday, at the same time.  Please be sure you are available both days when booking.

CLICK HERE to book your spot online.

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CLICK HERE to book your spot online.

Payment is non-refundable but transferrable.  If you book and cannot make your selected spot, you may sell your spot to another family or apply your payment towards a future session with Golden Photography.

Holiday Cards 2017

Its that time! Holiday card designs for 2017 are here!  This year’s designs are more of what you love – classic, but not what you see everywhere else.  As a bonus for this year, if you order by Nov 14th and you will have matching address labels included with your order!  How fun is that!?  You can see all the designs below.  Take note of the design you want to use and the grey/beige/tax photo placeholders – the file names are directly below and that is what I will need to create your card.  These cards are printed on top of the line paper of your choice and come in a generous 5×7 size, so you won’t be disappointed in the final look and feel.


Here’s a sample of the coordinating address label that will be included when you place your order by November 14th! 


TO PLACE YOUR ORDER, you must email the following:

  1. Name of the design (located under the templates)
  2.  Photo filenames you want to use from your session.  Please note that if the photo placeholder is vertical or horizontal, your selected photo must be the same.
  3.  Paper preference – shimmer pearl, felt/flat matte, or linen texture.
  4.  Names as you want it to appear on the card. i.e. The Jones Family.  John, Katie, Emma, and Tyler Smith.  etc.
  5.  Your address if you are ordering by November 14th for the bonus labels.
  6.  Number of sets.  25 cards in a set  1-4 sets – $45 each for flat cards. $55 for folded cards.  5-9 sets – $40 each (flat). $50 (folded).


I will then email you a proof to approve the design and text before sending to the lab.  Please allow up to a week for your proof as I anticipate a lot of orders to come in.  I can’t wait to see this year’s orders!

Lake County IL family photographer

Once again, I had an amazing time with this family.  The last time I saw them I was VERY pregnant and I want to say they were my second to last outdoor session I did before Brooke was born.  It’s hard to believe I am just now blogging their summer session and I’m about to see them again for their fall session!  Time goes SO fast!  But check out how amazing their session was this evening!  They had everything perfect, even down to the light and the weather.  Not too hot, and definitely not cold.  Obviously they lucked out with that, but the cute kids and styling was all them.


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While fall is just around the corner and my calendar has exactly 3 spots remaining for the rest of 2017, I would love to chat with you about a family photos!  My private studio is located in downtown lake Zurich, however I travel through Lake and Cook counties photographing families at sunset for that rich, golden light. The list of areas I travel to include places like Barrington, Libertyville, Deerfield, Vernon Hills, Lake Zurich, Long Grove, Palatine, Schaumburg, and more.  Please contact me today for more information about booking your own family photos.


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Chicago newborn photographer

Can I get a “YES!” for good sleepers!?


Each time I photograph a newborn baby, I never know what I will get.  Believe it or not, even just weeks old they all have very unique personalities.  Will they want to do their own posing?  Will they be awake and want to party?  Will they be sleepy be jumpy?  Each time it’s a new something to figure out and that’s something I love about being a newborn photographer.  As easy as it looks, it’s really not.  It’s also never the same and I always find a new challenge.  I won’t lie, though.  When they come in sleepy and ready for me to work like this guy, I definitely won’t complain!

Plus, he has the cutest little face.  I loved how my hats framed it so perfectly!

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