What a fun family and cute little guy turning one! They are new to the Golden Photography family and I couldn’t be happier to have been able to photograph them.  Plus they live right across the street from the studio, so I just know their travel time to and from the studio was horrendous. Haaaa.

Their little guy LOVED the camera and hammed it up the whole time.  We steered clear of the traditional cake smash (which is totally an option) and went for more photos of him and his personality. Plus, you can’t have a family photo without including the family dogs, right?

I was also so happy they chose a family image to frame using a barnwood frame.  The 16×20 framing option they chose was perfect  – you can see it at the very bottom (cell snap, so excuse the quality).  I am loving that style of frame and know it will be perfect in their home!

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Cell phone picture, so ignore the quality.  But check out that stunning barn wood frame!

Not only do I love photographing families, but I also love helping them choose which products are perfect for them!  These barn wood frames come in several colors and styles and I am so excited to be offering them to the families I photograph. Plus they are created by a husband and wife owned small business so I am happy to support them, as well.

If you’ve read this far and in the Northwest Chicago suburbs, why don’t you contact me for more info or to book your family pictures? My schedule fills up months in advance, so if you are in the Barrington, Palatine, Arlington Heights, Lake Zurich, Libertyville, or the surrounding area you have found your photographer!  For maternity or newborn photography, I suggest booking early in your second trimester to guarantee my availability! stacy@golden-photography.net

The fall is always the busy season for family photography.  Eeeeeeveryone wants photos.  And they all want them for their holiday cards!  This family was lucky enough to get on my calendar right before I was done shooting for my maternity leave. I can’t believe how quickly my schedule filled this past season!

I was so happy to see this family again – I first met them during home holiday sessions I did over a year ago. (I missed out doing them this past year since I was pregnant/just had a baby during the time I would have normally done them).  But I’ve now photographes them a few times and they’re such a fun family.  Plus, aren’t their girls adorable!?  And their youngest with her Bam-Bam pigtale on top (I may have dated myself), what a spitfire!  She definitely keeps me on my toes when I see them.  Meanwhile their oldest is super sweet and more reserved.  Their personalities definitely come through in their photos!

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They ended up ordering several of my barnwood frames to create a wall gallery to display their photos.  The set looked amazing when I was packaging them up.  I cannot wait to see them installed in their home!

If you are in the Northwest Chicago suburbs and wanting to have family photos created, then please contact me!  I have a studio in downtown Lake Zurich, IL but I travel throughout the Cook and Lake Counties photographing families.  These areas include Highland Park, Libertyville, Palatine, Schaumburg, and more.  If you would like to work with a photographer that lives to create art and wall galleries with your photos, then I would love to chat with you and to get you on my calendar!  I am currently scheduling through June, 2017. stacy@golden-photography.net


Clearly since I am a baby photographer I love getting my newborn fix with the ones I photograph in my Lake Zurich, IL studio. I know – I had my own baby about 2 month ago. But I still love snuggling other babies, too!  Good thing this is my job, right?

This beautiful baby boy couldn’t have been more of a dream for me to photograph.  Lots of hair.  Beautiful skin with the perfect amount of peely-ness. Plus, the three of them make a pretty beautiful family, right?  Did I mention his HAIR!  Newborns with a full head of hair are so fun for me.  I really like seeing the hair poke out from the front of their hats!  Its those little details that I love to photograph.

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If you are in the Chicago area, pregnant and looking for a photographer to document your pregnancy or your newborn baby, please contact me!  I specialize in baby photography and your newborn is best photographed when they are super fresh – about 2 weeks old!  I only take a handful of newborns each month, so please book early to guarantee a spot on my calendar.  My studio is in downtown Lake Zurich, IL but I photograph babies from the surrounding area including Libertyville, Barrington, Hawthorn Woods, Schaumburg, Tinley Park, and more!

I would love to hear from you!  stacy@golden-photography.net

Photographing another photographer is always a bit nerve-wracking.  For me, I always want everything to be perfect.  Or perfectly imperfect, as I like to say.  When it’s another photographer and their family, it magnifies that x1000!  Luckily, she was super sweet and once again I had another family nail their wardrobe.  Woo hoo!

And her little girls were easy to photograph, too.  All of us photographers have photographer’s child syndrome.  Mine is especially bad.  Luckily, our kids are perfection for other photographers.  Haha.  These girls were no exception to that!  Absolute perfection.

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As a Long Grove IL outdoor family photographer, I love working with families to create the perfect session just for them!  My studio is based in downtown Lake Zurich, however I travel all throughout the Lake County IL and Cook County IL areas to photograph families.  These areas include Libertyville, Vernon Hills, Barrington, Inverness, Palatine, Arlington Heights, Schaumburg, Oakbrook, Chicago, Deer Park, and others in the surrounding communities.  Families sessions usually book weeks to months in advance with my fall schedule being fully booked by the end of July.  For newborn sessions, booking during your second trimester ensures availability on my calendar just for you.

For more information or to book your session, please contact Stacy! stacy@golden-photography.net