Chicago family
& senior photographer

shalimar b


those cheesy yearbook photos aren't gonna cut it this year.

you’re only a chicago high school senior once.

This is the major milestone you’ve been working towards. This right here, right now. Woohoo! Yeet! Yay YOU!!!

You know this is a big freaking deal, right?! And documenting big freaking deals should be more than taking some random cell phone snaps. Nope.  You’ve earned hype. We’re talking hair, makeup, styling, direction, your favorite music, doing the things you love around the city that will forever be    “back home”.

Because let’s be real: we both know these graduation photos are going to live on for years – we’re talking on walls and online. You’ll want to remember yourself,     just as you are, at your best. And that’s where I come in.  

Shalimar took the best pictures I've ever had taken in my life for my senior pics! ... I'm insecure about pictures and she made me feel super comfortable and beautiful. Shalimar makes an effort to get to know you before your session so she really captures who you are.
~ Liz

I've got this city mapped out

I’m a long time local with the heart of a sightseer. As a city mom raising city teens, I’m always on the move, secretly scouting out killer new places for photo sessions. Looking for a spot under the El for a gritty graffiti senior photo? Want a secret park tucked away from the crowds? Not sure where you want your senior pictures? I got you with a list of locations that are just your vibe.



How do we do that?

Before the session – I listen & learn about you! What you want in a senior photo session (and what you don’t want!) We’ll plan the perfect senior portraits for you that will capture your vibe – just as you are now. Before the session, I will also provide you with all the info you need about how to prepare for photo day.

During the session – Professional Hair and makeup is included so you can just show up to start the day. We’ll have so much fun – listening to your favorite music and enjoying your favorite snacks. Worried you don’t know how to pose for the camera? Don’t be – I’ll show you exactly what to do! 

After the session – Two weeks later, you’ll be invited back to the studio. At this time you’ll see all of your beautiful images and you’ll be able to order the heirloom-quality products that I offer. I will help you through this process, making it easy and fun!

Senior pictures for our daughter was an amazing experience from start to finish and we could not be happier with the results. Shalimar is not only a great photographer but understands teenagers and parents, striking a great balance communicating with both. We have beautiful original photos of our daughter that captured her personality and documented some of her favorite places is Chicago. Highly recommend to anyone looking for great photos and a wonderful experience.
~ Teri

the premier senior photo experience

Let’s get this party started! 

Booking your senior portrait session is easy! Just click the yellow button below –  you literally can’t miss it!

I’ll send you an email to schedule a brief call – this call is short but mighty. During this call, I’ll ask all about you and the type of senior graduation photos you’re thinking about. It’s the first step in creating the photo session of your dreams!

I loved working with Shalimar on my senior photos because she made it super fun and easy! Plus the photos turned out amazing! She’s the best at capturing this exciting time in my life.
~ Molly

capturing your vibe in the city you call home

And I get it, I call it home too

There’s no one like you. Which is why your senior photo session should be unique to you. Choose a photographer that won’t take you to the same touristy photo spots, but one that not only knows what “the ledge” is but why you want a photo there. 

It’s my hope that 30 years from now when you look back at your senior photos, you’ll not only see how amazing you were at this age, but you’ll also remember all the places that filled your high school years in this beautiful city.