When should I schedule my Senior Pictures?
This is a question that I often hear. Being in Chicago, I could give the standard answer - "early and often!" and I wouldn't be wrong! I say early because when you schedule early, as with anything, it means that you're
Downtown Chicago High School Senior Photo Session
Since my studio is in the city of Chicago, many of the inquiries I get are from high school seniors hoping to do their high school senior photo session in downtown Chicago. Some of these seniors live in the city,
10 Must-Have Items for your College Dorm Room
It's almost that time when recent grads will become official college freshman! And as their mom, you want to make sure that they have everything they need as they settle in for their next chapter. I get it! I just
Comparing senior photos taken at school and senior photos with Shalimar B Photography – is there a difference?
In the city of Chicago, most high schools contract with photography companies to take photos of students for the yearbook. If your student is a senior, they also offer these images for senior portraits. Some parents ask the question -
The Windy City Debunked – What Locals Love About Chicago
Chicago is a city known for its delicious deep-dish pizza, beautiful architecture, and stunning lakeside views. Often called the “Windy City,” there are many reasons why locals love Chicago and choose to call it home. If you’re a local renting
The One Thing I Wish High School Seniors Wouldn’t Stress About Before Their Photos
If you were getting your photo taken, what's the one thing that would make you nervous? Would it be what you're going to wear? How you're going to do your hair and make up? Or maybe it would be just
What do I wear for my senior photo session?
You've booked your senior photo session and your first question is
What if my kid doesn’t behave during our photoshoot?
This is such a great question! And one that I've gotten quite a few times - and actually, one I've thought myself when preparing my family for our family photo session! But don't worry, Mom. I've always got a plan -
Why Hands and Nails Matter in Photos
As part of my pre-session prep, I have a questionnaire that each client completes. One question in particular often gets a similar answer. The question is a two-part question. First, "Do you like to have your photo taken?" and then
Locations for Senior and Family Sessions!
I am so excited to announce that I will once again be able to offer studio session to all of my clients! After a two year break from working in a studio space, the time is right to go back.