Illinois Wedding Photographers

Lifestyle Photography in Illinois

Peoria, Elgin, Bloomington, Champaign, Chicago, Aurora, Joliet, Rockford, Naperville, Springfield

Are you searching for an Illinois lifestyle photographer? Would you like to capture your family in stunning portraits or do a creative and tasteful maternity photoshoot? When you invite one of our lifestyle photographers into your family to document your next family, couple, pregnancy, or teen/senior portraits, you will receive photographs that you will treasure for years to come.  

In northern Illinois, family photos taken in one of the premier Japanese gardens in the country will depict the peace and serenity of this beautiful site. Sparkling waterfalls, formal gardens, koi ponds and a teahouse make beautiful backdrops for the Illinois family photographer. In the heart of Chicago, which sets a lakeside view of Lake Michigan, families will find both entertainment and elegance. Chicago's, Millennium Park, offers spacious areas surrounded by the sites and sounds of the city, making for ideal family photography opportunities. In the river country of western Illinois, family photography prospects include scenic sites along the Mississippi River. The Wildlife Prairie State Park or Spoon River Valley are just a couple of the many interesting locations this river country has to offer. With the Shawnee National Forest in Southern Illinois, lifestyle photographers will enjoy the many acres of beautiful forest to use as a backdrop for photographs. If your Illinois family will be in the Central part of the state for a vacation, there are many interesting, historic sites. This part of the state features the State Capitol, Springfield, the famous Route 66, and even Amish Villages.

Meet the elite members of the Lifestyle Photographers Association of Illinois:

Map of Lifestyle Photographers Serving Illinois

4 Available Lifestyle Photographers...

Chicago lifestyle photographer Jennifer Jackson, of IL

If you are looking for a photographer that will capture the fun, messy "stuff of life" than look no further, because that is what I do. I create frame worthy imagery that moves away from the slick studio setting in order to paint an honest portrait of your family; all of the laughs, messes, goofs, love, and excitement... I became a photographer when I was 13 and never looked back. I am a darkroom and digital photography teacher and the owner of a lifestyle and wedding photography business too. Photographing people is my jam and I am fun to be around and am really great with kids of all ages. Send me an email if this sounds like a good fit for you.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Ruthie Hauge is a lifestyle photographer for Madison, Wisconsin.

Ruthie’s roots are in photojournalism and art. She received a scholarship to attend Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, where she majored in photography and minored in drawing. She interned at the Irish Times Newspaper in Dublin, Ireland. Upon graduation, she launched her photography business and in 2006, was hired as a Staff Photographer by Sun-Times Media. There she worked for almost 7 years covering memorable events such as the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, the 2008 Olympic Trials for Track and Field in Eugene, Oregon, and Paul McCartney at Wrigley Field. During her tenure at Sun-Times Media, she earned 18 State and National Photojournalism awards. In the summer of 2012, Ruthie and her husband welcomed their first child, and she made the decision to give up her staff position to focus on her business and her new role as Mom. Ruthie and her husband now have two young sons and a huge cat. They try to live simply and enjoy outdoor recreation, live music, a good glass of wine and travel. In 2017, Ruthie and her family relocated from the Chicago area to Madison, WI. Before a long day of photography Ruthie's pre-game ritual includes 8+ hours of sleep, a burger, a playlist of Hall & Oates, and an iced white chocolate mocha. On assignment, Ruthie is usually doing whatever is necessary to get the best possible photo, whether it be sloshing through a ditch, balancing on the roof of a skyscraper, flying in a blimp or standing in a bathtub. She loves EVERY minute of it. Ruthie's goal is to go above and beyond for her clients while also capturing as much personality, life and storytelling in her images as possible.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Member of the Family Photojournalist Association - FPJA
Knoxville family and portrait photographer Leah Moyers of Tennessee

Leah Moyers is a photographer with a fine arts background located in East Tennessee. Her style is unobtrusive, candid, inclusive and thoughtfully captured. She creates relationships with clients that allow her to capture them authentically and truly enjoys producing beautiful and unique work.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA