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Ori and Tali explore the Skokie Sculpture Garden

I was excited when Judith suggested the Skokie Sculpture Garden as a backdrop for her family photos this summer. I’ve never shot there before, and it was just right for this awesome family. Quirky, fun, relaxed, easy…we had a fantastic time walking through it and goofing around together. Ori and Tali are both getting so big! I can’t help but remember sessions when they were babies, and marvel at how fast the time has gone. Thanks for another great time, Judith, John, Ori, and Tali! It was wonderful to catch up.

Fall Sessions

That time of year is just upon us once again, my dear friends: when everyone starts thinking about fall foliage and holiday card photos. I’m scheduling differently this year, and sessions are more limited than they have been in the past. Here’s the deal:

*The Standard Session: $450 for 1-hr, Saturday or Sunday mornings, on-location, full rights to 50+ final retouched digital images

*The Mini Session: $170/Studio, $200/On-Location*, 20 minutes, Monday-Friday, full rights to 5 final retouched digital images, and the option to purchase additional. (*Outdoor location must be nearby Jen’s studio in Chicago’s Northern Burbs. Contact Jen for more details).

I only have some flexibility, so reach out with those specific idea pitches sooner than later so I can attempt to accommodate. Dates are booking up VERY FAST this year. So, if you have your heart set on a JSP photo session this year, email me today to secure your spot on my calendar. Can’t wait to catch up and have some fun with all of you soon!

Heidi Carey - August 15, 2019 - 12:29 pm

Looking to schedule a mini-session at Gillson this fall. Late September (on a Friday) would work best!

Jen Soares Photography - August 16, 2019 - 9:49 am

Great, Heidi! I would love to see you guys this fall! I will email you specifics.

Owen, Emery, and Siena explore Lake Forest Beach

School may be starting again, but there’s still some Summer left, guys! The perfect way to hang onto it a little longer was with a beach photo session with this awesome family last Saturday. Keith, Jaime, Owen, Emery, Siena, and I had Lake Forest Beach to ourselves on a gorgeous morning. The kids did a fantastic job, and we all had a lot of fun with some very fun running and jumping shots. Love this family! It was great to catch up with you five…such a blast!


Grayson and Avery

LOVE THESE GIRLS! (All three of them! 🙂 )

It’s always a good time playing around with top models, Grayson and Avery. I was thrilled they stopped by my studio a few weeks ago to show me their best poses, smiles, and dance moves. I was also thrilled I was able to convince their beautiful mom, Jen, to join in on a few photos, as well! Those are some of my favorites of the whole session! Thanks so much for coming out, my dear friend, and bringing your two rays of sunshine with you!


Lily and the Smash Cake

Lily turns one later this month, so to commemorate her big day, her mom, Sarah, brought her by my studio for some smash cake fun! Lily was a star, and so dainty about how she ate her cake and played with the frosting. She has the sweetest little expressions and cutest poses…I can’t get enough of her little leggies, ohmygoodness! Thanks for coming over, Sarah! That was SO MUCH FUN!