While I am always open to any location of your choice…..here is a little snapshot from some of my favorite locations to assist you in planning your upcoming session!
(Click the colored link for directions to each location)
Lilacia Park in Lombard is a bit of a hidden gem right in town. It has plenty of space for running as well as a large fountain, amazing plantings (especially in the spring when the tulips and lilacs are blooming), paver walkways, benches and a cute stone staircase just for posing. If you like nature…you will love this spot. There is no additional cost to shoot at this location.
St James Farm in Warrenville is probably my most requested spot. Especially nice for family, maternity, and engagement sessions, this location offers everything from vintage brick and painted barns (mustard yellow) to tree lined lanes, a bridge and a pond. It’s definitely a one stop shop for everything beautiful in backdrops. This location has the best color in the Fall. I hold a photography permit to shoot in this location at no extra cost.
Looking for a more urban feel…Downtown Wheaton is the place for you! Great for families, couples, seniors, and maternity sessions, this location offers vintage brick, great architecture, the famous blue door, and loads of charming alleys and quiet streets. As a bonus, Adams Park is adjacent to the downtown location so it’s easy to add some green space photos within walking distance. Truly one of my favorites! There is no extra cost to shoot at this location.
Looking for a pretty green spot to take your family, maternity, senior or engagement photos, Adams Park, located in front of the Wheaton Library, is a wonderful green space right in our downtown area. Choose this as a stand alone location or as an add on to your downtown Wheaton session. This spot has a gorgeous fountain, brick paver paths, the big Wheaton chair and more! In the spring there are beautiful flowers as well. There is no extra cost to shoot at this location.
A hidden forest right in the heart of Wheaton, the Theosophical Society grounds are quiet and beautiful. I love this location in the winter as the pine tree lined paths stay green year round which offers a rustic charm for your photo session. You would never know that these photos were taken at the intersection of two busy streets. This location is my favorite for maternity sessions and engagement sessions. Large fields, a forest, the giant pines and a double swing are the highlights. There is no extra cost to shoot at this location.
Danada Equestrian Center in Wheaton is the best spot for beautiful rustic photos, especially in the fall. This location is an amazing horse property which white fences, white barns, tree lined lines and grassy areas that are perfect for photos. Sometimes we can even capture photos with the horses! Choose this for family, maternity and engagement sessions. I hold a photography permit to shoot at this location at no extra cost.
Cantigny Park in Wheaton is a true fan favorite! Amazing landscaping, the McCormick mansion, the big chairs, and great pathways and water features make this a beautiful destination for your family, engagement, senior, maternity and wedding photos. This location has a fee to enter the park as well as a photography fee of $35 per day to shoot here. You are responsible for obtaining this permit as you enter the park to be displayed during our session.
Hurley Gardens is a little known park here in Wheaton. It has an interesting history, some amazing landscaping, and white buildings that are perfect for photo sessions. It is a small location but includes a fountain, a green field and beautiful flowers in season. I love this for families, engagement photos, seniors, first communion, and dance photos. There is no additional cost to shoot at this location.
Looking for something rustic in the heart of Wheaton, then Northside Park might be for you. Great for engagement, maternity and family sessions, this park has old cabins, bridges, water and rustic charm. No flowers here…mostly green space, forested areas and cool old wood backdrops. Great for senior boys who would like something more masculine. There is no additional cost to shoot at this location.
Need to shoot photos but the weather isn’t cooperating? Wilder Conservatory on the campus of Elmhurst College is the spot for you. Great in the winter as this tiny glass structure boasts beautiful flowers and plantings year round. Flower colors change with the season. This is especially nice for maternity and milestone sessions that just won’t wait for nicer weather. There is no additional cost to shoot at this location.
Have a special location in mind of your upcoming session and don’t see it here? Please contact me to discuss your ideas! I am open to any great spot that is meaningful to your family.
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