Storytelling doesn’t just belong to writers.
Beautiful light and little features are the vocabulary of timeless newborn and family photography.
Childhood is a blur — delicate newborn hair whorls, sleepy smirks, baby teeth (and the spaces in between) vanish as quickly as they come. Revisiting baby photos and family portraits is like returning to pages in a book you want to read again and again.
Let’s bookmark those pages — the child milestones and fleeting moments — to preserve them exactly as you left them.
Specializing in authentic, heartwarming family photography and artistic newborn photography, McCarrel Photography perfectly captures your family’s sweetest moments.
Cadence is the photographer behind McCarrel Photography. Based in Carpentersville, Illinois, she is a family and child photographer serving most of northern Illinois and some parts of southern Wisconsin. On-location family photography available in Barrington, Crystal Lake, St. Charles, and everywhere in between.
from the families who know best.
“We’ve been going to her for four years now, and even after we moved an hour away, we still make the drive to her studio because she is the best. She is so sweet and you can tell that she is passionate about her art. She has a way with children and isn’t afraid to be goofy to get that perfect shot.”
– Jennifer | FEB 2019
“We’ve been working with her since 2013 and I couldn’t imagine trusting someone else with our family and children’s photos! Our children absolutely adore her!”
– Jaclyn | FEB 2019
“We loved her so much that we went back for our little one’s 1st birthday! Couldn’t be happier with our photos!! Cadence is such an amazing, loving and caring person!! You can tell that she truly loves what she does!!”
– Christina | FEB 2019