Hi! I’m Cadence!
Family photographer, baby-whisperer, and lover of all things childhood.
Since 2013, I’ve photographed hundreds of families across northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin.
Moments are my muse! The joyful, the messy, the quirky, the crazy, and every moment in between. I specialize in newborn and child photography because these are the real life moments we want to remember forever. Not in stiff, fakey poses, but in warm, genuine interactions!
If it’s memories you’re after, you’re in the right place! At my studio or on location across northern Illinois, I’ll help you celebrate the beauty and uniqueness of your family. Email me to get started!
During photo sessions, we play lots of games to keep the kids engaged and the smiles genuine. So instead of simply telling you about myself, how about a little get-to-know-you game?
PARLOR GAMES — AND GO!
All ships rise in high tides.
Greatest love of your life?
Russell McCarrel. He’s the INTJ to my INFJ.
What is it that you most dislike?
Sexism, racism, all the -isms.
Being barefoot outside at dusk on a summer day, breathing deeply.
Last Netflix binge?
Great British Baking Show (for like the 8th time).
Amy Poehler, Malala Yousafzai, Maya Angelou, Lucille Ball, and David Bowie.
from the families who know best.
CADENCE HAS SO MUCH PATIENCE
with the little ones and perfectly captures their personality in that stage of their lives.
“We are so blessed to have her take our family pictures and to capture these moments that go so quickly with our son.”
– Joan | AUG 2017
CADENCE IS A TRUE PROFESSIONAL
with a great passion for capturing the right moments and making them into everlasting memories.
“We recently booked a one-year photo shoot with McCarrel Photography for our little boy. I am beyond happy with how the images turned out, and appreciate Cadence’s constant communication and work ethic. She truly delivers the best results, not just as a photographer but as someone who can put little ones at ease and bring out their happiest sides. I cannot highly recommend Cadence enough!”
– Carolyn | FEB 2017
WORDS CANNOT EXPRESS HOW SWEET AND WARM SHE WAS with my children during the process.
“Cadence was such a pleasure to work with. She was always very responsive and understanding. I am very pleased with her work.”
– Brittany | NOV 2015
Wondering if we’re a good fit (or already know that we are)? Contact me and let’s chat about your session!