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?

The Proust

What’s your motto?
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.

Your idea of perfect happiness?
Being barefoot outside at dusk on a summer day, breathing deeply.

Last Netflix binge?
Great British Baking Show (for like the 8th time).

Personal Heroes?
Amy Poehler, Malala Yousafzai, Maya Angelou, Lucille Ball, and David Bowie.


from the families who know best.








Wondering if we’re a good fit (or already know that we are)? Contact me and let’s chat about your session!

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