Chicago Family Photographer

I offer several stylized session options to create the perfect photographic art that is specially designed for your space. This can include a wall portrait, an heirloom album and digital images that you would like to preserve for generations. The creative session fee formally books your portrait appointment and covers the pre-session consultation by phone or email, your portrait session, post-session processing, preparation of your images and a private online viewing/ordering appointment.

It does not include any prints or products.

Clients may purchase products via the A La Carte Menu or from Print & Digital Collections.





BABY’S 1ST YEAR | 300  {$150 savings}




  • Please click the CONTACT button above to request a full product catalog/price list for more info.
  • All products and digital files are purchased separately and are not included in the session fee.
  • Session fee is due at time of booking to secure your place on my calendar and is non refundable.
  • After the deposit is made, you will be e-mailed a “Pre-Session Survey”.  Please complete the survey to help me prepare for our time together.
  • An additional fee is required for groups of 6 or more.
  • All sessions offer complimentary styling!
  • For sessions 20 miles outside of my Elgin studio a travel fee is required.



I am now offering SAME DAY ordering appointments! That means after our session, we will take a short 30 minute break and then have our ordering appointment. Print/Digital collections, professional prints, gorgeous canvases, photo boxes, albums, custom birth announcements, holiday cards and other products will be available for purchase after the session. Please note than any prints or products not processed through our professional lab are not guaranteed by LibbyLou Images because of color and finish discrepancies. Our lab provides amazing print quality… for this reason, I encourage clients to order all prints intended for display or gifting through me.

Please contact Melissa to book a session or to see the full product menu. The majority of my clients spend between $475-$1500 on a combination of digital files, prints, canvases, albums and documentary films.

For your convenience, Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover are accepted. Prices are subject to change without notice. Current pricing will be honored for thirty days for sessions that are booked with the deposit fee.  Special promotional discounts or other offers cannot be combined.


If you have something in mind you don’t see here such as a fresh 48 session, group photography, head shots, or bundle pricing, please contact me to discuss.

I will offer a select number of mini sessions in the fall in preparation for the holidays. These will first be posted on my Facebook page, so please make sure you are following me there as well.

Melissa of LibbyLou Images is a Chicago newborn photographer also photographing maternity, children and family photography as well as engagements and weddings in Chicago, Illinois and the surrounding Northwest Suburbs.

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