Chicago Child-Baby-Newborn-Couples Photographer | Artistic Family Photography » Elle Mermelstein is a Chicago, IL photographer specializing in {artistic, natural, organic} family, child, and newborn photography. Serving Chicago's north side, including Lincoln Park, Evanston, Lincolnwood, Skokie, Winetka, Glencoe, Highland Park, Northbrook, Deerfield, and Wilmette.

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Welcome! I am a family photographer specializing in modern custom photography in Chicago, using natural light for newborn, child, maternity, couples and family portraits.

I accept a limited number of sessions each month. Please reserve your date early to ensure availability!



Family sessions are relaxed and fun, capturing natural moments between you and your loved ones. I strive to highlight the special connection between parent and child, between siblings, and between spouses. Your children grow up so fast, and I want you to remember the ways they looked up at you with wide, trusting eyes; how they tucked their little hand inside yours; the way they rested their tiny heads against your chest — transforming a beautiful moment into a memory for always.

My style is custom photography as art. I am passionate about delivering natural, organic portraits with a soft, dreamy feel; art that will make you stop and look again as you pass it by in the hall. I believe that portraits of the ones you love deserve to be displayed; tangible art that will be enjoyed for years to come.

Family sessions are held at beautiful field or beach locations in or around Chicago. I have many locations that I love to shoot at, but recommendations are always welcome! In addition, I love assisting my clients in planning their session wardrobe, as clothing has a huge impact on the outcome of the images. I will post a “sneak peek” on my facebook page or blog the next day, highlighting a few of my favorite images from your family session! I also offer an awesome referral program — your recommendation to friends and family is the biggest compliment you can give! Every portrait session booked off of a referral receives this special promotion, and the referring client will receive the same. Please contact me with any questions – I look forward to photographing your family!

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Elle Mermelstein specializes in maternity, baby, child, and family photography in Chicago, IL and surrounding areas including Evanston, Lincolnwood, Skokie, Winetka, Glencoe, Highland Park, Northbrook, Deerfield, and Wilmette. Elle Mermelstein is a premier children’s and family natural light photographer serving Chicago’s north side.

Simple. Natural. Organic. Portraiture

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