Capturing your family's story {Plano Family Photographer}

Capturing your family's story {Plano Family Photographer}

Photos on your hard drive do not compare to having a tanglble heirloom quality album that tells your family’s story. Rachel Friedman Photography is one of the best Plano family photographers to capture your family portraits.

How to choose your next DFW family photographer!

How to choose your next DFW family photographer!

It can be hard to figure out the best way to compare family photographer in an age where there are SO many choices. I am here to give you a few tools to use to compare photographers beyond just their price lists! Rachel Friedman Photography is a premier DFW family and newborn photographer serving the whole metroplex from Plano and Dallas to Fort Worth and the surrounding suburbs.

A session guide for Dads {Most Fun Stress-Free Chicago Family Photographer}

A session guide for Dads {Most Fun Stress-Free Chicago Family Photographer}

A guide for dads on how to rock your session with Chicago’s best family photographer, Rachel Friedman Photography.

Capturing Love that Spans Generations {Highland Park extended family photographer}

Capturing Love that Spans Generations {Highland Park extended family photographer}

As one of the top Chicago extended family photographers, I work with families of all sizes from Chicago to Wilmette to Highland Park, and I’d love to work with you!

Chasing the golden light {Chicago North Suburban Family Photographer}

Chasing the golden light {Chicago North Suburban Family Photographer}

Gorgeous golden light is absolutely worth staying up a little past bedtime for. Booking a sunset shoot in Chicago’s North Shore suburbs with Rachel Friedman Photography is always an adventure!

The new family of FOUR {Chicago Lifestyle In-home Photographer}

The new family of FOUR {Chicago Lifestyle In-home Photographer}

Skipping a newborn session doesn't mean that you've missed the boat. It just means that when we capture your baby's first photos, they'll be more likely to give you great eye contact, social smiles and even giggles. 

Chicago Family Photos at the Beach {Glencoe Family Photographer}

Chicago Family Photos at the Beach {Glencoe Family Photographer}

It’s never “too late” and there is never a wrong time to schedule a family photo session - babies don’t keep.

How to Bribe your Child for a Photo Session {Chicago Family Photographer}

How to Bribe your Child for a Photo Session {Chicago Family Photographer}

As a mom and a photographer, I am totally not above bribing my kids (and you bribing yours for a session) when handled the right way. Here are my insights on bribing your kids for your Family Photography Session…

Why golden hour? This is why. {Chicago North Shore Family Photographer}

Why golden hour? This is why. {Chicago North Shore Family Photographer}

I will admit, I am a mom who thrives on routine, and because of it, my kids do too. I know I'm not the only one. My kids are early birds, and by 7:30 pm, everyone is safely tucked into their beds, cozy in their cribs, and I am enjoying some much welcomed peace and quiet.

Fall Family Photo Fun {Winnetka Family Photographer}

Fall Family Photo Fun {Winnetka Family Photographer}

See that baby? He is telling you that it's so important to take the time to have an annual family photo taken.  Or else. Haha. But seriously, how much do you love looking through the photos from your childhood?

Grow with Me {Highland Park Family Photographer}

Grow with Me {Highland Park Family Photographer}

I first met Scotti when he was not quite two months old. He and his parents were one of my first clients, and they were so brave, booking a mini session on the beach with a tiny baby in tow. Of course, he was an absolute gem, and his parents have gone from new clients to great friends in my book.

Let there be light! {Glenview Family Photographer}

Let there be light! {Glenview Family Photographer}

It's good to catch up. At least that's what I'm telling myself when five months after these super fun sessions, I'm getting to relive them through the blog over here at Rachel Friedman Photography.

First Round of Fall Family Photo Sessions {Chicago North Shore Family Photographer}

First Round of Fall Family Photo Sessions {Chicago North Shore Family Photographer}

Here’s a sneak peek of some of my favorite images from my first round of Fall Mini Sessions.

Late Summer Stunning Sessions in Northfield {Northfield Family Photographer}

Late Summer Stunning Sessions in Northfield {Northfield Family Photographer}

In trying to keep up with the blog over here at Rachel Friedman Photography, I am sharing my favorite images from some of my favorite sessions, and here are a slew of fabulous images that were all taken on the same magical weekend in August.

Family Photos at Glencoe Beach {Chicago North Shore Family Photographer}

Family Photos at Glencoe Beach {Chicago North Shore Family Photographer}

It’s amazing how a location can look so different from season to season. Shooting at this location in the spring, when the leaves were barely budding on the trees, seems like a lifetime ago.

One last round of Chicago city sessions {Chicago baby photographer}

One last round of Chicago city sessions {Chicago baby photographer}

As I creep toward my due date, I reached a point where I just couldn't manage the commute to the city for family sessions. Thankfully, I am so lucky to have so many wonderful suburban clients and city clients who are flexible about taking a quick trip up the Edens Expressway to meet me in the near north suburbs.

Two Adorable Baby Bumps {Wilmette Maternity Photographer}

Two Adorable Baby Bumps {Wilmette Maternity Photographer}

There's something magical and exciting hidden within a growing bump.  Obviously, there's a baby in there, but there's a certain twinkle in an expectant mom's eyes as she prepares for the future with a new member of the family.

Family Photos at the Lincoln Park Nature Boardwalk {Chicago Family Photographer}

Family Photos at the Lincoln Park Nature Boardwalk {Chicago Family Photographer}

When families in the city reach out to me for family photos, I always include the Lincoln Park Nature Boardwalk in my list of suggested locations.