Chicago North Shore Portrait Photography
What to Expect:


  • Schedule a date and time | I am excited to help you plan your family photo session. I recommend a time in the early morning not long after sunrise or just before sunset. This gives us the opportunity to work with some gorgeous light and create fabulous pictures

  • Pick a location  |  I have a few favorite outdoor locations I would happily recommend.  These setting will give us great variety with impressive backgrounds and lighting.  Of course, your home is always a wonderful option for our shoot! Please inquire about travel distances.

  • Choose your outfits  |  I suggest picking 2-3 colors to coordinate throughout outfits of each family member.  Please see my pinterest pages for examples.



The session will take approximately one hour. This time may vary depending on the moods of the children. No worries and do not stress! This timeframe will give us plenty of opportunity to capture some great candid and traditional images of your family. We will try to take pictures in 2-3 different areas of our location. I will take pictures of the entire family, siblings together, individual pictures of the kids as well as pictures of mom and dad together.

I will focus on capturing not only the laughter, silliness, and playfulness amongst you, but also the tender, quiet moments between family members. I will create a fun and relaxed atmosphere so we can capture beautiful candid images.



  • Images | Each one hour session will include 25-30 high resolution edited images. These images will be presented in an online format within 2 weeks of your session. You will choose 10 of these images to keep. You have the option to upgrade and order the entire gallery. Please order your prints and enlargements through the gallery.

  • Gallery expiration | Your online gallery will be active for 1 week from the date it is posted. All orders should be placed within this 7 day period.

  • Prints and products | Print orders will be delivered to your home within two weeks of the order date. Due to the custom nature of photographic prints and products, all sales are final. If you are not satisfied with the print or product you’ve ordered through me, please let me know so I can correct any issue. Any prints or products not processed through the recommended professional lab will not be guaranteed by Nicola Levine Photography due to color and finish discrepancies.

  • Copyright and social media | All images are copyrighted by Nicola Levine Photography. A print release form accompanies the purchase of your high resolution files of your images. This will allow you to have the images printed at any location and in any medium.