Life reflects art. Art reflects life.
Newborns change so quickly. Before you know it they will sleep less, smile more and grow faster than you can imagine. This moment only happens once. Be sure to capture those sleepy snuggles before it’s too late. I’m an accredited newborn photographer through APNPI for both newborn safety posing and quality photography and I’d be honored to help capture these moments for you.
CAPTURING THE STORY OF
I am a creative storyteller of life and the ones you love. With each session I aim to find the authentic moments that occur in between the smiles. There is so much beauty in those moments and they are my favorite to capture.
Valentine’s Mini Sessions
I have a few weekday slots available for Valentine Mini Sessions! These sessions are for kids only...
When I got the email from my client that she was expecting twin girls and wanted me to capture...
A FEW WORDS ABOUT HOW I WORK
I am a storyteller. For me, photography is a creative way to capture the stories of our lives in very specific moments and I am extremely passionate about what I do. I feel it’s so important to honor these cherished moments we share with our loved ones. Not only that, but captures remind us of who we are and once were.
In my style of shooting, I prefer to use a mix of traditional posing as well as un-posed while working. I usually begin most sessions with traditional poses, but then I encourage my clients to breathe and live a little. I actually find the most beauty in those simple breaths we take in- between a pose. It’s within those natural moments that I can capture a true glimpse of their story and as a storyteller, they are the moments I’m drawn to the most.
I am both humbled and honored that you have considered my creative services for your family and I really cannot wait to tell your story!
Chasing the sun
Olivia in Aurora
I don’t know if it’s the hormones that I am tearing up looking at these photos! 😭😭😭 They are so beautiful I love them thank you so much for a great experience! ❤️
Amar in Downers Grove
We love the photos and loved working with you. We look forward to meeting again in a few months.
Melissa in Elburn
Thank you!! These are exactly what we were hoping for and we couldn’t love them more. We’ll go through them today and select our favorites, which will be SO hard since we want them all 😊
Cate in Geneva
I simply must share….Christine Retzer is absolutely incredible and oh so talented….Christine took my daughter’s pictures just a few days ago….from the moment she began, my less than two week old daughter was completely comfortable with her (and her warm, clean, beautiful space). Christine was so gentle, caring and kind (both to me and my little one)….while taking the most beautiful photos that I will forever treasure. It was such a wonderful experience with absolutely no stress…just have to thank this sweet, gifted Mom! We are deeply grateful!”
BEST PHOTOGRAPHER OF ST. CHARLES, IL – NEWBORN & FAMILY