Friends First Photo is an artist-owned family photography studio in Logan Square, Chicago.

PHOTOGRAPHY THAT MATTERS

Love. Friendship. Family. Connection.

Turn your love into art that inspires you to be your best.

A photographer’s real job is to show you the best version of yourself.

The only way to make this happen is to take the time to get to know the real you before we pick up a camera. That means slowing down a world that loves to rush but it’s totally worth it because your photos will feel personal and genuine.

Check out our family and newborn photography.

Emotions not poses.

If done with feeling a professional photoshoot can help us to celebrate our relationships, or reconnect with someone we love or accept ourselves just as we are or see one another in a new way.

If you’re looking for wedding photography that shows the true you give us a look.

Experienced and talented wedding photography.
Keep fire and passion alive by showing art in your boudoir!

Seeing yourself through the eyes of an artist can be transformative.

When people tell me they aren’t photogenic I think it’s just not true. We are all beautiful and deserve to feel good about the way we look. Seeing ourselves through the eyes of an empathic artist can be a transformative experience. If you love yourself in photos great! If you need a little extra support you are in the right place we promise.

Check out our sexy and romantic couples boudoir photography.

Begin with the end in mind

What do you want to feel when you look at the finished work? What do you want for your loved ones? I show all kinds of photography styles and people here. From maternity to couples boudoir to weddings and even pets. At first I was afraid people would judge me for showing so much diversity, but now I see that all these ‘styles’ are just different expressions of love.

Boost your career or business with a professional headshot.

That show the real you.
Furbabies are family too!

Let’s Make It Real.

Digitals are fine for swiping, but I believe we are worth being made into something beautiful and real. Albums and custom wall art bring beauty, joy and pride into your home and inspire you and your family to be your best for one another.

We can get lost in the busy robot-mode of the daily grind. We all crave quality time. Let’s use our time together to refocus on what’s truly important. Us.

Gorgeous pet photography right this way please.

Please join us in our mission to end domestic violence.

Did you know that one in four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime? And it’s not just women but men and children too.

I’m a survivor. After years of therapy I’ve healed from the effects but the drama of my early childhood is being replayed over and over again. Every single day the Chicago Police get an average of 500 emergency calls related to domestic violence.

Now through the end of October any donation of $100 or more to The Chicago Battered Women’s Network gets you an amazing family, best friend or furbaby portrait session at my family portrait studio in Logan Square. Here’s a chance to celebrate the relationships that mean the most in your life while supporting other families and children who desperately need your help.

Thank you for your support. I’ve included information about Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women’s Network below. 100% of your donation goes directly to the Network!

Jake’s fundraiser for Chicago Battered Women’s Network

Did you know that one in four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime? And it’s not just women but men and children too. I’m a survivor myself and have healed from the effects but the drama of my early childhood is being replayed over and over again.

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IF you are planning a wedding please use the expanded version of this form on our Contact page. #SAFE is our social portrait project to end domestic violence. To read more about it visit our Mission page using the link above.