Why Friends First for Family Photography?

I do family photography because I love the sense of belonging family gives us. Our relationships anchor us and hold us accountable to be our best but too often we get caught up in busy and distraction. We tend to always focus on the next big thing. We lose the little moments and we don’t stop often enough to really appreciate one another and just be with one another.

Your family photography experience should be about the love you have for one another. Grandparents and parents blessing their children. The life long support brothers and sisters give one another. Children being joyful and charming. Everyone having fun and enjoying one another.

My dad used to say you belong to me and I belong to you. Both mom and dad are gone now, but I carry their crazy love in my heart every day. I never had professional photos made with them so please forgive me for being urgent. Book a session today. I mean now. Bring everyone who is important to you. Don’t take no for an answer!

Adorable black man and child doing a piggyback ride in studio.

Family Photography


We live such busy, driven, and distracted lives. Why not take a time-out to reconnect with the people you love the most? Gorgeous studio lit portraits will never go out of style. Family photography made into wall art will breathe life and feeling into your home where they will spark conversations for many years to come.

Family photographic experiences include:

Discovering what you love and value the most about one another so that we can make portraits that are not just beautiful, but also deeply meaningful to you.

A fun and easy photo session at our private, comfortable, and welcoming Logan Square studio. Fresh ground coffee, chocolate treats and/or bubbly is served.

A cinematic presentation of your photos right after so you can choose your favorites and request retouching services if needed.

You will also receive a matted 8×10 fine art print of your most loved photo.

Purchase online then call Jake at 312-927-5253 to schedule and plan your session.



Artwork for your home that inspires and brings you joy every day.

Don't swipe left on your family. Let us make you something as unique and beautiful as you are. Let the artwork remind you every day of what's really important. Give your kids self-esteen when they see they're important enough to display on your walls at home.

Wall Art

From $1,250

Your gorgeous studio portraits are custom-sized to fit your home and your budget. We love Chromaluxe alumninum panels which are super lightweight and durable, and jumbo gallery mats which are gorgeous and ready to frame or display as-is. These pieces will bring real joy and meaning to your home and for your family.

Deep Matte Prints

$100 Each

These eco-friendly deep matte prints come ready to frame or gift. They are by far our most popular product because they allow you to build your collection over time. Any order of 15 or more comes with a gorgeous leather covered case with an acrylic top and magnetic closure that allows you to display your art perfectly on a bookcase or tabletop.

Additional information

Family, Furbaby, Couples Boudoir, Grandparents & Kids, Engagement

We Donate 5% of Artwork Sales to the Chicago Battered Women's Network

We are dedicated to ending domestic violence.

Friends First and the Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women’s Network are working together to end domestic violence. Now, 5% of your album and wall art purchases are donated to The Network.

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