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    Ever since I was ten years old and was gifted my first Polaroid camera by my parents, I have lived life "through the lens". I was enamored by light and capturing moments in time, even way back then. It was always my intention to be an artist. At first I followed a commercial art education, and then moved towards architecture but it wasn't until my first child was born and I purchased my first professional film camera, a medium format mamiya (boy that makes me sound old) that my vision, the medium and the results married together seamlessly, I had found my heaven! Photography, and in particular the photography of people gives my artistic thoughts and visions an outlet which lets others see the world the same way I do, for that second in time. Photography shines a light into the soul and captures the true spirit, I will never cease to be amazed by and drawn to this most powerful medium. I hope that my journey with the camera conveys the story that I intend, life is precious and these moments are gone in the blink of an eye. Make sure your precious moments live on for generations to come.

Naperville Professional Photographer…Best of Naperville

We just wanted to say a big thank you to all of our wonderful clients who voted for us for Naperville’s Best and for supporting the studio.

You celebrated us and now we want to celebrate YOU!

The first 20 people to call the studio and book a full session will receive $50 off of their session fee!

Thank you all again!

630.961.5777Best of Naperville Professiona Photographer Alicias photography

The ’70’s Called, They Want Their Hippies Back…Professional Chicago High School Senior Photographer

I am absolutely ecstatic to introduce you to our 2015 Senior Ambassadors!

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Each year our ambassador program continues to grow, this year reaching across seven different schools.

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Chicago Naperville Senior Photographer Hippie Session

Chicago Naperville Senior Photographer Hippie Session

For this year’s Senior Ambassador photo-shoot we went back in time to the Volkswagen buses, Woodstock and hippie era.

If you were thinking the early 1970’s, you were thinking right.

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Chicago Naperville Senior Photographer Hippie Session

The whole day was spent with smiles and laughs; the carefree, happy atmosphere was present due to the fact they were anywhere but school.

Chicago Naperville Senior Photographer Hippie Session

For this year’s photo-shoot we also had three young men featured in our Senior Ambassadors shoot!

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Each of the boys fell right into the shoot and added such flair.

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Chicago Naperville Senior Photographer Hippie Session

Chicago Naperville Senior Photographer Hippie Session

Chicago Naperville Senior Photographer Hippie Session

Chicago Naperville Senior Photographer Hippie Session

Chicago Naperville Senior Photographer Hippie Session

Chicago Naperville Senior Photographer Hippie Session

Ben C. is a Naperville North Senior.  He is a gymnast for the NNHS team.  Isn’t he adorable?

Chicago Naperville Senior Photographer Hippie Session

Grant S. is a Naperville North High School Senior and is also a gymnast for the schools team.  Seriously how do we get such gorgeous models??!

Chicago Naperville Senior Photographer Hippie Session

Colin G. was a high school senior at Matea Valley High school and played football and was on the show choir.  I have been doing Colin’s pictures since he was little.  Gosh, I feel old!

Chicago Naperville Senior Photographer Hippie Session

A large portion of our ambassadors are from Naperville North.

First up is Claire G., a Naperville North Senior Ambassador.  She is in show choir and loves to sing.  Stay tuned for her personal senior session.  This girl went with a vintage shoot and wow did she rock her senior photography session!

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Chicago Naperville Senior Photographer Hippie Session

Next is Alyssa G, also a Naperville North Senior Ambassador who loves golf and is on the Naperville North team.

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Following is Caleigh C., a Senior Ambassador from Naperville North who is on the volleyball team and would love to take up modeling.

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Chicago Naperville Senior Photographer Hippie Session

This is Emma, also a Naperville North Senior Ambassador.  Emma is on the Poms team and loves to dance.  Her style is very boho and boy does it work for her.  Stay tuned for images from her senior photography session.  Her boho style really makes her session unique and gorgeous.  Keep your clothing in mind when planning your senior photographs.  You really want it to represent who you are at this time in your life.

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Here we have Jilian E., a Senior Ambassador from Naperville North.  Jilian is quite an avid swimmer so of course she’s on the swim team and the water polo team.  She is the 100 meter backstroke champ!  Go Jilian!

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Meet Morgan S., our Senior Ambassador from Naperville North.  Morgan is a talented singer and loves to dance.  She is part of the Orchesis team at NNHS.  I’m looking forward to her personal Senior session because I know that we are going to incorporate her great dane puppy into the session.  How fun is that?

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Next is Lauren, also a Naperville North Senior Ambassador.  Lauren is an NNHS swimmer and on the water polo team.  I’ve known her mother since grade school and I’m looking forward to doing her high school senior photographs.  Looking at her is like taking a step back in time.

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This is Fjorda J., a Senior Ambassador from Naperville North.  She loves to dance is on the Orchesis team.

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Here we have Natalie M., a Senior Ambassador from Naperville North.  Isn’t she a gorgeous girl?

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This is Mary, our Senior Ambassador from Naperville North.  She is on Naperville North’s fabulous marching band.  I love her edgy look!

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Chicago Naperville Senior Photographer Hippie Session

Chicago Naperville Senior Photographer Hippie Session

Chicago Naperville Senior Photographer Hippie Session

Our last Senior Ambassador from Naperville North is Amanda F.  She was on the NNHS softball team.  Her beautiful mom owns Little Luxuries in Downtown Naperville.  So I’m sure she’s also busy helping out in her beautiful store.

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Meet Courtney W., our Neuqua Valley Senior Ambassador.  She is a fabulous dancer for the Neuqua Valley dance team.

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Here is Sophia M., another Senior Ambassador from Neuqua Valley.  She is one incredible soccer player for the NV soccer team.   She will continue her soccer career in college.  She is a determined and hardworking player.

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Chicago Naperville Senior Photographer Hippie Session

Chicago Naperville Senior Photographer Hippie Session

Meet Emma G., our Senior Ambassador from William Fremd High School.  She is our first senior ambassador from WF.  She is a soccer player and we are thrilled to have her as our senior ambassador.

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Next we have Michelle V., she is our Senior Ambassador from Montini.  Michelle is a cheerleader for Montini.  She is a spit fire and it shows in her senior ambassador shoot and her personal senior photographs. Stay tuned for sneak peeks from her personal session.

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Meet Olivia E., who is our Senior Ambassador from Benet Academy.  This girl can dance!  Her personal senior photography session will be featured soon.  Stay tuned because she had her senior session in Chicago.  Her dance moves and her beauty are incomparable.

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Chicago Naperville Senior Photographer Hippie Session

Chicago Naperville Senior Photographer Hippie Session

Lastly we have Carley, our Senior Ambassador from St. Francis.  Carley is a softball player with St. Francis.  I have been taking her photographs since she was just itty bitty.  It’s amazing to think that she is a senior already!

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Chicago Naperville Senior Photographer Hippie Session

Casey B. is our Waubonsie Valley High School senior ambassador.  I love her all American girl look.  Such a beauty!

Chicago Naperville Senior Photographer Hippie Session

Chicago Naperville Senior Photographer Hippie Session

Chicago Naperville Senior Photographer Hippie Session

Chicago Naperville Senior Photographer Hippie Session

Each year I am so lucky and get the best group of Senior Ambassadors!  Aren’t they all absolutely beautiful?!  They are just gorgeous inside and out!

Tons of thanks to:
Make up by Renee
Clothing and accessories – Room 363
Stylized – Colleen Turner
Floral headbands- It’s a Bling Thing
Erin Smith, Anne Marie. Susan Finck, Kristen Mulder, Delaney Johnson, Dan Johnson and Mark Norkaitis for all of your help!

We want to say good luck to last years senior ambassadors for 2014!  Good luck in all that you do!  You were an amazing group of ambassadors and I know that you are going to take this world by storm!

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Be sure to keep an eye out for each of our Senior Ambassador’s individual senior sessions on the blog.  If you have any questions regarding a high school senior session with Alicia’s Photography please feel free to talk to one or all of our senior ambassadors.  They will gladly give you the scoop on our studio and how fun our sessions are.  Please keep in mind that our studio offers hair and makeup services for your senior photography sessions  along with personalized senior videography.  Call the studio at 630-961-5777 to get the 411 on our custom sessions.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Creating Memories That Last a Lifetime…Naperville Professional Family Photographer

As cliché as it may be, photographs allow memories to last a lifetime. Our minds  hang on to the “big picture” of a moment but not the small details.  That’s where photography comes in.  The small details are what make up a person.  Their crooked little smile, the curls that fall just perfectly over their forehead, the way they hold their hands when they’re concentrating.  All of these small details get lost in our minds, but can be forever captured in a photograph. This is why at Alica’s Photography we put such an emphasis on family photographs.  None of us can go back in time to experience a moment, but we can always jog our memories through a photo.    Family sessions are one of our most popular sessions here at Alicia’s Photography.  Make sure you take the time to set up an appointment  to “stop time” with your family.  Capture those details of the ones you love before they are lost to the “big picture”.

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Professional Family photographs are extremely important; they capture the family as a whole, but also each individual at a stage in which they will never be at again.

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Whether that be those awkward teenage years with braces and a goofy smile or it being the last time having your family together as a whole for many months due to a child departing for college,

these moments are crucial points to capture.

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The family session itself is a memory that the whole family will get to carry in their hearts forever;spending a few hours together that may not typically be spent together, talking, laughing and having a wonderful time.

Alicia’s Photography also offers video of your family photography session.  Please take a peek at one of our family videos.  It not only captures your family  images but also captures the sounds of laughter and giggling that photography cannot.

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I love when siblings get comfortable in front of the camera and start to goof around and get playful, giving fun and adorable shots.

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Watching parent’s eyes light up with pure joy and love for their children never fails to make my heart smile.

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It is no surprise to me that family sessions are one of our most popular sessions, for our clients are not only receiving photographs of their family, but also creating memories.

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Take the time to schedule your family session today!  Call our Naperville studio today at 630-961-5777 for your summertime or fall  family photography session.  Come see why we are Chicago’s leading family photographer.

Chicago Naperville Photographer…Mozi Magazine Feature

Alicia’s Photography is so excited to have our very first feature in Mozi Magazine!!  It’s such an honor to be recognized by such a well respected photography magazine.  Please take the time to stop by the magazines blog and read about how we created our 40’s themed senior ambassador shoot and how we run our senior ambassador program.  The shoot had such a “Notebook” feel to it and we all really had a great time creating the look and feel of the session.  It’s such a wonderful feeling when you have an idea in your head and it all comes together better than you could have ever expected.  Thank you Mozi for recognizing us!!!

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