My Story

I believe in living in the present moment. We cannot change the past or predict the future, so we can enjoy every moment as it is and make the most of it. My job is to capture the beauty in those present moments with my vision and my camera that you can look back on for years and even generations to come. I love to preserve the little details and unique expressions of love in my sessions with clients. Together we will tell your story. I love to make each session unique yet authentic to my style and talent.


With over 13 years of experience photographing babies and families, I am dedicated to getting the most natural expressions and genuine interactions. I prefer a more uncomplicated location or set up in the studio to showcase my clients and their unique features and relationship with each other. I think about what moments would make a future version of my client smile, tear up, or laugh when they see their portraits. I want to be sure my clients' portraits are enjoyed and not forgotten on their phones or computer, so I encourage printing and displaying their favorite images from their sessions and even offer a full-service studio with unique, one-of-a-kind high-quality products.

walking quietly in nature
reading and learning
meditation and yoga
seeing people showing their love
beautiful flowers
wiggling my toes in the sand
being present with my children
experiencing something new

Things I Love
and I'll capture them.and connected momentsnatural expressionsYou create the

I have a natural gift for working with babies and young children and have done so for most of my life, including having five children of my own. I know what it feels like to be a new parent unsure of the new journey ahead of them. I truly understand how it feels to see your children grow so fast, and I want to remember every tiny detail. I have been on the other side of the camera many times and know what questions and concerns come up, which allows me to give my clients the best guidance so they feel completely at ease during their sessions. Families come to me each year to document their important milestones, and I love seeing their children change and grow and being a part of it all. Children know me and anticipate the fun we will have, and many end our sessions with a high five or a hug.

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Email: Erika@justpeachyphotog.com
Phone: 224-801-1680

Studio: 117 W. Slade St. #2, Palatine, IL 60067