THAT STIR THE HEART
love music, comedy, books, and seeing God in all things. As a wife of eleven years and a mom to four little ones, six and under, I have also come to LOVE capturing emotion, movement, and connection between loved ones all while keeping it laid back and true to life.
Bold & Beautiful
The Storyteller Magazine
Sugar & Snail
Stellar Exposure: Couples Edition
Mama Needs a Cocktail
Shutter Up Magazine
After experiencing my own set of hardships,
I know the power a photograph can have in showing us that no matter what we are going through, life is still beautiful, and everything really can be a grace.
You being here already makes you special to me! Whether you’re a sweatpants and messy bun or heels and lashes kinda person (maybe even both like me!), I want you to feel seen. Your story matters and I love capturing authentic images that stir the heart.
WARM • AUTHENTIC • JOYFUL
From planning outfits, choosing a location, and printing beautiful photo artwork, I will be with you every step of the way! These images are your story - your legacy - and they are an honor to capture.
The photos Maggie takes are not only brilliant, but they display the beauty, truth, messiness, and absolutely lovely parts of life. She does all of this through a photo session that makes you feel like you are hanging out with one of your closest friends. She eases everyone in and through that process gets truly gorgeous photos of her clients. I will continue to use her for my photography needs and would recommend her to anyone!
This was the single best experience I have ever had with having pictures taken! I was hesitant to do it beforehand, but all that melted away the minute the session started. Maggie was calm, warm, and welcoming. She encouraged my daughter and I to be ourselves and provided direction here and there to create the most beautiful photos. I can't say enough about how incredible this experience was, and the photos are unbelievable! This will forever be a very special memory for my daughter and I, all thanks to Everything is Grace Photography!
Kris & LIZZIE
Maggie of Everything is Grace Photography is a true professional and visual artist! During our session she managed to capture so many images that authentically showcased me and my personality. I was blown away with the album she sent of the pictures she captured. After seeing the photos, a friend commented that every pic looked so joy-filled! THAT is a direct result of Maggie and her skills! I've already recommended her to family and friends, and would book with her again in a heartbeat!
Absolutely amazed and overwhelmed at the photos we received after having a session with Maggie! What's even better is that it was such a fun and easy time. With two young kids, photo sessions have been hit or miss but she was so great with our boys and the time flew by. It was so casual! It felt like we were just having a conversation and walking through the park while she snapped away. I could not be more pleased with the whole experience and we have definitely found our photographer for years to come!
Matt and Michelle
Maggie is a talented photographer and an amazing human being. The combination of these attributes makes her excel at her craft. Maggie's heart and soul go into her work and it is reflected in the product. Our session was incredibly thoughtful and planned perfectly. The lighting captured in our photos was angelic because Maggie had scouted an incredible location and knew by the minute when the sun would be magical. I am so thankful to have found Maggie to take Mother/daughter photos for the holidays this year. She exceeded my expectations. They are more than photos; they are an heirloom.
Aside from being an amazing photographer, Maggie is such a sweet and kind human-being! She completely made my family and I feel at ease and the pictures came out beautiful and natural. Maggie really captured our personalities. It was such a nice experience to have as a family. It was fun and playful without feeling cheesy. We were blown away by the images. The pictures were breathtaking and even made me teary-eyed (in a good way). Simply put, they are beautiful!
Kevin & erin
Maggie is not only amazing at what she does but she also has a heart of gold to match! She really took the time to get to know me and my family and I can’t tell her enough how much I appreciated that. She made me feel more comfortable and confident at our session and was so supportive of what our daughters needed, encouraged us to follow their lead, and because of that she was able to capture beautiful photos. I felt this overwhelming feeling of joy in my heart when viewing the final images! I was blown away at the beauty. I couldn’t stop smiling! Maggie was able to perfectly capture our family - “this is SO us!” my husband and I shouted at each other as we scrolled through our photos. I sincerely can’t thank Maggie enough.
LYVYANE & Mike
There aren’t enough words to explain how amazing Maggie is. Her work is truly an extension of her. The care, the ease of preparation, the session itself, all the things added to the experience. When we got the images back, I had so many good ones to pick from, which has never happened for me before. She gave us memories that we will forever cherish.
Maggie came to our home on a cold February day for a couples "Date Night" session. My husband and I are not the most comfortable in front of the camera, but Maggie made it so easy for us. Her sense of humor and genuine excitement helped us feel natural in front of the camera. Her specific directions while shooting made the session painless, and honestly, a lot of fun!! We absolutely love having photos of us in our home. We will treasure these photos forever!
Matt & Lauren
My husband and I just had our 10 year wedding anniversary and did a photo session with Maggie to celebrate, wearing our wedding clothes! It was so much fun. She did an outstanding job replicating some of our favorite wedding pictures and had some cute ideas of ways to involve our 3 young kids! We will cherish these pictures forever. It was also so special for our kids to see us in my dress / his tux! We can’t wait for a repeat for our 20 year!!!! Thank you Maggie!!!
TIffany & ANDY
You won’t regret your investment in Everything is Grace Photography! We love our photos! And boy was it hard to choose a few favorites to share! We’ve never done a summer photo session and they turned out beautiful. I am so glad I chose to capture these moments, my kids are getting so big and all doing their own things, it’s bittersweet. Seriously, go check out Maggie! She pours her heart into these sessions and is simply one of the best. Joyful, loving, kind and generous. You won’t regret it! Thank you Maggie for loving on my family and connecting with us, I am so grateful. Now to choose ones for my walls…."
Lisa & MARK
Maggie was warm, communicative, professional and focused on ensuring that everything about our experience with her was the best that it possibly could be. It was also so refreshing to have someone who encouraged us to embrace who we are as individuals and as a couple and to have that reflected in beautiful photos. When you work with Maggie, you will be amazed at how she is going to capture you and your family in your element, which is probably why all of her photos turn out so beautifully - they reflect who we were in that moment in time and for that I am grateful.
Kate & JOsh
Maggie has given me the gift of being able to marvel at my family. I think that deep down, this is probably how God is able to view us all. He is not hurried, rushed or impatient. He gazes upon his loved ones, soaking in the beauty, vulnerability and love of a given moment. Thank you for the gift of being able to see my family as God sees us. Thank you for this captured Holy Pause.
Chad & Nora
My family can’t say enough about Maggie. We did a family session with her and it was wonderful. She was patient and kind and it was a lot of fun. My kids keep asking when we can do it again. As for the pictures they are truly amazing! Our family has always had a hard time with photos and often don’t take them because people (including ourselves) can never get the lighting right. My husband and I are caucasian and I have very light skin. Our two daughters are African American and biracial and have darker skin. This was our first experience that my older daughters facial features and my own looked amazing. Usually lighting is too dark or too light. She captured our family in true form and love! We’ll definitely be doing another session!
Stacy & DAVE
Absolutely amazing session and final pictures! Maggie was able to capture moments that we normally would not have on camera. She made it fun for everyone! We shared MANY laughs and she made the photo session easy. She has a great eye and knows just what to capture! When you work with her, she is invested in you and I LOVE it. This is also probably why my husband reached out to her a few months later to surprise me with one of her couples “Date Night" Sessions which was another incredible experience but this time for just the two of us. :)
Julie & RONNIE
A slice of life. That is what Maggie captured when she photographed my family. It was exactly what I was envisioning, plus more. She scouted the location and knew the best spots to catch that golden hour sun. She was playful and fun which was perfect for my sons. She let the session unfold with an idea of what she wanted to capture, all while letting our love and laughter guide us into truly comfortable and real moments!
Nic & Di
YOU ARE WORTH IT
Art has a way of bringing us back to gratitude at unexpected moments. This very witness to the value placed in your life, as it is at the present, may be everything you didn't know you needed. I want this for you. I want you to have images to look back on as reminders of who you are, how far you’ve come, and how good this life looks on you.
You Deserve a Photographer who:
a Photographer who:
Desires to know you and your family
FOCUSES ON CONNECTION BETWEEN YOUR LOVED ONES
100% EMBRACES THE UNIQUE NEEDS OF TODDLERS AND TEENS
COACHES YOU THROUGH THE SESSION AND DRAWS OUT REAL EMOTION... even from your man!
HIGHLIGHTS YOUR BEAUTY
SHARES YOUR VALUES AND GETS HOW PRECIOUS LIFE IS
DELIVERS A GALLERY THAT TELLS A STORY AND BRINGS ABOUT AN EVEN GREATER LOVE FOR LIFE’S BLESSINGS
not someone who:
Treats the session as a transaction (pay, click, next..)
Focuses on perfection and forcing smiles
Awkwardly waits for you to do something
Doesn't care to know you past the initial questionnaire
Draws attention to your insecurities
Expects your kids to be on their best behavior
Misses candid moments
Makes you choose your favorite photos once the gallery is delivered
I want you to feel seen, known and loved.
Out of my love for the community I serve, I have created a Facebook group for Chicago area moms! The goal of this group is to foster a loving and encouraging community that bonds (online and/or in person) over the desire to live a life fully alive. You can expect honesty, laughter, inspiration, and lots of recommendations for pursuing a life full of joy and peace. This isn't a place where we pretend to have it all together! If this resonates with you, JOIN! I can’t wait to meet you!
As a bonus, I will also make sure you are also the first to know about special bookings that become available!
~ FAITH ~
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