Chicago COUPLES Photography

The Couples Experience

Couples Portfolio

Marriage pours into us in such a way, molding and shaping us anew, that the depth of the beauty that emerges in profound. It goes far deeper than a pretty picture. But ohhh how I love taking all the pretty pictures to document that journey. Check out these images and see the laughter, resiliency, commitment, honor, and love. So much love. Will you be next?

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GENUINE • TIMELESS • REAL

tHE "dATE NIGHT" SESSION

Marriage is beautiful, but it is also hard and I have a deep desire to honor that journey. I carry a special place in my heart for married couples and the intensity of what it means to commit your life to one another, whether the road has been smooth or you’ve been through some stuff and have found a way, kids or no kids. I want to honor your marriage and your continued YES to one another through a unique session experience offered to married couples of all ages.

In our session, I will come to your house or another location and set the tone for a date you have planned for just the two of you following our time together. I will listen to your story while fostering a loving, playful, laid-back environment as I capture the two of you reflecting on the life you have created together.

I want to contribute to the beauty that marriage is intended to be when lived out selflessly. I want your journey to be known. Can you hear it? Your child saying to a friend: “Look at this picture of my mom and dad. I’ve gotta tell you about their story…” And there will be a story to tell, a beautiful one, not despite the ups and downs but because of them. Having it all together doesn’t inspire. Perseverance. Commitment. Showing up. That does. 

Your marriage is worthy of being documented. I want to highlight that beauty and take you back to the love that started it all in the first place. 

We never regret honoring our story.
We only regret not seeing it as something to be honored in the first place. 

Thank you so much! I can't explain what happened, but it's like the session unlocked my ability to give and accept affection from my husband. I find myself wanting to snuggle with him and be with him – something that's truly been a struggle the last couple years. Thank you for breaking that down and building it up for me. I can’t wait to see the final images!

The "Date Night" session was not only amazing and fun but so good for our relationship! We were goofing around with one another, laughing, enjoying each other, and acting like teenagers again! When we came home I felt like we needed that session to forget about everything else going on and enjoy each other. Seriously, the whole experience put us both in a better place with one another and got us out of our funk. Thank you!

If Maggie gives all her clients the feeling I've had all day after our couples session, then she's seriously going to move mountains. I've just been completely head over heels for my husband all day! The whole experience felt like our wedding day but with no pressure and a super fun photographer. Thank you, Maggie, for turning your passion and talent into something so beautiful. 

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You simply being here already makes you someone special to me! There's really no point in lingering a second longer - come say hi!! Photography has brought me so much joy and being able to pour love into married couples and honor their path just never gets old. It's a role I do not take lightly. If the way I view and capture life around me resonates with you, then I promise we are going to have an incredible time together! So don't wait another second, fill out that contact form and let's get the conversation rolling! 

1. Say Hello

2. Get on the calendar!

Once I receive your inquiry and finish my happy dance, I will get back to you with session dates and times so we can get it locked in the calendar! A non-refundable portion of your overall investment will be due at the time of choosing your date to make it unavailable others. Once we have these necessary details in place, along with a signed contract, the attention to detail and preparation will follow. I will be with you every step of the way! 

Now that everything is officially scheduled, we will get chatting about all the fun details: location, clothes, and overall preparation. It is important to me that I get to know your story so that I can capture authentic images that speak to your unique journey together. I will kick this off with a general questionnaire. Meanwhile, you will receive access to a free online styling service to assist you in choosing the best outfits as well as my personal styling guide and expertise. I find so much joy in helping you feel prepared, peaceful, and confident leading up to our session together. I'm here for you!

3. ask me Anything

The day is finally here!!! At this point, we will have touched base again a few days prior, final payment will have been made, and you will be ready to roll! This is the day that all you'll need to do is focus on the gratitude you have for the love of your life. Perfection will have no place in our time together. It will about embracing each other, exactly as you are, honoring the journey that has gotten you to this very moment. I'll be the one documenting the story unfolding, revealing the moments that capture the essence of who you are together in this season of your relationship. Marriage is holy ground and I take being invited into your story with great care. It is truly an honor.

4. Your Session

Within three weeks, you will receive access to your private online gallery, along with a slideshow, where you can view and download your images. You will also have access to a professional print shop with drag and drop design capabilities so you can get the highest quality prints off of your computer and delivered to your doorstep as easily as possible. 

Do prints often stay on your computer? Here's where I can help! I offer my own album design as an upgrade if you would like to take it off your plate completely and have it done for you. I get it, life is busy, but printing your album is beyond worth it. These are the memories that can be held in your hands and shared for generations to come. These photos are heirlooms. They are art. They are your story unveiled.

5. your photographs

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The Process

heirloom artwork • priceless

STARTING at $600

1 hour
Pre-Session Planning and Consultation
Styling Service
High-Resolution Digital Files in Color
& Black and White
Presented in a Private Online Gallery
Discounted Access to Professional Printing Services

The Investment 

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YOUR LOVE iS POWERFUL

And it can change the world. Not despite the ups and downs but because of them. Having it all together doesn’t inspire. Perseverance. Commitment. Showing up. That does. Let's highlight your journey and take you back to the love that started it all in the first place. It deserves to be documented.

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FAMILIES

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!

Family session

Carolyn 

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!

Family Session

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! 

BRAND session

Katie

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!

Family Session

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.

Family session

Megan

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! 

Family Session

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.

Family Session

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.

Family Session

Njeri

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!

Couples Session

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!!!

Couples Session

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…."

Family Session

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.

Family Session

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.

Family Session

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!

Family 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. :)

Family Session

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!

Family Session

Nic & Di

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