A Different Kind of Baby – Chicago Photographer

Meet Sydney, the sweetest pup you may ever have the pleasure of meeting! Sydney was brought to us by her foster mom for some professional portraits to really show off her beautiful features (look at those eyes!). Sydney is looking for her “fur-ever” home and we are doing all we can to help this sweet girl find the family she so desperately deserves.

Sydney is a lab mix. There has been a great deal of speculation as to what she has been mixed with but that’s what makes her so unique! She’s one year old and was found out in the cold in Missouri without a family to speak of. She has had one litter of pups and is now spayed. She’s been staying with her foster mom since January but would really thrive in a family of her own. Please see the ad that describes Sydney so well. She is currently available for adoption through Placing Paws in Libertyville, IL.

I had the privilege of having a sleep-over night with Sydney in my home. She is gentle, kind and eager to please. She is great with other dogs, cats, and children. She is a cuddle bug! While her size is slightly smaller than the average lab, she still thinks she’s a lap dog and it is so endearing! She is shy at first but warms up very quickly. Before I knew it she was my little shadow! My entire family enjoyed having her around.

She’s been working on training with her foster mom. She is housebroken, crate trained, and knows a few basic commands such as sit and paw. She’s very good at taking direction and I believe could be trained to do just about anything. She’s extremely intelligent and just wants to do whatever it takes to make you happy! If you are considering bringing a dog into your home, I urge you to meet Sydney. It is hard to come by a dog that is so well trained, well mannered, loving, athletic, AND can get along with just about any living being! If you are interested, or know somebody who may be, click here for the adoption application.

Do you know a great dog that is in need of a “fur-ever” home? We love helping great animals find families. Contact us today to see what we can do to help!


Who’s That Girl?

I may have had the honor of meeting and/or working with you so far, but for most AG Gallery clients, I have not. Many may be wondering who is that girl? Allow me to introduce myself – my name is Stacy and I have been working with Gina for about six months. My official title is Studio Manager, but you will see me wearing many hats, including but not limited to assisting with consultations, sessions, and ordering appointments. Basically, whatever helps Gina:)

Our Social Media sites are generally managed by me, so I have been able to communicate with many clients in that way so far. I am learning so much from Gina and my goal is to get behind the camera myself one day so we can take on even more clients!

A Little About Me

I am 35 years young (yes, I said it!) and married to a great husband and father. I have 2 step-children although I generally will refer to them as my kids… my 10 year old boy tells me he thinks “stepmom” sounds like it describes someone mean and I’m too “nice and pretty for that”. So sweet, he is! My second is a 16 year old girl who loves Tae Kwon Do and everything teenaged!

Professionally, I come from another behind-the-scenes industry – I was (and still am) a licensed Cosmetology Instructor. I worked many years behind the chair doing hair, nails, and skin care. Eventually I worked for my instructor’s license and began teaching up-and-coming Cosmetologists. I left the industry for personal reasons but still enjoying performing these services on occasion. I am happy to bring my expertise here to AG Gallery, to help make sure you look your best during your session!

What Does She Know About Newborns and Children?

I absolutely LOVE children and have spent my life working with and caring for children in all sorts of ways. I have a large, extensive family and have had the pleasure of caring for dozens of cousins from newborns to teenagers. As I mentioned before, I am also a mom. Most importantly, I take safety as my #1 priority with all children. Although I came to AG Gallery with plenty of hands-on experience with children and newborns, Gina has trained me in the safety of posing, so you can be fully reassured that if I’m assisting with your newborn’s session, your baby is in safe and loving hands!

Thank You

Thank you for taking the time to learn a bit about me! I look forward to being with Gina and AG Gallery for a long time to come. I’m excited to meet and work with all current and future clients and having the honor of watching your little ones grow. Please feel free to send me an email to introduce yourself and/or ask me any questions about myself, or about AG Gallery!




Your tiny baby has turned 1, had their celebratory cake smash session and finished up their Milestones package. But wait, there’s a lot of growth and changes that are going to happen in the next few years! That’s where our Graduates program comes into play! Very similar to the Milestones program, here are some highlights of the Graduates program…

  • Made for children over the age of 1 year
  • 4 custom designed portrait sessions to be used within a 2 year period
  • Can be combined with other children – no need to purchase separate packages if you have more than one child!
  • 40% discount on all digital file minimums
  • 20% discount on wall collections
  • 10% discount on heirloom items
  • Complementary wall collage installation
  • Weekday or weekend booking options
  • Priority booking for Graduate clients

Contact us today to get more information!


Think Spring


We know how hard it is to think of spring and warm weather while we’re in the midst of these frigid temperatures, but now is the time to book your outdoor spring session! Spots are already filling and we know they will continue to fill fast. Spring is a wonderful season to get out and capture the smiles the outdoors can bring! Contact us today to book your spring session!

New Year

New Year

We want to remind you that today is our last day in the studio and we will be returning on January 6th. All emails, voice messages and inquiries will be returned that week.

More importantly, we want to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for your business and support in the year of 2013. We have some great new things coming in 2014 and we are so excited to share them with you!

Just as we will be, we hope you will be enjoying your holidays with your loved ones and we look forward to kicking off 2014 refreshed, relaxed and ready to go!

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