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{Chicago Family Photographer | Martina Valekova Photography} Edyta & Family

June 24, 2018 As the children started their holidays, the weather started to get quite hot as well. Usually, during the summertime, most of my clients travel and do not have time for their family photographs. The days are longer and so evenings are perfect for a nice family session. I have a couple of locations that…

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{Chicago Newborn Photography | Martina Valekova Photography} Zair

January 25th, 2018 Just in December, I had the opportunity to photography Zayra as an expecting mother. She had her son just couple weeks after our maternity photo session. January did not start great for a lot of families being a flu season, but we managed to get a date where it worked for all…

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{Chicago Maternity Photographer | Martina Valekova Photography} Zayra

December 3rd, 2017 The weather was crazy past weeks, and being December in Chicago, you just never know what it will bring. Zayra contacted me regarding maternity photos and she really wanted to get them done outside. The Fall this year came too fast and the leaves fell within a week, so I checked the…

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{Chicago Couples/Engagement Photography | Martina Valekova Photography} Jessica & Gilbert

October 26, 2017 I know Jessica & Gilbert through their family, one of my loyal clients. I photographed them for their engagement a year before. They do not live in Illinois, but in a much warmer state where they do not get to see Fall in its colors. Jessica & Gilbert were visiting Chicago in…

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{Chicago Family Photographer | Martina Valekova Photography} Lupe & Julie

October 21st, 2017 I remember all my clients, their every session with me. When I first time photographed little Julie, she was crying. She was shy, and it was the first time a stranger was taking photos of her. Well, this time she warmed up to me much faster and I was a stranger no more….

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Chicago Family Photographer | Martina Valekova Photography} Kim & Family

October 20th, 2017 I had the opportunity to photograph Kim when Mia, her daughter, was only couple months old. This time she called me for some fall family photographs and I had a perfect location for that. I love Southside suburbs, mostly the location I live in. We have so many beautiful parks around that…

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{Chicago Newborn Photography | Martina Valekova Photography} Reid

September 24th, 2017 Just couple weeks ago I photographed Cali as a glowing expecting mother, and here just a few weeks later I am photographing her newborn son. The weather could not be more perfect and since she lives near a beach, and we did a beach maternity session, we set up a beach newborn…

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{Chicago Maternity Photographer | Martina Valekova Photography} Cali

September 2nd, 2017 The children are back at school, but the summer is far from over. We have been having beautiful weather and this weekend was no exception. I have known Cali from Facebook, as she is also a fellow photographer, but I never met her in person before. I knew she moved back to…

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{Chicago Maternity Photographer | Martina Valekova Photography} Stephanie & Giovanni

August 28th, 2017 I made a model call for maternity clients as I received an order of beautiful maternity dresses and wanted to take photos of them to show to my clients. One of my loyal clients sent my information about the call to Stephanie. Stephanie contacted me and after our talk, we were both…

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{Chicago Family Photographer | Martina Valekova Photography} Tanya & Family

July 7th, 2017 What a beautiful day for a Beach session. I was contacted by Tanya who wanted a sessions for her & her husbands 10 year anniversary. They met in High school and been together for 20 years. That is called love, I say. When I asked what was their secret for staying together,…

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Featured posts

Maternity

Women should celebrate their pregnancy and keep a memory of it. Being pregnant with a little person inside, that soon you will meet is so special. We offer a variety of dresses for either outdoor sessions or indoor/studio sessions, to take the ease of what to wear. We also have a Makeup/Hair Artist, if you feel you need a makeover, however, I do like when women are more natural with just slight makeup, like lipstick, or mascara on. Trust me, you will be beautiful in your photos. I offer a complimentary consultation prior to booking with me, so you and I can get to know each other, I can understand what you are envisioning on your session, help you with wardrobe, and also, you can try and choose dresses from our closet. The best time to think about your maternity photos is at around 33 weeks, or at 5months up to 7, we could do 8 or 9 months, however, there can be a risk that you may go to a labor sooner and will pass on the maternity photos. 

Family/ Children

Thinking of having some family portraits done? Have not taken a professional photograph of your child or children for some time? I believe we should have professional photos taken at least once a year. Children change so much within one year. I keep updated photographs of my children throughout my home. They show me the progress of how they change and grow.  Let me help you to capture your lifetime memories. One thing I recommend to my clients is to maybe change the season for a change. Do a winter session building snowman, or having a snowball fight, or a fall session by a creek in a park with beautiful colors, playing with leaves. Or maybe spring, picking up flowers, or fishing. And what about those summer days, playing on the beach or in the creek…

Engagement/Couples/Seniors

Graduating? Getting engaged? Aniversary? or just celebrating your Love?

Let me capture those special moments for you. We can schedule a complimentary consultation prior to booking so you can meet me and see if I am the right fit for you. We can discuss wardrobe, location, the best season for you and your vision of your session. Need help with shopping? I can come with you. Need makeup/hair stylist, I can schedule one for you. I want you to have the best experience while getting beautiful memories you keep for a lifetime.