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{Chicago Senior Photographer | Martina Valekova Photography} Nicky

June 15, 2017 One of my good clients and a friend from my previous job called me to ask about a session for her niece Nicky. Her sister was coming over from Texas with her family to celebrate Nicky’s 15th birthday, Quinceañera, a very important day for a young lady, and she wanted to give her…

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{Chicago Senior Photographer | Martina Valekova Photography} Megan

May 15, 2017 As I am preparing for the year 2017, waiting for warmer weather to arrive, I started a collection of outfits, and hats for seniors. The best thing? The fashion, Bohemian/ boho-chic,  right now is perfect for senior portraits. You can go to Kohl’s, Target, or Discovery and you can find very cool outfits…

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

September 18, 2016 Martha is one of my best clients. She does not give me too much notice for when we will be doing our session, but she is always ready. She has some best idea for session, always dressed for the part. When she contacted me for the fall session, it was still warm…

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{Chicago Couples/Engagement Photography | Martina Valekova Photography} Maria & Stanislav

September 17, 2016 Maria contacted me to book a special session for her and her fiancee. It was their 5th year that they have been together, and wanted me to capture their memories. I knew of a perfect location, one of my favorite – Waterfall Glen, located in a Darien IL. The place is perfect for…

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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.