Hello. It's so nice to meet you.
My name is Deanne Mroz, owner of Deanne Mroz Photography. I am a lifestyle photographer based in the Chicagoland area. What is a lifestyle photographer? Well, I like to think of myself as a professional storyteller. With a background in design and a love for capturing all of life’s little moments, I strive to give my clients a great photography experience, good memories, and a beautiful custom storybook album they can keep forever and show off to their friends and family. It’s not a traditional photography experience, but that’s what makes it so magical!
I would love to tell the story of your life. If you’d like to chat, feel free to contact me or take some time to catch up on some of my personal blog posts or recent photo sessions to see what lifestyle photography is all about. I love meeting new faces!
As a photographer, documenting life is something I strongly believe in. Twenty years from now, I want to be able to remember the curls my son has during those hot and humid summer days and the way he plays make-believe. I want to remember my daughter’s chubby cheeks and the way she touches my hair while she tries to drift off to sleep at night. I want so badly to remember all of the tiny details that make them who they are as babies and toddlers because I know I will forget them as time passes.
Over the years, I have turned away from traditional portrait photography and focused my efforts on finding a way to give this gift of stopping life’s fast pace with photography to my clients. Although it is nice to have photos of our families together smiling, how much more important will it be for our children to look back and see the joy and happiness in our eyes as we participate in a family tickle fight or to see our loving embrace? I wish that someone had captured this kind of interaction of me with my parents when I was young so I could see just a glimpse at what our life was like back then.
Lifestyle sessions do exactly that. They are meant to capture moments in time that your family can look back upon together and remember. I like to call myself a “memory catcher” because that is exactly what I feel I do for people – capture memories for them to hold on to forever.
Pricing & FAQ
Lifestyle sessions begin at $425.
50% of your total package cost will be due prior to your session in order to hold your date and time. This fee will be non-refundable and will be applied towards your balance at the time of your session.
Each session is one hour and includes an 8.5×8.5 custom designed hard cover photo album. Digitals are an additional $50 and a-la-carte images are also available.
If you would like more information about what lifestyle shoots are like, please feel free to contact me or visit my personal blog to see more examples of my personal work. I am more than happy to answer any questions you might have!
Please keep in mind that there are a limited number of slots available each month so you must book in advance. Contact me for available dates and times.
Looking forward to meeting with you soon!
Session includes 1 hour of shooting unless otherwise specified.
All prices and rates are subject to change at any time.
Frequently Asked Questions
If we are doing a lifestyle shoot, does that mean there won’t be any photos of my kids smiling?
Just because you are doing a lifestyle session, that does not mean you won’t have any photos of your kids smiling. In fact, I spend the first 10-15 minutes of our time together getting more posed photos, but the rest of the shoot will focus on lifestyle imagery.
What should we wear?
I always tell my clients to make sure they are color coordinated. That doesn’t mean you should dress everyone in the same color blue, it just means to make sure that everyone has colors on that go together well. For instance, someone could be in blue and another person could be in yellow. If you are having a hard time choosing outfits, I am more than happy to take a look at what you have come up with and let you know what I think!
Do I get to choose which photos go in my book?
No. Because each book is custom designed, all photographs will be chosen by me.
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