I’m here to celebrate you! I believe that every family has a unique story, and that story deserves to be shared and preserved for the next generation. My sessions are child-led, which allows for simplistic imagery, full of what illustrates who you are. The magic often happens in the in-between moments, with tender kisses, belly tickles and a whole lot of laughter.
As a mother myself, I strongly believe that every child deserves to see and remember just how loved they are. Pictures are a gift, as they freeze moments which are otherwise fleeting. These memories are not just for you, but all of the generations that follow you.
Lifestyle newborn sessions take place in your home within 10 miles of 60093. These sessions celebrate your family dynamic and do not include the use of props or baby poses. Babies are photographed more naturally and simplistically. Decent natural light is needed to ensure beautiful imagery, and often the session will take place in the master bedroom and/or living room. Babies of all ages are welcome. The sessions last 60 minutes, and include immediate family members. Please book your session in the second trimester to guarantee availability around your due date. These sessions are offered on weekdays only.
Sessions begin at $750 with a 50% non-refundable retainer due upon booking with a signed contract. Sessions include a pre-consultation and session guide, session itself that lasts approximately 60 minutes, private online gallery of 50+ retouched images delivered electronically within two weeks.
Heirloom albums and fine art prints are available for purchase following digital release.
In order to book a session a 50% non-refundable deposit and signed contract are due to secure a date. Please note that I typically book 4-6 weeks out for all session types. Weekends are very limited and always book up first. I'm looking forward to documenting your family!
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Simple sessions are a perfect way to celebrate a major point in time (sitting up, walking, first tooth) or just to get some updated images of your little ones. They are short and sweet, lasting 20-25 minutes offered only during the week, within five miles from 60093.
Newborns are not photographed during simple sessions.
Simple sessions are $495 which includes a
20-25 minute session and an online gallery presentation of 10-20 images with your choice of 10 to download electronically.
Clients can upgrade to keep the full gallery for an extra $150. Heirloom albums, fine art prints, canvases and framed art available a la carte. See full pricing menu.
Family sessions take place at a predetermined location of your choice within 10 miles of 60093. An additional travel fee will be incurred for further travel. After work hours are offered during the summer months, to accommodate work schedules and take advantage of the beautiful golden hour. When choosing a location, it is best to avoid the high traffic areas that can be distracting. Please be mindful of your child’s nap schedule when choosing a time. Sessions usually last 60 minutes.
Sessions begin at $750 with a 50% non-refundable retainer due upon booking with a signed contract. Sessions include up to 60 minutes of coverage, a pre-consultation and session guide, private online gallery of 50+ retouched images delivered electronically within two weeks.
Heirloom albums and fine art prints are available for purchase upon digital release.
In order to book a session a non-refundable 50% deposit and signed contract are due to secure a date. Please note that I typically book 4-6 weeks out for all session types. Weekends are very limited and always book up first. Rainouts are rescheduled as soon as possible, to the best of my ability. I'm looking forward to documenting your family!
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Marena was professional, patient and persistent and her warm and friendly style immediately put us at ease - all important qualities in those sleepless early days with a new baby. We also loved that she provided framing services. The final product is beautiful. We can't recommend Marena enough!
Marena delivers high quality work with pristine attention to detail, a deep knowledge about photography, and always captures the perfect "in-between moments". Will you find less expensive photographers in the area? Of course. However, you truly get what you pay for, and the photos that we have are true treasures.
The experience with Marena is untouched by any other photography experience I have ever had, she is amazing at what she does. She displays such love, passion and creativity in her work, while being extremely laid back making everyone comfortable with the process and really listening to what you want.
I schedule a call to get to know you, your family, and what you’re looking for in your images. We will go over things to avoid, things your children like, what location and time works best and what to wear.
Depending on the session type, sessions will last anywhere from 1-2 hours (more for studio newborns, less for milestone minis). I promise, they are fun!
An incredible amount of work goes into ensuring each and every image in your gallery is perfect. I hand-edit each one, adjusting for color, contrast and impact.
I offer in-person ordering options for all of my clients that want to take advantage of our design services. I have software that allows me to drop images from your session onto the walls in your home. You can see the final product before purchasing, guaranteeing your satisfaction. All decision makers must be present at the ordering session.
I try to hand deliver each product, to make sure nothing happens in transit. If you are located outside five miles of my studio, standard shipping rates apply for delivery, or you are welcome to come and pick your products up at your convenience.
Thank you for your interest in Marena Beck Photography. For additional information, or to book a session, please contact me. I try my best to respond within 24 hours to all phone and email inquiries. I’m looking forward to working with you!