Welcome to Our Blog!

June 12, 2024

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Howdy and welcome to Rel Portraits!

Ariel here and I am thrilled to introduce you to our new blog, a space where we’ll share the stories, inspiration, and awesome stuff we do in the Chicago portrait photography world. Whether you’re a returning client, a fellow photographer, or just curious about what we do, this blog is for you.

Who We Are

Rel Portraits is based in the amazing city of Chicago. We dedicate ourselves to capturing the unique essence of every individual, family, and event we photograph. Our goal is to create timeless images that tell your story, celebrate your milestones, and preserve your cherished memories.

One of the things that sets us apart is that we have an amazing photography studio located right outside Chicago in Skokie.

So If you are looking for a Chicago Photographer you have come to the right place!

Our Photography Services

At Rel Portraits, we offer a diverse range of photography services to meet your needs:

Family Photography

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Chicago Family Photography

Celebrate the love and connection within your family with beautifully crafted family portraits.

Headshot Photography

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Headshot Photography

Our portraits showcase your personality, whether for work, speaking engagements, or personal branding.

Newborn Photography

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Newborn Photography

Adorable newborn photos that you’ll treasure forever. Babies are only this tiny once!

Maternity Photography

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Maternity Photography

Celebrate the miracle of life with a stunning maternity session!

Event Photography

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Event Photography

From birthday parties to corporate events, we document the moments that matter, ensuring you can relive the memories for years to come.

Senior Portraits

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Senior Photography

Mark the milestone of graduation with senior photos that reflect you, your achievements, and all the things you love.

What You Can Expect

Our blog will be a window into the world of Rel Portraits. Here’s a glimpse of what you can look forward to:

Behind the Lens: Photographer’s Insights

   – Discover the techniques, tips, and tricks we use to create stunning portraits.

   – Learn about the latest trends in portrait photography.

   – Get a behind-the-scenes look at our photo shoots and the creative process.

Client Stories: Celebrating Your Moments

   – Read the heartwarming stories behind some of our favorite sessions.

   – See how we’ve captured the unique personalities and special moments of our clients.

   – Find inspiration for your own portrait sessions.

Photography Tips: For Enthusiasts and Clients

   – Practical advice for those looking to improve their own photography skills.

   – Tips on how to prepare for a photography session to get the best results.

   – Insights into choosing the perfect location, outfits, and poses.

Featured Sessions: Highlight Reels

   – Showcases of our most memorable and visually stunning portrait sessions.

   – Detailed breakdowns of how we achieved certain looks and effects.

   – Testimonials from happy clients who have trusted us with their memories.

Special Offers and Announcements

   – Stay updated on our latest promotions, discounts, and special packages.

   – Be the first to know about new services, events, and collaborations.

   – Get exclusive access to limited-time offers available only to our blog readers.

Why We Started This Blog

At Rel Portraits, we believe that every photograph tells a story, and every story deserves to be shared. This blog is an extension of our commitment to storytelling through images. We want to engage with our community by sharing the joy, beauty, and artistry of our portraits.

We also want to provide resources and inspiration for anyone interested in photography, whether you’re looking to book a session or simply love beautiful photos.

Join the Journey

Whether you’re a seasoned photographer or just starting out, there’s always something new to learn and discover in the world of photography.

One of the main reasons we created this blog was for our clients! We want you to be excited for your photography session with us and we want you to be prepared for the amazing photos coming your way.

We value your input and love hearing from our community. Feel free to leave comments, ask questions, or share your own photography journey with us.

Thank you for being a part of the Rel Portraits family. We can’t wait to see where this journey takes us and look forward to capturing the beauty of life’s special moments with you.

Warm regards,


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