Charissa
Behind the Lens

I work part time and have a wonderful husband and three energetic, lovely girls. I love spending my spare time with my family but I also love to take pictures!

My love for photography began in college, where I earned a degree in studio art with an emphasis in photography and oil painting. Most of my portraiture training came on-the-job as a studio photographer outside of Chicago, mentored by a photographer known throughout the area for her beautiful portraits. With an art background, my style tends to highlight composition and mood within my photographs. Capturing my subjects in ways that show who they are and tell a story, not just what their beautiful smiles look like, is always my goal.

From family, business, executive, and school portraits to commercial and print photos, I hope you'll consider working with me! If you haven’t yet, visit my galleries and look at your printing options- if you don’t see what you are looking for, don't hesitate to ask about it.

Charissa