My sessions are fun and easy!
If your kiddos are having fun and the session is easy, the natural smiles will follow. I love being silly with your kiddos and have been known to literally chase them around with my camera to get some action shots and they LOVE it!
My sessions offer a natural lifestyle type photographs
Lifestyle sessions allow you to just relax and be. So many families book a session with me because they like the natural, lifestyle look shown on my website and social media sites. Lifestyle sessions are more natural looking and relaxing type of session and my families love them!
My sessions are a great opportunity to have some quality time with your family
The most liked photos come from families that are having fun and relaxed. Life is crazy busy, so my sessions offer a perfect time to unplug and have quality, uninterrupted time with your kiddos. I'll just happen to be there with my camera capturing it all for you.
It's not a problem if your kiddos hate sitting still or cry during your photo session
If your concerned about this, please let me know during our chat after you book your session. I can share some ideas that have worked with other kiddos in the past. I've worked with kids that are afraid of having their photo taken, too shy to look at me or the camera, and so full of energy that they just can't sit. This is OK. After chatting and learning more about your kiddo, I'll come up with a plan to
help your family feel more comfortable. BTW, I love it when kiddos run around expressing themselves! I encourage kiddos (and parents!) to get up and move. This is how I capture the natural smiles.
I just recently spoke to a mom that booked a session with me that was concerned about her son's desire to constantly move. I shared with her my "high energy photo session plan" and she was so thankful and relieved. If this describes your kiddo, let's chat about it.
I like to invest time learning about each member of your family before your session
One of the questions I'll ask you prior to your session is to tell me about each family members personality and how they like to have fun. This is SO important to know. If you have a shy, scared kiddo, I'm going to gently approach them. This applies to older kiddos and teens. I want to know their interests and hobbies so we can chat about them during our session.
I'm all about great customer service!
When you book a session with me, we'll schedule a time to chat so I can learn about each member of your family and what's needed to make this a fun and easy family portrait session. Whether you're looking for ideas to help your child relax during the session or with what to wear, I'm here to support you. During your session I offer a sneak peak of the photos I've taken so far so you'll get a feel for what your proofs will look like so they'll be no surprises when your proofs arrive. Can't wait to chat with you!
If you're looking for fun and easy fall family portraits in the Oak Park or Chicagoland area,
I'd LOVE to chat! Click my "book a session" button above to reach out!
Hi. I’m Sandy, Owner of Sandy Sameshima Photography.
I'm located in Oak Park, IL and also serve the Chicagoland area.
I'm passionate about photography that expresses an emotion, any emotion!
For me, photographs that express feelings are the best kind.
The emotions and feelings are there, they just need to be captured and enjoyed.
I’d love to partner with you to create photographs that you will love and enjoy for years to come. Let’s chat!
COVID-19: I am fully vaccinated and up to date on all boosters.