Welcome to my website, I'm thrilled to have you here. I'm Brenda, a mom, wife + a coffee addict. I love to photograph raw moments + I absolutely enjoy watching families grow behind my lens. I offer photography based out of CHICAGO + NORTHWEST INDIANA.

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•Warm•bright•with a modern twist•

Lifestyle + Portraits + Wedding Photographer

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My husband and I used Brenda as our photographer for our engagement photos as well as wedding. Let me tell you our wedding day went a little south with the weather, it was supposed to be outside but it rained and snowed! Even with all the chaos Brenda knew exactly what to do and found a space inside to stage our photos and still give us an amazing gallery. She lifted my spirits in the process as well. The weather played no affect on her performance! I was so happy with everything ! I would highly recommend Brenda and I know we will personally use her for future milestones!

Morgan + Ryan

We hired Brenda for our wedding in September 2018 and we were 100% satisfied with our experience. She is such a talented photographer, the pictures were beautiful and I could tell she has a love for the work she does. She is so friendly and easy to work with, she made my husband and I feel comfortable/confident and we really appreciated that. I look forward to hiring her for our future special moments and life milestones! 

Lorena + Roberto

We could not be happier with our photos! Brenda is sweet, funny, and creative. She’s also very accommodating. We love our photos!

Kelsey + Jon

I used Brenda for wedding portraits and also a “first look” session. She was wonderful and professional. She was attentive and made sure to ask if there were things we wanted incorporated in the session. I would hire her again.

Alexis + Timothy

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Based out of: Chicago + Northwest Indiana

Photography by: Brenda Vanek