Children & Family Photographer based in Downers Grove, serving Chicago & Suburbs
Maternity, Newborn & Family Photographer

Summer Brader Photography

When you age and your children are grown do you want to play back a life of photos that were fake smiles or the real deal? Do you want to remember the emotion? The connection? The real moments as they happened? Do you want to feel the embraces and the laughter and all of the wonderful moments you had with those you love? If the answer is yes then you've found the right photographer for you. I'm here to help you remember all of life's memories perfectly.

Based in Downers Grove, serving Chicago and suburbs

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No one wants boring photos

You are unique. You are moms-to-be, new and experienced parents, you stay home with the kids, you are working, and all of you are amazing. You work hard. You play hard. You love hard, why not show all of that off? As the unique people you are, would you be happy with the same old staged poses and fake smiles hanging on your wall that your parents had? I didn't think so...

Let's make sure you have a fun, relaxed session so you will have something magical to hang on your walls unlike anything else.

"Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Children & Family Photographer based in Downers Grove, serving Chicago & Suburbs
who IS your photog?

My name is Summer

So, yeah, this is me... when I say it's time to update your shots, I MEAN it! Man, did I have anxiety to be in front of the camera, but I am so glad I did it. No one wants to see me 10 or 20 years ago. My family wants to remain private, so that limits any pics we take together to use. SO I did the thing. And now you see who your photographer is right now.

Now, who is that?

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Summer is not only extremely talented but amazing to work with. She communicated with us along the way, provided tips and recommendations prior to our photos, and then went above and beyond during our maternity, newborn and mom & me shoot to make us feel comfortable and confident in front of the camera. The output says it all and we couldn’t be happier to have found her to capture our family. She’s a rockstar!

Dana B - Lombard

Children & Family Photographer based in Downers Grove, serving Chicago & Suburbs

Summer Brader Photography, based in Downers Grove, serving Chicago & suburbs

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