Momoko Fritz

The Precipice of Change


Asher Fritz 11 years old

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Asher Fritz 4 years old

This past month I’m seeing this kid toggle between childhood and tween and it is as confusing to me as it is to him. Someone once told me that as soon as you get comfortable with one stage of life as a parent, then the next one begins. Those words held very little meaning at that time since I had only hit the toddler stage, but now I’m living it. I’m so glad I have had my photography to capture those sweet, short years with him. I know it may seem like an investment you aren’t sure is worth pay to capture, but having images that lock time in place has been a joy for me to look back at. When thinking of photos for your family, consider the lifestyle approach of capturing those fleeting moments. Consider the photos that seem off-the-cuff or going to a place that is not what you would first think of like the zoo looking at animals or Navy Pier or in your living room. I offer lifestyle sessions that allow your family to let their hair down and wear that ballet skirt or super hero cape. Message me if you are interested in this type of shoot for your family!

Holiday Shoot

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This year I decided to do a last minute Holiday pop-up shoot. 2018 has been a trying year for me and I put my obligations and communications for my business as a low priority. Sometimes you have years where you give yourself permission to not show up, but then there’s always consequences to actions like these. I wasn’t entirely sure how I wanted to see my business grow and what I saw as a priorities, but then I realigned myself and came back to what I love, hence the last minute Holiday shoot. I’m so glad I did this, because everything I do for my clients and for my business is an opportunity to grow, plus I really enjoyed it! I’m looking forward to the New Year for numerical fresh starts, but I’ve discovered that a new year is not incentive to stretch myself, I started this process this Fall already. If you have any goals you want to say out loud, put them in my comments! Sometimes telling the world your intentions forces your hand!

Picking locations in Chicago

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Chicago is a great place to photograph families outdoors due to the many amazing locations at our doorstep. The first year I moved here I noticed the unique architecture of both downtown and in the neighborhoods. I fell in love with the grey stone residential buildings with their stoops and old doors and the eclectic mix of soaring sky scrapers. Often my clients request spots where the city can be the backdrop from both afar and close up. But I am thrilled when I can take a shot in the neighborhoods and show off that moment of your lives in our great city. Email me at to start a discussion on your next family session.

Kris + Lisa

At the stunning location of the Armour House in Lake Forest, Illinois, Kris and Lisa had a sweet, intimate wedding. It rained all day and very hard and when we needed it to stop for family photos and couples photos, it stopped. Gizmo, the couple's adorable dog joined the wedding party and Kris impressively took care of most of the coordination of the wedding. Everything turned out beautifully and they ended their day by leaving in a classic car. What a stunningl and wonderful couple!

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