Momoko Fritz

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.

Home and Northwestern University

When you book a session with me I highly suggest some at-home-shots and then off to a location. It gives you the flexibility to have some images in a place where you are comfortable and then to a location with a great backdrop. I love this little family. I happened to meet Becca my freshman year at college and we never really saw each other after that. 15 years later we find that we are living in the same city and it turns out she has the cutest little girl. Sis is full of great emotion and expressions which made for a wonderful family session. Fall has been full of fantastic family sessions so far and I continue to shoot friends old and new!

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Camp Wandawega

I've always wanted to photograph here and when Jessica Zimmerman, a floral designer and event planner from the south, contacted me to do a family shoot here I didn't hesitate to say yes. Our friend Becca from Becca Blue flowers connected us and really this shows how great the wedding and art community can be so wonderful.

Camp Wandawega was everything I hoped for and is styled perfectly down to the tube t.v. in the lounge. I really enjoyed meeting Jessica and her crazy cute family and getting to finally see this amazing place!

Maternity Shoot

Elaine contacted me to do a maternity shoot for her and she left it wide open for me to decide what we should do. Since she is an amazing artist I felt a lot of pressure to preform to her standards. I like being pressured to do well so this wasn't a bad pressure. I wanted to pack in as much as I could into one session since photographing one person can leave one feeling that I'll have less content to provide. So I thought of a location that provided the most diverse backgrounds and I decided to do a gender guess with a color backdrop. Elaine did't know the gender until her baby was born...and it is a girl!