Welcome to Julie Kaplan Photography, a boutique portrait studio based in the Northern Suburbs of Chicago. I know how to make you feel comfortable in front of the camera and it is my mission to create the most gorgeous portraits you have ever had of yourself. Let me show you how beautiful you and your loved ones are and how we can create stunning heirlooms for generations to come.
“Once again, I want to thank you for the wonderful pictures you took of my kids. You always get the best shots….ones that I could never get. Not only do you take beautiful pictures of them, you always manage to capture their closeness in the photos you take of them together. That is something they will both treasure as they get older and have these wonderful keepsakes to share with their families some day. As always, you make the process so easy. As an extra bonus, I am am thrilled that I have my holiday card picture selected and the cards ready to go! Thanks again for everything Julie.” — Ellen
“I can’t describe to you how happy I am with our collage and Christmas card! Thank you so much for spending the extra time with me in deciding which pictures to choose and how to arrange them. This years Christmas card was my all time favorite…Thanks to You! The special creative touches and care you put into our card was so appreciated. You are an amazing photographer but also have all the other qualities that are needed to make the end result a beautiful piece of art that will be treasured forever. Thank you!” — Jody
“Julie is a true artist. Her photographs are stunning! She is a excellent photographer with an artistic eye. Her tremendous skill allowed her to look through her camera lens and capture our family in so many different ways. My favorite is the candid photo she caught of all three of my children looking at each other and laughing. It makes you want to laugh and smile right along with them! Julie is great at suggesting locations, times and attire. She is also flexible and fun when working with children of all ages–even mine–who can be quite difficult! Everyone who sees the pictures of our family taken by Julie comments on how beautiful they are. Julie captured wonderful memories for us that we will have forever!”— Lisa
“Julie’s talent is not only lies in her professionalism and the quality of the picture she takes but also in the time that she takes to truly find out something about each person she is photographing. I have a child who is extremely modest and was not thrilled that the attention was focused on her. Julie immediately made her feel more comfortable and respected her boundaries. Needless to say the pictures of her were nothing less than breath taking”— Cheryl Leon
“Our first experience with Julie was amazing, we met her at a highland park beach for our family pictures. You would never have known it was raining by the smiles on our faces, Julie handled the situation like the professional she is. Our next experience with Julie was my son’s bar mitzvah. Again she managed to “de-stress” us all. We had many family group shots that we had to get through, and it was done effortlessly and efficiently.” — Aliza Frank
“Just a short note to say thank you for taking all of my favorite photographs of my children. Throughout the years you have captured each child’s spirit perfectly. You create a relaxed and fun environment so that I always have so many special candid moments to chose from. I don’t think there is a room in my house now where there isn’t a photograph you have taken – and yes, that includes the master bath! I have enjoyed our relationship and look forward to the next photo shoot.” — Cyndy B.
“This was our first time using a professional photographer – and thank goodness it was Julie! She made it easy and low key – and the results were fabulous. My daughters looked amazing and beautiful! I would highly recommend Julie – and have done so – to many of my friends!” — Mary Ha