I’ve known Tricia for forever, since we were in middle school orchestra together. So I was thrilled when she first contacted me to photograph her and her husband, Brian. Since then, I’ve gotten to see her through her pregnancy, the birth of their daughter, and the little moments in between. I truly feel as if […]

When I first met Bridget, she desperately wanted to document her family’s apple picking tradition and invest in some showstopping artwork for her home. She’d been saving up for it for a while and was finally ready to splurge as a birthday and Christmas gift to herself, but she was nervous about the cost, as […]

So, you want to get some family portraits taken, but you’re hesitant to move forward. I get it. It’s a lot of work and a big expense, and experience tells you it will probably be painful. But it doesn’t have to be! I’m here to tell you that having your portraits taken can be fun […]

It’s been a while since I’ve written anything for this space, and a lot has changed. My kids are older and sassier, my pets are more numerous, I have more gray hairs and a few extra pounds (thanks a lot, 2020), and, most importantly, I now sell things. Real, tangible, beautiful things that will hang […]

I haven’t shared anything in a really long time, and that’s because I’ve been super busy shooting some amazing families! And also because I would rather do just about anything than sit down and blog. So you know what I’m about to share is going to be GOOD if I’m actually putting on my writing […]

When I first met Sarah, she was pregnant with her second child. We hit it off immediately. Her son was the same age as my daughter (almost 4), she had a wicked sense of humor, and she was simply delightful. It was a match made in heaven. She explained that this would likely be her […]

This is another post that I’ve been sitting on for a while because it’s so hard for me to write. In July, my dad and I took my daughter to visit my grandmother in her nursing home. Mae is 4 and had only met her once before when she was a baby and obviously has […]

My daughter starts preschool tomorrow, so in honor of this momentous occasion I’m sharing some pictures I took of her class last winter. She goes to a co-op school, and I can’t tell you all the ways I love this place. Seriously, it’s amazing. If you ever have an opportunity to become involved with a […]

I have some pictures that I’ve been meaning to share but that I’ve been putting off for some time. I absolutely love shooting events, but this one was hard for me, and even now I’m crying at my computer just thinking about it. But it was a beautiful day, and it deserves to be shared. […]

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Carrie Lee Photography is a Chicago family photographer who values telling your story and creating fun, authentic, and emotional images. She photographs families, children, weddings, and engagement sessions in Chicago, Illinois, as well as destinations all over the world. 

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