Shop Small Day 229: Acorn Portraits

Believe it or not, my kids are almost 11 & 12 and we’ve never had professional family portraits taken. I’ve always found them too staged and figured the candid shots we take are better. Of course, that also means we’re rarely all in the photo together- especially since I’m usually the one snapping the pictures. That may all change now that I found Acorn Portraits.

I feel terrible that I’ve been by here multiple times and have never stopped in: owner & photographer Amanda is amazing!

You would think that Amanda is personally friends with everyone she photographs- the pictures seem to capture their true spirit.


You would think that the photos were all candids! It’s very easy to see why people are comfortable with her, Amanda is very warm and welcoming.

Whether you’re looking for senior portraits, family pictures, maternity/newborn, or any special occasion, Acorn Portraits is here for you.

Amanda has been documenting milestones since 2005, first in Chicago, now out here in the ‘burbs. I’d say she and her husband Brandon (remember Chicago Brew Werks?!) are making their own mark here!

You can choose to have your session in the studio (very cool historic building) or at a remote location. Sessions are by appointment only.

We’ll be making our first family portrait session appointment!

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Acorn Portraits
24027 Lockport St.
Plainfield, IL

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