Family is at the core of everything we are and everything we do. At Brian McConkey Photography, I understand the importance of family and appreciate moments of togetherness that can be captured through a Family Portrait.

There is something special that happens when families get together for portraits. The best pictures come from natural interactions between family members when everyone’s true identity shines through. One of my goals when taking Family Portraits is to show everyone’s unique personality and how those personalities create a unique family dynamic.

Instead of just photographing the usual poses, I like to take a step back and watch how family members talk to each other, look at each other, and joke with each other. This is when I really get an idea of the family and can make the Family Portrait something that everyone will look at fondly throughout the years ahead.

A great Family Portrait should not look stiff or uncomfortable. A family portrait should be a reflection of the affection and closeness that families share. Brian McConkey Photography makes sure that the whole family is at ease and having fun, so I offer location flexibility. Family Portraits can be taken at my River West Studio, your own home, or another location, so you have the option of studio or natural light.

Take a look at my Testimonials Page and call or email Brian McConkey Photography and we can talk about your Family Portraits.

“Brian McConkey is an incredible photographer who has the ability to capture the true essence of every individual he photographs. He is as talented as he is laid back—always making the shoot comfortable and fun. Brian has taken everything from my Corporate Headshots, Family Portraits, to my sons Actor Headshots and Modeling Comp Cards. I have always been blown away by his work and would recommend him to anyone I know!”

-Ashley Condron, Make-up artist, Hairstylist and Co-Owner of Reiman Condron Beauty

“Brian has captured many important moments for our family. Whether he is taking candid shots of posed photos, Brian approaches everything as a true professional and, over the years, his pictures have become keepsakes for us and our friends.”

Michael & Nancy Reinsdorf, Owner of the Chicago Bulls and President of Chicago Bulls Charities

“Brian took beautiful Childrens Portraits of my kids. He has a knack for getting people to feel comfortable in front of the camera. My daughter who’s usually a bit shy, really enjoyed her photo shoot. Brian also shot our Family Portraits and we received so many compliments on our Christmas cards!”

-Tanya Renalt

“I really enjoyed working with Brian and found his photography to work really well both for Family Portraits and Corporate Headshots.”

-Mary Dillon, CEO Ulta