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As Cute As It Gets Portrait Design

 is located at

8 North 3rd Street, St. Charles, IL 60174

The studio is mid near the corner of 3rd Street & Main, next to Dawn's Beach Bar and across from the Filling Station Restaurant. 

Free parking is available at several lots within a block radius of the studio:


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Sessions are by appointment only Monday through Friday from 9-12, and then Wednesday afternoons/evenings from 3-8. One Saturday and/or Sunday a month is calendared to accommodate sessions for families that prefer weekends. During the busy holiday season in Nov/Dec, I generally photograph every weekend.

Booking A Session

As Cute As It Gets offers both studio and outdoor sessions.

Studio sessions are available for newborns, babies, toddlers, kids, tweens, teens, seniors, families, pregnancy, and pets. Each month features calendared Limited Edition Portrait Events, which are 15-20 min mini sessions that feature super fun single themes and often one time only sets.

Outdoor sessions can be scheduled for scenic & urban locales in the Fox Valley. I also do sessions in downtown Chicago covering the best of its amazing cityscape.

Contact Me

I no longer have a studio phone number, as over the years, more and more people simply emailed. Also, I was over and done with all the sales calls that came in on it.

Filling out the info form at the bottom of this page allows me to call you back or email you with all the answers to your questions and discuss open dates/times on my schedule. Once you decide to book and we get the date figured out, I will pencil you into the space, making it offical after you go into my pricing section again, and use the secure PayPal button for your chosen session type. Once I receive notice of payment, I then email you back with confirmation of the date and time, all the details about the session, helpful hints, and give you my cell number.

As a busy mom myself, my day is divided up amongst my studio & other two businesses and of course, taking care of my family (and 3 German Shepherds!)

My typical day seems to go by in the blink of an eye. But I promise I'm one of those people that is constantly glancing at their phone during any downtime, so I answer messages all throughout the day to catch up and then usually right before I collapse into bed late at night!

Any ideas on or inquiries for future costumes/themes are welcome. I can create virtually any theme you can dream up or would be more than happy to custom tailor an existing theme I offer. Such requests are very popular around Father’s Day…the below portraits were done for a professional chef. His wife secretly swiped his knives, medals, and favorite pans and brought the kids in for a cute session!

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