Chicago, IL

Maria & Michelle

Chicago, IL

Bush Family

Chicago, IL

ANtonella's Cake Smash

All the little details of your Family.

The emotions that can't be staged.

The moments that you don't want to forget.

My role
I  notice...
I'm here to capture 
 images of your
meaningful & bright
Schedule YOUR session
  • got a big group? need something unconventional? let's build the perfect package for you!

Custom Built Collection

Pre-portrait consultation, full printing rights, image ownership and a full resolution online gallery delivered within 5 weeks of your session

The Experience Includes...



Portraits from
  • 1 hour of session time
  • up to 2 locations
  • up to 2 outfits
  • 30+ high-resolution images
standard session


make it official

pre-session chat

your session!

gallery delivery



make it official



make it official

Take a look around my site and social media (@ElianaMelmedPhoto)! If something there piques your interest, reach out and we'll start getting to know each other!

Once your contract is signed, questionnaire filled out, and 50% retainer paid, you're officially locked in! I'll send over my What to Wear Guide and you can send me pics of potential outfits options or send over a Pinterest board if you'd like!

My goal is to make you as comfy in front of the camera as possible, and that work starts long before our session date! We'll chat and get to know each other and I'll learn what you're hoping to get out of the session.

What we've all been waiting for – let's do this!!! Think of this as a family outing but with a fun new friend!

Who are those MODELS on your computer screen? Oh, it's your family! You'll have the option to order prints, albums, and more through my shop. You'll have these treasured mementoes forever!

- The Collins Family

Eliana is so talented and I would highly recommend her. She had such an energetic and sweet personality!  Eliana had the kids laughing and smiling with no issues. She listened to my needs and added her own great ideas. I will definitely be using her for my next family photo shoot!

Our kids warmed up
right away!

- Anna B.

Eliana was wonderful to work with for our family photo session. She was super helpful with showing us how to pose and she was fantastic with our 6 month old daughter. The photos came out beautifully and we are so pleased with the results. She is a very talented photographer and I highly recommend her!

Fantastic with our 6-month old

- Karen F.

Eliana was AMAZING!! Seriously, the quality of these pictures is so great! We did a smash cake session with a 1 year old baby and babies are not easy to photograph. And yet, Eliana managed to get the best pictures of my little baby. She is definitely talented!!

She got the best pictures of my baby!


I'm ready to book! what's next?

Heck yes, let's do this!! If you're interested in working together, please fill out the contact form to and we'll start getting to know each other!

Travel fees are added to sessions taking place more than 40 miles away from Chicago, IL. 

Do I need to pay travel fees?

I'm interested, but I'm not 100% sure you're the right fit for me. What should I do?

I don't take my job lightly and know that picking a photographer is a big decision! Once you fill out the contact form on my site, we'll find a time for a call where I can answer any questions that you can make the best decision for you.

No. All images are edited lightly for color and consistency (but body shapes are never altered!). Raw images are not provided. 

Do you deliver unedited images?

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