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July Mini Sessions|Tinley Park Photographer

Holy Cow Chicago!  The 4th of July came and went quickly and boy has Chicago been dealing with some heat the last few days!  Summer is well underway and we have been enjoying a little less scheduled household – how about you?

This summer I am posting mini sessions as I can add them to the schedule!

So for July the dates, times and locations are:

Saturday July 15th – Tinley Park Centenniel Park – 8:30a; 9:00a; 9:30a; 10:00a

Tuesday July 25th – Michigan City Indiana – Beach Session – 7:30a; 8:00a

Sunday July 30th – Orland Park Centenniel Park – 6:00p; 6:30p; 7:00p; 7:30p

Mini Sessions will be required to be paid at booking time due to the limited number available.  To book a session contact me with the date/time and I will send a confirmation out!



Time to Play Ball | Tinley Park Photographer

Spring time means it’s time to play ball! Opening Day comes for major league and little league! Many families spend hours at the baseball fields in the spring watching their favorite players go to bat and play ball.  I am a true believer that capturing your family moments where you spend time is so important to your story.  So if you are a baseball or softball family, why not get a session at the field.  Get images with that awesome bat they had to have or their mitt that is so worn in that it fits them like a glove in their uniform (when the white pants are still white).

I had a great time capturing these images at my sports model call.  One of my favorite parts was when he asked what was the point of the pictures.  I asked this almost 5th grader, when you look at the pictures you take on picture day for sports and then think of these pictures you took, which one feels more like baseball.  His response was these ones because I am on the field and have my stuff.  Check out the collage at the end of the post from this session.

If you are interested in a spring sports session, please contact me to discuss.  Due to availability/use of fields, sessions are best during weekdays after school and soon weekday mornings (how many more days till school is out I keep asking).

These sessions can work for most spring sports too!!  So if you are a soccer, basketball, or lacrosse enthusiast,  we can meet at those fields.

Class of 2017 Graduates College Selection | Tinley Park Photographer

It’s May!  It’s Graduation time for many!  The time of starting new chapters.  While many seniors are taking their high school senior pictures in the summer before their senior year or fall of the their senior year, they have just started the college application process.  They have their colleges ranked but not sure which path their journey will be on after graduation.  Once that decision is made, they are so excited to sport their new college gear and start to prepare for the next step!  Yep….. A perfect time to sneak in a photo session while they are still home and excited…. And they will make perfect gifts for you to use at graduation parties, invites, thank you’s or just for to have printed in your home when your child is away next fall.

College Choice Session $100

15 minute session at a specified location

Receive online gallery with 4 images provided in color & black and white

Images returned in ONE week from session date

Session fee due at booking

Session Dates to Choose From:

Wednesday May 17 – Tinley Park 

 4:00; 4:20; 4:40

Thursday May 18 – Tinley Park

4:30; 4:50; 5:10; 5:30

Thursday May 25 – Frankfort

9:00a; 9:20a; 9:40a; 10:00a

Contact me to book your session!!!  

And booking for class of 2018!  The first High School Senior Class of 2018 to book a session from each high school will receive this as a bonus for next spring!


Perfect Mothers Day Gift|Chicago Family Photographer

Mother’s Day is coming up and I know many struggle with what can you give that would be special?  A special gift for that mom in your life that gives so much to her family.  A special gift that will bring a smile to her face not only today but for many years to come.

This year Christina Bailitz Photography is offering Grandma & Me sessions for that special grandma in your life.  While family sessions often include mom in the session and I try to capture a picture of mom and kids, it is not often grandma is at the session to capture the connection with her grandchildren and child.  This could be a gift for your wife, aunt, grandma,sister or friend to come out with her mom & kids and freeze time.

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Grandma & Me Sessions will be offered for $225 and include

  • Up to 30 minutes of shooting time (allowing time for everyone to warm up to the camera and relax)
  • Includes Grandma, Parent, Grandchildren (up to three – if you have more we can add more time)
  • An online gallery of 15 images for review
  • Your choice of 10 images sent in a PASS gallery for download
  • Additional images will be available for purchase for $150
  • If you want to add a great grandma or another grandma, please contact me to discuss

These sessions will be scheduled at a location in Tinley Park area on

  • Wednesday – May 31 between 8:00a-11:00a
  • Sunday – June 4  between 8:00a-10:30a
  • Friday – June 16 between 8:00a-11:00a

Make this a Mother’s Day she will treasure!!!

First Communion Sessions|Chicago Children’s Photographer

First communion season is just around the corner now that spring is here!!

I am booking smaller sessions to capture this special time in your family.

Tinley Park first communion photography.

Communion Sessions $75

15 minute session with backdrop or outdoor setting in Tinley Park

4-5 edited images provided in color & b/w

Images delivered online gallery with download

Session Dates

Saturday, April 29th – 9:00a, 9:20a, 9:40, 10:00a, 10:20a, 10:40a

Wednesday, April 26th – 3:30p, 3:50p, 4:10p, 4:30p

(If you are looking for 8-10 images two slots can be combined)

To Book

Please email your date/time and I will send a confirmation.

Payment is expected upon booking to hold your slot.