October 31, 2018 by Aline Stern Uncategorized 0

November Outdoor Sessions – booking links and everything you need to know!

November Outdoor Sessions – booking links and everything you need to know!


September and October have been crazy busy! I got to photograph so many families! I originally planned to play November by ear but the trees changed colors so late this year and now it’s warmed up a bit, so I decided to make it official and post all my family session dates for the rest of the year! This includes mini-sessions and full sessions!

I am going to take December off to spend with my family (except newborns – newborns are ALWAY welcome in my studio :)) so snag your holiday spots now!


Outdoor Mini-Sessions


Mini-sessions include 15-20 minutes of shooting and 10 digital files with print rights. You pick your 10 favorites from the session and you will receive hand edited pictures in both color and black and white.

I only do mini-sessions in Winnemac Park or close by Winnemac Park (I will do Giddings Plaza once they put up the lights!). I shoot minis only on weekdays. If you want a mini booked on a weekday morning between 9.30am-1.30pm, please send me an email at alinesternphoto@gmail.com. If you want to snag up one of my Monday spots (I shoot every Monday in November at 3pm and 3.30pm, you can book here directly:

Weekday mini-sessions



Outdoor Full Sessions


I only have a limited number of weekend sessions left for this year. My full sessions include 40-60 minute of shooting time, 60+ edited pictures in an online gallery and you get to pick your location in the Chicago area. I have a long list of locations that I have shot in and we can come up with the perfect spot for your family pictures. Please be aware younger kids don’t do well being outside for longer. If your kids are under 3, you may want to consider only doing a mini-session and book a full session when it gets warmer again – unless you don’t mind having your kids in a full snow suit set up :).

You can book your full session here:

Outdoor Full Family Session November 


Things you need to know:

I will bring blankets and hand-warmers. We will move fast through the session – not because I want to rush you but because kids do NOT do well in cold weather and I don’t want you having to stand around for a long time and catch a cold. If you book one of the later sessions we may not have beautiful foliage anymore, your pictures will still be beautiful! If you book a full session we have the option to do an urban session, for example with Christmas lights in Giddings Plaza, once they are up.

Do dress your kids according to the weather!! Kids will not be happy if they are cold. If you are set on a cute Christmas dress, layer, layer, layer underneath – long thermal underwear, two pairs of tights on top of each other, a cute scarf and hat to go with the outfit, …

Should the weather just completely turn on us and it rains all of November, we have the option to do the shoot in my Lincoln Square studio instead!


I am looking forward to meeting you!!