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Jessica Kaplan Photography

Evanston, Illinois, Cook

‘19 Certificate of Excellence, 2019

Jessica Kaplan Photography

Evanston, Illinois, Cook

‘19 Certificate of Excellence, 2019


I use natural light, a journalistic aesthetic, patience and passion to capture moments in time and create authentic and treasured images. Portrait sessions for kids and families, tweens, teens, and environmental headshots.

Reviews (10)

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Mindy Marx

16 November 2019

I looked at a lot of websites before picking a Photographer for family pictures and for my daughter's Bat Mitzvah and I was really drawn to Jessica's work. I could not be happier with my choice! Jessica went out of her way to learn about my daughter ahead of time to ensure she at ease for our sessions, and her down-to-earth style made the experiences super comfortable. We are SO happy with the pictures and will cherish them as a reminder of a really special time for our family. More...


Warren Wei

3 October 2019

Jessica was great to work with! She was very detailed oriented, friendly, an professional. Created a wonderful experience for our family pictures. Needless to say the final product was amazing. We could not be happier. We hope many others will enjoy the wonderful experience and expertise she provides. More...


Cheyenne Rain Griffith

1 September 2019

Jessica is very patient and professional. Our previews look beautiful, I can’t wait to see the rest of the photos. We had a big group made up of 4 generations, including 3 younger children , and she handled all of us so well. It was obvious that she is very organized. We all felt very comfortable, and if we were ever in the area again, we’d definitely get more photos through her! More...


Dustin Lemick

14 May 2019

Jessica was amazing! She was incredibly easy to work with and made our shoot completely enjoyable. The best part is the final product/photos are beyond amazing. We used them in a variety of different ways with incredible results. To say we’re happy is an understatement. We will be using Jessica for all of our future photography needs. More...


Pam Bailey

28 February 2019

In the past, I’ve looked at photos of myself & thought, “Who is that? She doesn’t look like me.” I’ve always been uncomfortable having my picture taken and Jessica created an environment that allowed me to relax & enjoy the ride while she tended to the details, framed the shots & mastered the light. It was an easy session that was over before I knew it. When I reviewed the gallery of photos (that she turned around very quickly) I saw my true self in her photography. Thank you Jessica! More...


David Spitulnik

12 February 2019

Jessica captures your essence and makes you laugh at the same time. We highly recommend her and her work.


Ed Bryant

5 September 2018

Jessica took on the difficult task of capturing three generations of our family in multiple group settings. She selected a wonderful nature park in Wilmette with fabulous backgrounds. Several family members were apprehensive, including my grandson, who ALWAYS avoids photos. Jessica solved that instantly by appointing him as her assistant for holding flash equipment, etc. It was all downhill after that. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves throughout the entire shoot. Better yet, her photos were really, really great. They were varied and exciting and managed to draw out the personalities of those involved. To a person, we were all extremely pleased with her product, her manner, her advice and her prices. Ed Bryant, Evanston More...


Alissa Graham Goldwasser

23 July 2018

Jessica photographed my daughter and our family before her Bat Mitzvah. She is absolutely delightful and a pleasure to work with. The pictures are wonderful and Jessica was creative and opportunistic when getting shots. The outdoor pictures, in particular, are gorgeous. The only reason for the four stars rather than five has to do with the lighting challenges inside of the building, which created a much trickier environment. Overall, a great experience and wonderful results. More...


Sarah Frye

23 July 2018

Jessica helped me design, organize, and order a much needed -- and long overdue -- wedding photo album. I am so pleased with the product that it almost brought tears to my eyes. Throughout the process, she was enjoyable to interact with, highly professional, and knows her trade. I highly recommend her to anyone needing help with any photo project - big or small. More...


Ann Kruk

23 July 2018

I discovered Jessica’s work on Instagram and was immediately drawn to her style. She is able to capture the beauty in every day life in a very simple and elegant manner. On top of her artistic eye she is professional and quick to respond to orders. Highly recommended! I look forward to being able to enjoy more of her work in the future. More...


When people feel comfortable in their surroundings, it shows on their faces. I take pride in putting my clients at ease so they can be their very best, most authentic selves in front of the camera.

I cherish the opportunity to immerse myself within a family for a few hours, getting to know them, seeing how they engage with one another, and ultimately capturing a moment in time that leads to a treasured family keepsake.

My passion is using my camera to help others look and feel their best during our session together. My goal is to create a fun, stress-free experience for families, the end result of which is a treasured keepsake they'll enjoy for many years to come. The fact that I'm an organized communicator makes the experience that much more enjoyable for today's busy parents.