Welcome! I am Stephanie Murphy, Boutique Family Photographer in Wilmette, Illinois. I am married to my wonderful husband, Brendan, and am Mom to Avorie (AFM), Wilder, and our Husky dog, Harley. I have loved Photography since I was a child, yet it wasn't until my daughter was born that I became passionate about becoming proficient in my craft. I taught myself how to shoot in manual, spent most of nap time and bedtime learning how to edit, and eventually had some brave friends hire me to photograph their children. Not long after, I started to receive session requests from individuals I had never met...and AFMPHOTO was born! 

For 7 years I photographed newborns, children and families all throughout the New York City area from Manhattan to the Hamptons, New Jersey to Connecticut, and Westchester to Upstate New York. My family and I relocated to Chicago's North Shore in 2018 and I have loved meeting so many new families and exploring new locations. 

I am incredibly grateful for the ability to artistically document the most important milestones in the lives of my client families. From the first interactions between parents and their new babies, first toothy grins, giggles between siblings, to the love between parents and their children. I believe there is no substitute for gorgeous custom portraiture of you and your family -- investing in archiving your family's moments together is one of the best gifts you can give yourself and your children.

I have been blessed to have had my work featured in Rock the Shot, Merci New York, Jetsetter, Beyond the Camera and Departures Magazine. My passion is creating timeless and beautiful images for families to cherish.  I absolutely adore working with children -- especially making them laugh!

Please have a look at my Portfolio and send me an email for more information! 

I look forward to working with you, 


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