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Photography for life’s most important moments

Hi there, I'm Maggie

I’m a Chicago photographer, with a love for storytelling photos.

I’m all about capturing photos that make you feel alive. The real. The lovely. The fleeting.

I have a background in photojournalism but have always loved art. This combination inspired my style. I want to show the real AND the pretty.

When I’m not snapping pics, you might catch me dancing with my son, practicing a handstand, or exploring a new neighborhood in the city. Thanks for visiting my site! You can learn more about me, Maggie Rife Ponce here or contact me here. I’d love to hear from you!

 Chicago Photography Services

Photos that show your true self.
That tell your story.
That capture your real family.

Are you into it? Sorta, kinda, thinking about it? Allllright, let’s chat.
Use the link below to schedule a quick 15-minute call.
Phone shy? I get it. Emails are great too. Here’s you go:


Or do you just want to see more pictures?

I’ve got you. Plenty more. Just use the link below.

 Chicago Photography Studio & Event Space

Located at the corner of North and Western Ave in Chicago, just a stone’s throw from the six corners in Wicker Park, my photography studio and event space, Le Loft, is my home away from home.

With over 4,00 square feet of natural light, the studio is perfect for commercial and portrait photography. Upstairs is set up for family and lifestyle photos.

Virtually tour the studio

You can take a virtual stroll through the studio by swiping through the slideshow below. Or, if you’re in the Chicago area, stop by! Schedule a walkthrough below, and I’ll make sure to have croissants from the French Bakery down the street ready for you upon arrival. (I love any excuse to pop over there. Hmmmm….so good.)

Schedule a visit.

Commonly Asked Photography Questions:

Listed below are the top six questions asked about my photography services. If you’re interested in learning more, you can visit my info section, which includes details about:

Why choose Maggie of all the photography studios in Chicago?

There are a lot of great photographers out there in Chicago, so how do you decide one over the other? I have always admired those who are not only incredible artists but also easy to work with. To me, the best results come when there’s good communication. I want you to know you’re in good hands. I’ll do everything I can to take images you’ll feel great about while also making the process easy breezy.

What are Chicago photographer rates?

The answer to that depends on which type of photoshoot you’re after. Portrait photography begins at $299. Wedding photography prices can be custom quoted or you can choose a package beginning at $4,600. If you’re looking for a Chicago commercial photographer, I’d love to connect and provide an estimate for your project.

Where is your Chicago Photography studio located?

Just 20 minutes from downtown Chicago, my studio is in the Ravenswood neighborhood. There is plenty of street parking nearby. As well as providing studio photography, I also travel to on location for photoshoots through the city and surround Chicago suburbs.

What type of photography services do you offer?

I specialize in family photography, portraiture, wedding photography. Additionally, I offer commercial photography, event photography, real estate photography, interior photography, maternity photography services.

What is your style of photography?

I am a storytelling photographer. My work captures more than a pose. I use natural light, angles, composition, and vision in order to show who my subjects are and capture the real, authentic moments in people’s lives.

When should I book my newborn photos?

You will want a little time to recover after delivery, but you also want your little one to be still sleeping most of the time. For this reason, the sweet spot for newborn photos is between 7 -14 days after birth.