My name is Natalie O'Donnell and I am a Chicago based photographer that specializes in wedding, lifestyle and travel photography.

I received my photography education from Columbia College Chicago where I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2007. I learned to shoot with a Canon AE1 film camera that was given to me by my mother as a teenager. With that camera, I developed a love of photography through working with black and white film in the darkroom.

I love creating art through photography, whether it be a baby's first look at the world around them, the streets of a foreign city, or the emotion from a stranger on the street...I am inspired to create art and memories through candid shots in natural environments.


Weddings, engagements, newborn, family, maternity, food, events and travel.

Travel is a passion of mine, and taking photos all over the world is one of my favorite things to do. I have many images available to purchase as prints. Contact me for purchase.


I love capturing candid moments and will often act like a fly on the wall during a wedding day to catch one of those special moments between a bride and groom. During my lifestyle shoots I let kids and families play and be themselves while I sneak in to get the perfect shot. I prefer everything in my photos to be as natural as possible, including the light and location.


I am based in Chicago and primarily do most of my shoots here in the city or the nearby suburbs. Shoots can take place in your home or at a location of your choosing. I love to travel and am available for out of town shoots as well. 

*travel fees may apply

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