Kerri Carlquist Photography


Kerri Carlquist Photography

About KCP


My feet are planted in Chicago, but my globetrotting heart will be anywhere you fly me!


It all started when...

Thirteen year-old Kerri Carlquist saved all her pennies to buy herself a new digital camera to start taking pictures of her friends, her dog, and anything around her.

Fast-forward to several cameras and thousands of images later, and that passion for seeing people and this world through the lens of a camera is more alive than ever. 

I am a sunset and people enthusiast, and I believe in spending your whole life doing what you love. I believe in the art of celebration and laughter, and in filling each new day with grace and joy. 

You'll find me capturing the big moments, but loving the in-between moments. I believe in turning those moments of chaos into moments to remember.

My philosophy on photography is simple: Tell A Story. 

Your story really is too wonderful to not document all the milestones, relationships, and good hair days- so send me an email, and let's get going!





The Klimek Family

"We used Kerri for the first time two years ago for our family photos.  She was very easy to schedule.  She also recommended changing the time of our session to get better lighting--something I didn't even consider.  Kerri was great with my son.  She has a very warm, friendly personality that kept the session upbeat and relaxed.  I am  not a huge fan of taking professional photos, as it always seems to be a big time commitment and long affair.  With Kerri we were able to do a photo session in less than an hour and got a ton of beautiful shots.  She also worked great with our family dog!  We used her again this year and again we were thrilled with the results.  Kerri is also very quick to turn around the photos.  We had our edited photos to review within a few days.  Kerri does a wonderful job.  We can't wait to have her take photos for us again!" 

The Langley Family

"We decided to have professional pictures taken this year for our annual Christmas card. Kerri was not only professional, but she kept the whole process moving quickly, which is very helpful when you have younger children that get bored quickly. I also loved that not only did she give us different poses, but she suggested things for us to think about, and even certain words to say, that helped capture such great expressions on our faces. These are things I could never have achieved with my own camera. I not only highly recommend Kerri, but will use her for all future family pictures."

Mr. and Mrs. Levin

"Kerri photographed our wedding and we could not have been luckier to get her! Kerri balances professionalism with a friendly warmth that could put any bride at ease! She was extremely receptive, thorough, and easy to communicate with. She was also very patient throughout the wedding planning process and embraced any last minute decisions/changes that occurred. She took time out of her schedule to meet with me ahead of time and made separate trips to prepare for the day as well.

On our wedding day, Kerri was on time and carried a positive energy, even with it being the hottest day of the summer! Her presence was extremely comforting due to her amazing ability to take charge, maintain the timeline, and keep everyone organized. Kerri fully embraced our family, friends, and the intended atmosphere of our wedding. 

Kerri's enthusiasm and passion for what she does is infectious and her photos truly reflect these traits.  She was very quick to edit the photos and even provided us with previews the night of our wedding!  We really appreciated how Kerri provides full access to the photos and includes a custom-made album. We are absolutely in love with the photos from our wedding day! Kerri has our highest recommendation and we look forward to hiring her again in the future!"

The Clifford Family

"Kerri was so easy to work with and felt like she was a part of our family by the end of the shoot! She was flexible and patient when we all showed up late and had to shoot after the sun went down. Kerri turned the photos around so quickly, and they were so stunning! Her photos were a surprise to our parents and are now hanging in our house. We couldn't have asked for a better experience and will definitely use Kerri again for pictures!"

Mary Kate

"Kerri was amazing to work with! She made me feel comfortable and made it fun throughout the whole shoot. She came up with creative poses and made me smile and laugh naturally which made for some great photos! Her editing skills are also really impressive and she finished the pictures very quickly, which was a big differentiator to have a fast turnaround. I would definitely recommend her for any occasion!"