family photographer Krystal Shuga Photography offers portrait sessions in Rockford Illinois. Chicago, Madison Wisconsin and surrounding. 

Our photos tell stories. But not scary ghost stories. I mean, like, the stories that dreams are made of. Like when love conquers all, and our daydreams become real life, and the story of when life seems overwhelming or hard it starts becomes a story of strength and creates a world that makes everyone see more beauty and hope . These are the stories we tell. 

A look, a kiss, and the moments that bring us back, we are the real deal.

Capturing connection

Worried about all those little details for your session? Don't sweat it. From the start of your experience we offer step by step guidance from a guide to help you figure out your families outfits to a checklist sent to your inbox before your session so you don't forget anything. We want you to come stress free and excited knowing that every little detail was taken care of.

Krystal Shuga Photography is an award winning Portrait Photographer located in Rockford Illinois. Serving Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin. Many of our clients travel from Chicago, Madison, and Milwaukee. We offer Outdoor, In Studio or On location sessions to provide beautiful portraits for every family. 


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We want you to have a pressure free experience. If you love one or your whole gallery, we have options for every client.

Buy what you love


We love real authentic images but added some magic. We can help you find the perfect outfit for your whole family. 

Styling assistance


We loved posed and not posed, fun, silly, and real life moments. We take the beauty of it all and bring it into a work of art. Don't worry if your children want to play a bit first, some of those are the best images. 

Real life moments are encouraged


We know every child is different and we want your family to truly warm up and be comfortable with their experience. We do not do time limits.

Time limits are not an option 


Hopeless dreamers with a with love of all the things nature. Our style is focused on warmth and connection. A smile, a laugh or a mothers kiss to her child while sitting watching the sunset on a warm day.. We want to capture that essence in camera. We would describe our style and rich and warm with vibrant colors brought to life. 

How would we describe ourselves

Rockford, Chicago & northern il, southern wisconsin

Family and portrait photographer

I am a portrait photographer for the dreamers at heart. For the people who want to turn their images into a work of art, using nature to create a magical image that transforms their experience. 

My name is Krystal and I am so excited you have landed on my page. Photography has been a love of mine for 16 years. I have built my business on the idea that a photo can bring us back to a moment in a way that can create hope, love and happiness. 

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Focused on Inclusion for all families no matter their ability

We are proud to be a part of community of Photographers continually focused on provided safe, amazing experiences for children with all abilities.

"Krystal is very easy and fun to work with, she made me feel very comfortable!"

Alexandra marquez

"Had a wonderful experience! She made us all feel so welcomed and comfortable

-marina avila

"my friends and family were blown away by the portraits I shared"

-cassandra mckee