Meet the mommy founder who craved a better experience...

It all started when I received a crumpled preschool portrait order packet from my kids' picture day. Granted, it wasn't necessarily the SCHOOL's fault. It's merely the OUTDATED archaic process and logistics. My husband does the majority of the pickup shifts at our kids' preschool, and he tries his best to responsibly bring home all of her 'stuff': the soiled change of clothes (learning is messy!), dirty bottles, cute artwork from their day's activities, written daily report, AND the school portrait packet. Add all of that and try carrying a wriggling, overly tired and hungry toddler and you're bound to come home with a few damaged goods.

I'm determined to improve the school portrait process: simpler, easier, and most of all, beautifully classic. Personally, I'd much rather rely on the memory of my child's beautiful portrait that authentically illustrates their personality. 

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Voila Modern School Portraits was born!





She LOVES photographing children and has a reputation for creating the best (fake) fart noises behind the camera! She enjoys scuba diving and exploring new destinations with her own family of four in her downtime.

Jenny Grimm specializes in lifestyle photography focused on newborn, maternity, and families in Chicago. She recently led a family-based photography workshop for Professional Photographers of America last year. You can check out more of her work here:



With a background in childhood education, she's Jenny's right hand woman when it comes to photographing schools.

Nicki is an EXPERT when it comes to lighting and hosts and teaches photography workshops that specialize in various indoor lighting techniques. She regularly photographs weddings and families in Chicago, and loves cold brew coffee and naps! You can check out more of her work here:


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