"If you were to ask me what I do…I would tell you that I stop time for people.  I truly take a moment in time and give it to you to have and to hold for generations to come.  I am a storyteller…I will tell your story…the story of the profound and deep love that you have for your family…the connection and bond that ties you together.  The story of your children’s imaginations…their best dreams come true.  I am the seeker of your joy…the seer of your beauty…I am the artist who will engrave the image of your children, your family, your everything on your heart…in your soul and on the walls of your home for a lifetime of forevers.  I am the one person who will capture the true essence of who you are..."

- April

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April Graves is the wife and mother of 2 from the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago.  She incorporated her first business by the age of 13 and has been self employed since the age of 23.  With over 15 years of experience as a professional photographer, April is truly an expert at her craft.  Intertwining art and emotion are her gifts.  With a huge philanthropic heart, she is a strong believer in giving back.  April is a business coach in the photographic industry and a sought after speaker in the industry.



April Graves is the creator and photographer for:
• the Beautiful Things with Wings calendar which has helped raise over $500,000 to support the WINGS Program, INC. in Chicago. (since 2006)
• the SEDOL Children’s Art Gallery in 2013

She also photographs for:
• Quintessential Barrington magazine (since 2008)
• Biltmore Country Club members (since 2011)

April is the only photographer in the world with exclusive access to photograph at The Eden Palais Carousel at the Sanfilippo Estate in Barrington, IL.