At Light Drawn Studios, we are committed to inspiring the human spirit... inspiring people to love more, remember more, give more, feel more.  It is with that philosophy that each portrait is created. It is our profound belief that portraiture is the perfect way to preserve more of the inspired human spirit.

It is through our commitment to inspire the human spirit, that Chicago based, world renowned portrait artist, April Graves created Beautiful Things with Wings – a treasury of ethereal and whimsical fairy, angel, and aviator portraits. Each year, those images are compiled into three separate calendars and sold to help put an end to domestic violence in the Chicago area. The WINGS organization (Women In Need Growing Stronger) continues to be the Illinois beneficiary.

Your child’s Beautiful Things with Wings portrait experience with April will be absolutely magical. From the moment the two meet, your child will feel special and beautiful. April’s commitment to capturing exquisite, ethereal images is evident in every portrait she creates. The expressions that she will capture of your children will be both lovely and genuine... from those soft quiet moments, to full out giggles. You are sure to fall in love with the artwork that she will create for you, capturing those fleeting moments in your child’s life in fine art portraiture for you to treasure for generations to come.

"...The way your child connects with the photographer is just as important as the camera, lens, and experience. It shows in all of April's images..."