The Dabo's Fotos Promise

I have been capturing the people of Chicago-land's most precious memories since 2004. I've not only worked under and along side some of Chicago's most well known photographers, but I constantly study to perfect my craft. I keep up with today's most popular photographic styles and trends. At Dabo's Fotos, I guarantee you will not only be completely satisfied but you will also be eager and proud to show off the beautiful photos from your session or event! 


Please be aware that outdoor photography completely depends on the weather. Obviously we all hope for a beautiful sunny day, but sometimes that just isn't possible. I can shoot in the heat and the cold, with sun, clouds or snow. However, if it's raining or storming, I will be unable to risk my equipment as I'm sure you won't be very willing to brave the conditions. If the weather doesn't cooperate, I recommend having a backup/rain plan. If you have a portrait session scheduled with Dabo's Fotos, we MAY be able to use Dabo's Fotos home studio (can accomedate up to 4 subjects) but this must be addressed before the date of the session if you wish to use Dabo's Fotos' home studio. The final decision of whether the portrait shoot occurs must be made no less than 2 hours prior to the start time of the session. You may reschedule ONE time, however please be aware that rescheduling your shoot depends on my availability.


When choosing your location, please be aware that many privately and publicaly run parks and forest preserves require photography and / or parking permit fees. These permits can range anywhere from $20 - $200. These permit fees are not covered in any price quoted by Dabo's Fotos. The permit fees will be tacked onto the final price. Be aware that many places require pre-approval (usually 3-5 business days but could be a few weeks) prior to the day of the shoot. Below is a list of popular shoot locations and their permit fees. Click the name of the location to view their permit fees (NOTE: a new window will open.)

Chicago Botanical Garden (Glencoe) :

*Photography permit must be purchased same day as the shoot, entire group must be present, Parking fees still apply.

Weddings / family portraits / graduations / engagements / quinceañera celebrations / bar- and bat mitzvahs / similar events : $125

Parking : $25 per car / $10 for senior citizens on Tuesdays / $30 per van / $65 per limousine, minibus, bus & RV

Active duty U.S. military personnel, reservists and former POWs receive 1 free parking fee.

Outdoor Photography Information