Welcome to Philip Hegel Photography!  I am a lifestyle photographer based out of Palatine, IL.  My passion is capturing genuine emotion in a documentary style of photography.  I specialize in newborn, family & children, engagement, weddings & events.  I invite you to browse some of the collections of my favorite photos over the years under my portfolio tab.


What is lifestyle photography?  Think about all those moments you have around the home or out as a family that you wish you could hang on to forever, those are what I work with you to capture.  Want to do a shoot in your bedroom with everyone horsing around on the bed?  What about making a fun mess for breakfast in the kitchen?  I would love to plan a one of a kind, unique session based around what makes your family yours.  Think you might need some more "traditional" posed shots for the grandparents to hang on the wall, well we can plan that, too, if you'd like. Interested in capturing that special day with engagement or wedding photography in a lifestyle/documentary style?  Give me a call! 


Feel free to browse around my portfolio, and reach out to me anytime through the contact tab for any questions about sessions or booking!


Aside from my family portrait work, I am also proud to provide professional interior and real estate photography.  I am proud to be partnered with a great agent, Dan Henry, of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Star Homes in Grayslake.  You can visit Dan's website here!  You can also see samples of my interior design shoots for North Shore Kitchen and Bath of Northfield on their houzz page right here!


Pictured with me is my wonderful, amazingly sweet, incredibly gorgeous wife who also doubles as my model (usually quite willingly) and my awesome assistant when she is available.  We were married in the fall of 2013 on a beach in Mexico and we live together with our dog, Callie, in Palatine, IL.