Hey, there! Welcome to Grace & Knots Photography – where we embrace the hidden treasures within the imperfections of everyday life and take absolute joy in the simplest of moments.

We focus on family photography in a whole new way – unposed, authentic, and emotive. It’s your story and your favorite people. There are no rules or awkwardness, just slowing down to soak in this beautiful life you have created.

Crystal Lake Family Photographer & Maternity Photographer

“The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched, they are felt with the heart.”

–Le Petite Prince


“We had a wonderful experience with Brandi! After booking the appointment I received the follow ups with some great tips and advice. She got to work right away. She was fast and efficient with capturing everything. After, I received the photos, I was is awww! Absolute perfection! They truly captured our little moment in time, along with the personalities of each person! I love them!”
– Liz & Kevin



As a mother of three, I have learned the value of treasuring those fleeting moments of childhood. While our babies are only children for a short time, we will forever be parents. We will always desire the memory of their tiny hands, little giggles, and silly antics. Photos seem to have a way of bringing us back to those moments and reminding us of just how lovely our family’s story is.

Grace & Knots is about true connections between families, couples, the power of motherhood (or being a woman in general), and mother nature herself. It’s about the perfectly imperfect beauty that comes from the rollercoaster of life and taking the time to soak in something greater than ourselves. 

Whatever it is, I’d love to tell your story.



Let’s dream a little, venture a little, and change the way we do family photos. 

Crystal Lake Family Photography & Maternity Photography Services

“Brandi is absolutely wonderful! She takes her time and really captures some amazing candid shots! She chose a great location for us because we were unsure of a good spot (she knows all the good spots!). There was a super quick turn around with the photo edits and I love all of the pictures!”
– Jessica & Adam