I’m Brandi, the main artist, and owner of Grace & Knots Photography. Capturing meaningful authentic moments with real people is one of my greatest passions. I love finding the beauty in the tangled chaos of what is family. My photos are full of love, real emotions, and are perfectly imperfect. Every session is on-location as we will always be on an adventure. We will hike, venture into tall grass, climb hills (in which littles may roll their way back down), or find ourselves with our toes in the water of a stream or beach. This time is meant to be carefree, full of laughter, and playfulness. I am so glad you’re here! Now let’s create some memories!

Grayslake Family Photographer

“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.” – Ansel Adams


“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



Moments pass us by so quickly. We blink and they are gone. These sessions are meant to capture more than just your family at this time in your chapter. It is meant to capture the experience, how it all truly feels, and the love within your family.

“Photography is the story I fail to put into words.”
-Destin Sparks



This is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

Grayslake Family Photography Service

“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