Details – About Me


Hi, I’m Melissa. I am a professional portrait photographer and the owner of Melissa Schau Photography based in Grayslake, IL. I specialize in creating custom child, family and senior portrait sessions. My relaxed style of shooting makes clients feel comfortable and gives them confidence in front of the camera.


What is custom portraiture?

Custom portrait sessions allow me to work with clients in the planning and execution of their photography session in order to create artwork that is unique to their desires. When planning your session we work together to take into account final art placement, milestones & celebrations, family relationships and special needs. Then we dream up your session so that when your portrait session is complete you are thrilled with your experience and cherish your images.

Whether you are looking for family photos, images of your high school senior or anything in-between, I would love the opportunity to capture these moments for you. I hope to hear from you soon…



Would you like to schedule a session? Contact Melissa at or by phone at 847-287-9246