About Martina Magnusson

Hello! I’m Martina Magnusson. Welcome to my website! If there is anything I love as much as photography, it’s creating a story—your story—with my photographs. I grew up in the village of Hokon in the southern most province of Sweden, where I enjoyed long summer nights, short winter days, forests, meadows, and lakes. My tiny village connected me to nature’s beauty.

Today I live in Chicago’s Western suburbs where I have been able to meet so many different kinds of people. That’s the nature of head shot photography! Photographing people enables me to establish a connection with someone when I’m behind the camera, and that is what is important to me. My main goal is to make my clients feel relaxed and comfortable in front of the camera so their genuine story shines through, and they feel that their picture rightfully represents who they are.

A picture says a thousand words, what do you want to say?

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TESTIMONIALS

Martina is a very talented photographer. She has an exceptional gift of making her subjects feel at ease which promotes a natural smile and facial expressions. I highly recommend hiring her as your photographer.
-Slav Polinski – 2018


Martina is passionate, professional, and extremely good at what she does! I would highly recommend her to any of my colleagues who are looking for a professional headshot in the Chicagoland area. I had my professional headshot done in a group setting through my graduate school and could not be more pleased with the quality of work! She has a kindhearted sweet personality and an extensive knowledge of finding the best angle at which people look their best. Thank you for all of your wonderful work!
Rhett Cater – 2018


I generally hate getting professional pictures taken because most photographers make you pose in such unnatural positions. I was dreading updating my LinkedIn profile picture, but Martina made the process quick, easy and enjoyable. She is very skilled at capturing great shots! You can tell she loves what she does.
Michelle Mobley – 2018


Martina did an excellent job taking my professional photos. She listened to what I wanted, set it up and got great results. Martina is very professional and I’d recommend her to anyone who wants to look the best!
Clinton Orsini – 2018


Martina has a friendly relaxed way about her and captured exactly what I was looking for in my real estate head shot. She delivered as promised and I would highly recommend her to my peers or anyone looking for a professional, natural, fresh look!
Vanessa Novak Adinamis recommends Martina Magnusson Photography. October 27, 2018 · (??)
Martina has a friendly relaxed way about her and captured exactly what I was looking for in my real estate head shot. She delivered as promised and I would highly recommend her to my peers or anyone looking for a professional, natural, fresh look!

Vanessa Novak Adinamis – 2018


I worked with Martina earlier this summer for a headshot, and loved every minute of my experience with her. She has the utmost professionalism, is very courteous, and knows her craft. Martina is a perfectionist and will work hard to give you the best product. She is very dedicated to her work, and you will experience that dedication when you schedule a headshot session with her.
Dara Rothenberger


Martina has the perfect skill to make you comfortable in front of the camera and that eye to capture you best portrait. Loved my headshots! Highly recommendable.
Patricia Mendoza


Martina was incredibly professional to work with. She provided insights on what hair, makeup and outfits would work best. During the photo session, she coached on poses and posture and captured the best “me.” I even chose my headshots while I was on site. You get to see your photos instantly.
Holly O’Donnell


Martina is fabulous! My daughter and I went to her studio for photos and the whole experience was great! Martina offered advice on how to prepare/what colors to wear beforehand. When we arrived she talked with us about the process and what we wanted. She is professional, patient, and very thorough! I loved our photos and we received the photos quickly! I loved all the options and I loved working with Martina! I highly recommend you contact her for special occasion photos, work/professional photos or custom photos sessions!
Barbara Watson


Martina captured exactly what I was looking for in my real estate head shot! She has a warm, gentle and friendly way about her and really made me feel relaxed! I will definitely recommend her to my peers!!
Vanessa Adinamis


Martina is very professional and makes the photo session fun and interesting. I don’t know much about photography, but she happily answered all my curious “why” and “what’s that for” questions, which I really appreciated. First time I came to her studio, she took great, professional head shots, which were perfect for my LinkedIn profile. The second time, she took amazing photos of my sister and I together. What I really like is that shes able to tell me exactly how to stand, where to put my arms, and how to tilt my head to make it look good and natural. She also makes sure to capture different angles, facial expressions and lights, so I have different pictures for different occasions. Thank you for your great work!
Erika Kaspersson


Martina has done photography for myself, my family and friends on numerous occasions. I HIGHLY recommend her as she is quite skilled in her craft. Anyone can point a camera and press a button, but Martina truly creates art with her craft, which is completely apparent in her photography and clearly stands out in what she does.
Vernon Clifton


Martina did an excellent job on my professional photos. I’d recommend her to anyone looking for the best.
Clinton Orsini


Martina took headshot photos and they turned out great – I would highly recommend her for any of your photographic needs!
christina gutierrez


Martina is a talented photographer. She makes you feel very comfortable so she can get great photos.
Patricia Chojnacki


I worked with Martina earlier this summer for a headshot, and loved every minute of my experience with her. She has the utmost professionalism, is very courteous, and knows her craft. Martina is a perfectionist and will work hard to give you the best product. She is very dedicated to her work, and you will experience that dedication when you schedule a headshot session with her.
Dara Rothenberger