Welcome to Lori A. Seals Photography & Boutique!

My name is Lori and I am the owner and photographer here at Lori A. Seals Photography & Boutique. In addition to my lifelong LOVE of photography, I am also a wife and a mother of 2 energetic tweens.

I have over a decade of professional photography experience and have been certified by the New York Institute of Photography. Since 2012, I’ve operated my studio in the greater Monmouth, IL area, specializing studio and location photography of Families, Newborns/Babies, Children, Pregnancy, High School Seniors, Sports Teams and Individuals, Engagements, Professional and Corporate Groups and Headshots.

I strive hard to offer a different experience than a standard studio photographer. I consider myself a boutique portraiture studio. By choosing my studio, you will receive personalized attention and a custom experience--I will take care to tailor your session to fit your needs. If you’re curious about what your experience will be like with a boutique studio, please visit our What to Expect page here to see what sets our studio apart from so many others.

I truly believe that every stage of life is beautiful and needs to be remembered with timeless portraiture that can be passed down from generation to generation. From beginning as a newborn, growing into an inquisitive child, blossoming into a young adult and then starting a wonderful new family, life is full of beautiful memories that pass us all by…but capturing and investing in these special moments is what keeps them alive forever.

Please visit my Portfolio to see more of my recent work, and if you like my style I would love to hear from you!



  • I grew up on a farm in North Dakota and milked cows every day until I was 15.

  • Over the years, I’ve also lived in California, Texas, Tennessee, Minnesota, Iowa, and Illinois (Illinois is my favorite!).

  • My father was a high school and elementary school music teacher who liked to use me as his guinea pig, so I can play 7 musical instruments.