About Moonhouse

Hi, I’m Gretchen.  🙂  Thanks for visiting my website! I’ve been a full-time professional photographer since 2010 and am based in Illinois. I have a background in illustration, painting, and dance, along with a deep interest in theatre, music, martial arts, and fashion.  I was awarded a full scholarship to attend Northern Illinois University, where I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Art. I feel all these elements influence my photography.

When composing an image, I like to keep things fun and natural. My photography “spidey senses” are always working to anticipate great photo ops. I’ll offer direction or staging when needed, but generally I play off of your energy. I shoot with a Canon 5D Mark III with a full range of lenses. When processing images, I make subtle adjustments for a clean and natural look.

I live in Chicago with my husband and 2 dogs. I love to eat and travel and love taking photos of what I eat and where I travel.

The name “Moonhouse” comes from a play on my maiden name, Villaluna.

Look forward to connecting with you!