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Megan Drane is the artist behind Firefly Nights Photography, an internationally award-winning portrait and commercial photography studio located in the heart of downtown Naperville. She holds the degrees of Master Photographer, as well as Master Artist.   Named Naperville’s Best Photographer eight times, as well as being a member of Team USA for the World Photographic Cup, Megan considers herself a visual storyteller, capturing the playful, whimsical, and mysterious aspects of people. By capturing people’s true essence in combination with mastered lighting and experience, we create true pieces of art. Our goal is not to provide you with pictures that will be on your desk until the next milestone, but to provide art that can stand the test of time. Whether it be beautiful outdoor images, classic studio portraits, or commissioned pieces, we thrive on creating spectacular pictures.

The other reason Megan created this business is to help outsiders see the wonderful gifts of joy special needs children bring to their families. (Please click on the SPECIAL NEEDS link for more information)

Firefly Nights Photography provides maternity, newborn, baby, child, senior, family, and athlete photography in Chicago and its western suburbs, especially Naperville, Hinsdale, Wheaton, Downers Grove, Elmhurst, Burr Ridge, and Oak Brook. We also provide headshots and commercial photography. Really, we do everything except weddings and events.

Firefly Nights Photography has won several international image competitions and was even named an international Child Photographer of the Year in 2019. We have been featured on Chicago’s ABC News and had articles published both locally and nationally, and we have been named Naperville's Best Photographer eight times!. Our work can be seen in doctor’s offices, calendars, international magazines, national advertisements, catalogs, and countless homes.


  • 2021 - Named Naperville's Best Photographer by Naperville Magazine
  • 2020 - Named Naperville's Best Photographer by Naperville Magazine
  • 2019 Master Photographer degree by Professional Photographers of America
  • 2019 inducted into the American Society of Photographers
  • 2019 Team USA member for World Photographic Cup
  • 2019 Rise International Child Photographer of the Year
  • 2019 Bronze Medalist for IPC
  • 2019 PPANI Board Member – Speaker Chair and Secretary
  • 2019 - PPA North Central Print Comp - First Place for Children's Portrait
  • 2019 - May PPANI Print Comp - Best Artist, Best Portrait, and Best in Show
  • 2019 - Feb PPANI Print Competition - Best Artist
  • 2018 Named Naperville’s Best Photographer by Naperville Magazine
  • 2018 Best Senior Image and 3rd place senior image – NAPCP International image competition
  • 2018 PPANI Board Member – Speaker Chair
  • 2018 Silver Medalist – International PPA image competition