Booking your newborn and maternity shoot. {Downers Grove and Naperville Photographer }

Considering a maternity and newborn session? Be sure to inquire about booking the two together. Many photographers like myself will offer a discount when booking two or more sessions at a time, or have packages to incentivize you to book these together.

Check out this beautiful momma to be… Cant wait to see her little one in my Downers Grove Studio next month!

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Want to see a full gallery?!? Downers Grove, Naperville, Chicago, Hinsdale Photographer

It occurred to me recently that when hiring a family photographer (sometimes even for weddings) people don’t ask to see a full gallery.

We are hired on what we show on our websites, which is obviously our best, but have you ever asked to see a full gallery before hiring a photographer? Probably not.

So in an effort to show you what you get when you hire Julianne Green Photography, here is a full gallery:

Its also worth noting that this client took my recommendation on the best time of day to shoot, location and she went above and beyond when styling her outfits… not all light is created equal and be sure to dress the part and talk to me about wardrobes… its easy to have a session like this when we communicate.

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First Birthday Donut Smash

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'Tis the season for baby boys!

This winter has been the winter of baby boys in my studio… Here are a few images from my most recent and very sleepy little guy (he was a rock star during his session)… This super sweet family has two littles under the age of two now and I have a feeling his big sister is going to give him a run for it when he is old enough to keep up!

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Glitter in the deep freeze. {Naperville family photographer} {Chicago Family Photographer} {Hinsdale Family Photographer}

Its that time of year… Chicago winter, a particularly frigid and blustery one at that. What’s a photographer to do you say?

Well, what all photographers are doing right now… give a bunch of kids some glitter and let them go crazy.

Seems simple enough, but kids are never really given free reign to throw, feel and play with glitter; the ever spreading, self adhering, shiny virus that it is.

This experience leaves them all wanting to come back tomorrow, but not til next year kids or maybe never if I don’t have amnesia about the clean up required, HAHAHA. Only time will tell.

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Mommy and Me | Chicago family photographer | Naperville Family Photographer

Lets see a show of “likes” (yes I mean click like on the post if you experience this)… How many of you out there have Facebook and Instagram feeds FULL of images of your kids, your kids happily playing on the swings at the park or walking into school for the first time or running down the soccer field or just being their goofy selves? How many of you have photos of your kids all over the house on display with pride? Now, how many of you have nary a photo of yourself, on Facebook, Instagram, or your walls? How many of you have pictures showing the love you have for your little ones while you embrace them and someone else is behind the camera like those shown here?

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I bet you most of you are saying, well I’m the person taking the pic with my iPhone, unless i’m running around with a self stick all day, I have to be the one taking the pictures, right?

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I’m here to tell you, get out from behind the camera and do a photo session with a photographer that can put you at ease to be yourself with your littles, a photographer that will capture images like these showing the love and fun that your family is experiencing. Get those pictures of running and playing with them, not running after them with the iPhone. These times are very brief… but pictures last a lifetime, don’t forget to take a day and do this for not only yourself but you kiddos. Something to look at and remember these fleeting moments.

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Photo sessions aren’t always the easiest to plan, and maybe make some people feel a little uncomfortable, but with the right photographer, you will be at ease… photographers will help you plan your outfits, they will position you… All you need to do is bring the love and willingness to be yourself. I implore you to do this for yourself, so that you may have images like these to look back on and remember the fun you had with your little ones before you blink.

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Magazine feature {Chicago Photographer} {Hinsdale Photographer}

When your friend, client and executive asks you to take pictures for an upcoming article that is being run on her for Profile magazine, you respond with an unequivocal YES.

We started the morning off with hair and makeup by Lisa Pietrzak www.hairandmakeupbylisa.com and a few shots at my studio in Downers Grove.  

Chicago Photographer Julianne Green

Followed by a stroll around town, discussing work, family and fun while we snapped pictures and checked out some cool hidden gems right in our own backyards.  

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Thank you for asking me to be a part of this... I can't wait to see the Profile piece when it comes out!

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3 become 4! {Chicago Newborn Photographer} {Naperville Newborn Photographer}

When I met family "P" their beautiful baby girl was turning one... a couple years later and we have seen each other again for a maternity session and most recently I had the opportunity to take the first images of their beautiful baby boy.  This is what makes my work so fulfilling... What other job do you get to be a part of peoples' most important moments... it makes for really happy work!  XOXO "P" family... until next time.

 

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Baby Crazy in Chicago

What better way to beat the cold than snuggling newborns!?!  This Chicago winter has been cold, snowy and full of adorable little bundles!  These three families all have new members, but are at very different stages in their lives.  We have a first born, a new big sister, and 6 kids become 7... Check out a few of my favorites.  

Hot Cocoa Session

Fall weather can be a bit all over the place, especially this year!  But have no fear, if your session is set for a day that might not be exactly optimal, we can turn lemons into lemonade... or chocolate into hot cocoa in this case. 

We managed to get some amazing family photos, and then wrapped up with a warm cup of cocoa.  Check out these amazing shots on a chilly evening in November.  

Perspective

Perspective can mean the difference between a tosser and an amazing composition.  The perspective on this particular shot creates a bit of an illusion... children that appear to be running up hill with the sky in the distance are actually running down hill to a lake.  

Buffalo plaid!

These beautiful babes in buffalo plaid look perfect for fall photos... and will make for awesome holiday cards!

FALL!

Fall colors are in full swing!  Check out the beautiful warm bokeh backdrop it has created for this beautiful family.  www.juliannegreen.com and https://www.facebook.com/juliannegreenphotography/.  

When photographers go to dinner...

What happens when a bunch of photographers decide to go for dinner?  We stop and take pictures of each other before hand, of course!  Lucky to have such beautiful and talented friends, inside and out.  

Check to these "Baby" blues!

This family has the most intense blue eyes I have ever seen, and they have grown by a 1.  I never get over spending time with a family in their home, while they are getting used to their new normal. Big brother was such a trooper as the crazy of a new baby has entered the home and even took time to read his new brother a book.

Making Time

Making time for family photos, in particular extended family photos, can seem like a daunting task.  Our lives get so busy.  And as the kids grow old, go off to school, move away and start their own families it can seem even more so.

Then comes along one of those all too rare moments where everyone is in town at the same time... you jam as much in as possible that it doesn't seem another activity can fit... but let me suggest trying to sneak an extended family session.  Its a great way to treasure those moments together, and it doesn't need to be the overwhelming commitment that it might seem. 

This extended family came from 3 different states, one couple was leaving for the airport directly from the shoot and yet, they were able to get in a quick 1 hour shoot and be on their way.  Now they have these precious images to remember the time together.  Check it out!  

Prairie style wedding at The Danada House.

Wishing this warm and beautiful couple a lifetime of love, happiness and compassion. Thank you for letting capture your big day.