September benefited from much better weather than we are seeing in October! I am thankful that I was able to get in so many wonderful sessions!! Check us out on Facebook... https://www.facebook.com/juliannegreenphotography/
I love how families an ever changing, living thing. One of the best parts of my job is helping tell your stories... you are the narrator, I get to be your pencil. As your families grow and evolve I love seeing how each chapter unfolds.
This winter ceases to amaze me. December, which typically is pretty moderate, was full of snow and frigid days, little did I know, I would be shooting in February outside, enjoying the parks and playgrounds!
Needless to say, I have been kept on my toes to find locations that will accommodate this yoyo weather!
In December, I had the pleasure of shooting in the beautiful town of Long Grove, more specifically, the gracious owners of Scout and Forge, Matt and Meg, welcomed us in from the cold, to shoot in their stunning space. Scout and Forge is filled with the most unique compilation of antique and repurposed furniture. If you haven't been to Long Grove, I highly recommend a visit to this idyllic town, and be sure to stop in and say "Hi" to Matt and Meg! https://scoutandforge.com/shop
And just last week, I had planned to do a shoot indoors at greenhouse in Elmhurst, but February blessed me with sun and 50s?!?! we were able to take full advantage of the beautiful grounds.
Check out these two shoots, both winter, two very different settings. Thanks again to Matt & Meg. You guys are the best.
6 months is such a sweet spot! Your baby is filling out, sitting up (even if only for a few seconds at a time), smiles all the time and has those infection laughing spells. Ohhh how I love this age. If you waited on a newborn shoot and feel like its too late, I highly recommend considering a 6 month shoot... Its such a great age for a stress-free family session and is be sure to bring the smiles.
Check out this beautiful family enjoying time with their home with the newest addition! SWOON!
Your baby has turned 1! Hoorah, you survived the first year. I vividly remember when my twins turned 1, I felt like, wow, we survived. We threw a big party, that I am pretty sure was for us and not them. But heck, they were happy and healthy, we were starting to sleep again. All good reasons to celebrate.
Another way many people celebrate this accomplishment is with a milestone shoot.
As I learn from my clients, and grow as a photographer, I have developed a strong preference for lifestyle / documentary style shoots. Shooting in your home, in your kitchen, in the bed you sleep in... Your life, through my lens.
I think about you looking back at the pictures when you're children are grown and as you look at these images, I feel the emotions that will flood back. Pictures taken in your kitchen where you cooked meal after meal, pictures of the kids jumping on that couch you picked when you first purchased your home, that probably had 1 too many baby stains on it, or the whole family snuggled up on your bed, that very bed where maybe it all began.
What better backdrop, than the home that you have created and will remember year after year.
I was thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the ladies of B-Well on a very chilly Sunday in November. B-Well is an organization focused bringing health and wellness events to the education sector.
Lisette and Renee met me in downtown Downers Grove, to snap a few headshots for their events and website. We also popped into the Downers Grove Spenga, where they graciously let us utilize their space to come in from the cold.
Many thanks to both B-Well and Spenga.