Day at the office - Chicago Photographer

I used to work in the corporate world; heading to an office every day... but I have long shed my blazer and pumped for a backpack and camera.  It was fun to spend a day at the Talos office however capturing the teams headshot.  Variety is the spice of life!

 

juliannegreenphotographyheadshots.jpg
 

Downers Grove Family Photographer; Downers Grove Photographer; Chicago Family Photographer; Chicago photographer; Naperville Photographer; Naperville Family Photographer; Hinsdale Photographer; Hinsdale Family Photographer; Newborn photographer

6 months already!! - Naperville Family Photographer

This is what its all about... I had the pleasure of snuggling Henry for his newborn pictures... and in the blink of an eye he is a chunky 6 month old with an adorable mohawk.  Whats not to love.  

naperville family photographer

And just like his newborn session the entire family was able to get involved for the 6 month milestone; because in the end its all about the family and how life has grown and blossomed!!  

Hinsdale Family Photographer

Naperville Photographer, Naperville family photographer, Newborn Photographer, Downers Grove Family Photographer, Hinsdale Family Photographer, Chicago newborn photographer, Chicago family photographer.

Source: naperville-family-photographer

Buffalo plaid!

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

Emerson Creek day 2!

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/ 

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.

Cherished Heirlooms

I am in love with the jewel tones in this beautiful sari, which was worn at their firsts' baby shower, and woven through the children pictures!  

So big!

The absolute best thing about working with families is seeing them grow.  I had the pleasure of taking pictures of this family when they were only three with 1 on the way; I held this baby girl as a newborn and had the great honor of taking some of her very first pictures in this world, and now she is a smily 6 month old, and oh so big!  It is such an honor to be a part of peoples lives. 

Spring has sprung!

I can't not get enough of these kiddos.  I have the pleasure of taking pics of them a few times a year and every shoot gets better than the next.  AND BONUS, things are popping in the chicagoland area!  XOXO.  

These are the moments!

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.  

2 + 1 in the oven!

Mothers-to-be always have the most beautiful glow... and this one literally beams!

Flanked by big sis and big brother; momma is surrounded by love.  I can't wait to get my hands on baby C in just a couple weeks.   

Winter?

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. 

1st Birthday Fun!

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.   

Family, Love & Life

There are so many wonderful things about being a photographer, but I find nothing more gratifying than being welcomed with open arms to the inner sanctum of peoples families.  

Occasionally, its for a brief moment in time, and others (like this beautiful family displayed below) I witness, first hand, the growth and the evolution that these families experience.  

These are the moments that make our lives so spectacular and they demand spectacular photographs to look back on year after year, change after change.