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Child +Family

"What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment gone forever, impossible to reproduce."

- Karl Lagerfeld

My goal is to press pause on a ride that is otherwise going a million miles an hour.  Your family is your EVERYTHING.  Your children's beauty and personality constantly amaze you and fill you with emotion.  You want to document this time, because you know how quickly they grow up.  I get it.

You're a busy parent, and can't waste time on anything less than quality products and services.  Your home is your haven and you know there's nothing better than incorporating family artwork into your decor and collecting portrait art to enjoy today and forever.

Capturing the perfect moment requires a click of a shutter button, but that intention was preceded by many years of education, experience and hard work.  For every minute I spend with you, I spend hundreds more behind the scenes, making your images and overall experience the best I possibly can.

EXPERIENCE

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Upon booking you will be sent an online questionnaire to help me get to know you better.  We'll select your ideal location based off my favorite places to photograph and since I know how stressful it can be to coordinate multiple outfits, you'll also get immediate access to my styling service!

You'll answer a short questionnaire about how many people, ages/sexes, color preferences, and style you're going for, and the service will choose outfits for you to compare side-by-side.  Once you love what you've selected, you'll receive the shopping links in an email to make shopping a breeze.  You can also pull from your own closet and use this simply as inspiration.  Below is an example of photo-approved examples you might see in your styling results.




Along with the styling service, I'll send you my Style Guide Magazine to help you prepare for your session.

The Style Guide will also walk you through ideas for incorporating your finished images into your home as artwork (wall art, albums, or printed keepsakes).  As your photographer, I believe it is my job to help you do something with the pictures so they don't get lost on your computer somewhere never to be seen again (except for maybe facebook).

I'll also have you send me photos of your walls before your session so I know a bit about your style.  You'll receive complimentary wall designs after your session.




BEFORE THE SESSION

My main goal is to help everyone feel at ease.  Your photo session will be natural and fun for everyone involved - I promise.  When your family connects genuinely, the qualities you love most about them come shining through in each portrait. I encourage lots of movement, snuggling and play in my sessions. 

In-home sessions are a great way to capture moments of your day-to-day lives to look back on. I especially love this type of session for new babies.  I remember bringing my boys home from the hospital and then the rest was a blur!  I so badly wish I had professional pictures of what life was really like with our brand new baby in our home and that's what I want to provide for my clients.  A few reasons I love in-home sessions for any stage of life:





THE PHOTO SESSION

It's your comfort zone - no packing up a million things or stressing about being late

It's flexible - we just go with the flow and take breaks as needed

It's not too hot or cold

Your home is part of your story - the careful details of the nursery will be remembered forever

You can easily include your pets

Your session will be one-of-a-kind

About three weeks following your portrait session, you'll pick a date/time to receive your link to view your online gallery from the comfort of your own home.  This is everyone's favorite part!  You'll be able to download your photos and for one day you'll receive 20% off professional print products that you'd like for your home or for gifts. 

My streamlined, easy online ordering system will make selecting your images and products straightforward and fun!  I'm also available for in-person ordering sessions.

You'll also get access to my online wall gallery designer to visualize exactly what your photos will look like on your own walls. I can even upload other personal photos for you if you want to mix them in.

AFTER THE SESSION

Julie has been photographing our family since my first born was just 6 months old. We are now a family of 6! She is amazing and so is her work! She does such a great job in making our kids feel comfortable and we always have fun during our session. Year after year I'm in love with the pictures, she has such a talent and somehow always gets that perfect shot!

 As a busy mom, I know the years are fast and my babies will be grown up before I know it....so I will forever treasure these pictures. I'll always have something to look back at and smile because Julie has captured us as a family, the big hugs, the twinkle in their eye, and the smiles that I adore. I'm so grateful to have Julie as our photographer.

- Sandy 

I absolutely love how our pictures turned out! Julie captured all of our personalities perfectly! I love the range of expressions and variety in our session. It will be hard to choose which ones to put up on the wall.

- Monica

These photos are ones I’ll cherish for years to come! You captured our family and everyone’s personalities so beautifully, friend. Thank you!

- Heather 

30 MINUTE SESSION: $350

 






60 MINUTE SESSION: $500


 






90 MINUTE SESSION: $650


 






Choose between 3 sessions to best fit your needs





30 minute on location photography session 

*All high resolution digital downloads and copyright, available through an online gallery (for 2 weeks)

Access to my online styling service to help take the stress out of what to wear

Digital Style Guide Magazine with tips on how to prepare for your session and ideas on how to style your photos in your home

One day 20% off sale to choose your favorite mix of photos for products.  Use my online gallery wall designer to view images scaled to your own walls so you know exactly what your images will look like

Full retouching on any print orders






60 minute on location photography session 

*All high resolution digital downloads and copyright, available through an online gallery (for 2 weeks)

Access to my online styling service to help take the stress out of what to wear

Digital Style Guide Magazine with tips on how to prepare for your session and ideas on how to style your photos in your home

One day 20% off sale to choose your favorite mix of photos for products.  Use my online gallery wall designer to view images scaled to your own walls so you know exactly what your images will look like

Full retouching on any print orders







90 minute on location or in-home photography session 

*All high resolution digital downloads and copyright, available through an online gallery (for 2 weeks)

Access to my online styling service to help take the stress out of what to wear

Digital Style Guide Magazine with tips on how to prepare for your session and ideas on how to style your photos in your home

One day 20% off sale to choose your favorite mix of photos for products.  Use my online gallery wall designer to view images scaled to your own walls so you know exactly what your images will look like

Full retouching on any print orders







investment

Half of your session fee is due upon booking to reserve your date/time and the remaining amount is due on the day of your session.  If the weather does not cooperate or you need to reschedule, your deposit is good for up to 1 year.

Sessions are non-refundable.  However, you may reschedule, if necessary.

"All digital downloads" means as I sort through your session I will choose the images that best represent your family.  I believe in quality over quantity meaning that I do not edit and/or share every single image from our session, but rather the best of the best.  Trust me, you'll thank me for not having to go through hundreds of images.  :)   

Prices are subject to change at any time and are locked during the time of booking. 

Travel fees may apply beyond 30 miles of Decatur, IL for all sessions.

Sales tax of 8.75% will be added to all orders that include prints and products


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GET IN TOUCH TO BOOK YOUR CHILD OR FAMILY PORTRAIT SESSION!

the portfolio

It's so cliché, but they really are only little once. Every family should have images to remember.

I wanted to offer something that would allow families to display multiple images in an elegant way.  American made frames are available in 3 different styles and 7 different finishes/colors.  

I will create a custom-designed hardcover, layflat album with your favorite pictures.  Sit back, relax, and enjoy looking through your album with your kids.  These become even more precious as time goes on.  Customize color and debossing on front cover.

Ready to hang upon arrival, these 1.5" canvas gallery wraps are the highest quality in the industry.  Hang them as a statement piece or in a collection of two or more.

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