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Welcome to my blog!

Hi!  I'm, Julie. Children should be allowed to be children.  I believe that every stage of childhood is unique and precious.  I see and appreciate all that is wonderful about a child...relating to them on their own level.  Because of that, I can create portraits that reflect who your child is, what they are experiencing in that moment and what becomes so easy to see when you look at it. If you are the kind of person that feels the way that I do, you will want that portrait of your child...being a child...seen through my eyes and felt with your soul.  I'm passionate about creating portraits that make you laugh or touch a part of your heart. 

Specializing in photographing children, I am enthusiastic about what I do and I have a great time doing it.  My clients have a great time too.  There are laughs, giggles and aw-w-w-s heard throughout the session. If you are a client of mine, you know that already.  If you are not, then you just have to come and see for yourself!


 

Mr. “C” is gonna be one!/Peoria area baby photography/Short Stories Photography by Julie

Well, Hello handsome! I was so thrilled to see this little guy, or should I say big guy, at the door.  He is a baby plan member so was here for his one year session.  He also loves his mommy….can you tell?! So full of giggles and smiles, he really brought on the charm for his images.  At the end, he let me know… in no uncertain terms but still in a charming way, that he was done. Can you pick out which image told me that?  Have I told you lately that I love my job? Enjoy!

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The “R” family was here!/peoria area family and sibling photography/Short Stories Photography by Julie

The “R” boys were here and brought their mom and dad.  I have seen them since the oldest, “N” was born. He is such a handsome little guy and his baby brother is following his footsteps in the that category.  You can also feel the love that the parents have for these two… so patient and sweet with them.  The boys are busy and gave us all a real workout, but that is the fun of having a session with them.  The images are real.  The love is there… and the cuteness, well, they can’t help but be that all on their own. Enjoy!

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The “S” brothers/Central Illinois sibling photography/Short Stories Photography by Julie

I have the pleasure of knowing these boys and their parents.  Since I have known them, they have lived in Illinois, Switzerland and now Georgia.  But no matter how far they are, they always find their way back here and make time for a session with me every year.  Lucky me!  They have grown to be like family.  These boys….real charmers, with personalities as different as their names, are so sweet to stand around and indulge us while their mom and myself exclaim about how big they are getting….how fast time flies…and what is new in their lives.   When they get in front of the camera, they can’t help but be the truest, best of friends that I have always known them to be. Brothers…that bond….strong, playful, ornery, and so ready to stand up for each other if needed. Brothers….”A” and “B”…enjoy.

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Vacation time!/Central Illinois on location photography/Short Stories Photography by Julie

Yes!  We took a little vacation in our yearly spot in Michigan.  I actually had gotten tired of taking the same old lighthouse and sunset pictures.  I decided that this time I was going to take my camera and act like I had not done this before.  I took pictures of lighthouse, sunsets, flowers and weeds….and of course, Miss “L”……and her Papaw.  There is nothing like digging a hole in the sand that leads to nowhere but is just as much fun as if it did.  Nothing like tossing a sand ball out into the lake. And nothing like spending time with family.

I also have my August newsletter out today.  I have some important news in the newsletter so be sure to read it.  Pass it along to anyone that you think may be interested in it as well…that is how the news about the studio spreads for me and I really appreciate it!  Here is the link for that.  August newsletter

**One thing I forgot to put in my newsletter is that I am now a vendor for Planet Jill.  I am so excited about that since one of the vendors that I did have closed up shop.  Planet Jill has some very unique jewelry pieces as well as some other things that are so pretty!  They have made jewelry for some celebrities and I am so thrilled to be on their team!

Enjoy.

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Mr. “L” was here!/Central Illinois baby photography/Short Stories Photography by Julie

I had the pleasure of meeting almost one year old little “L”.  He was a little charmer from the moment he got here.  Always smiling and grinning and showing those little Chiclets in his mouth.  I photographed his mom a long time ago when she had her senior portraits done here.  (I kind of miss doing those now but the babies are where my heart is.)  Enjoy!

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The “C” boys were here again!Central Illinois siblings photography/Short Stories Photography by JUlie

We had some fun running around in a park area before it got hot outside again.  It was a Nerf dart shooting,  stick aiming, brother hugging kind of a time.  These boys would rather go play than pose but that is what makes them so fun to photograph.  I never know what I am going to get but they always amaze me with what they do give me. Enjoy!

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Mr. “J” was here!/Central Illinois newborn photography/Short Stories Photography by Julie

Well, this little guy was a cool little dude.  He slept the whole time and let me put him into all sorts of positions in baskets and furs.  His big sis was so good with him too.  I could tell that she helps mom out a lot at home.  Sis and I went outside when they first got here while he had a little drink inside with mom. Enjoy!

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Miss “C” was here!/Central Illinois newborn photography/Short Stories Photography by Julie

Miss Claire was here and I wanted to snuggle with her the whole time.  She is so cuddly and sweet. She even enjoyed herself enough to give us a little grin.  I did put that image on Facebook but I have to repeat it here.  I didn’t want to let her go home! Enjoy!

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Miss “S” was here!/Central Illinois newborn photography/Short Stories Photography by Julie

I got meet little Stella and visit again with her parents and her big sis.  She is a teeny little doll looks so good in peach and pink.  She even had a little snuggle with her big sis that lasted all of a few seconds, but we got it all the same. Don’t you just want to squish those cheeks?!  Enjoy!

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Just for me/Central Illinois macro photography/Short Stories Photography by Julie

I have been able to get out around in my yard and the neighbors’ yards, (thanks neighbors!) and put my macro lens to use.  I love macro photography and love it even more with flowers.  Can you tell that I am partial to purple hues?  Not much else to say except…Enjoy!

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