Foster Wedding | Southern IL Wedding Photographer

Foster Wedding | Southern IL Wedding Photographer – Big CONGRATS to the new Mr. & Mrs. Foster!! I’m SO thankful they chose me to photograph their big day πŸ™‚ When I first met with the lovely bride, I was beyond impressed with how organized she was about all of the wedding details. As it turns out, both of us are total planners and make up timelines for important days!

When my bride started discussing her wedding details, I kid you not, I swooned! We both are avid readers and love Europe! She and her mom cut up books to make intricate wedding decor. Their aisle runner? It’s made of actual book pages!! There are cut up hearts from book pages sprinkled throughout their venue, books used as centerpieces and many more details and ways in which they put their personalized touch into their decor.

My wedding prices are $1250-2999 and every collection includes all digital images w/print release. While I’m based in southern Illinois, I love to travel and am available to do so if you have a destination wedding or live away from me πŸ™‚ Not to mention that I frequently go to the Chicago area to visit family. If you would like to inquire about date availability or have any questions, please email me at julie@juliepottorff.com. I’d LOVE to discuss anything further in detail with you πŸ™‚

Julie Pottorff Photography | Southern Central Illinois Wedding Photographer
Julie Pottorff Photography | Southern Central Illinois Wedding Photographer
Julie Pottorff Photography | Southern Central Illinois Wedding Photographer
Julie Pottorff Photography | Southern Central Illinois Wedding Photographer
Julie Pottorff Photography | Southern Central Illinois Wedding Photographer
Julie Pottorff Photography | Southern Central Illinois Wedding Photographer
Julie Pottorff Photography | Southern Central Illinois Wedding Photographer
Julie Pottorff Photography | Southern Central Illinois Wedding Photographer
Julie Pottorff Photography | Southern Central Illinois Wedding Photographer
Julie Pottorff Photography | Southern Central Illinois Wedding Photographer
Julie Pottorff Photography | Southern Central Illinois Wedding Photographer
Julie Pottorff Photography | Southern Central Illinois Wedding Photographer
Julie Pottorff Photography | Southern Central Illinois Wedding Photographer
Julie Pottorff Photography | Southern Central Illinois Wedding Photographer
Julie Pottorff Photography | Southern Central Illinois Wedding Photographer
Julie Pottorff Photography | Southern Central Illinois Wedding Photographer
Julie Pottorff Photography | Southern Central Illinois Wedding Photographer
Julie Pottorff Photography | Southern Central Illinois Wedding Photographer
Julie Pottorff Photography | Southern Central Illinois Wedding Photographer
Julie Pottorff Photography | Southern Central Illinois Wedding Photographer
Julie Pottorff Photography | Southern Central Illinois Wedding Photographer
Julie Pottorff Photography | Southern Central Illinois Wedding Photographer
Julie Pottorff Photography | Southern Central Illinois Wedding Photographer
Julie Pottorff Photography | Southern Central Illinois Wedding Photographer
Julie Pottorff Photography | Southern Central Illinois Wedding Photographer
Julie Pottorff Photography | Southern Central Illinois Wedding Photographer
Julie Pottorff Photography | Southern Central Illinois Wedding Photographer
Julie Pottorff Photography | Southern Central Illinois Wedding Photographer
Julie Pottorff Photography | Southern Central Illinois Wedding Photographer
Julie Pottorff Photography | Southern Central Illinois Wedding Photographer
Julie Pottorff Photography | Southern Central Illinois Wedding Photographer
Julie Pottorff Photography | Southern Central Illinois Wedding Photographer
Julie Pottorff Photography | Southern Central Illinois Wedding Photographer
Julie Pottorff Photography | Southern Central Illinois Wedding Photographer
Julie Pottorff Photography | Southern Central Illinois Wedding Photographer
Julie Pottorff Photography | Southern Central Illinois Wedding Photographer
Julie Pottorff Photography | Southern Central Illinois Wedding Photographer
Julie Pottorff Photography | Southern Central Illinois Wedding Photographer
Julie Pottorff Photography | Southern Central Illinois Wedding Photographer
Julie Pottorff Photography | Southern Central Illinois Wedding Photographer
Julie Pottorff Photography | Southern Central Illinois Wedding Photographer
Julie Pottorff Photography | Southern Central Illinois Wedding Photographer
Julie Pottorff Photography | Southern Central Illinois Wedding Photographer
Julie Pottorff Photography | Southern Central Illinois Wedding Photographer
Julie Pottorff Photography | Southern Central Illinois Wedding Photographer
Julie Pottorff Photography | Southern Central Illinois Wedding Photographer
Julie Pottorff Photography | Southern Central Illinois Wedding Photographer
Julie Pottorff Photography | Southern Central Illinois Wedding Photographer
Julie Pottorff Photography | Southern Central Illinois Wedding Photographer
Julie Pottorff Photography | Southern Central Illinois Wedding Photographer
Julie Pottorff Photography | Southern Central Illinois Wedding Photographer
Julie Pottorff Photography | Southern Central Illinois Wedding Photographer
Julie Pottorff Photography | Southern Central Illinois Wedding Photographer
Julie Pottorff Photography | Southern Central Illinois Wedding Photographer
Julie Pottorff Photography | Southern Central Illinois Wedding Photographer
Julie Pottorff Photography | Southern Central Illinois Wedding Photographer
Julie Pottorff Photography | Southern Central Illinois Wedding Photographer
Julie Pottorff Photography | Southern Central Illinois Wedding Photographer
Julie Pottorff Photography | Southern Central Illinois Wedding Photographer
Julie Pottorff Photography | Southern Central Illinois Wedding Photographer
Julie Pottorff Photography | Southern Central Illinois Wedding Photographer
Julie Pottorff Photography | Southern Central Illinois Wedding Photographer
Julie Pottorff Photography | Southern Central Illinois Wedding Photographer
Julie Pottorff Photography | Southern Central Illinois Wedding Photographer
Julie Pottorff Photography | Southern Central Illinois Wedding Photographer
Julie Pottorff Photography | Southern Central Illinois Wedding Photographer
Julie Pottorff Photography | Southern Central Illinois Wedding Photographer
Julie Pottorff Photography | Southern Central Illinois Wedding Photographer
Julie Pottorff Photography | Southern Central Illinois Wedding Photographer
Julie Pottorff Photography | Southern Central Illinois Wedding Photographer
Julie Pottorff Photography | Southern Central Illinois Wedding Photographer
Julie Pottorff Photography | Southern Central Illinois Wedding Photographer
Julie Pottorff Photography | Southern Central Illinois Wedding Photographer
Julie Pottorff Photography | Southern Central Illinois Wedding Photographer
Julie Pottorff Photography | Southern Central Illinois Wedding Photographer
Julie Pottorff Photography | Southern Central Illinois Wedding Photographer
Julie Pottorff Photography | Southern Central Illinois Wedding Photographer
Julie Pottorff Photography | Southern Central Illinois Wedding Photographer
Julie Pottorff Photography | Southern Central Illinois Wedding Photographer
Julie Pottorff Photography | Southern Central Illinois Wedding Photographer

Julie Pottorff Photography is based in southern Illinois and serves the surrounding areas including Effingham, Marion, Carbondale, Champaign, St. Louis, Evansville, Mattoon, Terre Haute, Vincennes, Shawnee, Flora, Olney, etc.

For the most up to date information + posts, “Like” her on Facebook and follow her on Instagram!

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Winter Maternity | Southern IL Maternity Photographer

Winter Maternity | Southern IL Maternity Photographer – 10 years after being pregnant with my first child, I’m expecting again! My daughters and I are SO excited to be expecting a baby boy to join our family this April!! After 8 years of photographing other mommas to be, I can’t believe it’s my turn πŸ™‚ With my two daughters, I never had professional maternity photos taken, and I really wanted to. I was always put on bed rest early on, so I’m taking full advantage of maternity photos this time!!

I often get asked who takes my family photos……well, it’s still me, haha! Admittedly, I am not good at planning out my photos; most shoots are set up the day of. Last year, I began teaching my then 8 year old daughter how to use my camera, as nerve-wracking as that is at times when I think about how much money she’s holding in her hands and walking around with. So, I enlisted her help in taking my maternity photos. She does an AMAZING job nailing the focus and the composition of the photo. I still do the planning and editing (she’s been asking to be taught), but I’m so proud of her. Of course, now shes’s asking me why my watermark is on the photos and wants her own FB business page and Instagram haha! I’m so excited to see her grow in photography, and I’m so excited to be welcoming another dearly loved child to our family <3

If you’re interested in your own maternity session, please email me at julie@juliepottorff.com. I’d LOVE to work with you! In addition, I have several maternity gowns that my clients are welcome to use for their session. Maternity gowns are an investment, and I’m happy to be able to provide a client closet πŸ™‚ However, if you’d like to purchase your own gown, here are a few sites that offer high quality, gorgeous maternity gowns:

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Chicaboo Maternity

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Julie Pottorff Photography is based in southern Illinois and serves the surrounding areas including Effingham, Marion, Carbondale, Champaign, St. Louis, Evansville, Mattoon, Terre Haute, Vincennes, Shawnee, Flora, Olney, etc.

For the most up to date information + posts, “Like” her on Facebook and follow her on Instagram!

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Workman Wedding | Winter Wedding Photography

Big CONGRATS to the beautiful new Mr. & Mrs. Workman!! Winter Wedding Photography is so gorgeous to capture, and thank you SO much for choosing me to be a part of your special day! It was quite chilly on this Saturday in December, but everyone was such a great trooper through it all! We had hoped it would be snowing, but mother nature had different ideas and it ended up snowing a lot the next day. Go figure, haha!

Wedding Photography is so special to my heart; there’s nothing greater than capturing the love that two people share with each other. Wedding days are filled with hope, love, laughter, kindness, optimism + promise. Plus, I love, LOVE wedding gowns. I have always loved the idea of dressing up and feeling like a princess. And, your wedding day is the ULTIMATE day for that!!! And, speaking of which, I’m IN LOVE with her wedding dress!!! Oh my goodness, OBSESSED! It’s a beautiful blush colored Oleg Cassini wedding gown and WOW!

My wedding prices are $1250-2999 and every collection includes all digital images w/print release. While I’m based in southern Illinois, I love to travel and am available to do so if you have a destination wedding or live away from me πŸ™‚ Not to mention that I frequently go to the Chicago area to visit family. If you would like to inquire about date availability or have any questions, please email me at julie@juliepottorff.com. I’d LOVE to discuss anything further in detail with you πŸ™‚

Julie Pottorff Photography is based in southern Illinois and serves the surrounding areas including Effingham, Marion, Carbondale, Champaign, St. Louis, Evansville, Mattoon, Terre Haute, Vincennes, Shawnee, Flora, Olney, etc.

For the most up to date information + posts, “Like” her on Facebook and follow her on Instagram!

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Bride + Groom session | Illinois Wedding Photographer

Bride + Groom session | Illinois Wedding Photographer – WOW! How lucky am I to have had the opportunity to photograph these two in such an unbelievably gorgeous location?! Rendell + Kaylee were kind enough to travel down to Southern Illinois for a special bride + groom session.

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Your wedding day is one of the greatest, most memorable days of your lives. You’ve spent months, or even years, preparing for day to share with your family and friends in celebration of your lifelong commitment to one another. That being said, it can also one of the most stressful, hectic days of your lives. My brides + grooms typically give me an hour or so to photograph their portraits on their wedding day, and it’s plenty of time to get some really wonderful photos. Oftentimes, however, there may be inclement weather on your wedding day, or the location isn’t exactly what you imagined it would be. In any case, booking a post wedding Bride + Groom session in the location of your choice is the ULTIMATE way to get the dreamy, epic wedding photos that you see on Pinterest dream boards or in bridal magazines.

Kaylee, Rendell + I had so much fun collaborating on these together. I still have so many more portraits to edit, but I couldn’t resist sharing a few now πŸ™‚ Isn’t her dress absolutely STUNNING?!! I love the dreamy feel of these, and there’s no way we could have made the 4.5 hour round trip (not counting actual photo time) on their actual wedding day. That’s what is so great about doing a session afterwards. Its during these where we can be creative and have some fun without the stress and pressure of making everyone else happy.

If you’re interested in booking your own Bride + Groom session, please contact me via the contact form or by emailing me at julie@juliepottorff.com. Sessions are 399-699 and can be scheduled now through 2021.

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Underwater Maternity | Julie Pottorff Photography

Underwater Maternity Photography | Julie Pottorff Photography – While I am horribly behind on updating my blog, I just HAD to share these recent photos from my newest obsession: underwater photography.

Underwater Maternity Photo by Julie Pottorff Photography
Underwater Maternity Photo by Julie Pottorff Photography
Underwater Photography by Julie Pottorff
Underwater Maternity Photo by Julie Pottorff Photography
Underwater Photography by Julie Pottorff

Underwater photography is absolutely amazing, and I’m so excited to offer it to my clients, whether it’s for maternity photos as seen above, or bride + groom, senior photography, or just for fun! My model Kiyah and I had so much fun collaborating on these πŸ™‚ I had just put my setup together minutes before we got started, and let me tell you, that water was COLD!! We were both freezing, both struggling to stay underwater and both laughing so much the entire time.

These maternity photos were shot in a public pool + a private pool, both of which are available to my clients. If you’re interested in a session of your own, please contact me at julie@juliepottorff.com. I’m located in Southern Illinois, but I do travel to the Chicago and St. Louis areas often.

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