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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 🙂 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 🙂 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.

Landrey + Family | Southern IL Family Photographer

Southern IL Family Photographer – Meet Landrey and her beautiful family! These three make up one of the sweetest families I’ve ever worked with! Not only were they a dream to photograph, but the weather we had that evening was absolutely perfect! Family pictures are always so much fun to capture, especially when you’re dealing with a sweet baby like Landrey 🙂 Miss Landrey has the most gorgeous eyes!!! And that smile is WOW! Her mom had a fantastic idea with what props she had in mind for her session, so I brought along my teepee and made a cute little backdrop at our location. We shot their pictures at one of my all time favorite local locations and one that I use pretty often for my outdoor pictures. I’m so thankful that this sweet family chose me for their family photography needs! I’m so blessed to have such wonderful clients here in Southern IL!

Southern IL Family Photographer Julie Pottorff is located in Flora and also frequently travels to the Chicago area. She serves the following areas of Effingham, Mt. Vernon, Salem, Breese, Dieterich, Mattoon, Charleston, as well as Elgin, Saint Charles, Geneva, Pinree Grove and Schaumburg. Julie Pottorff specializes in maternity, newborn, family, senior + boudoir photography. She is currently booking sessions for boudoir, maternity, newborn, family + senior sessions. If you have any questions about booking a session with her, please email her at julie@juliepottorff.com.

For the most up to date information, feel free to “Like” her Facebook fan page HERE or follow her on INSTAGRAM!

Logan FHS | Southern IL Senior Photographer

Logan | Class of 2018 FHS | Southern IL Senior Photographer

 

Who says guy’s Senior sessions have to be boring?! I had a BLAST with Logan and his mom during his senior session. It was really important to me to incorporate his unique personality into his photos. Your normal cookie-cutter, smile at the camera kind of portraits were not going to work here. Logan LOVES music and goes to more concerts in a year than I have my entire life. He also plays guitar, and I love incorporating props into sessions! With how fun his session was, it may be my new favorite! I love the edgy, grunge rock look and feel to his photos. It’s just perfectly HIM. That’s my job in photography. My job isn’t just to create nice looking photos, but to create images that make my client’s personality shine. Thank you SO very much for trusting me Logan!! Did I mention he was Valedictorian of his graduating class? Rock on!! Julie Pottorff is proud to be a Southern IL Senior Photographer and has had her work featured on Senior Style Guide multiple times.

 

 

Julie Pottorff is based in Flora and photographs clients from the Southern Illinois area, including Olney, Fairfield, Effingham, Dieterich, Newton, West Salem, Mattoon, Charleston, Champaign, Carbondale, Marion, Centralia and Carlyle. She is currently booking sessions for boudoir, maternity, newborn, family + senior sessions. If you have any questions about booking a session with her, please email her at julie@juliepottorff.com.

For the most up to date information, feel free to “Like” her Facebook fan page HERE or follow her on INSTAGRAM!

Archer Fresh 48 Session | St. Anthony’s Hospital

Introducing the cutest member of society – Archer! I had the absolute pleasure of photographing him at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Effingham, IL. One of my favorite aspects of my job is the relationship I have with my clients. I first met Shawna + Charles when they hired me as their wedding photographer 2.5 years ago. Since our initial contact, we have bonded over a beautiful engagement session, a rainy wedding day that ended up blessing them with sunshine + a rainbow, a maternity session that was FREEZING cold and a fresh 48 session. I’ve watched them blossom from a couple excited to be engaged to an exhausted but very happy new set of parents <3 This week, we will be shooting Archer’s newborn pictures, and I couldn’t be happier for them! As a photographer, I feel so blessed to have such an inside look to my client’s growing families. I’m able to share in their joys, and am also able to empathize with their sorrows. CONGRATS to you both on the birth of your beautiful son!! How blessed you two are, and THANK YOU again for allowing me to capture some of the best moments in your lives <3

Julie Pottorff is based in Flora and photographs clients from the Southern Illinois area, including Olney, Fairfield, Effingham, Dieterich, Newton, West Salem, Mattoon, Charleston, Champaign, Carbondale, Marion, Centralia and Carlyle. She is currently booking sessions for maternity, newborn, family + senior sessions. If you have any questions about booking a session with her, please email her at julie@juliepottorff.com.

For the most up to date information, feel free to “Like” her Facebook fan page HERE or follow her on INSTAGRAM!

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