Snow Session | Southern IL Photographer

Snow Session | Southern IL Photographer – Here in Southern IL, we may or may not get snow during winter. Some years, we get a lot, and some years we really don’t get any. So, with that being said, any time we get any usable amount of snow, I will be out in it ASAP to get my yearly snow pictures of my girls 🙂 Each year is so fun, and I love looking back through the previous years’ photos. This year, I went with a very glam look for my girls’ pictures. I had purchased the most beautiful red coat from Joyfolie and was so excited to use it in the snow! The day we took these pictures, both girls knew that as soon as they got home from school, mom was getting out her camera! Both girls have started modeling now, so they’re getting very used to having their own session at least once a week now.

I love snow pictures, so if you’d like to book a snow session with me, absolutely email me at julie@juliepottorff.com. These are so fun to shoot! I frequently travel to the Chicago West Suburbs, and I would love to work with clients in the Elgin, Elburn, St. Charles and surrounding areas!

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.

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Knox | Southern IL Newborn Photographer

Southern IL Newborn Photographer – Meet baby Knox! Isn’t he just so sweet?! He is welcomed with so much love into his family, and his big sister is beyond excited to have him in her life. I know she’ll be the greatest big sister to him. Precious Knox is a rainbow baby, and so we did take a couple of pictures to commemorate that. He was so serene and peaceful during his session; definitely the most relaxed + calm newborn I’ve ever had. During his session, I used newborn prop blankets from Roses and Ruffles and wraps from The Indy Cottage – both vendors I highly recommend! In addition, mom brought along a few custom items that were beyond adorable for me to use in his newborn session 🙂 I absolutely loved working with this family. They are incredibly sweet, and so wonderful. I’m so incredibly honored that they chose to work with me.

As a Southern IL newborn photographer, my sessions are held in my studio, which is based in Flora, IL. However, on occasion I am available for travel. If you’re interested in a newborn session, please email me at julie@juliepottorff.com. I absolutely love working with newborns, and I’ll admit, I tear up at every single newborn slide show I show my clients – such a softie!


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. Julie also frequently travels to the Chicago West Suburbs and is available in Elgin, Elburn, St. Charles, Sugar Grove and the surrounding areas. 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!

Chelsea | Southern IL Senior Photographer

Southern IL Senior Photographer – Meet Chelsea!!! She is a senior at Richland County High School, and comes from one of the greatest families! I laughed so much and so hard during my time with her and her mom 🙂 And, I got some great prank ideas to use on my own family (LOL)! In all seriousness, Chelsea was an absolute dream to work with. She had a lot of GREAT outfits, beautiful red hair, and could really rock the fierce model look! Of course, all of the colors that she brought with her worked so well with the Fall colors. She opted for the Timeless senior experience, in which she was pampered by both my hair + makeup girls. It’s always so fun to watch my seniors’ confidence skyrocket during their time in the salon. It just makes for a more complete experience. When my seniors reflect back on their senior sessions, I want them to remember how pampered they felt, how beautiful they felt, how confident they felt, how wonderful of an experience they had with me. I want us to have fun and laugh throughout our time together. When you keep things lighthearted, it helps my clients relax and look more natural in their sessions.

Thank you so much Chelsea for choosing to work with me! I absolutely loved my time with both you and your mom 🙂 If you’d like to book your senior session with me, please email me at julie@juliepottorff.com. Most of my sessions are photographed in and around the Flora area, however I am also available in the Elgin, IL area, as I frequently travel there.

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Kylar | Southern IL Senior Photographer

Southern IL Senior Photographer Julie Pottorff is based in Flora, but is available for travel in Southern IL and also frequently travels to the Chicago West Suburbs.

Meet Kylar! I had so much fun with both she and her mom during her session. Kylar brought amazing outfits with her for session, and I love that she paired deep red lipstick with her red dress 🙂 Kylar is such a sweet girl, and her mom was so friendly! As you can see, she brought a few different looks, which is always recommended. Variety in outfits and backgrounds make such a difference in having a successful senior session. She was so great to work with; always up for anything I suggested and so photogenic! Sometimes I will get a specific request from my client, and I’m always willing to work hard and find what they’re looking for..or at least as close to it as I can. Kylar requested a sunflower field, and I loved the idea! We used a small field, and we both really loved the way her pictures turned out.

Thank you so very much for choosing to work with me Kylar! I’m so honored you chose me, and I really loved getting to know both you and your awesome mom!!

If you’d like to book a senior session with me, please email me at julie@juliepottorff.com to request my senior information. Most of my sessions are held in and around the Flora area, but I am also available in the Elgin, IL area for senior photography.

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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!

Jordan | Olney Senior Photographer

Olney Senior Photographer – Meet Jordan!! She is a senior at Richland County High School, she chose to have a Fall senior session! Jordan was such a joy to work with, as are all of my senior clients 🙂 Thankfully, we had a beautiful day for her Classic senior session. I LOVE the outfits that she chose for her session. It’s important to make sure you choose ensembles that offer details, layers and contrast. Those outfits are always the most visually appealing to look at. When my senior chooses her outfits, I always ask that she sends me pictures of each one, so that I can make sure the background/locations we use complement her outfit. It’s so important to me that my seniors have the absolute best experience with me, and that includes making sure they’re well taken care of, pampered, and that they have pictures of themselves that they really love and that will stand the test of time.

I’m so thankful Jordan chose to work with me! She was so great to work with, and was up for any ideas I had. I really enjoyed working with you! Thank you so very much for choosing to work with me Jordan!! I’m so honored to have been given the opportunity to photograph your senior pictures for you. I’ve had a lot of senior clients from Olney, and they really are the best group of girls!

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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 frequently travels to the Chicago area, and is available to book sessions there (Elgin, Batavia, St. Charles, Elburn). 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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