Emery – 5 days new | Southern IL Newborn Photographer

EMERY – 5 DAYS NEW | SOUTHERN IL NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHER

Oh my goodness, this little girl was beyond adorable! I love, love, LOVE, photographing newborns, and I definitely got my baby fix with her. Emery was so easy going (yes, they do have very distinct personalities from the very beginning), and was just putty in my hands. Her mom brought beautiful accessories for us to use during her newborn session, and she even made her a blanket. Like, by herself…..from scratch! I am not crafty AT ALL. I have zero talent, so any time someone tells me that they actually made something that turned out great for their child, I am just in awe. Speaking of Emery’s mom – her parents are so in love and so proud of her. It is so awesome to watch brand new parents interacting with their new child. I don’t even know how to quite describe it, but their joy just radiates. They are so excited and in love, and that aura, vibe, mood – it just captures you. It makes you fall in love with being a parent, and takes you back to when you had your first baby. Everything your baby does is precious (fine, not everything….), and you can spend hours just watching them. They make cute faces, and smile in their sleep, and have the cutest yawns ::swoon::

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Julie Pottorff is a boutique photographer, located in Flora, IL. She specializes in maternity, newborn, family + senior photography. Based in Flora, she currently serves it and the surrounding areas including Olney, Salem, Effingham, Toledo, Mattoon, Charleston, Carlyle, Mt Vernon + Centralia.

For more information or to book your session with her, please email her at julie@juliepottorff.com. Most sessions are booked 3-4 months in advance.

For the most up to date information and picture postings, “Like” her Facebook fan page.

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Twitter: @jgal84

Michaela – ERHS Class of 2015 | Olney IL Senior Photographer

MICHAELA – ERHS CLASS OF 2015 | OLNEY IL SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHER

Wow – has my blog been neglected or what?? Where have I been? Have I even been working at all? You’re probably thinking that I’ve been lounging on the beach, living a carefree life with my millions of dollars – oh wait, that was just a dream I had last night ๐Ÿ˜‰ I had the busiest Fall of my life, and have been playing catch up with everything since last September. Everything has been neglected – my house, family, blog, etc. So, this is me, finally getting around to trying to catch up on my blogging. Anyone else overwhelmed by all of the social media/web presence one must keep up? You must maintain a website, blog, Facebook page, Google page, Instagram, Twitter, Trivia Crack (fine, probably not the last one)…….aaahhh!!!!

Enough blabbering, right? Michaela and her wonderful helpers were an absolutely BLAST to work with during her senior experience. We were almost blown away during her session – winds were gusting at around 30-40 mph. It was ridiculous! Michaela was such a good sport, though! Most girls would be freaking out about the wind blowing their hair everywhere, but not her. Nope, she took it all in stride and was a true joy to photograph ๐Ÿ™‚ Not only that, but I really enjoyed spending my time with her wonderful helpers as well! We laughed, joked around, and just had a good time with one another. She is currently a senior at ERHS in Olney, and I’ve been so blessed to have had the opportunity to work with several of the seniors there. Thanks so much for choosing to work with me Michaela!!

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Julie Pottorff’s senior work has been featured multiple times by Senior Style Guide. She is based in Flora, IL and serves it and the surrounding areas, including Olney, Salem, Effingham, Carlyle, Louisville + Mt. Vernon.

For more information or to schedule your session with Julie, please email her at julie@juliepottorff.com.

For the latest updates and picture postings, “like” her Facebook fan page.

Follow her on instagram for behind the scenes photos: @juliepottorff

Twitter: @jgal84

Burton-Austin Wedding | Mt Vernon IL Wedding Photographer

Burton-Austin Wedding | Mt Vernon IL Wedding Photographer

We had a big, beautiful, blue sky, a soft, warm breeze and a lot of sunshine for Shane + Autumn’s big day. September 27th was a beautiful day in so many ways. Autumn was absolutely radiant in her beautiful, lace gown. Shane was as handsome as ever in his suit. Surrounded by loved ones, the two of them said their “I do’s” in the Sugar Camp Missionary Baptist Church, about a mile from the bride’s parent’s home. The church was elegantly decorated, and guests were invited to sign their names on an “Up”-themed piece of art. I thought that was such a fun, unique idea!

During their first look in the sanctuary, before the ceremony, the two of them were able to soak in a few moments with just the two of them. The ceremony was filled with love, tears, laughter and of course, a beautiful first kiss as husband and wife! As they exited the church, Shane + Autumn were greeted with showers of bird seed…..afterwards, they laughed with each other while picking it out of each other’s hair! At the reception, there was face painting + balloon animals for the younger guests, an apple dessert table, ice cream, jars of apple butter in all varieties of different flavors, cupcakes, and loads of homemade pies! It was a spectacular rustic wedding reception venue, and the decor was amazing! The evening brought heartfelt toasts, sweet first dances, joyful bouquet/garter tosses, dancing + even some karaoke! Everyone had an amazing time, and the atmosphere was filled with so much love the entire day.

Thank you so very much Autumn + Shane! You two are so wonderful, and I appreciate the opportunity you gave me in photographing your wedding day. The way you two look at each other….it’s inspiring. The love that the two of you have for each other just radiates and you two were glowing the entire day. Capturing your wedding day was a real joy for me, and working with you two was a wonderful experience. Thank you!!

Vendor List

Ceremony: Sugar Camp Missionary Baptist Church

Reception: Camp Hope

Floral arrangements: Tina Hybbert

Cake: Larry’s House of Cakes

DJ: Midwest Sound + Light

MT VERNON IL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

MT VERNON IL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

Julie Pottorff is an on-location photographer, specializing in newborns, families + seniors. She is based in Flora, and currently serves the surrounding areas including Olney, Effingham, Salem, Robinson, Centralia, Carlyle, O’Fallon, Champaign, Mattoon + Charleston.

For more information about sessions or to simply contact Julie, email her at julie@juliepottorff.com. Sessions are currently being booked 3-4 months in advance.

For the latest information and picture postings, “Like” her Facebook fan page HERE.

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Twitter: @jgal84

Payton – ERHS Class of 2015 | Olney IL Senior Photographer

Payton – ERHS Class of 2015 | Olney IL Senior Photographer

Meet Payton! She is a senior at ERHS in Olney, IL. I’m so honored that she chose me to be her senior photographer! Payton went with my Timeless Senior Experience, which includes PROFESSIONAL hair + makeup application. Not only does this look great for photos, but it truly boosts my senior girls’ confidence. They go into the session feeling pampered, beautiful + this translates into AMAZING photos! As you can see, Payton has incredible style, and I am just loving the current trend of high waisted skirts, paired with a crop top. So fun, and cute!! During her session, we hit a few spots in downtown Flora, and then we headed out to a nice country spot to finish up the remaining portion of her session. I had a great time laughing and joking around with both Payton + her mom ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you again SO much for choosing to work with me!!

OLNEY IL SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHER

Julie Pottorff is an on-location photographer based in Flora, IL, and serving the surrounding areas including Olney, Salem, Robinson, Centralia, Carlyle, Mattoon, Champaign, Carbondale, Mt. Vernon + Effingham. She specializes in maternity + newborn, families + seniors. Julie has had her senior work featured in Senior Style Guide multiple times, and other works of hers featured on Mozi + Animoto.

For more information or to book your session, please contact Julie at julie@juliepottorff.com. She is currently booking SPRING 2015 Senior Sessions.

For the most up-to-date information and sneak peeks, “Like” her Facebook fan page HERE.

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Twitter: @jgal84

Makayla + Family | Flora IL Family Photographer

Makayla + Family | Flora IL Family Photographer

Oh Miss Makayla, how much I do love you!! If you haven’t had the pleasure of meeting this little firecracker, then you are missing out! She is 2 years old, going on 20! I adore her spunky attitude, fierce curls, and her sass ๐Ÿ™‚ She reminds me of my own daughters, and I mean that in the best way possible! Anyone who has had the pleasure of being a parent to a two year old child knows that they are most definitely in charge! We had a great time goofing off at this lovely spot in the country. Makayla was given plenty of time to run around, play with her tackle box, poke her parents with my feather duster (haha) and clutch onto her “B”.

Fun fact: I adore, ADORE this family! They were actually my first paying clients! I am so honored that they have chosen to stick with me this entire time, and there truly is no greater compliment than a repeat client <3

Flora IL Family PhotographerJulie Pottorff is an on-location photographer, specializing in maternity + newborns, families + seniors. She is based in Flora, IL, and serves the surrounding areas including Salem, Olney, Robinson, Effingham, Carlyle, Centralia, Mt. Vernon, Mattoon + Champaign. For more information or to contact Julie about photographing for you, please email her at julie@juliepottorff.com. She is currently booking 3-4 months in advance.

For the most up-to-date information and posts, “Like” her Facebook fan page HERE.

Follow her on Instagram HERE.

Twitter: @jgal84

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