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Styling for your Fall Portraits // McHenry County Photographer

Tip 1 — Earth-tones (blues, yellows, greens, and beiges) play well with the midwest colors in the fall. You can never go wrong with a blue and yellow or mustard color combo! Tip 2 — Texture and accessories are everything for fall photos! Little M’s vest in this photo adds softness and texture to the…

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5 Tips for a Stress-Free Family Session // Crystal Lake Photographer

Tip 1 — Check the weather the week of your session. The weather in the midwest changes so much from day-to-day that sometimes we find ourselves planning a spring outfit and it ends up being winter-like weather. If you check the weather about 3 days before your session, you’ll have plenty of time to adjust…

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Styling for your Spring Portraits // Midwest Photographer

The first “official” day of spring was 9 days ago — which I find super hard to believe since I heard the word “snow” this morning on the news when they were discussing this weekend’s forecast. Let’s be honest, spring in the midwest can be all over the place — last year I recall experiencing…

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Crystal Lake Styled Family Fall Shoot // Caplice Family

I put a model call post out in the late summer of last year for a family that would be interested in doing a styled family fall shoot with me in Crystal Lake! The only requirement was that the family used the new styling tool that TJP offers free to all my clients. That’s right…

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Cozy Crystal Lake Winter Family Session // Ludwig Family

I absolutely adore this family of four. We had planned for a fall session in 2018 but mother nature had her own plans. We ended up with a cozy winter family session.

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Selecting the Perfect Location for your Portrait Session

One of the most popular questions I get asked when chatting with a Client about their upcoming portrait session is “where should we take our photos?” Below are a handful of tips I have for those struggling with selecting a portrait session location. Location Tip #1 — Which locations are close to your heart? My…

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Cantigny Summer Sunset Engagement Session // Christina + Matt

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A Few Website Changes + What it Means for TJP // Crystal Lake Photographer

It has been a couple months since I’ve given an update on the blog about TJP. After all, it has been a busy past couple months (we got married, went on a mini moon and quickly after I was right back at photographing sessions and weddings). If you’ve been peeking around the website a bit…

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