23rd of October

OCTOBER-CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS MEETING


Fall, and October in particular, tend to be the busiest time of the year for us photographers! We still wanted to have our monthly meeting since it’s so nice to take a break from work this time of year, but we wanted to be sure it was a fun break. So what do photographers do for a fun break from work for a photography meeting? … We take portraits of each other, of course! And I have to say – I think everyone had fun and enjoyed it! So I’m sharing some of the portraits I took of those who asked me to and a few a snuck in when they weren’t looking ;) Enjoy!

Meet Natalie of Oh Love Photography! She specializes in and creates beautiful newborn portraiture!

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This one was a request of Natalie’s after she saw a sneak peek I posted on my Instagram recently ;)

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I took this one while Sarah of Sarah Jane Photography was taking my portrait. I had to tease her because she even poses when she shoots ;)

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I snuck in this one of Natalie photographing Andrea of AB Photography.

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After Sarah took my portrait I took a few of her!

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I’m a sucker for laughing pictures….

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Isn’t she purty? ;)

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Sometimes we need moral support while having a portraits taken. Natalie was given Andrea a thumbs up in between photographs.

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Okay – seriously isn’t she adorable?! I can’t tell you how many photographs I got of Natalie laughing! :)

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I had to get one detail shot. Natalie has an awesome vintage, soft, feminine style sense which beautifully reflects her branding and portraiture.

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I did snag a couple of serious ones, though I must admit – Natalie’s smile is awesome!

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I think, we all had a lot of fun! There was an awful lot of laughing going on Monday night at Fairview Park. :)

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And who says we photographers can’t be friends? I love the warm community of photographer friends we are building in our area. It’s so much better being friends than being competition. Natalie and Andrea have been besties for as long as I’ve known them – And I think they are just adorable!

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They are also pretty cool too ;)

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So when a photographer has someone taking their portrait… it only feels natural to take a picture of the person taking your picture. Which is a really confusing way of saying. Andrea was taking my picture and I decided to take her picture too ;)

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Isn’t Andrea gorgeous! She is seriously such a beauty! She always looks cute! And I love her country chic style! :)

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Had to be sneaky… What can I say? I’m a detail person ;)

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Snagged this shot of Natalie photographing Sarah on the bleachers…

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Sometimes Sarah kills me with how photogenic she is… I mean seriously

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And I asked this sweet soon-to-be-momma if she would let me take her portrait. Tiffany (of Warmowski Photography) has such stunning eyes! Bright, beautiful blue and such adorable freckles. She is an absolute sweetheart and I cannot wait to see the portraits of her little guy when he arrives in a month or so.

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Well I hope you enjoyed this little peek at some of the portraits I got to take at our Monday meeting. I feel so blessed to have gotten to know so many amazingly talented and kind photographers in our community and it’s been a joy getting to know them more and more! If you or someone you know might like to join our group – check out our website http://cilppa.org or contact me at stephanie@greentreemediaonline.com and we get you all the info!

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