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Kaitlyn & Rocky – The Farm at Dover

Rustic Barn Wedding in Dover, Wisconsin

The Farm at Dover is a beautiful and unique venue with a big red barn and absolutely gorgeous outdoor spaces. The perfect venue for Kaitlyn’s wedding vision. What I love most about Kaitlyn and Rocky’s love story is that they were brought together with the most perfect timing.

Meeting by happenstance, they weren’t quite ready for each other or love yet. Kaitlyn moved to a new city, finished grad school, followed her passions, while keeping in touch with Rocky. When you start doing what you want and fulfilling yourself that’s when we become capable of attracting love. Before long, they were planning their lives together.

Casual and carefree was what they wanted in a venue. Something that was different from the traditional venue and really spoke to them. Many personal details were incorporated into their day, including love quotes that resonated with them and their relationship.

It also ended up being a beautiful day, the chance of rain and storms disappeared as the day went on. Later that day, the sun peeked out for a few photos too. Overall, it was the perfect day.

“So I chose you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.” ~The Alchemist

Venue // The Farm at Dover in Dover, Wisconsin

Flowers // Halsted Flowers in Chicago, Illinois

Cake // Regina’s Bay Bakery in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin

Hair // Tiffany Tia

Makeup // Nina Mahgra

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“I’d choose you; in a hundred lifetimes, in a hundred worlds, in any version of reality, I’d find you and I’d choose you.” ~ The Chaos of Stars
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Kaitlyn and Rocky, it was an honor to capture your wedding celebration. I wish you a lifetime of happiness together.

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Fall Mini Sessions – Chicago, Illinois Child & Family Photography

Back by popular demand! I have been asked a few times if I’m having any Fall Mini Sessions so I decided to set aside two dates this Fall for some mini sessions. I have chosen two locations, one in the suburbs and one in the city to try to accommodate everyone. This will be such a beautiful time of year with the leaves changing colors and is a great opportunity to get some updated family photos for your walls or holiday cards.

Here are the details:

September 26th will be held at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, IL. Available times are: 4:30, 5:00, 5:30, 6:00, 6:30.

October 4th will be held at Museum Campus in Chicago, IL. (This location may change) Available times are: 4:30, 5:00, 5:30, 6:00, 6:30.

A session fee of $75 is due to reserve your date and time along with a signed session agreement. This post will be updated as session times are filled.

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These sessions are perfect for small families, children, and couples. If you have a larger family (5+ people) you may want to purchase two slots back-to-back to allow for more time.

5 comments
  • Geneva Everett - Hello,

    I was interested to see if you had any appointments left this year for a family session of three (my husband, myself and our daughter who is 2 and a half).

    If so, can you also send the pricing for digital and hard copy prints?

    Thanks.
    Geneva Everett
    312-771-3722ReplyCancel

  • Jamie Langes - Good Afternoon!

    I am interested in reserving the 5:30pm slot for the Morton Arboretum mini-session on Sept. 26th, 2015 if it’s still available. My husband, (almost) 2 year old son and I would be attending the session as first-time clients.

    However, before officially confirming our time / date, I do have a few quick questions on the session:
    1) You note that $75 is to reserve, but the total session would be $150 correct?
    2) Based upon your “investment” tab, I believe that the 10 images are just edited and available for viewing, but that no product / images are included in that $150. Is that accurate? 3) Just for pricing purposes (and it can be a range), when someone purchases an image (the digital rights / copy), what is the typical cost of an edited version from the session?

    If you can let me know on the above as soon as possible, I will be sure to get back to you on reservation of this date / time confirmation as I know that the sessions will go fast!

    Thanks in advance for your time!
    JamieReplyCancel

    • Joanna - Hi Jamie! The 5:30pm slot just got taken! I do have the 6:30 slot open still if you’d like that one.

      To answer your questions –
      1) The total cost is $150, half is due to book the other half is due the day of your session (or anytime before).
      2) You actually receive the 10 images 🙂
      3) Additional images can be purchased in bundles or individually. I can send you the pricing for add-ons.

      If you want to email me at joannasmithphotos@yahoo.com I’m usually able to respond quicker to emails than I am to messages on here 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Alison Gemkow - We would love the 5p slot on September 26th, if it’s open. Or any other time that day. Let me know,

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Outdoor Spring Mini Sessions at Lilacia Park | Lombard, Illinois Family and Maternity Photography | Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

On Sunday, May 3rd I will be having mini sessions at Lilacia Park in Lombard, Illinois! Come get your pictures taken among 700 lilacs and 25,000 tulips during their peak blooming time <3

Sessions will be 25 minutes long and you will choose 5 images from your session to keep along with a print release for $75. Available times are: 4:00, 4:30, 5:00, 5:30, 6:00. Contact me ASAP for details on how to reserve a session time for you and your family!

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Mother’s Day Mini Sessions – Chicago, Illinois Spring Family Photography

Due to popular demand, I have set aside Sunday, April 12th for some special outdoor Mommy & Me mini sessions! These short and sweet sessions make a perfect gift for Mother’s Day because let’s face it, Mommies are hardly ever in the photos because they are always the ones TAKING the photos. Am I right? No more excuses, here is your chance to finally get in those photos 🙂

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Here are the deets:

25 minute session

Shareable online viewing gallery of all edited images from your session

7 digital images of your choice with a print release

Location TBD but will be somewhere in the suburbs of Chicago

Available session times: 1:30pm, 2:00pm, 2:30pm, 3:00pm, 3:30pm, 4:00pm

$75 (due in full to book, along with a signed session agreement)

10% off all additional images and product orders

These will book up quickly, so contact me ASAP to reserve your slot!

1 comment
  • Daniela - Hello Joanna
    Will you have more Mommy and Me sessions?
    Thanks
    DanielaReplyCancel

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