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Fall {Mini} Sessions | Friday Sept 30th {Janesville Wis Family Portrait Photographer}

Fall {Mini} Sessions

Friday September 30th {9:30-4:00}

Session time

9:30-10:30 – BOOKED
10:45-11:45 – BOOKED
12:00-1:00 – OPEN
1:30-2:30 – OPEN
2:45-3:45 – BOOKED

The session will be customized to each family after your spot has been reserved

PLEASE NOTE : These spots will book up fast & last year I was able to open a second date, my schedule will most likely not allow a second date so when these spots are gone that will be it for 2011 Fall {Mini} Sessions.

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INVESTMENT :
$300
{1/2 of the session fee is due when you RESERVE your spot & the remainder is due the day of the session}

WHAT IS INCLUDED :
Session Fee, Private Online Gallery, DVD of 20-25 images from our session {w/ print release form}, 25% off any print orders

DETAILS :
For the 5th year in a row we’ll be offering our Fall {Mini} Sessions

Once you have made your reservation the location spot will be released

Please plan on arriving 15 minutes prior to your session time to stretch, have a snack, use the restroom etc, so that you can get the most out of our time/session together.

Please contact the studio ASAP to book your spot

{no other discounts/coupons may be applied with the already discounted mini-sessions}

608.289.9264
stephanie@natalephotography.com

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Oh, the places You’ll Go! | Janesville Wisconsin Boutique Portrait Photographer

Oh, the places You’ll Go!

By : Dr. Suess

“You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes
You can steer yourself
any direction you choose.
You’re on your own.  And you know what you know.
And YOU are the guy who’ll decide where to go.”

This book was given to me almost 15 years ago this month, from my parents when I graduated from high school & I am quite sure that I will be giving it to my children when they graduate from high school in the coming years.

This time of year tends to stir up many emotions as it is the time we as parents are ending a time of our children’s lives & looking on to the next chapter.

Whether it is the first year of PreSchool, Kindergarten, Jr. High, High School or maybe even College.

I made the decision recently, that I was going to start a tradition in our family, one that we’ll look back on when my children graduate from high school & go off to college. Hopefully something that they will both cherish forever.

I wrote both of them a letter, from my heart, about where we are at right now as a family & where they are at in their life.

I spoke about their favorite things to play with, their favorite movies, their best friends, what they said they wanted to be when “they grew up”.

My wishes for them as their mommy, our inside jokes & our favorite books.

I plan on continuing this every year & assembling the letters in a binder, to be read by them when the time comes.

As a photographer, I know that taking pictures of those moments are so important but I wanted to document in words as well.

So that they can see in pictures & hear in the stories what it was like when they were this age.

A few snipits from their letters

Gabriel’s Letter, Kindergarten Year, 2010-2011

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Lucy’s letter, Pre-School, 2010-20011

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{this dress is three generations old.  it was worn by my mother in the late 1950s, worn by me in the early 1980s & now Lucy wore it}

I hope you enjoyed this post, a little personal I know but I hope it inspires a handful of you to do this for your children.  Take the time, take the quiet time to sit down, document these moments, these crazy crazy moments.  Both in pictures & in words because although it seems like you will have years with them, before you know it they will be walking across that stage, getting their diploma.

As a mother, I know that I’ll never be able to say it enough, show it enough or write it down enough.

I love them to the moon & back, & back again.

“The Days are Long, the Years are Short”

“You’ll get mixed up, of course,

as you already know.
You’ll get mixed up
with many strange birds as you go.
So be sure when you step.
Step with care and great tact
and remember that Life’s
a Great Balancing Act.
Just never forget to be dexterous and deft.
And never mix up your right foot with your left.

And will you succeed?
Yes! You will, indeed!
(98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.)

KID, YOU’LL MOVE MOUNTAINS!

So…
be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray
or Mordecai Ali Van Allen O’Shea,
you’re off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting.
So…get on your way!”

Brother & Sister | Sibling LOVE | Family Portrait Photographer Janesville Wisconsin

Danielle & Michael.

Sister & Brother.

“It was nice growing up with someone like you – someone to lean on, someone to count on…someone to tell on!”  ~  Unknown

Often times I photograph siblings as they are much much younger & it was fun & refreshing to photograph D & M, who are obviously a bit older & they were really fun to work with.  When we first started out, the thought of touching their sibling was just simply out of the question, but by the time we ended our session together they were laughing, hugging & jumping around.

As a mother of a Daughter & a Son myself, I can only hope that my two get along this well in 7-8 years.

Thanks for the fun afternoon D & M & Amy your children are great, you should be so proud!

Enjoy the Sneak Peeks

{s. natale}

Danielle & Michael were super cute together, this was @ the end when I told them to give their best bear hug.

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Because this is part of a Birthday Surprise for Dad {sssh!} we had to throw in a little Brewer action too.

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Welcome to the world baby Ellen | Wisconsin Birth Photography

Sweet Baby Girl Ellen

{Born May 2, 2011}

Recently when asked what one of my favorite things to photograph was, I quickly answered : births.

To accurately describe the love & emotion that is present @ that time is next to impossible.  I love capturing that, I love being around it & love documenting it.

Particularly for this family it was very important to have a very pleasant birth experience & documenting the first few moments as a family of four.

Many times for mommy’s {& daddy’s too} you are so much in the moment that taking photos is the farthest from your mind.  You’ve been waiting 9 LONG months to meet this new person & all you want to do is stare at their beautiful face.  Especially for c-section mommies documenting a birth can be helpful because I was able to go with daddy into the nursery & document those moments so that mommy isin’t missing out.

To see the DVD slideshow set to music please click here

Ellen {Birth Documentation}

Thanks for the wonderful opportunity K & M.  I hope this experience was everything you dreamed of & congrats on being a family of 4 now!

{s. natale}

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Beckett | Janesville & Madison Wisconsin Newborn Photographer

Beckett Cooper

{14 days old}

Newborns, newborns, newborns.

They always seem to have their own agenda for our sessions, mr. Beckett did as well.

Many times people will ask how long a typical newborn session will last & it is always difficult to judge.

Every baby is different {every baby has their own idea of how they are going to allow me to photograph them}

I love the challenge.  I love the adventure & most of all, I sincerely love {as long as it may take} capturing this brief moment in their lives, when everything is so new.

New for the family, new for the baby & new for the world.

I loved having the opportunity to photograph Beckett with his eyes open, because he was a little older I was able to capture his eyes, looking around, exploring his new surroundings.

I photographed his big brother {Maguire} several years ago.  Their mommy & daddy were one of my very first clients when I started my business.

I might add that big brother Maguire was very very cooperative for his portion of the photo session & that was much appreciated.

S & E, enjoy your sneak peeks & I hope that your new family of four is doing well!

{s. natale}

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Charlie & his piggies | Janesville Wisconsin Baby Photographer

Sweet little Charlie was absolutely perfect for his 6 month session @ his Grandma & Grandpa’s farm.

I love photographing on-location, to me it really personalizes their session & in some circumstances can be a bit more meaningful to the family as well.

We decided to photograph at the family farm for Charlie’s session & I was so excited when I got there to see all of the possible spots to shoot.

Mom came very prepared with adorable outfits, shirts & hats {may from www.etsy.com } & some great ideas too.

You can certainly tell that this little guy is very VERY well loved.

Thanks for a great morning Jennifer & Dan, enjoy your sneak peek!

{s. natale}

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For more information on how Charlie’s DOC band was personalized, please look here :

Bling Your Band

Bling Your Band – Facebook Page

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This was taken in mommy’s family crib.  Love those little piggies.

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Four Generations of Farmers.

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Charlie’s family has a pig farm here in Janesville, it was Daddy’s idea to get some of the baby piggies out & let them play… they were so cute.

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Charlie came into the studio for a quick mini-session.  Mom wants to do a series from his newborn, 6 month & 1 year sessions.

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And while he was in the studio he rolled over for the first time!  YEAH Charlie!

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This image was from his newborn session…

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This image is from his 6 month session

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Look @ those legs, love ‘em

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Charlie, helping show off a new chair @ the studio

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*BLOG CONTEST REMINDER*

Leave a comment for Jennifer, Dan & Charlie to win a $50 studio credit & at the same time your entered to win a $50 studio credit as well.

Contest Information :

If a client {Bridal or Portrait} get 15+ comments on their BLOG post they will receive a $50 studio credit toward their print order or wedding album.

ALSO….

I will randomly pick one winner from the comments that are left on the BLOG & they will ALSO get a $50 studio credit.

So to summarize :

Go to the BLOG, share the love, leave a comment or two, win free stuff & help my clients get free stuff too. Pretty simple really.

Hailey Belle | Modern Chicago Illinois & Wisconsin Baby Photographer

Hailey Belle & her parents came into the studio last weekend for her 6 month session {approximately}

I love watching parents interact with their little ones, and Heidi & Mike are such loving/doting parents.  It was so cute to watch.

I love love LOVE the bond between a father & his daughter, it’s just so amazing.  Mike I hate to tell ya, but you better be saving up for that BMW now :)

This was her first visit to the studio & she did so well with all of her outfit changes & crazy ideas that her mommy & I had.

I traveled to her home for the newborn session {click here to see} so it was fun to have her in studio for this session!

I’ve known Hailey’s momma for several years now.  We went to college @ Bradley University & lived at our Sorority house the same year.  Thanks to Social Media {read : Facebook} we’ve stayed in touch & I was so honored to hear from her when she asked me to photograph her soon to be born baby girl.

Heidi & Mike :

I had a great time visiting with you both in the studio about all things from parenting to the end of the world next year ;)

Mike you are my go to guy for information on that topic.

Hailey is just precious & the love you guys have as a family is so evident.  Enjoy every minute with her.

Enjoy the sneak peek & see you in a few months!

{s. natale}

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*BLOG CONTEST REMINDER*

Leave a comment for Miss Hailey & her Mommy & Daddy to win a $50 studio credit & at the same time your entered to win a $50 studio credit as well.

Contest Information :

If a client {Bridal or Portrait} get 15+ comments on their BLOG post they will receive a $50 studio credit toward their print order or wedding album.

ALSO….

I will randomly pick one winner from the comments that are left on the BLOG & they will ALSO get a $50 studio credit.

So to summarize :

Go to the BLOG, share the love, leave a comment or two, win free stuff & help my clients get free stuff too. Pretty simple really.

Clayton & his adorable dimples | Janesville Wisconsin Portrait Photographer

It is a known fact, I love {ok am slightly obsessed} dimples.

Mr. Clayton DID. NOT. DISAPPOINT.

How adorable is he?

I have known his momma for quite a few years now.  We went to high school together & we even swam together : back. in. the. day.

It was wonderful to see you again Erin & I look forward to staying in touch.

You have a beautiful beautiful little boy.

Enjoy the sneak peek.

{stephanie natale}

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“Happy Valentines Day to my momma”

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Clayton’s beautiful momma.

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T is for tickle-time.

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A few more of that pretty momma.

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*BLOG CONTEST REMINDER*

Leave a comment for the {B} family to win a $50 studio credit & at the same time your entered to win a $50 studio credit as well.

Contest Information :

If a client {Bridal or Portrait} get 15+ comments on their BLOG post they will receive a $50 studio credit toward their print order or wedding album.

ALSO….

I will randomly pick one winner from the comments that are left on the BLOG that week & they will ALSO get a $50 studio credit.

So to summarize :

Go to the BLOG, share the love, leave a comment or two, win free stuff & help my clients get free stuff too. Pretty simple really.

Sweet baby girl Maizy | Janesville Wisconsin Baby Portrait Photographer

It never gets old.  Photographing babies.

How could it when I have sweet little babes like Maizy come into the studio & just put on a show for the camera.

She was SO fabulous during her outfit changes.

Maizy’s mommy & daddy won one of my Facebook give aways & the session has been in the works for awhile now.

{so, if you aren’t a fan/like the page, you should do so because I tend to do a lot of give aways!}

We decided to schedule their session once Maizy was sitting up & I’m glad we waiting because she just rocked her session out.

Thanks guys for the wonderful ideas, props, bows, headbands etc.

Enjoy the sneak peek!

{stephanie natale}

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Maizy & her beautiful family.

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Maizy & her sweet momma.

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Maizy & her daddy {BTW I love love love photographing Dads with their little girls… so sweet}

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Love. Those. Cheeks.

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Vintage Maizy.

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*BLOG CONTEST REMINDER*

Leave a comment for the {V} family to win a $50 studio credit & at the same time your entered to win a $50 studio credit as well.

Contest Information :

If a client {Bridal or Portrait} get 15+ comments on their BLOG post they will receive a $50 studio credit toward their print order or wedding album.

ALSO….

I will randomly pick one winner from the comments that are left on the BLOG that week & they will ALSO get a $50 studio credit.

So to summarize :

Go to the BLOG, share the love, leave a comment or two, win free stuff & help my clients get free stuff too. Pretty simple really.

Baby Tate’s Baptism | Janesville Wisconsin Event Photographer

Sweet little baby Tate

Oh he wasn’t super pleased with the idea of his Baptism day.  But with the help of his mommy, daddy, family & friends he made it through.

You might remember him from a recent BLOG post.  I photographed him at his home for his Newborn session, click here to see that post.

It was an honor for me to photograph Tate’s baptism at St. William Catholic Church in Janesville.

The light is absolutely beautiful & Father John did a wonderful job.

Enjoy the sneak peek

{stephanie natale}

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Details, love the details.

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Love this shot, how he’s holding it.

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Let’s get this party started…

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Family.

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Proud Momma & Daddy

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Pray over Daddy…

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Pray over Mommy…

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One of his silent moments.

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Look @ those fabulous shoes?  Such a trendy little Momma.

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Daddy has the touch.

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VERY very proud Grandma & Grandpa.  These four sweeties entered their lives all within the last year.

I’ve had the pleasure of photographing all four of them, what fun!

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Tate’s little Baptism outfit was worn by his Uncle & is a family treasure.  He looked so adorable.

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*BLOG CONTEST REMINDER*

Leave a comment for the {P} family to win a $50 studio credit & at the same time your entered to win a $50 studio credit as well.

Contest Information :

If a client {Bridal or Portrait} get 15+ comments on their BLOG post they will receive a $50 studio credit toward their print order or wedding album.

ALSO….

I will randomly pick one winner from the comments that are left on the BLOG that week & they will ALSO get a $50 studio credit.

So to summarize :

Go to the BLOG, share the love, leave a comment or two, win free stuff & help my clients get free stuff too. Pretty simple really.

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