Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Maternity Session

I love to do maternity sessions for families expecting their first baby. Look at this couple, do you think they are excited? Congratulations to them on the birth of their beautiful new baby. I can't wait to meet her. To see more of my maternity work check out the anticipation section of my website at

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Oswego Park District Swim Coach

Here's one from Tim's senior session. He's been swimming since 3rd grade and this summer was one of the wonderfully patient coaches for the Oswego Otter's swim team. Check out more pictures from Tim's session on our Facebook page.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

4th Annual Halloween Charity Bash

It's time to get your time slot for our annual Halloween Charity Bash. Please remember this event is free and includes a picture with your donation to the Kendall County Food Panty. Go to my website at and click the "for appointments" button.

We would love for you to join our portrait family. I have been photographing Miss Bumble Bee and Mr. Shark since they were born!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Are You Ready for Homecoming Pictures

Would you like a facebook picture in your homecoming dress? We're hosting a picture party. Head on over to The Mettler Portraits Facebook page and like us for more details.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Senior Destination Sessions

Last year we headed to chicago for destination senior pictures. This year we added Ohio and 2 times visited the prison where they filmed the movie Shawshank Redemption. Next year we will be heading to Sunny California. If you are a junior this year and would like a senior session complete with memories to last a lifetime be sure to sign up for our mailing list and "like" us at the Mettler Portraits Facebook page.

My son, a senior, in the warden's office.

Chicago, 2012

Monday, September 10, 2012

I Do Not Shoot Weddings

This past Saturday my sister got married. Even though she knows I DO NOT SHOOT WEDDINGS she thought I might for her. Thankfully I had the good sense to say no. I leave that to those who can think well under pressure and remember to get a shot of the mother of the bride. That's right I did bring my camera but forgot to get any pictures of the mother of the bride, you know, my mother.  I am sharing my favorite shot of the day.
I had been looking forward to the wedding for so many reason's one of which was having our whole family together. I had the chance to get my camera all set up and grab my dad to get a picture of us. I'm sharing these also, mostly because they gave me a chuckle. One of my favorite comments that I will get from time to time is how my camera takes such great pictures. Here is my dad's first shot.

Let's try this one more time Dad. My camera doesn't focus for you. P.S. Don't ever tell a photographer their camera takes great pictures, lol!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Senior Pictures, The Girl's Got Style

I had so much fun taking pictures with Taylor. She's a girl after my own heart, she loves shoes :) She brought these boots, fun heels, and her ballet shoes. I'm going to have so much fun designing her album. For more pictures from her session check out our facebook page. She's not just a cutie, the girl got a 35 on her ACT! Go get 'em Taylor :)

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Homecoming Pictures

Are you in high school and going to a dance this year? Mettler Portraits is hosting a Homecoming Picture Party. Be sure to like our facebook page and you'll be the first to hear the details on how to get your free facebook picture.

More Senior Pictures OHS

I had my ordering session with Jessica last night so I had to share one of my favorites. She has such beautiful eyes. Check out some more pictures from our session on the Mettler Portraits Facebook page.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Senior Pictures, Oswego High School

In 2013 my son will be graduating from high school. I don't post many pictures of my own family, mostly because when people see my website or blog I want them to know they are viewing my real work. I will sometimes get phone calls from people who are shopping around for a photographer. With the cost of nice digital cameras coming down everyone knows a "photographer". Are you looking for a photographer? Here is my advice:

Go to their website and blog.
Do they have them or do they just have a facebook page? This could be a sign that they are very new to the business.
When is the last time they posted a new session on their blog? Some photographer's post more than others but what you should look for is the same faces appearing over and over. If you live with someone your bound to get a few good shots every now and again. It's not like anybody is wasting money on film. Crabby face? Delete! These digital days a working professional photographer is probably posting something somewhere. Make sure you see a lot of different faces and you like what you see.

This concludes my public service announcement so now with full disclosure I'll be posting a few more pictures of my own son. I think he's a good looking kid but my husband thinks I might be a little biased.

Senior Pictures, Lake Park High School

Here's a little sneak peek from a session I shot with this beautiful varsity swimmer from Lake Park High School, the very school that I took my first photography class from.

Senior Pictures Oswego High School

These are just a few of my favorites from Caelee's senior pictures. If you have been on the blog or my website or facebook page you may recognize Caelee. I first photographed her when she came from one of my free facebook session and we ended up taking some pictures for her sweet sixteen in her fabulous red gown and again last year when she became my senior rep. She is a beauty for sure and I have so much fun every time we get together. Check out our facebook page to see more pictures.

Birthday Boy

Happy Birthday Buddy! How cute is this guy?!