Friday, December 20, 2013

Studio Dogs

Things have finally settled down around here and I got a chance to take a few pictures for our Christmas card. Not all of our kids live at home now so it makes it a bit tricky. I did grab a couple quick ones of them by the tree but we never made it into the studio. Yesterday I shot the dogs (photographer's humor). If anyone saw the pictures of our puppy in the spring you'll notice he's grown quite a bit. The cards have been ordered but they won't make it out before Christmas.

I hope this Christmas you are filled with joy and warmed by the love of those who surround you.
Julie & Family

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Merry Christmas!

I am finishing getting all of my Christmas orders to the lab and I will be taking some time off to celebrate Christmas with my family. I hope you are surrounded by those you love this year. From my family to yours Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! See you in 2014!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Cyber Monday Sale

Today is your last day to save on your 2014 session. Get your gift certificates at Mettler Portraits.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Our Christmas Sessions Are Filling Up Fast!

Our Christmas sessions are filling up fast but I do still have a few left. Please email the studio if you would like one.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Christmas Mini Sessions

Our Christmas mini sessions are in full swing. Contact the studio for your time slot with our reindeer or one of our other Christmas sets.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Fall Family Photo Shoot

I loved meeting this mom and son duo. Can you tell what he's passionate about? Check back later for my favorite shot with mom!

Friday, November 1, 2013

The Final Tally for our Halloween Charity Bash

We all love Halloween. It's so much fun to see the little ones dressed up in their costumes. Five years ago we decided we wanted to do more than pass out candy. Our Halloween Charity Event was born. We invite everyone to come to the studio dressed in their Halloween costumes and if they bring a donation to the Kendall County Food Pantry we will thank them with a free picture. Over the years it has grown and this year we were able to collect over $50 and 60 bags and boxes filled with vital supplies like diapers, soup, baby food, etc. for those in our community who really need it.

Many thanks to the Oswego Meijer for donating our pumpkins and Num Yummies for the goodies and last but certainly not least to all the families who gave generously.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Gearing up for Christmas

I know that we are not even done with Halloween but we are all ready for Christmas at the studio. Be sure to schedule your appointment.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Halloween Charity Bash

Over the weekend we held our 5th annual Halloween Charity Bash to collect food for the Kendall County Food Pantry. More fun pictures to come. If you missed it be sure to go to the Mettler Portraits website and sign up to get our newsletters.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

5th Annual Halloween Charity Bash

Oh my, I've been quiet this week haven't I? I'm sorry for ignoring you but I have been very busy. Will you be joining us for our 5th Annual Halloween Charity Bash? We still have some spots open. We will have a pumpkin patch with all of our pumpkins donated by the Oswego Meijer and some tasty treats donated by Num Yummies. Contact me through Mettler Portraits and click the "for appointments" button. With a donation to the food pantry your family will get a 4x6 print of your favorite trick or treaters. Click on the image below for a better look.                                                                                            

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Oswego IL 2014 Senior Pictures

Have you been waiting for Fall to schedule your senior pictures? Now's the time to book. Check out our facebook page to see more of our work.

Are you looking for something special? Tomorrow we are heading into Chicago with a senior from Bixby, OK for her senior pictures. Let us know what you have in mind.

Homecoming 2013

Are you interested in some beautiful pictures in your homecoming dress? Email me at the studio to book an appointment.

Farewell to Football

I want to congratulate all my Football friends on their great season's and especially those 8th graders who have played for the last time.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Senior Pictures St. Charles East High School

Check out more pictures of this beautiful St. Charles East basketball player on our Facebook page.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Num Yummies

Are you coming to our 5th annual Halloween Charity Bash? Num Yummies is. Num Yummies will be donating treats to our party goers and I can't wait for you to try them. Here's our friend Mr M. who runs the business with his mom.

Here's a shot of part of the sweets bar taken at The Fairy Party from our Spring Fairy Queen Contest.

Bring your little ones in their Halloween costumes with a donation to the Kendall County Food Pantry for a complimentary 4x6 photograph. Our Bash is three days this year, October 25-27th but you'll need a time slot. Please email the studio at our website, click the "for appointments" button.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

West Chicago Senior pictures

We were just about to call it quits for the day when Jason scooped his mom up for what has become one of my favorite senior moments! They joked around about getting this one as a wall mural. More from Jason's session on our Facebook page.

Oswego High School 2014 Senior

Check out more on our Facebook page.

Back in Sweet Home Chicago

While I am still not a wedding photographer that doesn't mean you can't wear your wedding dress to our session. This is my baby sister and she had a wonderful photographer at her wedding but when my husband and I got home from Europe we hit the town running. We went with A & E to some of their favorite Chicago locations.

I've Been Away

This year my husband and I celebrated our 20 year wedding anniversary. When we first got married we bought a house instead of going on a honeymoon, something I have never regretted, but for our 20th we wanted to really do it right! I'm looking forward to the next 20 years with a man I will never get tired of spending time with.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

2014 Senior

The sky threatened rain but we got our session in. Gwen is a sweet girl who loves to read and is a big Harry Potter fan, aren't we all? She gave me some great tips on what to see when I go on my honeymoon across the pond. Enjoy your senior year!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

A Princess Dress

You would never know to look at her pictures that this little princess cried when mom and dad tried to dress her that day.

Happy 3rd Birthday to Miss M.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Senior Pictures Bartlett, IL

For more class of 2014 pictures check out my the Mettler Portraits Facebook page.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Sweet 16 Photographer, Napa Valley, CA

A few weeks back we traveled to California for couple of photo shoots. Check out the senior sessions we did on our facebook page. One of our sessions was a sweet 16 shoot for this beautiful girl. We had a delicious lunch in Napa Valley and and walked around for her pictures. We are already planning a return trip for her senior pictures. Our Miss L., "She leaves a little sparkle wherever she goes."

Friday, July 26, 2013

Braces Off!

My little girl got her braces off so of course it's time for pictures.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Have You Booked Your 2014 Senior Pictures Yet?

Don't wait. Our Summer and Fall sessions are going in a hurry. Contact the studio, tell us you saw the blog and ask about special discounts.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

California Dreamin'

We're back! We are back in Sweet Home Chicago but we had a blast in California with all the seniors. In the next few days check out the Mettler Facebook page for more CA seniors.

Did you have a destination in mind for your senior session? Contact the studio and we can make it happen.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Destination California!

It's almost time. Last year we went to Ohio and had a blast taking pictures in the prison where they filmed the movie Shawshank Redemption. This year we're going to California. Are you looking for unique senior pictures? It's not too late to join us for Destination California. Call Mettler Portraits for details (630) 421-0246.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

And the Winner is...

Congratulations to Miss J. who is our Spring Fairy Queen winning our contest last night with 261 votes.Our Fairy sister's came in a very close second. Thank you all for coming. If you missed it get on our Mailing list and watch our for our fall fairies special. You may bring your own costume or wear one of ours.