Saturday, November 8, 2014

Fall Portrait Session

It couldn't have been a more beautiful day for our pictures. Here's just one from a recent outdoor session I had with this wonderful family. Check out the Mettler Portraits Facebook page in my "sisters" album to see more. 

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Halloween Charity Bash 2014

We had a great time at our 6th annual Halloween Charity Bash. We love doing this every year to help the Kendall County Food Pantry right before Thanksgiving. We filled around 80 bags and boxes with much needed items for the food pantry. This year we photographed 98 kids and one dog!

We are now all ready for Christmas. Check out our Facebook page for some samples and message me there if you would like to join us for a Christmas session.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Football Pictures

It sounds so cliche to say that I can't believe this kid is a senior already but really! I have know him all his life. He is not only a talented football player, but he's smart, personable, and an all around wonderful young man. Enjoy your last season at St. Charles East. I can't wait to see where life takes you.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Dog Days

The dog days of summer are here so give us a call to get a time slot for portraits of your furry friend. Be sure to check out our Facebook page to see all the new dog that are available for adoption right now. This is Coco. She's only 5 weeks but she'll be looking for her furever family soon.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

We're in Bloom

July is the perfect time to book an outdoor session. There are many great spots that we can head to locally but at this time of year we don't have to look any further than right out the door. Book a session in our garden.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Prom Dress Session

I always encourage my seniors to bring their prom dresses to their sessions. You've spent all that money you might as well get some beautiful pictures in it. This year I did have a few girls bring their dresses but this year my daughter went to prom too so forgive me but I have to share just a few of hers.

We made a flower crown from some sweetheart roses from her boyfriend and some peonies from the yard. Her dress is from The Prom Shoppe in Oswego.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Tuesday, May 20, 2014


 We just wrapped up our Spring Fairies when I was approached by a friend to help sponsor Siegel's Cottonwood Farm "Pixie Fairies on the Farm" that took place May 17th. Next year we'll give you plenty of notice so we all can go! We didn't have much time for a lot of hoopla but we did get a bag stuffer made up and planned a new fairy event at the studio. If you missed our Spring Fairies here's your chance. We will not be doing fairies again until the Fall.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Spring Fairy Week

I have two more days of Spring Fairy sessions and we are having a ball. Here's a little sneak peek. Be sure to check out our Mettler Portraits Facebook page in a week or two and vote for your favorite fairy picture.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

I Can't Believe I Almost Missed the Bunny!

Today was our bonus bunny day. Did you miss it? Please be sure to go to the website and sign up for our mailing list so this never happens again! We've got plenty more fun things in store this year. We hope to see you soon. 

We will be adding new bunny pictures on the Mettler Portraits Facebook page over the next few weeks so be sure to check it out and don't forget to book your Spring Fairy session. Those start on Monday!
Julie and Jenn

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Back by Popular Demand

Did you miss the bunny? I will be bringing him back for morning sessions tomorrow only. Email me right away for your time slot.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Hippity Hoppity Easter's on its Way

It's looks like spring has FINALLY sprung! Are you in the mood to celebrate spring? Get your Easter outfits and come for a picture with our soft cuddly Easter Bunny. The kids will love it! Easter mini sessions now through April 5th.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

It's Time to Vote for the Cutest Baby 2014

Please go to our Mettler Portraits facebook page and cast your vote for the cutest baby by liking his or her picture. Our contest runs through Saturday the 29th of March. Are you pregnant now? Be sure to sign up for our mailing list so that you can be a part of Cutest Baby 2015. We have some great prizes lined up for our winner like a mini sweets bar from NUM Yummies, a gift certificate from Lulu Luxe Designs, and a gift certificate from us too!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Our Client in her First Feature Film

Please be sure to check out the new Kate Winslet movie, Divergent  Our own client and hometown girl Jennifer Sall is making her feature film debut!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Mother's Day is Coming

Why not give yourself a gift? Do you have pictures of yourself with your children? This week my oldest child will turn 26. Yikes, can that be true? I still remember that little tiny boy who would walk up to me with a piece of chocolate in each of his chubby fists and ask, "Mom, can you and me have a piece of candy?" Boy did he have me figured out!

A few years ago he moved away to Arizona to live. I drove him to the airport that last day and cried all the way home. Only a few good things came out of his years away.  One was the great Thanksgiving trip we took to visit him, another was the box of chocolate covered strawberries he would send for the special days (he never did forget how to get on my good side) but the best was the gift he gave me before he moved. He let me take some pictures.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Cutest Baby Contest 2014

Our Cutest Baby contest is going on now. Message me on facebook or click the "For Appointments" button on the Mettler Portraits website to get your session. Booking until March 14, 2014.

Monday, February 24, 2014


We are so happy to have the chance to help these dogs from Starfish Animal Rescue find new homes. Please check out our Facebook page for more pictures and information about Mr. Beans, Josie, Libby,
and Sundance.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Making New Friends

We met so many new friends at Valentines for a Cure this year including these two cuties. This year we raised over $350 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. That's up more than $150 from last year! If you missed it be sure to go to our website and sign up to get our newsletter.

We call our event Nathaniel's Valentines for a Cure but our donations go to help all those battling this illness and this year we met two more Cystic Fibrosis warriors. Life threatening Childhood diseases are heartbreaking but so many advances are being made with the fundraising efforts of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. We anxiously await the day that Nathaniel's mom tells us that CF stands for cure found. Thank you for your help.

The young faces of Cystic Fibrosis

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Much Thanks

Valentines for a Cure is over for another year. We simply can't express the gratitude we feel to all of you who participated this year. We saw many of our favorite friends and met some new ones including two more children with Cystic Fibrosis.  Your donations make a difference to so many children and young adults. Another advance in the fight against cystic fibrosis was announced the other day.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Valentine Angels

Have you booked a session for Angel pictures? Don't miss your chance. Your precious little angel is growing before your eyes.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Valentines for a Cure

This Friday and Saturday we are holding our 3rd annual Valentines for a Cure.

A portion of each session and every order will go to finding a cure for Cystic Fibrosis.

There is still time to join us. Go to Mettler Portraits and click the "for appointments" button.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Matilda Jane Trunk and Portrait Party

It's a Wonderful Parade! Matilda Jane's new line of super cute spring clothing is debuting next month and we thought it would be fun to invite you over to see it. Bring the kids over 2/22 at 10am. I'll have my camera to capture the fun.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Things to Look Forward to in 2014

We have a lot going on in 2014 but I think what I am most excited about is my friend Jenn Moylan joining our team. When I decided to make photography my career I knew from the start  I needed to set myself apart from the growing number of new photographers jumping into the field. I did that by going back to school. My first photography class was in 1985. Digital? Photoshop? What? Yep, I learned photography back in the film days. I met Jenn when I went back to school to learn the digital side in 2008. We became fast friends and I'm so happy she is now part of Mettler Portraits.

January 31 and Feb. 1 Jenn and I will be holding our third annual Valentines for a Cure. Just like previous years our mini sessions are $40 and $20 from each session will go to The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Included in your session fee are $40 photo valentines. If you would like to see just a few of our samples please check out the Mettler-Portraits facebook page.

February 22 we are planning a Matilda Jane Trunk and Portrait Party.

Other exciting happenings

Our second annual Cutest Baby Contest. We already have over $400 in prizes lined up for our winner.

Spring Fairies

And more!!

Easter Bunny Pictures
Mother's Day with Emerson Creek Tearoom
Super Hero Day

Thursday, January 2, 2014


Would you like to spend Valentine's Day with someone sweet? Holly is looking for a furever home. We have more pictures on the Mettler Portraits facebook page. Comment on her picture if you would like more information.


Holly is now in her Furever home.