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Now booking 2016! Early bird savings event

Now booking 2016

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Super super excited to bring back my once-a-year, ‘early bird special’ to all of you! This is opens up my 2016 session dates with a savings opportunity I only extend once a year! I am changing things up a bit for 2016 with easy-to-use all inclusive pricing – no hassle or price increase. Easy peasy. This once a year savings event applies to full sessions booked on weekdays or weekends, 100$ off! Studio newborn sessions can be booked with this savings as well. I love seeing all your faces, familiar and new! I hope to see you in 2016!

All inclusive investment:

$600 ($300 retainer to book) – usual price $700

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Included:

Hour -1.5 hour session (if family session)

2-3 hour in studio session (if newborn session – Long Grove, IL)

50+ edited digital images with release for your printing. Shareable beautiful online gallery to have your family and friends view them.

Web sized images for social media/email sharing.

After your retainer is purchased, we will communicate via email about 2016 dates and get everything squared away!

 

**Limited to family/child/newborn/maternity sessions. Extended family sessions are excluded. Limited number of discounted sessions are available. Sessions are done in Lake County, IL, or an additional travel fee will be applied.

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Colorado with My Four Hens | Lake County IL Family Photographer

This past weekend my two gal pals, Steph, Erin, and I went to Ft. Collins, Colorado to mentor with the amazing Sarah Cornish of My Four Hens Photography. She was everything I thought she would be, sweet and kind. She is so laid back and open as well. We went over to an amazing nature reserve at the foothills of the Rockies to photograph a super cute family of 6. Could you imagine having the mountains at your disposal for photos anytime you wanted? I would absolutely love that. Colorado was so amazingly beautiful I didn’t want to leave.

Thank you, Sarah for the great experience!!

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If thinking about a session with me, please email me at jessicaweinstockphotography@gmail.com or use the contact button on top :) I am happy to answer any questions you may have. It is best to book your session with me about 4-6 weeks in advance (sooner if newborn session) as I can’t guarantee space. Especially in Spring/Summer and Fall*

My website can be found HERE

My Facebook can be found HERE

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#jwpfamily Is Where It Is At | Lake County IL Family Photographer

I’m gonna get a little real with you all here. I love my clients. Everything about them I love. Not just because they are letting my business grow but because I am thankful to call them my friends. Every single one of my clients I could call a friend, have coffee with, heck – even go shopping.

But I think I need to get more personal with everyone, in every aspect of my business. I am not sure how often people want to hear about my children, about struggles in my life, or accomplishments, but I feel the need to tell them sometimes with the hopes that someone might relate and maybe their life will feel a little bit happier. So every Monday will be personal post Monday!

As we photographers all know, Facebook is being a stinky ugly poo monster with their reach to our fans. I have roughly 6500 Facebook fans. Minescule to some fabulous photographers I follow there, but I appreciate every fan I have. With my reach being basically less than 5% of my fans lately, I am going to start gravitating towards Instagram more. Instagram is beginning to be an amazing community of family with JWP clients. Every time I post sneak peeks on IG I will hashtag #jwpfamily so everyone can easily enjoy them. If you aren’t on IG yet, you are missing out on yet another addicting social media. Follow me at https://instagram.com/jesswphotos/ or just @jesswphotos if directly searching.

Most of the time my IG is filled with sneak peeks for clients, inspirational images, clothing ideas, and occasional personal photos. My kids are pretty cute, I promise.

BTW, I almost exclusively edit my iPhone photos with the VSco cam app. It is pretty crazy awesome and mainly free unless you want to add additional filters to your app.

Here are some examples from my personal IG feed from the last 2.5 months (don’t mind all the selfies, they had a reason).

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Told you my kids are pretty cute.

If thinking about a session with me, please email me at jessicaweinstockphotography@gmail.com or use the contact button on top :) I am happy to answer any questions you may have. It is best to book your session with me about 4-6 weeks in advance (sooner if newborn session) as I can’t guarantee space. Especially in Spring/Summer and Fall*

My website can be found HERE

My Facebook can be found HERE

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Simple Motherhood | Lake County IL Family Photographer

Capturing the connection between a mother and her children is something I strive for. It runs deep in my heart. As a mother I know the feeling of love I have for my own children. I want to always remember that.

I recently had a Motherhood session with my sister and her twins — Love completely.

My sister is insanely beautiful and I love my sweet niece and nephew.

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Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these broken wings and learn to fly
All your life
You were only waiting for this moment to arise

Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these sunken eyes and learn to see
All your life
You were only waiting for this moment to be free

Blackbird fly, blackbird fly
Into the light of the dark black night

Blackbird fly, blackbird fly
Into the light of the dark black night

Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these broken wings and learn to fly
All your life
You were only waiting for this moment to arise
You were only waiting for this moment to arise
You were only waiting for this moment to arise

-Blackbird-

If thinking about a session with me, please email me at jessicaweinstockphotography@gmail.com or use the contact button on top :) I am happy to answer any questions you may have. It is best to book your session with me about 4-6 weeks in advance (sooner if newborn session) as I can’t guarantee space. Especially in Spring/Summer and Fall*

My website can be found HERE

My Facebook can be found HERE

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dslr 101 class

DSLR 101 Class | Libertyville IL Family Photographer

Sign up for DSLR 101 class for Feb 7 is underway! 8 seats available. Held at my Libertyville IL studio.

UPDATE: FEB 7th CLASS IS FULL. FEB 28th 1-3:30 is now open for registration!

Please put your email below for registration or email me directly at jessicaweinstockphotography@gmail.com to register.

Seats are first come first serve. I will add another date if it fills up!

I am super excited to offer these to locals! This class is perfect for you if you are clueless about your new or old DSLR camera or just want to take better photos of your children!

dslr 101 class

If thinking about a session with me, please email me at jessicaweinstockphotography@gmail.com or use the contact button on top :) I am happy to answer any questions you may have. It is best to book your session with me about 4-6 weeks in advance (sooner if newborn session) as I can’t guarantee space. Especially in Spring/Summer and Fall*

My website can be found HERE

My Facebook can be found HERE

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potterybarn giveaway

Enter to win a Pottery Barn Gift Card | Lake County IL Family Photographer

Who wants to score a $550 POTTERY BARN gift card??!!

I wish I could! Pottery Barn is one of my most favorite stores ever.

I’m so super excited to announce that I am teamed up with a handful of extremely talented Chicago area photographers who specialize in weddings, families, Engagements, Newborns, Kids, and Boudoir, are giving away a $550 gift card to Pottery Barn!

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Enter to win a Pottery Barn Gift Card : It is so super easy to enter, see the rafflecopter entry form below to enter!

Contest opens NOW and ends Friday, Jan 9th at Midnight! The winner will be announced on all of our pages Saturday morning :)

Special thanks to all the participating Chicago photographers:

Amy Tripple Photography
Patricia Anderson Photography
Liz Franco Photography
Brianna Claassen Photography
Jessica Weinstock Photography
Jennifer Kaye Photography
Maggie Cuprisin Photography
Agnes Rasek Photography
Keren Sarai Photography
Stephanie Pana Photography

Below there are buttons so you can visit all of our Facebook pages: Make sure you go through and “Like” all 11 Facebook pages (You have to be a fan of all pages to win – we WILL BE CHECKING!) . You can also earn extra entries by following our Instagram pages, tweeting about the giveaway, and commenting on this blog post!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

If thinking about a session with me, please email me at jessicaweinstockphotography@gmail.com or use the contact button on top :) I am happy to answer any questions you may have. It is best to book your session with me about 4-6 weeks in advance (sooner if newborn session) as I can’t guarantee space. Especially in Spring/Summer and Fall*

My website can be found HERE

My Facebook can be found HERE

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2014 sessions its a wrap

That’s A Wrap, 2014 | Lake County IL Family Photographer

Well dang guys, just like that 2014 is over!

As 2014 rolled in last year, I was huge pregnant and huffing through my last few sessions before maternity leave. To say that I am totally floored and grateful for every single one of you would be a massive understatement. All 140 sessions that I did, I poured my soul into. You became my friends. Some of you I call my best friends now.

When I look back at my past years, I know that 2014 was truly amazing. I can’t WAIT to see what 2015 brings. I have so many new ideas and things to share with everyone. Including 1:1 and 2:1 mentoring for studio and outdoor photography.

THANK YOU, thank you, thank you!!! To do something that I absolutely love, and call it a job…. never in a million years did I think that could be possible. Never give up on those dreams!

Here is a glimpse into my 2014. My soul!

2014 sessions its a wrap

-on that note- 2015 is currently booking through spring and summer. Spring is almost full for outdoor/newborns.

If thinking about a session with me, please email me at jessicaweinstockphotography@gmail.com or use the contact button on top :) I am happy to answer any questions you may have. It is best to book your session with me about 4-6 weeks in advance (sooner if newborn session) as I can’t guarantee space. Especially in Spring/Summer and Fall*

My website can be found HERE

My Facebook can be found HERE

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So Long Sweet Summer | Lake County IL Family Photographer

And just like that Summer is over. Now on to the blustery cold Fall and even more bitterly cold Chicago Winter.

So far Fall has been pleasant. I would like it if it stayed that way til mid November, coming from a photographer – Der. I do enjoy the colder weather, though. I love bundling up, a warm drink, the feeling of thawing out in a warm house. Very nostalgic indeed.

Below is my girl in the the last days of Summer.

I want to start channeling my inner artistic photography side and not ‘care about the technical stuff’. I have been experimenting with free-lensing (some examples below minus the middle photo). It is exactly what it sounds like. You have your lens completely off your camera body and manipulate it up, down, left, right to create effects. It is seriously cool, and I want to play more! It is super nerve wracking to not have it on your camera though. That’s a lot of dough to be potentially dropping ;)

It is blog circle week! Please click the link and follow the ever amazing Becky and her BEAUTIFUL contribution to the circle! CLICK HERE

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If thinking about a session with me, please email me at jessicaweinstockphotography@gmail.com or use the contact button on top :) I am happy to answer any questions you may have. It is best to book your session with me about 4-6 weeks in advance (sooner if newborn session) as I can’t guarantee space. Especially in Spring/Summer and Fall*

My website can be found HERE

My Facebook can be found HERE

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Motherhood | Lake County IL Child Photographer

I have loved watching my sweet Niece and Nephew grow up over these last almost 7 months. It has really flown by. I remember their sweet little 4.5 lb selves being displayed for all of us to see through the NICU glass on that October morning. Born at just 33 weeks and a day after their momma’s birthday, they did amazing! They only spent 11/12 days there before being discharged. Today they are thriving. On track with everything they are supposed to be doing.

I have to say, watching my sister become a mother has been one of the most rewarding things. I know a ton of people say ‘I could never do 2 (or more) at once. Heck, I even think that some days. One is hard enough. But she never once has complained. She has scarified a lot of herself for her two sweet babies. From the grueling process of egg retrieval and IVF, one failed attempt ending in a (early) loss, and an emergency c-section. She has exclusively pumped breast milk for them since day 1 as well. A task that is daunting just coming from the stand point of a mom who did it at work (3x a day) when I worked at the animal hospital. I am not saying she is better than any other mother, of course not. Every mother deserves major props in this world. Hardest and most rewarding job. I just have to hand it to her for giving 100% of herself to these little humans with no complaint. She is the kind of mother I look to be one day (along with my own mother of course!).

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If thinking about a session with me, please email me at jessicaweinstockphotography@gmail.com or use the contact button on top :) I am happy to answer any questions you may have. It is best to book your session with me about 4-6 weeks in advance (sooner if newborn session) as I can’t guarantee space. Especially in Spring/Summer and Fall*

My website can be found HERE

My Facebook can be found HERE

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