Silva Family | Decatur, IL Family Photographer

This summer I have been busy getting to know clients ahead of our portrait session.  I love taking the extra time to do this because it really helps me offer the best experience possible.  We talk about clothing, locations, and which wall art products will look the best with their furniture, wall color, etc.  These planning meetings are usually held at a convenient place like Starbucks, Panera, or last week we met at Donny’s.  They would probably take about 30 minutes, but we usually have fun talking and getting to know each other so I plan for about an hour.  The Silva’s are here from Brazil with ADM, they were such great people to be around!  Giana’s mom was visiting for several weeks which made the portrait session even more special.  This was their first and only family picture.  We photographed on a Sunday evening, had their ordering session the following Saturday and 6 days later they had their order in their hands and ready to hang.  From their portrait session to the time they picked up their products the process took less than two weeks.  Now they have a beautiful gallery canvas displayed in their home to enjoy.  Depending on the products ordered, this may take longer but I always aim for a quick turnaround.

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The Silva’s took a picture of their bedroom and sent it to me before their ordering session, we were then able to figure out the best size canvas for their space.

This is a 16×24 canvas gallery wrap!

custom wall art by julie scheuler photography



Logan’s 6th Birthday Party! | Decatur, IL Photographer

I have been photographing Jami’s parties since 2012 when she asked me to photograph her Fall Fiesta.  From the minute I met the Hallam’s they have treated me like an old friend.  Since then I’ve photographed Logan’s 3rd, 4th, 5th, and now 6th birthday party.  I look forward to it every year!  Jami is the owner of A Birth Story in Photography and is an amazing photographer, check her out here!  I’m so honored that she trusts me to capture her memories.











Mother’s Day Giveaway | Decatur, IL Family Photographer

This Mother’s Day I wanted to do something special for a mom so I decided to hold my first ever Mother’s Day Giveaway!  I loved meeting this beautiful mother Lindsey and her very handsome two year old Phoenix.  These moments are fleeting and I’m so happy I was able to capture all this sweetness for her to hold on to forever.

“Motherhood….is a choice you make everyday, to put someone else’s happiness and well-being ahead of your own, to teach the hard lessons, to do the right thing even when you’re not sure what the right thing is….and to forgive yourself, over and over again, for doing everything wrong.” – Donna Ball


Being a mother….my greatest, hardest, most beautiful gift… I’ll never take for granted.



Duck Derby 2016 | Decatur, IL Photographer

The 25th annual Duck Derby was held this past Saturday by the Children’s Museum of Illinois and I was happy to be able to capture some of it.  This wonderful fundraiser is so much fun for the whole family and the winner walks away with $3,500!  This event was a huge success as many turned out to see if their duck crossed the finish line first.  It was a perfect day and kids were able to enjoy inflatables, face painting, a craft from Next of Kiln, kids duck race, free admission to the museum, DJ Mondo dance party, and concessions from Texas Roadhouse.  Not to mention, some water splashing fun and getting up close to the fire truck!  It was a fun morning had by all!

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Julie Scheuler Photography | Mama and Me Spring Session

Now scheduling Mama + Me Mini Sessions!

$175 for 25 minutes and 10 digital images, plus 1-8×10

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, if you still looking for the perfect gift idea for the special mom in your life, contact me today for a gift certificate!

I can be reached at 847-477-3570 or


I love photographing beautiful mama’s and their babies.  Capturing these images for my best friend makes my heart so happy.  I hope someday Sloane will look at these images and see how much her mama loves her.  What a lucky little girl to have such an amazing and beautiful mom, inside and out.  Love you both!