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

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

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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!



Julie Scheuler Photography | Winter Family Session

Courtnay and I went to high school together and I was ecstatic when she asked me to take their family pictures.  You know when you run into the same person all the time?  Well, Courtnay is that friend!  No matter what she always has a smile on her face and usually a funny story to make me laugh.  Whether it’s at the grocery store, the mall, Target, or Hobby Lobby….I love running into her!  I finally got to meet her sweet husband and I photographed her beautiful daughters for the second time.  I’m so happy to re-connect with her and even more thrilled we found time to have coffee the other morning!  With her working the 3rd shift at the hospital, going to school, and raising two girls….she is one busy lady!  Thank you Courtnay for choosing me to document this stage in your life, sure hope we can have coffee again soon!






Enjoy!  xo

Julie Scheuler Photography | Newborn/Family Lifestyle Session

And then there were four.  On January 27th we got a phone call, bright and early, letting us know that we were an aunt & uncle to yet another beautiful little girl.  Four days later we were in the car headed to Chicago to meet her!  There’s nothing I love more than being able to capture this sweet time for my brother and sister-in-law.  It’s such a crazy time that is often forgotten because of how sleep deprived you are.  The only type of newborn sessions I photograph is a lifestyle approach like this.  Images like these are why I love newborn/family lifestyle portraits versus the styled and posed.  These sessions are focused on interactions and can be photographed anytime within the first six weeks.  Welcome to the world Sarah Catherine!


Enjoy!  xo

Julie Scheuler Photography | Sykes Family

I so enjoyed spending time with an old friend and her adorable family on Saturday, even if it was freezing out!  I met Jenny when my youngest brother started showing horses, I was in high school.  Our parents became great friends.  They traveled all over to horse shows together and one year our two families celebrated Thanksgiving in New York City together.   I was 16 living it up at the Macy Day Parade.  We’ve ran into each other from time to time, but up until now I hadn’t met her husband.  They seem perfect for each other.  Her little girl was a bit shy at first, but warmed up quickly to me (not so much to the weather, poor thing was freezing.)  The pine forest was so peaceful and the light beautiful.  Enjoy!