MEET Julie

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Classic and modern photographic artistry on-location or in-studio in Palatine, Illinois



sessions with julie

Your family is your masterpiece, your love, your pride, your joy.  We produce gorgeous artwork so you can show off your family and enjoy this moment in time indefinitely.  

Julie Monacella Photography is a boutique portrait studio, your personal guide and expert, working with you every step of the way to create beautiful artwork that captures your heart and takes your breath away.



Throughout the process, i will be your designer and expert guiding you every step of the way

here's how!

A little bit of time together upfront will save time overall and make everything stress-free. What is the personality of your family? Where do you want to hang your artwork? What will you wear? When we’re on the same page, we can give you an amazing session experience. We’ll meet with you to discuss every aspect of your session. Consider us your personal stylist for your session.

1. Pre-session consultation

You can feel confident coming to your session because we’ve got a great plan that’s all yours. Your session can take place on location or in my studio.

My 1200 square foot studio is dedicated to your experience. I use top of the line studio lighting and have numerous simple props and set designs so we can create images that makes your heart smile. The studio offers several sitting areas for parents to relax, a changing table, a dressing area, and light snacks. My goal is to make you as comfortable as possible during your session.

2. personalized session experience

You love your family. Show them how much you love them by decorating your home with your favorite images. I’ll guide you through the ordering process by showing you exactly how images and groupings will look in your home. We can also tell your story in folios and albums. We will work with you so that we create artwork that enhances your home’s decor and personal style. Digital images are nice to have, but printed artwork has the power to bring joy to your heart.

3. guided image selection

Too many errands to run? We offer custom framing so you can pick up your fully finished artwork and hang it on the wall for everyone to see (and rave about). And, if you need help with installation, just ask. We can refer you to someone who can help install your artwork, so you can enjoy it every day. We’re your go-to from start to finish. Let’s make it easy, and get it done beautifully.  

4. framing consultation + ART installation


Creative session fees are due when you schedule your session:

$150 for a weekday studio or an outdoor session up to 60 minutes
 (ideal for average sized families)

$200 for a weekday studio and/or outdoor session up to 120 minutes
(ideal for high school seniors, newborns, families wanting more variety).

Select weekend dates are available for an additional $150.

Prints and digital collections can be purchased at a separate cost.

Extended family sessions are available upon request for an additional fee.
Session fees are non-refundable.


You only get a short while to capture the spirit of your children, but the value of your photographs appreciates forever. 

They make your house your home, last longer than the latest technology or designer handbag, and allow you to remember this brief moment in time indefinitely.

Julie is excited to work with you so your portraits make a stunning statement
about who you are, and most importantly, who you love. 

These are your heirlooms 

photographs are forever

capturing who you love

Printed art has the power to make you feel something. It can inspire you. Make you smile. Warm your heart. Make you laugh.

We encourage our clients to invest in printed artwork to remember your story. For today. For always.

art investment