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



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We invest in things that we value. Having family portraits made and displayed in your home shows our children that we value them and our family. A family photography session is not just a means to having photos, but an experience to be together as a family.

Family sessions are fun and I've got lots of tricks to keep everyone happy and relaxed. I never ask for perfectly behaved kids, because, well, they’re kids! I want to capture their real personality - silly faces, squinty eyes, loud laughs, and all. Perhaps even a tear.

I encourage parents to be in the photos, and even have a photo alone. It might not be a priority right now, but it’s a photograph that your children will treasure dearly when they’re grown.


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For children and families, we can have fun in my studio (it’s always the perfect weather), or we can go outside and explore. There are many amazing locations nearby, and I’m always happy to come to your favorite location as well.


"Julie is calm, sweet, easy going and beyond talented. she is able to make family photos fun besides giving quality and beautiful pictures."

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The Julie Monacella Photography Studio is located near downtown Palatine. We photograph in areas of Arlington Heights, Long Grove, Barrington, Inverness, Kildeer, Deer Park, and Schaumburg.

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