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Hi! I make beautiful portraits so you can be in the moment forever.

My goal is that you know your family a little better or deeper as a result of your session. During our time together, you will connect by laughing, holding hands, and playing together. We’ll celebrate what makes your family special.

In the end, the process of making beautiful portraits becomes a cherished memory.


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meet julie

I have always had a desire to create things of beauty. 

However, my analytical side led me to a career in engineering. After eight years in telecom, I left to focus on what matters - my children. With this, I truly re-discovered my passion in photography, and found what I'm meant to do. Photography has given me the wonderful opportunity for the left and right side of my brain to harmoniously work together. It's the perfect combination of art and science... with a whole lot of heart.

My goal is to capture the moments in a person's life that pass all too quickly and do it in such a way that his or her true personality comes through. No perfect poses or frozen smiles here. A frown, a playful expression or a look of concentration reveals much more about a person and results in art that means something.





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Photo Credit to Emily Helen Photography

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AMERICAN MOTORCYCLIST MAGAZINE (2 COVERS)
THE BETTERPHOTO GUIDE TO PHOTOGRAPHING CHILDREN (COVER)
INDIANAPOLIS MONTHLY
KODAK'S PHOTO OF THE DAY

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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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