stacey stricklin photography: Blog https://www.staceystricklinphoto.com/blog en-us stacey stricklin photography (stacey stricklin photography) Wed, 05 Apr 2023 14:45:00 GMT Wed, 05 Apr 2023 14:45:00 GMT https://www.staceystricklinphoto.com/img/s/v-12/u367661480-o145472053-50.jpg stacey stricklin photography: Blog https://www.staceystricklinphoto.com/blog 120 80 Boulder, Colorado!!!!|Stacey Stricklin Photography|Boulder Family Photographer https://www.staceystricklinphoto.com/blog/2023/4/boulder-colorado I have not blogged in a LONG time.  When the world shut down, I wanted to try to make the best of the situation and have an adventure.  I decided to sell my place in Chicago and travel while working remotely - not necessarily knowing what the future would hold.  A little crazy? Sure.  Necessary to lift my state of mind?  Absolutely.  So I closed on the sale of my condo in January of 2021, put all of my belongings in storage, got in my car and took off with my dog Pearl.  We travelled all over the US, but when we landed in Colorado I fell in love - with the state.  We stayed in different areas of Colorado for a few months, and when it came time to return to Chicago I could not pull the trigger, so Pearl and I moved to Boulder, Colorado permanently.

There are always challenges when moving across the country not knowing many people but all in all this has been one of the most challenging and rewarding things I've ever done in my life.  The beauty of this state has me in awe on a daily basis, and I can't wait to photograph more people with these beautiful backdrops.  Here are some of my favorite photos of clients I've taken thus far.  




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Olive Park Photoshoot|Stacey Stricklin Photography|Chicago Childrens Photographer https://www.staceystricklinphoto.com/blog/2019/10/olive-park-photoshoot These two - they are the two that started me off on my photography journey.  Their mom is a dear friend of mine and with her encouragement I started this business.  I took their newborn pictures and now they are 5 and 6.   Each time I photograph them I realize how lucky I am to have them in my lives and how lucky I am to get them in front of my camera every year.  They make my heart oh so happy!  This photoshoot was done at Olive Park on Labor Day 2019.  We were lucky enough to get a perfect day and perfect light.

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Lincoln Park Conservatory shoot | Stacey Stricklin Photography | Chicago Childrens photographer https://www.staceystricklinphoto.com/blog/2017/9/lincoln-park-conservatory-shoot Annabelle and Stella...love.  These two make my heart so happy.  Their mom is a dear friend of mine, and they were the first girls that I did a "real" session with about 3 years ago.  They are what really kick started the journey of my business.  Since they are 13 months apart, we do their birthday shoots together every year.  This year, their mom wanted to do the Lincoln Park Conservatory because at the time (end of August) the flowers were blooming so beautifully.  Loved the choice!

The weather was a little overcast which was great for the time of morning we were there.  The flowers were beautiful and the kiddos were happy and ready to go!  Annabelle's curly blonde hair, Stella's awesome giggles, some dancing and some running, and the results were, in my mind, just about perfect.  

 

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Fall Mini Sessions | Stacey Stricklin photography | Chicago Family Photographer https://www.staceystricklinphoto.com/blog/2017/9/fall-mini-sessions Hi all!  I am holding fall mini sessions on 10/15 at Winnemac Park in Lincoln Square.  I am doing them in the AM and PM this year - 7:30-9:30a, and 3:30p-6p.  Sessions are 25 minutes and you receive 10 downloadable images of your choice for $175.  Contact me to reserve your spot!

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New website and signature | Stacey Stricklin Photography | Chicago Children and Family Photographer https://www.staceystricklinphoto.com/blog/2017/9/new-website-and-signature I've been working for awhile on a new look for my website, and happy to launch it today!  I wanted something clean, pretty, modern and fun and I hope I succeeded.

Please take some time, sit back and take a look through the new site.  I've also included a few of my favorite photos of 2017 so far below.  

 

I hope you enjoy!  

 

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Siegel Chicago skyline photoshoot https://www.staceystricklinphoto.com/blog/2017/8/siegel-chicago-skyline-photoshoot The Siegel family found me through Instagram, and they wanted a shoot with the Chicago skyline as they were planning a move to Seattle in August.  The shoot consisted of Mom, Dad, baby Teddy and Jozi the family dog.  Anyone who knows me knows I am a huge dog lover and welcome family pets being brought to shoots.  For me, the authentic captures when babies, toddlers, and dogs are around can't be beat!

We scheduled our shoot for the morning at Fullerton Beach.  Beautiful summer day, just enough shade to cover the sun, perfect clouds, adorable family, and the results are some of my favorite pictures to date.  I so wish they didn't have to move because this family is one I would love to shoot time and time again! 

 

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Fall is back, and so is my blog! https://www.staceystricklinphoto.com/blog/2016/10/fall-is-back-and-so-is-my-blog Ok, so I dropped the ball here on blogging as much as I wanted to!  I'm back to doing so, especially now that fall is back!  My spring and summer were filled with so many shoots: volunteer shoots for the Association House of Chicago, Don't Bully My Breed, and Lung Cancer Connection; many sessions with kiddos and families; and a senior session that I loved (I want to start doing many more of those - will discuss on a follow up post),and a workshop with Audrey Woulard (amazing).  Here are just a few pictures from the summer that I love! 

 

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Why I love the Fall https://www.staceystricklinphoto.com/blog/2015/11/why-i-love-the-fall

Color, leaves changing, brisk air - those are just a few things I love about the fall.  Chicago is a photographer's mecca this time of the year, with the beautiful leaves against the skyline, the Lincoln Park Nature Walk, and many other parks that are in their prime time of the year.

I was crazy busy in October, shooting on the weekends, working my day job during the week, and editing at night.  It has all been worth it though, to hang out with these awesome families, see adorable kiddos, and give people a little bit of a pause in time.

 

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Welcome to my new website! https://www.staceystricklinphoto.com/blog/2015/10/welcome-to-my-new-website Welcome to my new site!  I have been wanting to change my website for awhile, and after an intensive portrait photography workshop week of 9/21 I decided it was time to do it.   I am new to blogging so bear with me as I learn.

Speaking of the workshop a couple of weeks ago, I came out of it inspired and reinvigorated.  Tamara Lackey gave us her all, and went through numerous topics such as lighting, posing, business plans, marketing and more.  And the "behind the scenes" picture below?  Tamara Lackey chose that for the cover of her new Family Posing Playbook.  I'm beyond thrilled!!!  And I am very excited to use my new skills in upcoming shoots this month.

Below are some of my favorite pictures from the workshop.  Beautiful models!

 

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(stacey stricklin photography) childrens photography family photography portrait photography workshop tamara lackey https://www.staceystricklinphoto.com/blog/2015/10/welcome-to-my-new-website Wed, 07 Oct 2015 01:00:00 GMT