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Baby Membership Plans and Why They're Worth It

May 28, 2018 - Baby Membership Plans and Why They're Worth It Pregnant and expecting? Have a family member or friend who is? Tell the...
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2018 Fall Family Sessions

May 25, 2018 - It's hard to believe that Summer is basically here and that requests for Fall Family Sessions are already coming in! Th...
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Summer 2018 Preview Session with Johnny Banana Co

May 19, 2018 - If you're looking for fun, unique, stylish AND comfortable clothing for your kiddos then Johnny Banana Co is the shop fo...
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Meet Jennifer Lagerwall, Owner of Silk Avenue, Plainfield, IL

May 04, 2018 - Hi everyone! I'm continuing my blog series of featuring people and businesses in our surrounding area of Naperville, Pla...
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Meet Justin Coop, Owner of Inspired Health Center, Naperville, IL

April 27, 2018 - Hey everyone! I wanted to change things up a bit this Spring and introduce you to some people and businesses in our surr...
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Spring Family Mini Sessions

March 23, 2018 - Spring Family Mini Sessions These on and off snow showers have me dreaming of warmer weather, tulips, planting our garde...
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How to Dinner Prep Like a Champ: 30 Full Days of Healthy, Frozen Dinners

March 02, 2018 - How to Dinner Prep Like a Champ: 30 Full Days of Healthy, Frozen Dinners Raise your hand if you loathe spending at least...
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2018 Tiny Dancer/Glitter Mini Sessions

February 20, 2018 - Tiny Dancer Mini Sessions Are Back WITH Glitter Minis! When: Saturday, April 7th, 2018 Where: Sheena Magnesen Photograp...
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My 5 Favorite Kid-Friendly Snacks for Spring

February 02, 2018 - My 5 Favorite Kid-Friendly Snacks for Spring … want to get a jump on booking photos for this year’s holiday cards? Sign...
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Share the Love 2018

February 01, 2018 - Share the Love 2018 Photo Contest! This year I want to try something different. I want to see your favorite photos take...
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4 Simple Ways to Make This Year’s Photos Your Family’s Best

January 14, 2018 - 4 Simple Ways to Make This Year’s Photos Your Family’s Best If you love family photos, but just don’t love convincing yo...
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5 Things People Should Know About Me

January 11, 2018 - 5 Things People Should Know About Me It's the start of a new year so I'd like to re-introduce myself to you! 1. Famil...
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Headshot Day 2018

January 10, 2018 - Re-BRAND Yourself in 2018! For any fellow small business owners or even those who work in the corporate world and are i...
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2018 Camera Basics Class Dates

December 30, 2017 - 2018 Camera Basics Class Dates This in-person class will be focusing on taking your DSLR camera out of AUTO mode! Join...
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Snow Sessions

December 28, 2017 - Winter has finally arrived bringing it's cold weather and just a tad of that white fluffy stuff falling from the sky. Fo...
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Top 2017 Holiday Kids Gift List

November 20, 2017 - If you're like me, you like to *try* and get all of your shopping done ASAP! If you're also like me, you quickly look up...
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2017 Holiday Mini Sessions

November 01, 2017 - Halloween is over so you know what time it is! Time to get those cute and snuggly Holiday mini photos perfect for your...
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Session Share: The Gurchiek Family

September 30, 2017 - This family is very near and dear to our hearts. Since moving to Naperville last year we started hearing about this swe...
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2017 Newborn Merit Recognition: Welcome Home

September 25, 2017 - As I sat eating random parts of my kids' lunches on this humid Monday (and after a very long and busy weekend by the way...
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Session Share: A Birthday and A New Baby

August 23, 2017 - When this mom and I first spoke and we booked their family session there were only three people scheduled to be there. A...
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Session Share: Chicago Family Summer Session

August 09, 2017 - Living out in the suburbs I never get the chance to venture out to the city, let alone for a portrait session! I had so...
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Session Share: Pisani Baby #2

July 31, 2017 - This gorgeous family I've had the privilege photographing for the last few years. I've watched their daughter grow into...
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Session Share: Baby Rory

July 16, 2017 - Meet sweet and cuddly baby Rory! She fits right in with this already lovely and beautiful family and you can tell big b...
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Session Share: Tomasello Baby #2!

July 05, 2017 - When a family I've been photographing contact me saying that their family is expanding it always makes me smile! I canno...
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Session Share: Abigail Turns One!

June 16, 2017 - Almost two years ago, I launched my Baby Membership Plan. Parents can have baby's entire year paid and scheduled ahead o...
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Mother's Day: The Aguirre Family

June 09, 2017 - I've known this mom since college and when I first launched my Mommy & Me Mini Sessions, I knew she needed to be photogr...
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Session Share: The Garcia Family

June 07, 2017 - We've known this family since before they became a family so photographing them is always fun as we watched their family...
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Book Your Tiny Dancer Session!

May 24, 2017 - Dance Recital Season is Upon Us!!! A time and date has been set! Book your session now before they're gone! Tiny Dance...
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Mother's Day: The Hurley Family

May 22, 2017 - When you've known a mom only through social media and mutual friends and share the love for educating on food allergies...
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Mother's Day: Arquilla Family

May 19, 2017 - Meet the winner from the Mother's Day Mini Session Giveaway, Kristin! There's no doubt that these two kiddos absolutely...
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Sweet Baby Bridget

May 17, 2017 - I had the pleasure of photographing this family about two years ago. It was the whole family including grandparents, sib...
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Mother's Day Session: Kaminski Family

May 09, 2017 - This week kicks off my annual Mother's Day Mommy & Me Sessions! I was so excited to explore some new locations with this...
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California Beach Sunset Session, April 2017

April 28, 2017 - Since the NAPCP Retreat back in January, I knew I had to come back to the beach and take some family portraits at sunset...
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2017 Mother's Day Mini Sessions

April 03, 2017 - Click on the image above to book a Mother's Day Mini Session with Smm Photography or click here to see available dates a...
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Why Grandparents Should Be in Photos

March 23, 2017 - "What children need most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance. They give unconditional love, kindne...
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Things Moms Say During Their Session

March 22, 2017 - Being a mom myself, I completely understand what it's like to round up your family, coordinate outfits, make sure everyo...
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Session Share: Braeden Turns 8!

March 20, 2017 - I always love when parents want to capture their children's photos around their birthday! Meet Braeden! He is so sweet...
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Happy St. Paddy's Day!

March 17, 2017 - Whether you're Irish or just Irish for the day/weekend, I hope you enjoy the holiday! Traditionally, we make corned bee...
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Ten Things You Didn't Know About ME!

March 16, 2017 - Hi everyone! Here are TEN things you may not know about me! I was named after Sheena Easton My husband and I met in h...
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Sessions with Sheena Magnesen Photography

March 15, 2017 - I mentioned before that I specialize in maternity, newborn and family portraiture so I wanted to go over what a typical...
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Behind the Scenes: Before & After

March 14, 2017 - I thought on this cold and snowy day (come onnnnn we are soooooo close to Spring!), I would share a before and after fro...
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The Best Business Decisions I've Made Since Starting

March 13, 2017 - 2017 was the start of my 6th year in business. I'm not going to sugar-coat anything, looking back at my old flyers and e...
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My Favorite Photo Printers - 3/6

March 08, 2017 - Printing your photos, even your everyday smartphone photos should be a regular routine. Have you ever gone to your paren...
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Easter Mini Sessions, 2017

March 06, 2017 - Easter Mini Sessions are Available for Booking! Click here to Book!
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Tips on How to Take Better Photos of Your Kids

March 05, 2017 - Let's face it, when it comes to taking photos, we usually end up grabbing the nearest camera: our smartphone! I'm just a...
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Sessions with Smm Photography from Start to Finish

March 04, 2017 - Every photographer is different when it comes to their process of booking a client all the way through to the delivery o...
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Behind the Scenes: Newborn Safety

March 03, 2017 - I thought today I would take you behind the scenes of one of my newborn sessions. The reason I chose this one is becaus...
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Top 10 Tips for Your Session

March 02, 2017 - Hey everyone! Spring is right around the corner when all of Chicagoland comes out from hibernation. It's also a great t...
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A Day in the Life of Me!

March 01, 2017 - I've had so many new followers on my social media pages so I thought it would be a great idea to start the #MarchBlogCha...
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Tiny Dancer Sessions 2017

February 21, 2017 - I'm sure by now you've seen the teaser video I posted for my Tiny Dancer sessions. (Click HERE if you haven't!) These s...
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Calling All Moms, 2017!

November 01, 2016 - Hi everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve been on the hunt for a new Mommy Rep! What a being an SMM Mommy Rep entails:...
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Smm Photography’s Favorite Baby Items 2016

August 01, 2016 - Tis the season for babies! It seems either someone is either announcing a pregnancy or snapping a photo of a brand new s...
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