Sheena Magnesen Photography: Blog https://www.sheenamagnesenphotography.com/blog en-us (C) Sheena Magnesen Photography (Sheena Magnesen Photography) Sun, 19 Aug 2018 19:25:00 GMT Sun, 19 Aug 2018 19:25:00 GMT https://www.sheenamagnesenphotography.com/img/s/v-5/u452525753-o87508636-50.jpg Sheena Magnesen Photography: Blog https://www.sheenamagnesenphotography.com/blog 62 120 The Perusich Family 2018 https://www.sheenamagnesenphotography.com/blog/2018/8/the-perusich-family-2018 What do you do when you have too many photos to choose from to make one social media post?  You combine them all to make an entire blog post because this family is just TOO stunning!  We've known the dad in this adorable bunch since high school and have loved watching him meet his forever love, get married and start and grow their family over the years.  They've also lived in some of the most gorgeous places throughout the US so when they asked me to photograph them while on a trip back home of course I said YES!  I mean, how could you not?  Dan and Ashley, we love you and the family you've created.  Thank you for being such great friends, no matter how far apart we live.  

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Back to School Mini Sessions 2018 https://www.sheenamagnesenphotography.com/blog/2018/7/back-to-school-mini-sessions-2018 It's hard to believe it but we are in Back-to-School mode!

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This year, I'm offering back-to-school minis for your little cuties.

Sessions are 10 minutes each and include a private online gallery and one black and white digital image. 
(You can always purchase additional images and prints after viewing your gallery).

Book your slot below!

 
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Baby Membership Plans and Why They're Worth It https://www.sheenamagnesenphotography.com/blog/2018/5/baby-membership-plans-and-why-theyre-worth-it Baby Membership Plans and Why They're Worth It

Pregnant and expecting?

Have a family member or friend who is?

Tell them all about the Baby Plan Membership!
When I was pregnant, I wish I knew of a photographer that offered an entire year's worth
of milestone moments for my kiddos (AND FOR ME!!)

With the Baby Plan Membership, I only take on 12 members per year.  This exclusive membership includes:

Newborn Session
Sitting Up Session
One Year Session
Pre-Consult by Phone before each Session
Private Online Gallery with 15 Images per Session
Hi-Resolution, Hand-Edited Digital Images plus Print Release
8x8 Album After Completion, Incorporating All Sessions
First Pick at Session Scheduling
Opportunity to Purchase Add-On Heirloom Products after each Session
$100 Print Credit to be Used at any Time (not on digital items)

Members also receive some special "items" throughout their year with me.  Without giving a ton away here's one little sneak peek ;)

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So if you'd like to join the club of moms that get to sit back while your baby's first year is all captured then give me a call or send me an email!  I'd love to chat with you about how to get you all set up!

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*** Did you know I also offer a Baby Registry for you to include in your shower plans?  Check out more info about it here! ***

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It's hard to believe that Summer is almost over and that requests for Fall Family Sessions are already coming in!  
This year, sessions will take place on October 6th and 7th.  (A rain date will be chosen closer to the date.)

Your 30 minute session includes a private online gallery, 3 digital images and their print release.

Select your day and time below and you'll receive an invoice shortly after completion.
To keep your day and time secured, payment will be due immediately.

 

 
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Summer 2018 Preview Session with Johnny Banana Co https://www.sheenamagnesenphotography.com/blog/2018/5/Summer-2018-Preview-Session-with-Johnny-Banana-Co If you're looking for fun, unique, stylish AND comfortable clothing for your kiddos then Johnny Banana Co is the shop for you!

My kiddos and I had the chance to meet up with Birgit, owner and seamstress of this rapidly-growing company and snap some photos of her summer line that you can purchase from her website.  My kids LOVE her clothes because each piece is unique and made with love.  Plus she uses the cutest and coolest patterns that no one else has!

Check out some of our favorite photos from this session!

You can reach them by going to their website or on social media via Facebook and Instagram.

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Meet Jennifer Lagerwall, Owner of Silk Avenue, Plainfield, IL https://www.sheenamagnesenphotography.com/blog/2018/5/meet-jennifer-lagerwall-owner-of-silk-avenue-plainfield-il Hi everyone!  I'm continuing my blog series of featuring people and businesses in our surrounding area of Naperville, Plainfield and Aurora.  If you missed my last one about Justin Coop and functional medicine, click here!

Today's feature is about a fun and down-to-Earth mom of three girls with a very unique art form offering.

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Meet Jennifer Lagerwall, owner of Silk Avenue Scarves in Plainfield, IL.

Jennifer has an in-home studio where customers can create their own unique silk scarf using the Turkish art form of marbling called Ebru.

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Jennifer is a stay-at-home mom who used to work in physical therapy clinics.  She came across this Turkish marbling art form (Ebru) about 8 years ago while taking a class on it.  She decided that with her daughters gearing up for college, she wanted to generate an income while still tending to her girls.  She started her business about 3.5 years ago traveling all over for parties and events.  With having so much equipment and tools to go along with making a marbled scarf, Jennifer decided to turn her basement into her own personal studio about a year and a half ago and has been having so much fun with it!  Its super cute and cozy atmosphere really helps get your creative mind going and she's great at explaining how to do each step.   A blog series featuring people and businesses in our surrounding area of Naperville, Plainfield and Aurora.A blog series featuring people and businesses in our surrounding area of Naperville, Plainfield and Aurora.A blog series featuring people and businesses in our surrounding area of Naperville, Plainfield and Aurora. First you have to add a thickening agent to the water which is in a long, rectangular basin.

Next, you take any of the many hues of acrylic paint and start dropping the colors onto the water.  You can add as may or as few as you'd like.

A blog series featuring people and businesses in our surrounding area of Naperville, Plainfield and Aurora.A blog series featuring people and businesses in our surrounding area of Naperville, Plainfield and Aurora.A blog series featuring people and businesses in our surrounding area of Naperville, Plainfield and Aurora. A blog series featuring people and businesses in our surrounding area of Naperville, Plainfield and Aurora.A blog series featuring people and businesses in our surrounding area of Naperville, Plainfield and Aurora.A blog series featuring people and businesses in our surrounding area of Naperville, Plainfield and Aurora. From here you can either use a rake with pre-measured lines to create symmetric lines and patterns or you can free-hand and swirl and pull as you'd like.

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After you've made sure the ends and corners have paint, you carefully lift the scarf and rinse in a bucket of cool water and hang it up to drip dry.  And that's that! A blog series featuring people and businesses in our surrounding area of Naperville, Plainfield and Aurora.A blog series featuring people and businesses in our surrounding area of Naperville, Plainfield and Aurora.A blog series featuring people and businesses in our surrounding area of Naperville, Plainfield and Aurora. A blog series featuring people and businesses in our surrounding area of Naperville, Plainfield and Aurora.A blog series featuring people and businesses in our surrounding area of Naperville, Plainfield and Aurora.A blog series featuring people and businesses in our surrounding area of Naperville, Plainfield and Aurora. A blog series featuring people and businesses in our surrounding area of Naperville, Plainfield and Aurora.A blog series featuring people and businesses in our surrounding area of Naperville, Plainfield and Aurora.A blog series featuring people and businesses in our surrounding area of Naperville, Plainfield and Aurora.

This is such a great idea for a birthday party or getting your girlfriends together!  There is space for bringing in your own appetizers and treats and it's BYOB so you can really get creative with your group.  The suggested age is about 7 and up.  Mornings and during the day are best but call or email Jennifer to schedule your time to get creative!  She will also travel to you for groups of 20 or more. Any type of private event such as corporate, bridal shower, baby shower, birthdays, etc.

If you'd rather just purchase scarves individually from Jennifer, visit her site for pre-made scarves.  Visit her Etsy site here!

A blog series featuring people and businesses in our surrounding area of Naperville, Plainfield and Aurora.A blog series featuring people and businesses in our surrounding area of Naperville, Plainfield and Aurora.A blog series featuring people and businesses in our surrounding area of Naperville, Plainfield and Aurora. Thank you so much for taking the time to show me your unique art form, Jennifer!  It was so much fun and you're a wonderful teacher and hostess!  I look forward to having a girls' night together with you soon!

Jennifer Lagerwall - (708) 975-0255 - silkavenuescarves@gmail.com - Facebook: @silkavenuescarves

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Meet Justin Coop, Owner of Inspired Health Center, Naperville, IL https://www.sheenamagnesenphotography.com/blog/2018/4/meet-justin-coop-owner-of-inspired-health-center-naperville-il Hey everyone!  I wanted to change things up a bit this Spring and introduce you to some people and businesses in our surrounding area of Naperville, Plainfield and Aurora.  There are some amazing small businesses that I thought you all would be interested in so I decided to meet up with a few and see what they were about. 

Meet Justin Coop, owner of Inspired Heath Center in Naperville.  Justin's interest in medicine started when he was young, as his mother was a nurse.  He always loved science and grew up with a large family.  After graduating in 2003, he went straight to working as a chiropractor's associate.  He worked there for 6 months and then was offered a director's position at a family practice in Sycamore for 10.5 years. 

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When I asked Justin how he got into holistic health, he had a pretty great story to go with it: it's because of his wife.  The two of them have three children.  The first baby was born in the hospital and while they tried to do things naturally they were not happy with that experience so they decided to have their second and third deliveries at home.  After their third child was born, she noticed health symptoms developing.  Gallstones seemed to be the diagnosis with surgery as their quick and easy fix.  They didn't like that idea and decided to find a solution to taking a more holistic approach to it all.  They started with a gallstone flush which removed about 25 stones!  From there they introduced foods back into her diet and more symptoms came back.  Justin started to give her natural supplements to support and heal her gut which also resulted in her losing about 35lbs in just one month!  

Introducing people and businesses in our surrounding area of Naperville, Plainfield and Aurora.Introducing people and businesses in our surrounding area of Naperville, Plainfield and Aurora.Introducing people and businesses in our surrounding area of Naperville, Plainfield and Aurora. About 2.5 years ago, Justin reached out to other functional practices around the world and he eventually started his own practice in which he is in now.  He likes to educate others through normal, everyday actions they can apply to their lives.  He goes around 2-3 times each month to give free education presentations giving direction on how to live a healthier lifestyle naturally without drugs or surgery.  Patients range in ages from brand new infants and doing chiropractic adjustments to middle schoolers with focus issues or imbalances in the body all the way to patients in their 80s.

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Justin will be offering an online video segment titled 30 Ways in 30 Days which will talk about everything from sleep to digestion with tips, recipes and other natural ways to help your mind and body.  You can find his Breakfast Smoothie Recipe here!

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If you'd like more information or to reach out to Justin to schedule a face to face consult, visit him at inspiredhealthcenter.com or email info@inspiredhealthcenter.com.

I had such a great time hearing about his mission and passion to help others and hope you get the opportunity to reach out to him!

Thanks for taking the time with me, Justin!

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Spring Family Mini Sessions https://www.sheenamagnesenphotography.com/blog/2018/3/spring-family-mini-sessions Spring Family Mini Sessions

These on and off snow showers have me dreaming of warmer weather, tulips, planting our garden, having picnics in the park and everything that is Spring in Chicago!  I'm launching my Spring Mini Dates early this year.  

Join me on Sunday, May 6th, location is TBD.
$150 session includes 20 minutes for your session, an online gallery,
5 digital images of your choice and the print release.
This year I'm offering an early add-on discount for those who wish to upgrade to download their full gallery.

Click here to choose your time slot.  (*Try to keep the earlier times for younger children and make sure to
plan around nap times and meal times!) 

Once your time has been selected, you will receive an email invoice to pay for your time and lock it in.
Payment is due early to ensure booking.

I look forward to seeing you all in some fun colors and in the warm sunshine!

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How to Dinner Prep Like a Champ: 30 Full Days of Healthy, Frozen Dinners https://www.sheenamagnesenphotography.com/blog/2018/3/how-to-dinner-prep-like-a-champ-30-full-days-of-healthy-frozen-dinners How to Dinner Prep Like a Champ: 30 Full Days of Healthy, Frozen Dinners

Raise your hand if you loathe spending at least an hour every week hunting down recipes through cookbooks, magazines and Pinterest.  (Raising mine nice and high!)  About 4 years ago after my little guy was born, I was looking for ways to make meal planning for my growing family easier.  I came across this amazing blog where she details out the recipes on individual sheets and then makes a combined grocery list at the end.  It's amazing!  You can pick anywhere from 7-30 day plans, paleo options, Whole Foods only meals, kid friendly meals and the list goes on.  I usually sit down with a huge cup of coffee and a notebook and get started.  I print out the packet and go through each individual recipe to see if there is anything I want to tweak due to having a picky husband ;) and then go to the back combined list and tweak there too.  I also go through the huge list and see what ingredients I already have.  Since she includes all of the spices and how much you'll need as well, I make sure I have enough to get me through the recipes because it's the WORST when you run out halfway through and then have to add that as an ingredient later on.

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From here, I write my long list and divide everything up between Costco, Whole Foods and my local grocer.  Costco is great for the canned goods and meat since you're usually buying about 20lbs of chicken breasts and they have individually sealed packs making it a bit easier.  Whole Foods, if you didn't know, carries the best variety of frozen veggies!  A few recipes I use call for butternut squash and if you've ever made it fresh, just cutting those things are a HUGE pain in my neck.  So boom.  Frozen and already cubed for me!  They also have frozen chopped white onions.  I'd say about 80% of the recipes use onions and let me tell you, there is no worse smell than onion hands days after you've finished meal prepping and washing your hands/showering multiple times.  YUCK!  So buy a few bags of frozen onions and thank me later.

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I also make sure to stock up on my ziplock bags (always get extra just in case!) and don't skimp on buying the cheaper brand.  You're only saving a few cents and the quality just isn't the same as the major brand.  If you have these already, feel free to start labeling your bags.  I keep mine numbered along with the recipes too.  Another item I have learned to LOVE is the bag holder.  I got mine on Amazon and they came in a 2-pack so I can split the same recipe in half OR if I'm brave enough, prep two meals at the same time.  Oh, and make sure you have a shiny, brand new Sharpie.  You're going to want to read your bags clearly and neatly so it saves you from guessing or having to pull your printed recipe sheet out later. You can also print a calendar with each meal on each day so you know you won't have two chicken meals in a row.  I also love knowing the week of which sides or fresh veggies I may need to run and grab from the store.  It's amazing how little I see my grocer (and how much money we save) when I do these!

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Now it's time to shop.  Be prepared for this.  I'm not kidding.  I prefer doing this without my kids (they're normally perfectly behaved in stores and come with me everywhere but THIS is like a day trip!)  I venture to Costco first to make sure I get my bulk meats, bulk veggies, canned diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, chicken broth and anything else I can on my list.  From there I go to Whole Foods and get whatever frozen veggies are needed, browse the canned items for ones that are special (fire roasted diced tomatoes - YUM!) or on sale and then do the same with their fresh produce.  Once my list has been shortened, I'm left with my regular grocer for the remainder of the items.  You're going to get some crazy looks and your bill is going to sound insane but remember, you're making dinners to last you 30 nights so you aren't going to the store every week (except for your staple items and any fresh sides you're going to want).  You'll thank yourself later -- We're going to keep repeating that this whole step of the way! ;)

Once home and all of my pantry and produce items are laid out on my counter and frozen items are in the freezer I get started organizing it all into sections: canned goods, spices, produce and so on.  This helps when you have about 75 things all scattered on your counter.  If you didn't label your ziplock bags before, do them now before you start filling everything.  

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It's time to get those bags filled and in the freezer!  I sometimes group the recipes by protein so I can keep my giant bag of chicken out instead of having all of my meat sit out and going between all of them.  You'll find what works best for you after doing this a few times.  Once you have a bag or two filled, you can start stacking them laying flat in your freezer.  Once these are frozen, it's easier to store them like file folders and in numbered order for easy finding.  You'll see that a few with roasts and larger pieces of meat won't go flat so these just fill in spaces behind and on top of the other ones.  Remember to keep repeating every 5 bags or so, "you'll thank yourself later" and keep moving.  You've got this!!

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I hope this helps some of you better see how I do this every few months!  Once I hit my busy season in Fall and then post-holiday/sick of winter blues January-March I love doing this so that dinners are cooking all day and I'm able to get more done and play with my kiddos.  Be sure to share which are your favorites below, I'd love to hear what you've tried!

 

**PS: I used an Amazon Affiliate link above, just wanted you to know ;) AND I am in no way getting credit or paid for the freeze-ahead blog, Costco, Whole Foods, Ziplock or any other brands mentioned above**

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2018 Tiny Dancer/Glitter Mini Sessions https://www.sheenamagnesenphotography.com/blog/2018/2/2018-tiny-dancer-glitter-sessions Tiny Dancer Mini Sessions Are Back WITH Glitter Minis!

When: Saturday, April 7th, 2018

Where: Sheena Magnesen Photography Studios, South Naperville

Pricing: $95 for 3 Digital Images, $145 for 5 Digital Images
(Additional images, prints and other keepsake items will be available for purchase once your gallery is complete.)

Details: Sessions are 30 minutes each per child.
If you have more than one child, you will have to book a time slot per each child.

 

For Tiny Dancers: Please have your child dress in their favorite dance attire and ready to twirl, leap and chasse!

For Glitter Minis: I have 4 sequin dresses from 2T-6T available to wear or you may bring your own fancy dress to sparkle and shine in!

Click here to book your time slot before they're gone, these sell out fast!

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My 5 Favorite Kid-Friendly Snacks for Spring https://www.sheenamagnesenphotography.com/blog/2018/2/my-5-favorite-kid-friendly-snacks-for-spring My 5 Favorite Kid-Friendly Snacks for Spring

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you’ll have FIRST DIBS on summer and fall family sessions as well as Holiday minis!
Schedule your year with Sheena Magnesen Photography!

How are you enjoying the year so far? It’s hard to believe that spring is almost here! I don’t know about you, but last year
flew by much too quickly for me. My family and I have been busy playing in the snow, visiting with family
 and cozying up for football and board games on Sunday evenings. Soon, though, we’ll be
busy finding new playgrounds, planting our garden, and wondering what the Easter Bunny will leave in baskets. For
something extra fun this Friday, I want to share 5 of my favorite recipes for portable spring snacks, perfect for after school
and weekend adventuring!

 

Healthy Monster Cookie Bites (Gluten Free, Nut Free)

I can’t write enough wonderful things about this delicious energy bites recipe I found a couple of years ago. Not only
are these bites satisfying, but after two years of road trips, traveling to sports practices, and everything in between, my
children ask for these constantly! It’s also easy to substitute similar ingredients to make them healthier, nut free (we use Sunbutter
and Almond Butter) and get the kiddos in on the making, too!

 

Healthy Mini Banana Oat Greek Yogurt Muffins (Gluten Free)

I hardly go anywhere anymore without packing a little something for myself, particularly on days that are packed with
sessions. There’s almost nothing worse than feeling like I’m starving when I’m trying to capture precious memories!
That’s why I love these muffins. Protein packed and nutritious, these muffins are super any time of day! AND you can make
them in your blender!

 

Amazing Flourless Sweet Potato Brownies

After purchasing too many packaged snacks before and after ballet classes and soccer practices, only to have
my children be hungry 30 minutes later, I decided to try this recipe. These brownies pass both kid and husband
taste tests and are perfect for sharing when it feels like we practically live at dance! Another thing I love about this recipe is that no
one knows these chocolatey “treats” are made with sweet potatoes (unless I tell them)!

 

Quinoa Pizza Bites Recipe

We LOVE pizza around here. While on the search for something new, I came across this recipe for
quinoa pizza bites. They're packed with balanced protein and antioxidant rich veggies --sh! Don't
tell the kids!  We make a double batch and freeze un-cooked bites on a tray, then
pop them into a freezer bag to use on a busy school night. We have a hard time keeping these on hand!

 

Frozen Blueberry Bites

Another thing my children love is blueberries. The kiddos and I like to find different ways to use them to keep
what we’re eating as clean as possible. We put them in pancakes, oatmeal or just pop them straight out of the
carton immediately getting home from the store!  These yogurt bites just add a bit more fun!

 

There you have it! Five of my favorite, kid-friendly springtime snacks. You can see other healthy snacks you might
enjoy, by following me on
Pinterest!  I’d love to see what some of your favorites are, in the comments.

 

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Share the Love 2018 https://www.sheenamagnesenphotography.com/blog/2018/2/share-the-love-2018 Share the Love 2018 Photo Contest!

This year I want to try something different.
I want to see your favorite photos taken by Sheena Magnesen Photography!
The winner will be the photo with the most likes in an album I will post on my
Facebook page.  

Entering is easy!
Just
email your favorite photo to me and I will upload it to the album.
Entries must be received by Friday, February 9th and voting will begin on Monday, February 12th
and end Tuesday, February 27th at midnight.

Make sure to share with your family and friends and get them to vote for your photo!
Please be sure they are voting within the ORIGINAL ALBUM POST or else it will not count!
The winner will be announced on Wednesday, February 28th.

Limit one photo per family.

Winner will receive a complimentary family session in 2018 (between the months of March and August)
and bragging rights (duh!) for the next year!

Good luck and spread the love!

xo

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4 Simple Ways to Make This Year’s Photos Your Family’s Best https://www.sheenamagnesenphotography.com/blog/2018/1/4-simple-ways-to-make-this-year-s-photos-your-family-s-best 4 Simple Ways to Make This Year’s Photos Your Family’s Best

If you love family photos, but just don’t love convincing your significant other to be enthusiastic about them or
worrying about the behavior of your kids, relax! Look forward to a stress-free family photo session with these 4 tips!

Save Time & Your Sanity

I’ve taken thousands of family photos since Sheena Magnesen Photography first became a business. Family portraits
are immensely important to many, many people – whether to record milestones and family growth or for the perfect
annual holiday card photo. While booking a family photo session each year may be a priority, sometimes the perceived
hassle of the investment can lead to nervousness and … let’s face it … a bit of dread. Today I want to share some advice
on making your family photo session enjoyable – I promise it’s possible!

 

1. Plan ahead.

This is one of the main keys to stress-free family portraits. Where is your location? How long will it take
you to get there? Work with your photographer to select a location that isn’t too far from home (many photographers,
including myself, will come to your home!) and fits your family’s lifestyle. Schedule your session at a time when
everyone is at their best (read: full bellies, not at nap time, etc.). Be realistic! If you have certain expectations, share
them with your family and your photographer. If you have older kids, let them know about how long the session will
be. If you have younger kids, be flexible and make sure the time commitment is age-appropriate for them.

 

2. Have fun!

Forget about getting the perfect shot; let your photographer worry about that. Make this experience
about each other, togetherness, and the memories these images will bring back to you years from now. Enjoy your
(relatively) uninterrupted time together as a family. Relax! The picture that ends up being your favorite may not be the
one you have in your mind at the time. Have fun during your session and your photos will reflect that fun. Remember,
if you’re relaxed, your family will be relaxed.

 

3. Hire the right photographer for your family.

To receive your best family photos, you’re going to need to make sure that the photographer you’re
working with fits your family’s style. Of course I’d like that to be me, but if it isn’t
that’s ok. If you like posed photos, your photographer’s portfolio should reflect that. You can find a photographer
to shoot any type of style, really, and the result will be your ideal photos of your family. It’s also nice to get familiar
with your photographer before the shoot in order to ensure your expectations are in-line with your booked session.
It’s very important to know your style before booking your session; every photographer worth
their salt wants you to love your images!

 

4. Simple is best.

Believe it or not, we photographers know that having your picture taken can feel like a lot of work.
Work with your photographer to keep your session within a predetermined timeframe. This can be extremely helpful
when it comes to the cooperation of your children (and maybe spouse!). Make the most of your time and ask your
photographer if you can also take this opportunity to capture a few photos of just mom and dad, too – your kids will
treasure these snapshots, as will you.

For inquiries and booking, please click here to contact me.

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5 Things People Should Know About Me https://www.sheenamagnesenphotography.com/blog/2018/1/5-things-people-should-know-about-me 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!

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1. Family  :  My family is the #1 most important thing to me.  I married my high school sweetheart and together we have
two fun-loving, energetic kiddos.  We enjoy traveling, exploring fun and new areas around our neighborhood
and of course, watching movies curled up on the couch!
(photo by the lovely Melissa Zimmer)
 

2. Business  :   I've officially been in business for 6 years and it's crazy to think about how
far I've already come.  I started it as a side job that let me explore a bit more creatively and turned
into this amazing thing that I'm just so passionate about.  None of it ever feels like a job where I don't get
excited about each client I meet and photograph and I still get butterflies before each session.  I love making my clients
happy and excited about their photos, whether it's their first session with me or their tenth.  Finding my niche
with maternity, newborn and family photography has made my heart so happy and full.  I also just started teaching a
Camera Basics Class to parents who own a nice DSLR camera but only photograph in the AUTO mode.  Click here to learn more!
If you're interested in booking a session with me, email me and we can chat about your wants and needs!
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3. Passion  :  When I'm not photographing clients or working, you can find me in the kitchen. I do have two
kiddos afterall, so we never leave that room!  We like baking, turning our music on and dancing (We Dance In This Kitchen!),
trying new recipes off of Pinterest and working on different art projects. 
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4. Foodie  :  If I'm not in my own kitchen, you can find me at different restaurants around town trying new foods
and (maybe a beverage or two!)  We live in a pretty amazing location outside of Chicago in the southwestern suburb
of Naperville where it is bursting with everything from well-known restaurants to local farm to table spots.
I'll be posting more about these places in an upcoming post if you're in the area and looking for fun
and new places to try!

 

5. Travel  :   The last thing I wanted to talk about is something I hope to do more of this year and
that's traveling.  While I probably couldn't live anywhere but here, I love checking out new places and cultures.
I always love seeing a map my grandma keeps in her basement with pins poked into all of the cities
all over the world that she has visited.  My husband gets to frequent California for work so the kids and I
every once in a while get to tag along and I have made friends with some families out there that we can either
visit with or I can use the opportunity to get creative and have unique sessions we don't get to have in
unpredictable Chicago!  Check out this session I did last year in beautiful Redondo Beach!
Since my camera pretty much goes with me everywhere, I'd love to connect if you
are in another state and would like to book a special session!  Just email me for details! Sheena Magnesen Photography, Redondo Beach Sunset Family Session, Naperville PhotographerSheena Magnesen Photography, Redondo Beach Sunset Family Session, Naperville PhotographerSheena Magnesen Photography, Redondo Beach Sunset Family Session, Naperville Photographer

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Headshot Day 2018 https://www.sheenamagnesenphotography.com/blog/2018/1/headshot-day-2018 Re-BRAND Yourself in 2018!

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For any fellow small business owners or even those who work in the corporate world and are in need of a new profile photo for social media and signatures in the work place, this is for you!  One-day-only headshots will be available on February 17th from 9am - 3pm.

Click here for more information and to book your spot!

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2018 Camera Basics Class Dates https://www.sheenamagnesenphotography.com/blog/2018/1/2018-camera-basics-class-dates 2018 Camera Basics Class Dates

This in-person class will be focusing on taking your DSLR camera out of AUTO mode!
Join me for coffee, sweets and a light lunch as we discuss the ins and outs of your camera and understanding all
of the parts that go in to capturing those perfect everyday moments.  Each attendee will also receive a workbook
to take home with them to use as a guide to what we go over in the class.  There will also be a
private Facebook group for questions regarding class materials and sharing images for 
group critiques and insight.  Level 2 focuses on more in-depth settings on the camera to achieve
more artistic and impactful photos.  Must have taken the Level 1 class first.
Hope to see you there!

February 18th : Level 1
10am-1pm
0 spots remaining

May 19th : Level 1
10am-1pm
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June 23rd: Level 2
10am-1pm
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July 28th : Level 1
10am-1pm
0 spots remaining

November 11th : Level 1
10am-1pm
7 spots remaining
 

REGISTER HERE!

 

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Snow Sessions https://www.sheenamagnesenphotography.com/blog/2017/12/snow-sessions Winter has finally arrived bringing it's cold weather and just a tad of that white fluffy stuff falling from the sky.  For most people, they don't think of winter as the ideal time for family photos but I actually think it's one of my favorites!  There's something about being all snuggled up and hugging the ones you love around you and having your coats, hats and scarves stand out against the stark white background. 

I've started a list of clients who would like to be on-call for when we actually get a major snowfall for a family session!  If the snowfall is significant enough, I will start at the top of the list and see if that person is available and move down the line as needed.  We will decide on a location and go from there.  Pricing for a snowfall session is $195 and includes 30 minutes, 5 digital images, print rights and a full gallery to choose your images from.  Payment will be due upon arriving to your session.

If you're in the Naperville/Plainfield area and would like to be added to my list, simply send me an email telling me your name, phone number and people that would be present at the session (ages of kids preferred, too!)  I'm so excited to offer these this winter and hope we get enough of it to get as many sessions as possible!

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Top 2017 Holiday Kids Gift List https://www.sheenamagnesenphotography.com/blog/2017/11/top-2017-holiday-kids-gift-list 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 items on Amazon and take advantage of free shipping and Prime benefits!  

I've put together a list of toys I've seen around that might be fun for your budding creative kiddos! 

(Please note: these items contain affiliate links to products.)

For those Future Photographers (wink, wink):

For the Future Coders:

(you may need to purchase the Osmo Base)

For the Future Drone Racers:

For the Future Artists:

For the Ones Who Dress Fancy:

For the Ones Who Save the World:

For the Ones Who Bake:

And the Ones Who Build:

 

Hopefully one of these sparked an idea for your little creative!

Happy Shopping!

Sheena

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2017 Holiday Mini Sessions https://www.sheenamagnesenphotography.com/blog/2017/11/2017-holiday-mini-sessions Halloween is over so you know what time it is! 
Time to get those cute and snuggly Holiday mini photos perfect for your photo albums and family photo gifts!

This year, mini sessions are $89 and include:

-1 5  M I N U T E   S E S S I O N

-2   D I G I T A L  I M A G E S*

-O N L I N E   G A L L E R Y

-P H O T O  P R I N T   R E L E A S E

*YOU’LL HAVE THE OPTION TO PURCHASE ADDITIONAL IMAGES AFTER VIEWING YOUR GALLERY

There will be two separate setups this year:

Winter Wonderland:
Perfect for a snowy and warm outfit!  Feel free to wear cute coats, hats, scarves or gloves over a holiday outfit!

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Pajamas in Bed:
This setup is great for getting comfortable with your favorite holiday jammies!  Stuffed friends are welcome for these photos as well!

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Click here to snag your spot before they're gone!

**Children must be between the ages of 6 months and 8 years.  Limited to three children per booking.**

I cannot wait to see you all to close out the year with some fun photos!

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Session Share: Kayser Family Fall 2017 https://www.sheenamagnesenphotography.com/blog/2017/10/session-share-kayser-family-fall-2017 You may remember this stunning momma from her lifestyle maternity session earlier this year.

I love photographing these two and now we get to add in their adorable little guy who never stops smiling!

So happy we were able to get their photos in before this cold and rainy weather hit us.  I'm so not looking forward to cooler temps!

Enjoy!

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