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Chicago-Childrens-PhotographerSome of my blog readers may recognize Professional Photographer Magazine as one that I mention from time to time on the blog.  On (lucky) occasions I am asked to review products for them and it’s never been less of a thrill for me to be asked to work with the publication.

I am most fortunate and forever grateful that once again some of my life’s work has gone to print.  This time my work is featured in Professional Photographer Magazine.  I won’t include the hundreds of moments of “WOW!?!” I’ve been dealing with since the possibility of this arose several months ago.  Those moments multiplied when I got news that the art director wanted some of my images also throughout the magazine in the table of contents and in The Goods section.  “Giddy” is an understatement.

Thank you for stopping in, checking it out and sharing in my excitement and joy and most of all in sharing in my successes and being part of my journey.  Much love to you my clients and friends.  Subscribers to the magazine (and members of the PPA) can access it via the web right now as the current month’s digital edition, the hard copy should arrive on doorsteps of photographers everywhere, hopefully very soon!










(and for any photographers out there – if you are not already part of the largest association of photographers – there truly are benefits to joining PPA – check out the link and all the benefits associated with membership)

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  • Altax - May 4, 2012 - 5:54 am

    Lovely pictures and awesome photography.

    Science Games

I had a blast this past weekend photographing P and her mom, Becky, at one of Marmalade Photography’s stunning nature locations.

It was my first time photographing P and I fell in love with her amazing personality and her beautiful nature.  She is a truly amazing and beautiful girl, thank you Becky for allowing me to capture her at this age.  It is always a pleasure and an honor to be welcomed into my clients’ lives for ANY session but especially so when it is for a special event like a First Holy Communion.

On with the sneak peeks:




What a great session!  Thank you for stopping in!

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  • Joyce Smith - April 25, 2012 - 8:51 am

    Beautiful girl and lovely images as always. Such a special time!

This past weekend was busy in Marmaland – with the early spring weather (and early green up/flowers) I have had a ton of interest in outdoor sessions a month or so earlier than usual.  I’m not complaining, I love being outside with so many happy families and their children photographing in the great outdoors.

Today’s sneak peek is for the T Family.  I was very excited to meet them because Bonnie was filled with some pretty awesome ideas for our session.  Bonnie – thank you for trusting me with these precious memories, I know that these will be everything you had hoped for and more!!  Thank you.




and finally Mr. Blue Eyes:


Thanks for stopping by and checking this sneak peek out!

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It’s no secret I enjoy photographing high school kids.   The list of why high school senior photo sessions are some of my favorite is pretty endless but the quick reasons are:

a) it’s a great break from the usual family/children’s/baby photography I normally engage in (which I love!)

b) they know how to follow directions – what a bonus really.  🙂

c) it’s an exciting time, they’re on the cusp of experiencing life in a completely different way

d) they’re always fun sessions, there’s a lot of joking around and laughing

This session was no exception.  Thank you to Gage and his parents for having me out to (BEAUTIFUL!) Libertyville this past weekend to capture him before his highschool days end and the next chapter begins.  What a great young man!  Thank you Gage & family!





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  • tricia burns - April 19, 2012 - 8:42 am

    These are awesome Marianne!! I’m in love with that first one. He’s got some gorgeous eyes too!

  • Kellie - April 19, 2012 - 8:57 am

    Very cool!

  • Marla - April 19, 2012 - 9:11 am

    Gorgeous Marianne! That second one is my favorite, love the intensity of his expression.

  • Robin Gansle - April 19, 2012 - 9:12 am

    Love these, Marianne. Intense!

  • Marci Ralph - April 19, 2012 - 9:13 am

    Fantastic! He looks great in green and has beautiful eyes!

  • Heather Barone Brown - April 19, 2012 - 10:40 am

    These are fantastic images! I absolutely love the 2nd and 3rd. His intense expression is, I’m sure, what leads to his uniform looking so well USED in the third picture! Great senior session!

  • Martha - April 19, 2012 - 10:48 am

    Great job, M! Great expressions and I love the mud!

  • Robbie - April 19, 2012 - 4:37 pm

    Oh what a good looking kid! I really love that 2nd shot!

  • Nanette - April 20, 2012 - 12:38 pm

    WOW! These are fantastic shots!

  • teri mason - April 23, 2012 - 9:35 pm

    love the football shot! very cool and original!

  • Sandra - April 28, 2012 - 4:42 pm

    Love love love these shots Marianne and what nice comments! Thanks for using your magic and making this fun, enjoyable, and unforgettable. You are a truly a pro!

  • stephskul - May 9, 2012 - 9:14 am