I once knew this girl. She was funny, goofy, silly and a great friend.  Somehow, over the years (and probably due to stupid teen stuff) we lost touch. However I had always had a soft spot for this girl, one of my BFFs from HS ;).

Fast forward, oh about 18 or so years ahead (just 2 months or so ago) and I get an email asking for information for family sessions. Immediately I recognized the last name and emailed back. Turns out one of my best friends (forever!) from high school had found me through the Cavalcade of Homes display in Plainfield back from 2006 and kept the card to set up a session. She had no clue it was me!! (time to cue “It’s a Small World”).

That girl from HS grew up to have 3 gorgeous boys of her own. Wow. Seriously I’ve been feeling it lately but where oh where did time fly?

It was terrific fun to meet up with and her fun family…Mike her husband and her three boys J, M & A (or is it J, A, M or is it M, J, A or is it A, J, M :D). Mike, it was a pleasure talking shop with you, seriously going to pick your brain someday soon.

So please allow me to present some images from tonight’s Marmalade Urban Studio session. We had a blast, the light was perfection (this time of year is steadily perfect for light in the late afternoon) and the company was wonderful. Thanks so much for coming out to ‘play’.

Oh, and Julie, I finally figured out measurements for my mom’s crepe recipe! Ha.

See, Hear, Speak, er sorta, No Evil

handsome #1

Handsome #2

Handsome #3

All in the Family


Thanks for stopping by. Til next time!!

xoxo, Mare

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  • Elizabeth - September 21, 2007 - 7:16 pm

    I really like these.. alot.. what a lovely family and how fun to reconnect like that

  • Jim Danforth - October 8, 2007 - 2:50 pm

    I am Julie’s father. I remember Maryanne from her visits to our home in her HS years. She always was a lovely young lady, mature for her age and yet so outgoing and quick-witted. I’m glad to see her work in the pictures of our daughter, son in law, and grandkids. These pictures are wonderful. What an ARTIST she is. I hope she enters photography contests; I expect some wins. I’m just blown away by her talent, not only with my family but other pics on her site as well.

for being mostly awesome and emailing to check in on my mother in law (who I had briefly mentioned in passing to a client and she went out of her way to call to wish us good health today. Thanks E!). For those who may not be in the know, my mother in law is temporarily out of commission as she has just undergone hip surgery earlier today. Life will be slightly MORE chaotic as she has been my go to person for some of the finer points of the finish up process in the business, mostly working on album assembly for me. She’s a great great lady and I hope that recovery goes well for her.   She is always commenting on how cuteness factor of all the kids I am lucky enough to photograph and is just such a great lady that I hope the next few months go quickly for her.

On a more business-y note, if I owe you a call or email I promise tomorrow (Thursday) is the day I’ll get back.  Today I was mostly away from the business to attend to personal matters.

I do want to leave some of my very patient clients (namely the H family) a quick better peek into their session. If you may recall I traveled out of state for this session, had a blast meeting this wonderfully warm family and had a great time meeting & photographing the kids (probably too much fun judging by the goofy things I had these kids do!!). I’m almost done editing but it still may be a day or two before it’s all done. Here are some sneaker peeks!

Baby Boxwood

Birdhouse + Boy = Fantastic


Modified Canonball (sorta)

Unwilling Participants (if you can believe that…)


Newsletter is coming out this week (it’s done, I just need a few moments to send out). Other tidbits as a reminder, last booked session to guarantee Holiday delivery is November 11. Booking is taking place for what dates remain in October and November. If you’re interested in setting up a session please give me a call.

Thanks for stopping in, til we meet again!

xoxo, Mare


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Last date for guaranteed Holiday delivery for 2007 sessions is November 11.  Prints for gifts, holiday cards, etc. from sessions booked after this date will not be guaranteed for Holiday delivery.  Fall is traditionally an extraordinarily busy time of year for Marmalade Photography, exceptions cannot be made for the guarantee of delivery.

There are still several convenient weekend session slots for your booking appointment.  As you may already know, October is a fantastic time to commission a family portrait with your family, all too often we neglect to take the time to capture moments with our children while they are still young (I know, I was guilty of this for the longest time!).  With the colors of the leaves changing and falling during this time of wonderful sweater weather, some of my most favorite moments have been during October photography sessions.

I also have a link for discussion on choosing a professional photographer for you and your family.  Family portraits are an important part of a family history and should adequately reflect a family as they really are, being who they are, having fun and capturing the moments of your relationships and bond.  Please take a look here for some tips to help you choose a photographer.

Here are a few highlights from recent sessions…this time of year, the in between season, is just awesome in terms of light and mood and let’s not forget temperature.  Enjoy!

Sun Kissed


Lovely Ladies

Looking Back For Just a Moment

Sweet Bunny

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  • Elizabeth - September 18, 2007 - 1:06 pm

    I love these espically the mom and girls shot.

Wrapping up the ole Limited Edition Sessions for the month. I love love loved my day today! Each and every one of these kids made me smile and giggle. I hope they all had as much fun as I did.

Thanks to all the great moms who came out today for the Limited Edition Sessions, the drives from the North Side of Chicago, from Highland Park and from Downers Grove are very much appreciated. I think you will be very happy with our 20 minutes together! For my regular blog readers there are some familiar faces here (and some new ones to boot).

Thanks for stopping in and peeking in. Feel free to leave a comment or two. 🙂

Pony Girl

Ready for Cool Weather Boy

Don’t Hate Me Cuz I’m Adorable


Not So “Ugly Face” ;)

Until next time!



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  • Elizabeth - September 16, 2007 - 5:25 pm

    These are gorgeous

🙂 I feel like I live here, on my blog, these days!!  It’s a good thing, right?

I had a lovely session at a lovely location I don’t get much opportunity to play at very often this morning.  I met Candace & her adorable little guy C for a session at the park today.  We had snacktime, and wardrobe changes and lots of talk about the new soon-to-be-person entering their lives (their little brother or sister, coming VERY VERY SOON!!  There seems to be a epidemic of soon to be delivered babies round these parts if you judge it by the last few clients I’ve photographed.)  C has an amazing smile and gorgeous brown eyes and a sweet sweet disposition (poor guy suffered through our session and he hadn’t even napped.  I was so impressed with his tolerance of our shenanigans!)

So a big big thank you to Candace & C for allowing me to enter into their lives before C gets to share the spotlight with the new love of their lives…(as said by Melissa regarding her little guy in the comments the other day–look at the air hanging child below…)  Isn’t he just the most adorable guy?

Look Ma!  No golf pants! ;)


Now to get caught up on everything that is on the ole to do list…til we meet again (tomorrow methinks!)




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