BlueCopper Photography: Blog https://www.bluecopper.org/blog en-us (C) BlueCopper Photography and Stephanie Condon sjcondon@gmail.com (BlueCopper Photography) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:37:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:37:00 GMT https://www.bluecopper.org/img/s/v-12/u150387460-o235435524-50.jpg BlueCopper Photography: Blog https://www.bluecopper.org/blog 120 80 Marissa and Grant | Downtown Long Grove IL https://www.bluecopper.org/blog/2019/8/marissa-and-grant-downtown-long-grove-il  As a child we can love getting photos taken, or hate them. As adult, that typically follows us, and its not something that most of us do naturally, but that does not mean we can not have fun with it and enjoy the experience! This couple did such an amazing job listening to each direction I gave them and embraced this situation together, and I think they CRUSHED their engagement session! And now that they are pros at this, their wedding is going to be a breeze next year! Come on 2020!!  

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“Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.”

"James Baldwin"

 

If you are thinking about a session with me, please feel free to send me an email at bluecopper.photography@gmail.com or you can use the contact button at the top of the page! I am happy to answer any questions you may have. My wedding calendar books quite fast for the year, Please try to book your wedding 9 month in advance. I can not guarantee your day will be available. I am currently booking for 2020

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sjcondon@gmail.com (BlueCopper Photography) Barrington Wedding Chicago Wedding Crystal lake wedding Danada house Wedding Lake Cook Wedding Mchenry County Photographer Wedding photographer near 60014 https://www.bluecopper.org/blog/2019/8/marissa-and-grant-downtown-long-grove-il Tue, 20 Aug 2019 20:58:50 GMT
William Class of 2020 | Chicago IL https://www.bluecopper.org/blog/2019/8/william-class-of-2020-chicago-il  I have watched this guy grow for a baby to now a senior in High school.. I am in disbelief still. I have the hardest time seeing this handsome guy right here as an adult. I still see him chugging chocolate milk out of the Hershey bottle, and refusing to change his diaper, because at 17 myself, that was something I did not do! lol! Will, you are one strong guy, and I think your mom got lucky with you in so many ways. Being a single mom, and even more when she herself was still a child... you guys were one hell of a team! I am so lucky to have watched you grow and still continue to be a part of your family. After all, blood is not what makes someone family. Keep being you Will, keep being amazing, keep reaching for your dreams, keep fighting for things you think are supposed to be. Just keep being! And rock out your senior year man! I can't wait to see what the next chapter brings us!! 

Also, Will brought along his girlfriend Maddie, because why not! And man oh man, Will, shes a keeper! 

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“Be willing to embrace wonder, to experience unexpected discovery, and to go in unknown directions… Never become so enamored of your own smarts that you stop signing up for life’s hard classes.”

– Melissa Harris-Perry
 

If you are thinking about a session with me, please feel free to send me an email at bluecopper.photography@gmail.com or you can use the contact button at the top of the page! I am happy to answer any questions you may have. Its best to book your session 3-6 weeks in advance as I can not guarantee a space, especially in fall. 

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Thomas Family | Burlington Wi https://www.bluecopper.org/blog/2019/8/thomas-family-burlington-wi  The fun part about working with this family is that when I ask them to try something, they are ALL in! No matter how silly or ridiculous it may sound! Getting nice smiles are always an interesting battle between the men in this family, so I have to go to creative lengths! Today's winner, chest bumps! 

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"Our job is not to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. Our job is to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless."

-L.R. Knost

If you are thinking about a session with me, please feel free to send me an email at bluecopper.photography@gmail.com or you can use the contact button at the top of the page! I am happy to answer any questions you may have. Its best to book your session 3-6 weeks in advance as I can not guarantee a space, especially in fall. 

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sjcondon@gmail.com (BlueCopper Photography) barrington cary county crystal family il lake maternity mchenry newborn photographer palatine il photographer Sunflower Session https://www.bluecopper.org/blog/2019/8/thomas-family-burlington-wi Fri, 09 Aug 2019 14:04:22 GMT
The Lopez Family | Burlington Wi https://www.bluecopper.org/blog/2019/8/the-lopez-family-burlington-wi This family was my 1st sunflower session and man oh man they did not disappoint! These little ladies have so much fun with me, and I with them! My knee may have made things a little rough to bounce around like I typically do, but let me tell you, that is about as much as it slowed me down! Their smiles are so confectious that its hard to not have a blast! 

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"A child can teach an adult three things… To be happy for no reason. To always be busy with something. And to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires."

-Paulo Coelho
 

If you are thinking about a session with me, please feel free to send me an email at bluecopper.photography@gmail.com or you can use the contact button at the top of the page! I am happy to answer any questions you may have. Its best to book your session 3-6 weeks in advance as I can not guarantee a space, especially in fall. 

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The Haizel Family | Schaumburg, IL https://www.bluecopper.org/blog/2019/8/the-haizel-family-schaumburg-il Last year when we got together, it was so cold, I think these little guys lips were turning blue! We made it work of course and did a lot of shots wrapped in blankets and snuggling! This year, we had quiet the opposite, Insert amazing planning on mommas part! I was able to run around and play with them, even after the knee surgery! However, there is always that one that kid that is done on their time, I think they all had a blast this time around! 

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"If you want your children to turn out well, spend twice as much time with them and half as much money."

-Abigail Van Buren
 

If you are thinking about a session with me, please feel free to send me an email at bluecopper.photography@gmail.com or you can use the contact button at the top of the page! I am happy to answer any questions you may have. Its best to book your session 3-6 weeks in advance as I can not guarantee a space, especially in fall. 

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Liam 5 Months | McHenry County photographer https://www.bluecopper.org/blog/2019/7/liam-5-months-mchenry-county-photographer This little cutie was such a champ! It was so hot out so of course we ended the session in just a diaper, but look at that baby chunk and those eyes! Who wouldn't fall in love!! Thanks for braving the heat with me Molly and Micheal, Liam is perfect! Also, this guy has mastered the "blue steel look! hes going to be one heart breaker!

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"You hear people say it all the time, how life changes so drastically. But you cant possibly grasp how beautiful that is until you have your child."

-P!nk

 

If you are thinking about a session with me, please feel free to send me an email at bluecopper.photography@gmail.com or you can use the contact button at the top of the page! I am happy to answer any questions you may have. Its best to book your session 3-6 weeks in advance as I can not guarantee a space, especially in fall. 

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Henry turns 2 | Crystal Lake IL https://www.bluecopper.org/blog/2019/6/henry-turns-2-crystal-lake-il From the very beginning this guy was going to be a fast one! This age is full of so much wonder and so much amazingness, you have to be able to get down with the kids and play with them is you plan to catch them doing all those things you love! Hide and seek, chase, and splashing in muddy puddles has nothing on this kid! Happy Birthday Henry, How fast the last 2 years have gone!

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~What a magical time to be two years old. Not a care in the world, as you explore, learn, and grow.~

 

If you are thinking about a session with me, please feel free to send me an email at bluecopper.photography@gmail.com or you can use the contact button at the top of the page! I am happy to answer any questions you may have. Its best to book your session 3-6 weeks in advance as I can not guarantee a space, especially in fall. 

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sjcondon@gmail.com (BlueCopper Photography) barrington cary county crystal family il lake maternity mchenry newborn photographer palatine il photographer https://www.bluecopper.org/blog/2019/6/henry-turns-2-crystal-lake-il Mon, 24 Jun 2019 13:00:00 GMT
Nicole and Tim | Downtown Long Grove Il Engagement https://www.bluecopper.org/blog/2019/6/nicole-and-tim-downtown-long-grove-il-engagement I got to hang out with these two the other night and have some fun! picked up a slug, and got stuck in a bit of mud, but it was worth it, because these two are amazing! I can wait to capture their wedding next spring! 

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“I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate then when I fall asleep your eyes close.”
– Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets

 

If you are thinking about a session with me, please feel free to send me an email at bluecopper.photography@gmail.com or you can use the contact button at the top of the page! I am happy to answer any questions you may have. My wedding calendar books quite fast for the year, Please try to book your wedding 9 month in advance. I can not guarantee your day will be available. I am currently booking for 2020

Downtown Long Grove IL, Engagement Photographer


 

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Staci and Brandon | Crystal Lake IL Wedding https://www.bluecopper.org/blog/2019/6/staci-and-brandon-crystal-lake-il-wedding Last weekend I got to watch these two amazing people tie the knot! Staci had all of her details planned out, all her family surrounding both her and her now husband, and I was so honored to watch! I may have even shed a few tears my self watching them say their vows! A future that wasn't supposed to be, came to be, because if trust and a little bit of luck! I love you two! stay true to who you are and remember to always tell it how it is!  

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It's so important to keep a marriage alive with small treats and doing little things for each other. Just remembering to say nice things and to have listening time is vital. That ghastly phrase 'quality time' means taking three minutes to sit down and be still with someone rather than yelling over your shoulder as you rush out.

-Joanna Lumley
 

f you are thinking about a session with me, please feel free to send me an email at bluecopper.photography@gmail.com or you can use the contact button at the top of the page! I am happy to answer any questions you may have. My wedding calendar books quite fast for the year, Please try to book your wedding 9 month in advance. I can not guarantee your day will be available. I am currently booking for 2020

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Myira and David | Chicago Wedding https://www.bluecopper.org/blog/2019/5/myira-and-david-chicago-wedding Myria and David were so sweet, definitely my kind of people. We started the day over at the Garfield Park Conservatory 
and ended at the Manzos Banquet Hall. They had a stunning little girl that was so fun to be around and a wedding party with so much personality, I was sad to leave them at the end of the night. 

 

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A great marriage is not when the ‘perfect couple’ comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.

– Dave Meurer

 

If you are thinking about a session with me, please feel free to send me an email at bluecopper.photography@gmail.com or you can use the contact button at the top of the page! I am happy to answer any questions you may have. My wedding calendar books quite fast for the year, Please try to book your wedding 9 month in advance. I can not guarantee your day will be available. I am currently booking for 2020

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sjcondon@gmail.com (BlueCopper Photography) Barrington Wedding Chicago Wedding Crystal lake wedding Danada house Wedding Lake Cook Wedding Mchenry County Photographer Wedding photographer near 60014 https://www.bluecopper.org/blog/2019/5/myira-and-david-chicago-wedding Fri, 24 May 2019 12:30:00 GMT
Adilaideturns One | Crystal Lake Il Family Photographer https://www.bluecopper.org/blog/2019/5/adilaideturns-one-crystal-lake-il-family-photographer I have loved watching this little lady get bigger and bigger as the year has gone by, and I am so excited to continue to watch her grow! Adilaide, you are in for a long line of birthday wishes, but today is your first! Have the best first birthday ever!

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Babies are always more trouble than you thought and more wonderful.

— CHARLES OSGOOD

 

If you are thinking about a session with me, please feel free to send me an email at bluecopper.photography@gmail.com or you can use the contact button at the top of the page! I am happy to answer any questions you may have. Its best to book your session 3-6 weeks in advance as I can not guarantee a space, especially in fall. 

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Raegan turns One | Cary Il Family Photographer https://www.bluecopper.org/blog/2019/5/raegan-turns-one-cary-il-family-photographer   This little lady has the best big brother she could ask for! However she wasn't in the greatest mood for photos, Ferdinand the bull came to the rescue! Little lady, you are so loved!! "You have graced our lives for a full year now. Thank you for all that you have given to us". Happy birthday!
 

 

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–Dr. Seuss

 

If you are thinking about a session with me, please feel free to send me an email at bluecopper.photography@gmail.com or you can use the contact button at the top of the page! I am happy to answer any questions you may have. Its best to book your session 3-6 weeks in advance as I can not guarantee a space, especially in fall. 

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Allison and Micheal | Chicago IL, Wedding https://www.bluecopper.org/blog/2019/4/allison-and-micheal-chicago-il-wedding This couple decided after 8 years,it was time to renew their promise o each other,and it was a beautiful moment and day! 

 

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First best is falling in love. Second best is being in love. Least best is falling out of love. But any of it is better than never having been in love.

—Maya Angelou

 

If you are thinking about a session with me, please feel free to send me an email at bluecopper.photography@gmail.com or you can use the contact button at the top of the page! I am happy to answer any questions you may have. My wedding calendar books quite fast for the year, Please try to book your wedding 9 month in advance. I can not guarantee your day will be available. I am currently booking for 2020

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sjcondon@gmail.com (BlueCopper Photography) barrington wedding chicago wedding crystal lake wedding danada house wedding lake cook wedding mchenry county photographer wedding photographer near 60014 https://www.bluecopper.org/blog/2019/4/allison-and-micheal-chicago-il-wedding Wed, 10 Apr 2019 13:00:00 GMT
Maddie turns One | Barrington Family Photographer https://www.bluecopper.org/blog/2019/4/maddie-turns-one-barrington-family-photographer  I can not believe how fast the year has gone. Each day seems to go by so slowly. The sleepless nights drag on from one to another, but then we blink, and just like that a year has gone by. 365 days ago, I remember sitting and waiting for her to make her appearance, and now that she has, she is SO very amazing! Everything I had hoped for for her mom and dad! A perfect rainbow to the storm they were in. I can't wait to watch you grow little girl, but do it slowly please! 

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And all the richer because you are here.
Your sweet little coos are now baby talk,
And your wobbly legs are learning to walk.
Your little mouth now holds a toothy grin,
And each time you smile, another heart you win.
So we're celebrating your special day.
This birthday is first of many more on the way!"

-Unknown

If you are thinking about a session with me, please feel free to send me an email at bluecopper.photography@gmail.com or you can use the contact button at the top of the page! I am happy to answer any questions you may have. Its best to book your session 3-6 weeks in advance as I can not guarantee a space, especially in fall. 

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Ara and James | Chicago IL, Engagement https://www.bluecopper.org/blog/2019/4/ara-and-james-chicago-il-engagement This couple dealt with the cold temps of Chicago last weekend. The session might not have lasted to long, but we got what we needed and no one is sick! Now we get to focus on their August wedding when the temps are not so cold.. but here is to it not being overly hot either, lol! I love shooting in Lincoln park Zoo, there are so many different looks you can get all with out going to far, and when its this cold, convince is KEY!!  

 

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Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope
-Maya Angelou

 

If you are thinking about a session with me, please feel free to send me an email at bluecopper.photography@gmail.com or you can use the contact button at the top of the page! I am happy to answer any questions you may have. My wedding calendar books quite fast for the year, Please try to book your wedding 9 month in advance. I can not guarantee your day will be available. I am currently booking for 2020

Chicago IL Wedding Photographer

 

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sjcondon@gmail.com (BlueCopper Photography) Barrington Wedding Chicago Wedding Crystal lake wedding Danada house Wedding Lake Cook Wedding Mchenry County Photographer Wedding photographer near 60014 https://www.bluecopper.org/blog/2019/4/ara-and-james-chicago-il-engagement Wed, 03 Apr 2019 13:27:31 GMT
Bri and Scott Maternity | McHenry County IL Photographer https://www.bluecopper.org/blog/2019/4/bri-and-scott-maternity-mchenry-county-il-photographer This STUNNING mama to be was 37 weeks along, and was a trooper. She didn't let the cold weather, or the Braxton Hicks that she had been ​experiencing for some time now, slow her down! I'm not sure she could have glowed any more that she was this evening and I can not wait to meet this beautiful little girl she is carrying!  

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-Unknown

 

 

If you are thinking about a session with me, please feel free to send me an email at bluecopper.photography@gmail.com or you can use the contact button at the top of the page! I am happy to answer any questions you may have. Its best to book your session 3-6 weeks in advance as I can not guarantee a space, especially in fall. 

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Jacobs | Crystal Lake Newborn Photographer https://www.bluecopper.org/blog/2019/3/jacobs-crystal-lake-newborn-photographer This handsome 7 day old guy came to me ready to pose away! I don't think I could have asked for a better sleeping baby! Yes, he may have kept his parents up all night, but he was perfect for me!! :) 

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"The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new."

-Rajneesh

 

If you are thinking about a session with me, please feel free to send me an email at bluecopper.photography@gmail.com or you can use the contact button at the top of the page! I am happy to answer any questions you may have. Its best to book your session 3-6 weeks in advance as I can not guarantee a space, especially in fall. 

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sjcondon@gmail.com (BlueCopper Photography) Barrington Cary county Crystal family Il lake maternity Mchenry newborn photographer Palatine Il photographer https://www.bluecopper.org/blog/2019/3/jacobs-crystal-lake-newborn-photographer Mon, 25 Mar 2019 22:24:17 GMT
Tracy and Gabriel | Chicago IL, Engagement https://www.bluecopper.org/blog/2019/3/tracy-and-gabriel-chicago-il-engagement This morning was so darn cold and these two were absolute troopers. Together we worked as fast as we could making sure we got everything we needed, but also making sure or fingers didn't break off in the process, lol! I think it was about 25 out, but being this close to the lake, it felt more like 10. We just kept reminding ourselves summer was coming.. lol! 

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Loving someone can be hard at times. You risk a lot when you love - your heart and soul, at the least. Love is the most important and most rewarding investment you can make in another person.

J.E.B. Spredemann

If you are thinking about a session with me, please feel free to send me an email at bluecopper.photography@gmail.com or you can use the contact button at the top of the page! I am happy to answer any questions you may have. My wedding calendar books quite fast for the year, Please try to book your wedding 9 month in advance. I can not guarantee your day will be available. I am currently booking for 2020

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sjcondon@gmail.com (BlueCopper Photography) Barrington Wedding Chicago Wedding Crystal lake wedding Danada house Wedding Lake Cook Wedding Mchenry County Photographer Wedding photographer near 60014 https://www.bluecopper.org/blog/2019/3/tracy-and-gabriel-chicago-il-engagement Fri, 22 Mar 2019 13:01:00 GMT
Jackson | Crystal Lake IL Family Photographer https://www.bluecopper.org/blog/2019/3/jackson-crystal-lake-il-family-photographer I feel like it was just yesterday that I was photographing this adorable little guy at Christmas, and here we are... spring is starting and she is sitting up and has a single tooth with another so very close to coming in! We all know how fast the time can go, but sometimes, its truly amazing. 

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If you are thinking about a session with me, please feel free to send me an email at bluecopper.photography@gmail.com or you can use the contact button at the top of the page! I am happy to answer any questions you may have. Its best to book your session 3-6 weeks in advance as I can not guarantee a space, especially in fall. 

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sjcondon@gmail.com (BlueCopper Photography) Barrington Cary county Crystal family Il lake maternity Mchenry newborn photographer Palatine Il photographer https://www.bluecopper.org/blog/2019/3/jackson-crystal-lake-il-family-photographer Thu, 21 Mar 2019 13:00:00 GMT
Torres Family| Cary IL Family Photographer https://www.bluecopper.org/blog/2019/3/torres-family-cary-il-family-photographer This Family is so darn cute! and these outfits, on point!!! This was my spring set up and they rocked it out! 

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A cousin is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost. 

— Marion C. Garretty

 

If you are thinking about a session with me, please feel free to send me an email at bluecopper.photography@gmail.com or you can use the contact button at the top of the page! I am happy to answer any questions you may have. Its best to book your session 3-6 weeks in advance as I can not guarantee a space, especially in fall. 

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sjcondon@gmail.com (BlueCopper Photography) Barrington Cary county Crystal family Il lake maternity Mchenry newborn photographer Palatine Il photographer https://www.bluecopper.org/blog/2019/3/torres-family-cary-il-family-photographer Wed, 20 Mar 2019 22:23:27 GMT
Luna Newborn | Cary IL Newborn Photographer https://www.bluecopper.org/blog/2019/3/luna-newborn-cary-il-newborn-photographer Luna came in for a little newborn session and she was everything that perfect can be! I can not wait to meet her big sister and watch this beauty grow! 

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No one else will ever know

the strength of 

my LOVE for you. 

After all, 

you're the only one

who knows what my heart sounds like

from the inside out. 

- Unknown

 

If you are thinking about a session with me, please feel free to send me an email at bluecopper.photography@gmail.com or you can use the contact button at the top of the page! I am happy to answer any questions you may have. Its best to book your session 3-6 weeks in advance as I can not guarantee a space, especially in fall. 

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sjcondon@gmail.com (BlueCopper Photography) Barrington Cary county Crystal family Il lake maternity Mchenry newborn photographer Palatine Il photographer https://www.bluecopper.org/blog/2019/3/luna-newborn-cary-il-newborn-photographer Wed, 06 Mar 2019 18:21:35 GMT
The Hamner Family | McHenry County IL Photographer https://www.bluecopper.org/blog/2019/3/the-hamner-family-mchenry-county-il-photographer These little girls are so very cute! I love them and I feel like they just get cuter and more fun every time I get to see them! With spring just around the corner now, I cant wait to get back outside with my families!! Sunset sessions book fast, get in while I still have some, think warm with me!! 

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Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.
- Earl Nightingale

If you are thinking about a session with me, please feel free to send me an email at bluecopper.photography@gmail.com or you can use the contact button at the top of the page! I am happy to answer any questions you may have. Its best to book your session 3-6 weeks in advance as I can not guarantee a space, especially in fall. 

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sjcondon@gmail.com (BlueCopper Photography) Barrington Cary county Crystal family Il lake maternity Mchenry newborn photographer Palatine Il photographer https://www.bluecopper.org/blog/2019/3/the-hamner-family-mchenry-county-il-photographer Fri, 01 Mar 2019 14:00:00 GMT
Sarah and Cameron | Chicago Wedding https://www.bluecopper.org/blog/2019/2/sarah-and-cameron-chicago-wedding It was so very hot this day, but we made the best of it down by the river by the board of trade! I love the drama these stunning buildings can bring. 

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-Sheri L. Dew

 

If you are thinking about a session with me, please feel free to send me an email at bluecopper.photography@gmail.com or you can use the contact button at the top of the page! I am happy to answer any questions you may have. My wedding calendar books quite fast for the year, Please try to book your wedding 9 month in advance. I can not guarantee your day will be available. I am currently booking for 2020

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sjcondon@gmail.com (BlueCopper Photography) Barrington Wedding Chicago Wedding Crystal lake wedding Danada house Wedding Lake Cook Wedding Mchenry County Photographer Wedding photographer near 60014 https://www.bluecopper.org/blog/2019/2/sarah-and-cameron-chicago-wedding Thu, 28 Feb 2019 13:00:00 GMT
Megan and Phillip | Round House Wedding https://www.bluecopper.org/blog/2019/2/megan-and-phillip-round-house-wedding This wonderful couple got married at the Roundhouse in Aurora.It was a stunning location with a lot of options to do photos! It might have been a wet and rainy day, but we made the best of it! 

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“So it's not gonna be easy. It's going to be really hard; we're gonna have to work at this everyday, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, everyday. You and me... everyday.” 

― Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook
 

If you are thinking about a session with me, please feel free to send me an email at bluecopper.photography@gmail.com or you can use the contact button at the top of the page! I am happy to answer any questions you may have. My wedding calendar books quite fast for the year, Please try to book your wedding 9 month in advance. I can not guarantee your day will be available. I am currently booking for 2020

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sjcondon@gmail.com (BlueCopper Photography) Barrington Wedding Chicago Wedding Crystal lake wedding Danada house Wedding Lake Cook Wedding Mchenry County Photographer Wedding photographer near 60014 https://www.bluecopper.org/blog/2019/2/megan-and-phillip-round-house-wedding Wed, 27 Feb 2019 19:30:44 GMT
Michelle and Kevin | Danada House Wedding https://www.bluecopper.org/blog/2019/2/michelle-and-kevin-danada-house-wedding This wedding was something straight out of a fairytale story! We got to hang out at the stunning Danada house in Naperville IL. So many wonderful peolel were there to share this amazing day with the couple! 

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-Unknown

If you are thinking about a session with me, please feel free to send me an email at bluecopper.photography@gmail.com or you can use the contact button at the top of the page! I am happy to answer any questions you may have. My wedding calendar books quite fast for the year, Please try to book your wedding 9 month in advance. I can not guarantee your day will be available. I am currently booking for 2020

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Violets Newborn | Barrington il family photographer https://www.bluecopper.org/blog/2019/2/violets-newborn-barrington-il-family-photographer This beautiful lady stopped in for a quick Newborn session. She was a dream to work with, and clearly I have o wram baby Violet in Violet herself! Im so excited to watch this beautiful lady grow!!

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-Virginia Kelley

If you are thinking about a session with me, please feel free to send me an email at bluecopper.photography@gmail.com or you can use the contact button at the top of the page! I am happy to answer any questions you may have. Its best to book your session 3-6 weeks in advance as I can not guarantee a space, especially in fall. 

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sjcondon@gmail.com (BlueCopper Photography) Barrington Cary county Crystal family Il lake maternity Mchenry newborn photographer Palatine Il photographer https://www.bluecopper.org/blog/2019/2/violets-newborn-barrington-il-family-photographer Wed, 20 Feb 2019 19:51:56 GMT
Briar's 1st Birthday | Crystal Lake il family photographer https://www.bluecopper.org/blog/2019/2/briars-1st-birthday-crystal-lake-il-family-photographer This sweet baby turned one, and we celebrated with some of the most glittery letters I have ever seen and the most amazing tutu made... all by her amazingly talented grandma! I might be seeing glitter for the next few months, but it was beyond worth it!! I can not believe its been a year since I saw her last! 

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You will not remember the flavor of your first birthday cake but you will always be able to feel the warmth and love of your parents that went into making it. Happy birthday.
-Unknown

If you are thinking about a session with me, please feel free to send me an email at bluecopper.photography@gmail.com or you can use the contact button at the top of the page! I am happy to answer any questions you may have. Its best to book your session 3-6 weeks in advance as I can not guarantee a space, especially in fall. 

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sjcondon@gmail.com (BlueCopper Photography) Barrington Cary county Crystal family Il lake maternity Mchenry newborn photographer Palatine Il photographer https://www.bluecopper.org/blog/2019/2/briars-1st-birthday-crystal-lake-il-family-photographer Wed, 13 Feb 2019 13:20:40 GMT
Sweet 6 months | Palatine Il family photographer https://www.bluecopper.org/blog/2019/2/sweet-6-months-palatine-il-family-photographer This beautiful lady turned 6 months and was such a fun little thing! And her big brother, Oh My is he a handsome guy!!

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Growing up happens in a heartbeat. One day you're in diapers; the next day you're gone. But the memories of childhood stay with you for the long haul.

- The Wonder Years

If you are thinking about a session with me, please feel free to send me an email at bluecopper.photography@gmail.com or you can use the contact button at the top of the page! I am happy to answer any questions you may have. Its best to book your session 3-6 weeks in advance as I can not guarantee a space, especially in fall. 

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sjcondon@gmail.com (BlueCopper Photography) Barrington Cary county Crystal family Il lake maternity Mchenry newborn photographer Palatine Il photographer https://www.bluecopper.org/blog/2019/2/sweet-6-months-palatine-il-family-photographer Tue, 12 Feb 2019 02:30:00 GMT
Adeline's 1st Birthday | Barrington il family photographer https://www.bluecopper.org/blog/2019/2/adelines-1st-birthday-barrington-il-family-photographer This beautiful lady turned one, and we celebrated with a bit of cake and some music in the studio!! She was not in the best of moods since she was teething something fierce, but we got a few great shots and even some bashful smiles! 

 

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If you are thinking about a session with me, please feel free to send me an email at bluecopper.photography@gmail.com or you can use the contact button at the top of the page! I am happy to answer any questions you may have. Its best to book your session 3-6 weeks in advance as I can not guarantee a space, especially in fall. 

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sjcondon@gmail.com (BlueCopper Photography) Barrington Cary county Crystal family Il lake maternity Mchenry newborn photographer Palatine Il photographer https://www.bluecopper.org/blog/2019/2/adelines-1st-birthday-barrington-il-family-photographer Wed, 06 Feb 2019 22:08:18 GMT
Kim and Kevin | Makray IL Golf Course https://www.bluecopper.org/blog/2019/2/kim-and-kevin-makray-il-golf-course For this wedding, I got to hang out with the guys as a 2nd shooter. I worked with the ever talented Jake Cohen Photography. As a 2nd shooter, its our job to make sure the guys portraits are done as well as all the small details. This couple was a fun group, and the dance floor was never empty!

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If you are thinking about a session with me, please feel free to send me an email at bluecopper.photography@gmail.com or you can use the contact button at the top of the page! I am happy to answer any questions you may have. My wedding calendar books quite fast for the year, Please try to book your wedding 9 month in advance. I can not guarantee your day will be available. I am currently booking for 2020

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Maddie Turns 9 months | Mchenry County il family photographer https://www.bluecopper.org/blog/2019/1/maddie-turns-9-months-mchenry-county-il-family-photographer This beautiful little lady turned 9 months! She is sitting on her own and eating all on her own and couch surfing! With everything baby gated of in their home, shes going to be moving in no time! 

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If you are thinking about a session with me, please feel free to send me an email at bluecopper.photography@gmail.com or you can use the contact button at the top of the page! I am happy to answer any questions you may have. Its best to book your session 3-6 weeks in advance as I can not guarantee a space, especially in fall. 

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Katie and Joel | Crystal Lake IL Wedding https://www.bluecopper.org/blog/2019/1/katie-and-joel-crystal-lake-il-wedding This lovely couple got married at a state park in Channahon IL called Four Rivers Environmental Education Center. And man oh man.. was it a stunning location. This wedding was in the beginning of May and all the buds on the trees and flowers were just coming into blossom. Absolutely perfect! 

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“I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate then when I fall asleep your eyes close.”
– Pablo Neruda
 

 

If you are thinking about a session with me, please feel free to send me an email at bluecopper.photography@gmail.com or you can use the contact button at the top of the page! I am happy to answer any questions you may have. My wedding calendar books quite fast for the year, Please try to book your wedding 9 month in advance. I can not guarantee your day will be available. I am currently booking for 2020

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Levi turned 0ne! https://www.bluecopper.org/blog/2018/8/levi-turned-0ne This handsome little guy turned one a few weeks ago! The rain kept getting in the way of our session, so this time we hustled and tried to beat the storm. After 4 reschedules, we finally got it to happen! And how amazingly cute is he! I feel like I just took his newborn photos the other day! 

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The Parks Family https://www.bluecopper.org/blog/2018/8/the-parks-family I had so much fun with this adorable family! Devin turned 1 and Cam is on his was to being 3! How fast the time goes sometimes. The days are long but the months and years are short. 

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sjcondon@gmail.com (BlueCopper Photography) Algonquin Barrington Cary crystal Lake family it begins https://www.bluecopper.org/blog/2018/8/the-parks-family Sat, 25 Aug 2018 13:36:21 GMT
Sam and John | Chicago IL Wedding https://www.bluecopper.org/blog/2018/8/sam-and-john-chicago-il-wedding Such a wonderful couple! We started out at Hotel to begin getting dressed. With not a whole lot of time, we were off to Queen of Martyrs Church to get these wonderful people married! And then came the fun part!!

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“To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow–this is a human offering that can border on miraculous.”
– Elizabeth Gilbert
 

If you are thinking about a session with me, please feel free to send me an email at bluecopper.photography@gmail.com or you can use the contact button at the top of the page! I am happy to answer any questions you may have. My wedding calendar books quite fast for the year, Please try to book your wedding 9 month in advance. I can not guarantee your day will be available. I am currently booking for 2020

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Sarah and Dan https://www.bluecopper.org/blog/2018/8/sarah-and-dan Sometimes I have small wedding parties, and sometimes I have big ones, this was one of the big ones! This bride and groom were so gracious and kind! They planned their wedding from a different state! Its hard enough planning a wedding, but doing it from a different time zone! They had a lot of help with their friends and family. Everything turned out so wonderful. 

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sjcondon@gmail.com (BlueCopper Photography) https://www.bluecopper.org/blog/2018/8/sarah-and-dan Fri, 17 Aug 2018 15:43:04 GMT
The Vetter Family https://www.bluecopper.org/blog/2018/8/the-vetter-family With the Oldest leaving for college tomorrow, emotions are soaring high with this family. So much excitement and nervousness, but if these photos say anything, its going to be fun and amazing for Sabrina. Mom may struggle a bit, but she will have her boys who will enjoy the space their big sister is leaving behind and Jacob will do his best to keep moms mind off the fact that Sabrina isn't in the house as much.

Mom and Dad, you guys did an amazing job with these 3 kiddos, keep it up! 

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sjcondon@gmail.com (BlueCopper Photography) Algonquin Barrington Cary crystal Lake family it begins off to Collage https://www.bluecopper.org/blog/2018/8/the-vetter-family Tue, 14 Aug 2018 18:05:04 GMT
Miles turns 2! https://www.bluecopper.org/blog/2018/8/miles-turns-2 This year we get to celebrate this beautiful boys accomplishments. Hes been through one heck of a journey so far in his small life. This year he was moving, and starting to communicate with sign language. Standing, and dare I say walking! There are so many other things this strong guy has proved he can do, and so many more hes going to blow past this year! I see running by spring, who's with me! 

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sjcondon@gmail.com (BlueCopper Photography) https://www.bluecopper.org/blog/2018/8/miles-turns-2 Thu, 09 Aug 2018 11:59:52 GMT
My Boys are back! https://www.bluecopper.org/blog/2018/8/my-boys-are-back 6 kids... 14, 12, 11, 10, 8.5, and 3.5... Rowdy, rambunctious, Loving, sweet, crazy! And my 1st thought is, lets get a photo of all of them together! lol! Yes, I am crazy as well!!

 As many of you know my brother move to Florida a few years back, so we don't get to see him all to often. During the summer he takes his boys and they have an amazing summer out there... in the heat, and no, I am not ever going to move out that way. (This girl does not do the heat so well, lol.) But of course I am going to subject him to photos the moment he comes into town! So we packed up the tribe and went and had some fun... At the end even Chris had me get in front of the lens, I suppose since I made him, it was only fair! 

Nothing makes me more happy than having my family all home and together. Till Christmas brother! You will be missed! 

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sjcondon@gmail.com (BlueCopper Photography) Algonquin Barrington Cary crystal Lake family https://www.bluecopper.org/blog/2018/8/my-boys-are-back Mon, 06 Aug 2018 20:44:03 GMT
Milk Bath Time |Crystal Lake Baby Photographer| https://www.bluecopper.org/blog/2018/7/milk-bath-time-crystal-lake-baby-photographer Sometimes babies don't want anyone but mommy to be the ones that touch them, and that's ok! Taking my time and playing with them and earning their trust is only a small fraction of what it means to be a children's photographer. Sure there will be babies and kids I don't win over, but that dose not mean I wont get the smiles mom and I are both looking for! But it also opens things up for the cute unexpected images that come when your just playing and no longer focusing on getting that "perfect" shot.  

 

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sjcondon@gmail.com (BlueCopper Photography) Algonquin Baby Barrington Cary crystal Lake family it begins milk bath newborn Photography https://www.bluecopper.org/blog/2018/7/milk-bath-time-crystal-lake-baby-photographer Fri, 06 Jul 2018 14:07:40 GMT
Introducing.. Joesph! https://www.bluecopper.org/blog/2018/6/introducing-joesph Introducing the ever handsome Joesph Alberts! Born in the middle of the night as his family, not so patiently, waited for him to arrive! June 5th he made his debut weighing in at 7lbs 7 ounces of pure perfection! This handsome boy is named after some amazing people. His name makes up both sides of some family history, and I know with the parents he has, hes going to do some pretty amazing things in his life. Congrats Sam and Brian!! Hes wonderful!

 

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sjcondon@gmail.com (BlueCopper Photography) Algonquin Barrington Cary crystal Lake family it begins Mchenry newborn newborn Photography Toddler https://www.bluecopper.org/blog/2018/6/introducing-joesph Sat, 30 Jun 2018 13:00:00 GMT
Sweigert Kids https://www.bluecopper.org/blog/2018/6/sweigert-kids ahh paernt hood. No one said it was going to be easy, but here this family is, Rocking it just like so many others! 3 babies... well, 2 babies and one "big boy"! Gage is Such an amazing big brother to these two beauties. Its kind of crazy how some kids could care less, and others, they just get it. Gage gets it! 

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This cutie Easton, hes meant for the camera. I think he would have let me play with him all day! lol! Such a chuncker filled with SO very much love! 

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Roberts turns 1! https://www.bluecopper.org/blog/2017/10/roberts-turns-1 This cute little chunker was all smiles for me, but as soon as the cake came out, he could not get enough! Dad had a hard time putting him down without him flying out of his hands! lol! I hope you have an amazing party little man surrounded by all of your friends and family! It's going to be one for the books! 

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sjcondon@gmail.com (BlueCopper Photography) https://www.bluecopper.org/blog/2017/10/roberts-turns-1 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 19:18:55 GMT
Mikey Turns 1! https://www.bluecopper.org/blog/2017/10/mikey-turns-1 This beautiful boy is turning one! It's crazy how fast the time goes. I know I say it time and time again. And I know that it doesn't seem like it goes fast until you look back and your like hot damn, that feels like it was yesterday. How was he that tiny and how was only a few months ago? How did I go from having an 8lb baby to a 25lbs thing that is walking and talking and trying to show so much independence? Late at night, when they are talking back to you, when you're changing their diapers, when they are showing their strong wills... time seems to stop and stain eerily still. But when they sleep, and you see them still, it seems to go in fast forward. How is it that when they aren't moving they seem to be growing so darn fast... 

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sjcondon@gmail.com (BlueCopper Photography) https://www.bluecopper.org/blog/2017/10/mikey-turns-1 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 14:28:44 GMT
Introducing the Sweigert twins! https://www.bluecopper.org/blog/2017/10/introducing-the-sweigert-twins Everyone has their sibling story, but how many of us get to say it started in the womb! These beauties arrived at 33 weeks and 4 days. Easton came home 1st after spending about 15 days in the NICU. Evelyn, however, decided to take a whopping 28 days. Goes to show some of us just like to march to our own drum! ;) Both babies are healthy and happy and big brother Gage is pretty excited... well... as excited as an almost 2-year-old can be... here is to Coffee mom and dad and lots and lots of friends and family! 

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sjcondon@gmail.com (BlueCopper Photography) https://www.bluecopper.org/blog/2017/10/introducing-the-sweigert-twins Fri, 13 Oct 2017 16:29:57 GMT
Happel Family https://www.bluecopper.org/blog/2017/10/happel-family A family is what we make of it, no matter how silly the smiles are or rowdy the kids are. At the end of the night, we love them all for who they are, because they teach us different ways to be ourselves. These beautiful little ladies kept me on my toes but gave me some of the most beautiful smiles I could have asked for! And check out this moms backyard... Stunning, right!! It's like a tiny piece of heaven! 

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One is just so much fun! https://www.bluecopper.org/blog/2017/10/one-is-just-so-much-fun Being one is more about figure out how to explore. How to walk, how to talk, how to run, how to be. It's about figuring out what everything is and what its meant for. Its the beginning of so many questions and so many bruises. It's about giggles and tears. As parents, it's about figuring out how to be a kid again. 

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sjcondon@gmail.com (BlueCopper Photography) https://www.bluecopper.org/blog/2017/10/one-is-just-so-much-fun Thu, 12 Oct 2017 14:43:38 GMT
Holiday Mini's!! https://www.bluecopper.org/blog/2017/9/holiday-minis **HOLIDAY MINI SESSIONS!!!!
November 4th 2017

These will take place in Cary on an old dirt road! they are $185, 20 minute sessions, and you will receive 15-20 digital photos through an online gallery that you will be able to download and get a print release for! These are immediate family only and siblings! Sooooo excited for these!!!!!

This beautiful truck is being lent to us for the day from Lucky Junk and will be fully decked out in Holiday wonderfulness! Wreaths, blankets, and some beautiful pillows!

The retainer of $50, is due in order to hold the time of your choice. The additional $135 will be due the day of the session. My minis tend to sell out quickly so good luck!

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sjcondon@gmail.com (BlueCopper Photography) https://www.bluecopper.org/blog/2017/9/holiday-minis Tue, 26 Sep 2017 12:54:25 GMT
Ceci starts 1st grade! https://www.bluecopper.org/blog/2017/9/burtfamily2017 I have been photographing this beautiful little girl for a few years now and she is just the cutiest little lady! So full of energy and always up for getting the session done as soon as possible!! lol! But what this family does that so many families should do, they photographer her with each set of grandparents as well as mom and dad! I recently lost my grandfather this year, and now I know that not everyone likes to be behind the camera, but its SOOO important. One day, these photos, these memories, they will be all that you have to hold onto. Its not just about watching your children grow, its about watching your love grow, your family grow, your memories grow. Its about being able to look back and have this moment to pull out of a dusty box and recall, Oh yes, this was the year she started 1st grade and decided she needed to dress herself... 

They dont all have to be professional, but I urge you, take a photo with all the ones you love, Tomorrow is never promised. 

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Geilyn Baptisam https://www.bluecopper.org/blog/2017/8/geilyn-baptisam This beautiful little girl was baptized. Her personality was so bright, and she owned this session! Such big smiles and such a big beautiful personality! 

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sjcondon@gmail.com (BlueCopper Photography) https://www.bluecopper.org/blog/2017/8/geilyn-baptisam Thu, 31 Aug 2017 20:52:04 GMT
Miles turns the big ONE! https://www.bluecopper.org/blog/2017/8/miles-turns-the-big-one This little cute has had such a fight already in his amazing 1st year, but look at him thrive!! Hes such a happy little boy and could not have a better family to be a part of! The struggles are more than I could ever imaging, but mom and dad, you guys are doing amazing at it! I could only hope to have a tiny bit of strength you two have showed over this passed year. 

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sjcondon@gmail.com (BlueCopper Photography) https://www.bluecopper.org/blog/2017/8/miles-turns-the-big-one Wed, 30 Aug 2017 13:45:24 GMT
Sweet Lullabies beginning https://www.bluecopper.org/blog/2017/8/sweet-lullabies-beginning  

Sweet-Lullabies-Final.pngSweet-Lullabies-Final.png When you think of babies, several things may come to mind.  For some, it is the adorable chubby cheeks or the tiny size which greets us when they are first born. Maybe it is the hair they have or don’t have. Or perhaps when you think of babies, you don’t picture a newborn, but rather a six-month old who has just learned to sit up, and upon their face is a huge smile of accomplishment.  You might picture the little rolls of baby fat on their legs and you know that the tiniest tickle will result in the cutest squeals of delight.

Others think of the babies they have lost and know they will never hear that squeal, or see that itty bitty size. And others think of hope when they think of babies. They think about the next try, the next procedure, the next shot, all in hopes of a baby as an end result.

Infertility…it seems as though it is rarely talked about, but yet one out of eight couples are currently having infertility issues. Why are we, as a society, not talking about this more often? Why are these couples not able to openly talk about this? Why is the term ‘Rainbow Baby’ not widely recognized?

I want to personally change the conversation. I want to start a dialogue.

I am a Rainbow baby!

My mom lost two babies after having my older brother.   She then went on and was blessed with me and my sister.  I truly believe that there is a reason for everything; it’s my mantra. When my mom lost two of her babies, it was incredibly difficult for her, but there is a reason for everything.  The reasons may be hard to swallow or understand, but then I came along. I am a reason. And I have to say, I’m pretty amazing!

The couples who are struggling with infertility should not be in this by themselves. One of my dear friends is currently dealing with this struggle. She and her husband try one thing one month and then another the next month.  It is a constant battle. They have been fighting this fight for a few years. I know that some couples fight this fight for five, seven, or even ten years. Some of these couples never being able to bring a baby into the world.  

Many families feel called to adopt or use a surrogate.  Both of these events are heart breakingly beautiful! Conception is a true miracle and raising a child is worth every moment of that uphill fight. The couples going through this just want a listening ear and a warm hug. Maybe sparkling wine so they feel like an adult.

I have been working with families and their newborns for quite some time. I have seen parents lose their baby at three weeks and I have seen them lose a child at forty weeks. It is a life lost, no matter the age. It is their child.

I feel that any life, is a life worth CELEBRATING. You hear that whisper of, “Shh, don’t tell anyone we’re expecting, it’s too soon”.  I believe that you have a life inside of you and you deserve to celebrate that little one. Go ahead, tell your close family and friends, have a celebratory cake, and some sparkling wine (non-alcoholic for the mom-to-be). There is a chance that you may lose the baby, anyone runs that risk, and it is heartbreaking if it happens.  It’s going to hurt regardless of having told close family and friends or not.  It can be easier to grieve a loss when you have people in the trenches with you; helping you and supporting you. I know that my mom wishes she had spoken up about her lost babies so that she would have had someone to walk with her on that journey.

I am thankful everyday for my beautiful kids. I am thankful for the dirty dishes and the mud that is tracked halfway across my kitchen floor, which was just cleaned earlier. I am grateful for the mysterious puddle. I’m overjoyed at the snuggles I get every night from my babies. Logan will be ten this summer, Luke is seven, and Liv is two. I cannot seem to figure out where the last ten years have gone, but I do know that I would not trade these past years for anything.  These ten years of parenting have made me who I am today, and I like what I see in the mirror.

So, I have been thinking a lot about how BlueCopper Photography can give back. When my good friend lost her third baby, I knew where I was needed. I want to help document families and their roller coaster lives. I want to take TEN families under my wing and capture the celebrating, the possible grieving, and the life.  I want to capture the entire process. I want to show the world that this is something we CAN talk about. I don’t want it to be a taboo subject anymore.  I would hope that the documentation of the journey would open up the lines of communication and create a much needed dialogue in society.

We know life is beautiful. I want people to know how truly special it is, no matter the circumstances.

I am calling this adventure Sweet Lullabies.

I am currently looking for families who I can begin this adventure with...tell me about yourself and the journey you have been on thus far. I hope to be a good fit into your journey, so I can help document all of the small and big moments. There is no charge for any of these sessions, this is my way to give back, as long as you will let me. If this is something you would like to watch grow and evolve, feel free to share. Please share with everyone, because knowledge is power.  You never know who may need something like this in their lives.  Perhaps you are not quite ready to share your journey, but I will be here with an open heart when you are ready.

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sjcondon@gmail.com (BlueCopper Photography) it begins https://www.bluecopper.org/blog/2017/8/sweet-lullabies-beginning Mon, 28 Aug 2017 22:25:43 GMT