• Riley Jolie Photography – 2011 Calendar is now open

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    It has been a very busy year and I am so thankful for all of my wonderful clients both old and new. It has been our honor to be able to work with each and everyone of you. Thanks to all of my wonderful clients, we are currently booked through January 2013.

Storyboards | Designs by Riley Jolie Photography

Are you tired of the same old type of pictures being displayed in your home?  Why not let us be a little creative with the photos that you have taken?  Riley Jolie Photography can take your pictures and design around them whether it be with words, colors, storyboards, or design elements we can do it.  Let us take your photos to a whole new level, with a canvas or in a simple print we can make it happen for you.

Below are some examples of the type of things you can do with your photos.

Pregnancy! Such a Beautiful Thing | Naperville, IL Maternity Photographer

The glow on her face, the glimmer in her eyes, the excitement he shows, the doting he does when he is with her.  These are all of wonderful characteristics of a loving mom and daddy to be.  There is nothing more special then being able to witness the love that a couple shares and the excitement they have to be having their first little girl.  This wonderful couple will be welcoming their first little girl very soon and will be able to share all of the wonders of life with her.  I can’t wait to meet you baby Lyla and I wish your mommy and daddy all the luck and happiness in the world.  Secretly I have to say that little girls are the best, but I’m not biased or anything. 🙂

Forward this post to as many people as you like.  If this couple gets 25 comments on this post they will receive a free 5×7 from their photo session.

Eva - August 3, 2011 - 5:26 am

Araceli – how exciting! The time is close and I can’t wait to meet baby cousin Lyla. Congrats to you both . . .these are beautiful pictures that have captured the moment! Your daughter will love them as she gets older because she’ll see the love you both shared and the desire of welcoming her. ;o)

Hannah - August 3, 2011 - 8:31 am

So beautiful!!!

Gloria - August 3, 2011 - 12:01 pm

You look beautiful! I love them and I’m sure that Lyla will like them too. It’s very exciting that we’ll all meet Lyla this month 🙂
Love, Gloria

Pam - August 3, 2011 - 4:53 pm

ARACELI….I didn’t know you were pregnant. You look beautiful!!!! xoxoxoxo

cheryl riekena - August 20, 2011 - 12:40 pm

the pictures are wonderful,can’t wait till Lyla is here. love you Mom

JoCena Shake - August 25, 2011 - 12:30 pm

So beautiful can’t wait to meet my great neice

A Special Little Guy | Newborn Photography | Aurora, IL Photographer

There is nothing more special then being able to bring a special little guy into the world.  This little guy is so adorable and will always be able to tug at the girls heartstrings.  Capturing a newborn in their first photo session is always so wonderful for me but being able to witness the special bond between mommy, daddy, and baby is the best feeling ever.  This little guy has brought so much joy and love into this family.  After meeting this wonderful family I can see that they are going to have a lot of fun with this little guy.  Their energy, sense of humor and love is just simply priceless.

Post a comment on their blog post and if they get 25 comments this family gets a free 5×7 of their special photo session.

Erin Sammler - August 1, 2011 - 8:12 pm

Awww! What great pictures! He is so adorable!!

Emily - August 1, 2011 - 8:36 pm

This family is definitely priceless!!! And the pictures are gorgeous 😀

Displaying Your Photographs | Plainfield, IL and Chicagoland Portrait Photographer

How often do you spend a ton of money getting your family pictures done and then they just sit in a drawer because you don’t know what to do with them?  This is a very common problem amongst many people.  Riley Jolie Photography now has the ability to design your room layout and display your pictures for you in a room similar to yours so that you can see what your favorite pictures are going to look like hanging on the wall.  With this opinion you can see exactly what your prints will look like on the wall and what size you might have to get to fill the space.  This is a great way to take multiple pictures and display them in such a way that is appealing to the eye.

After you have your photo session with Riley Jolie Photography let us design your wall gallery for you so that you are able to display the beautiful pictures in your home.

Take a look at some samples of what you can do with your art work.



Thanks to Ariana Falerni Designs for making this possible.



Trendy Mom’s and Photography | Plainfield, Il Newborn and Child Photographer

What are the new trends for new moms? 

Every mom wants the cutest and best for their baby.  Rachael Ray recently aired a show about Top New Trends for Moms.  Her guest speaker discovered some new amazing trends to make parenting easier and more fun.  Some of the trends that I found most appealing where those dealing with photography.  Moms are seeking out photographers to capture their newborns before their babies are even born.  These moms want those precious and priceless pictures of their newborn that really can only be captured within that first week of life.  These moments are so precious to every mom and dad and it slips away so quickly.  Right before our eyes.  I tell my clients to get those cute, sleeping, hands under the chin pictures, they need to see me as soon as they can.  To get these types of pictures it is a must to get into a studio within the first week of the child’s birth.  This usually ensures the photographer will be able to get you those adorable shots that you are looking for.  You might ask why within the first week.   Well there really is no magic number but I personally think that after that first week your baby is getting use to being out in the world.  He/she has realized that they have a lot more room to move around.  The arm and legs begin to stretch out and the eyes start to stay open a little longer after that first week.  It is best to be able to keep them in that fetal position as much as we can.  This will ensure that we get those poses that mom’s long for.  🙂

Newborn sessions can be on the pricey side from a lot of custom photographers.  There is a great deal of work that goes into these sessions.  Here at Riley Jolie Photography, we try to keep in mind that not everyone can pay a fortune for pictures.  We keep our prices reasonable so that everyone can afford  to get those very special pictures of their newborn.  We currently have a Milestone Promotion that will allow mom and dad to capture their baby’s 1st year milestones.  If this doesn’t appeal to you then you can do one of our more standard packages which can be found under our investment section.


The next new trend for moms is the First Birthday Picture.  These pictures are so much fun not only for your child but also for me.  The options of what a mom can do are endless but my favorite thing to do is a smash cake.  These pictures are always priceless.  Whether your child is the dainty one, the one that digs right in or the child that sits there and cries while mom helps them make a mess.  These sessions are always so much fun.  These pictures can be done outside on a pretty bridge or at a park or they can be done in the studio.  Here at Riley Jolie Photography the options are endless.  You are welcome to bring your own items or we also have a ton of props to pick from to make your picture extra special.  We do have a 1st birthday package that includes a smash cake but you can also bring your own.  A consultation before hand should be had regarding any type of allergies your child might have.

After your big 1 year old has their photo session, why not do something fun with their photos to show everyone how you marked your babies 1st year and create a photo card or a fun postcard to send out to your family and friends.  Keep up with the trend and don’t be surprised when you start receiving them in the mail.

Check out the video on the Rachael Ray Show for other new trends for moms and their babies.



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