Friday, December 21, 2012

Happy Holidays!

Thank you all for a absolutely wonderful year! It was filled with many familiar faces, and many new faces too!  I loved seeing and working with you all! I can look back through my blog...(yes, that is what I do in my off season LOL:)and remember all of our funny stories and see  your smiling faces:)))) I can hardly wait for 2013. Have a Happy and Safe holiday!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Sneak Peek of Newborn baby "S"!

Happy is a quick one from my session with the "V" family! T & C this is a super quick post! I have many more to put up after the holiday and will write and post more after:) Enjoy the day! Hi again! I have time to write now:) I have to say I was a bit nervous about doing a newborn at 3 weeks...most of the time I photograph around 5-10 days old, and was thinking baby "S" may be super active, and would maybe not sleep...boy was I wrong. Baby "S" was so easy to work with. We got sleepy shots, awake, smiles and she did everything perfectly! Aside from my family bursting loudly through the door a few times we did fantastic. My boys were in awe of this tiny baby asleep in the basket. Mom and Dad you are like pros with her! I could not have had more help and  cooperation. Thank you so much for an amazing session. It was the perfect end to a long season...

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Cards cards cards!

Ok, I've been shooting like crazy this past few weeks, and am sooo behind getting my designs up on my is some eye candy of what we can do for you! Ill try to get these and other up onto the card site...if you are interested in the 2 sided color sale, we can design for you also. Happy Holidays!

Monday, November 19, 2012


Great news! My lab Just announced a sale on cards!
I am passing my savings onto you!
 Many shapes to choose from!  
#130 pound cards-SUPER HEAVY 
Linen or canvas texture added FREE
2 sided color. 
LOWEST PRICE of the year. 
$1.15 per card!!!! 
Must order by December 9th! 
Minimum 25 card
if you would like to order email me at 
subject line Holiday cards.

Happy Holidays!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Sneak Peek of "C" Girls!

Mom wanted some quick shots for her home and the holiday, so we headed over to the barn after Dad was able to work out an extended lunch:) Thanks so much for that. I have photographed the "C" girls one time before and boy does Mom know how to get these girls ready! I love the blond hair and those eyes! We did have a few scowls along the way... however...I think you will love the family shots we got. I am working on the shots of  all three together but wanted to post these for you now!

Sneak peek of "S' Family!

Ok, Purple and navy are my new favorite color combo. I love how these look together. The "S" family was really fun to work with....even big brother "E", who I'm not sure was so sure about how this was going to go did so great, and was such a help getting little sister 'M" to give us some natural smiles-thank you Apple for inventing the ITOUCH:) I sincerely think we got at least one great family shot in each location, and so many of the kids. Mom you have been wonderful to talk with, both during our session and after with edits. I am excited to meet next week and go over your images!

Holiday gifts


Ornaments: Die cut shaped ornaments are 2 sided and are $25.00 
each. There are 8 shapes to choose from. The cut off is December 18th. 
I have a sample here.

 Bevel Mounts: These start at $25.00 and sit in an easel, You can order 
sizes as small as 5 x 7.Cut off is December 15th.

Gallery board art or images: Gallery boards are great and can be 
ordered in many sizes. The cut off is December 5th. You can order 
individual or in sets of 3 for smaller sizes. Childrens art work can 
be made into a canvas board.

I can be reached on my cell 630-240-9444 or via email at 
carol@frommyheartcards.comif you would like to place an 
Happy Holidays!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Sneak Peek of "D" Family!

Tis the season for busy little ones! 2,3,5 WHEW. Add a windy day, and we certainly had a busy session. I have to say, Mom smiled the entire time and Dad was so laid back, as the girls climbed up and down and ran around. They were really excited, and had a lot of fun. Baby brother was chilling the entire session, I did not hear one peep from him, he actually fell asleep at the end. I know there were times when we thought oh my goodness, this is so crazy, between the windy hair and the climbing LOL! I do however think you will be pleased with the family shots we captured. I hope to photograph your family again when it is warmer and less windy! Carol

Sneak Peek of "C" Family!

The "C" family is always soooo easy to work with and so happy. I always tease Mrs. "C" that she should help me teach kids how to take pictures! No matter where we are, both "E" and "G" are always so nice to each other and willing to smile and cooperate. I especially loved the "G" brought his skateboard! MS. "E" we will get the ballet shot you want, I am sorry that we had to wait, but, I don't blame you as the tutu would really add to these shots:) I hope you like some of the casual ones we took, I loved seeing you without braces, and was so happy that we had such great weather compared to last year. Ill post the gallery soon. If you need anything for the holiday, lets talk next week.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Sneak Peek of "W" Family!

The "W" family has been with me for 4 years and was one of my very first clients! The boys "O" and "W" are so well behaved I wish I knew their secret:) We decided to go down by the river walk this year, now that the kids are older and got some really nice shots with the bridge in the background. Dad was great, finding us the best path to cross the river! I apologize for all the tree roots and uneven ground we encountered on the other side, but the bridge shots were worth our efforts! Enjoy the sneak peek, Ill post the gallery very soon!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Sneak Peek of Baby "K:!

Soooo adorable, from her chubby cheeks to her blue gray eyes...Mom chose an awesome outfit for Ms. K to wear! I LOVE how the gray picked up her eyes. I am so happy that she lasted as long as she did and that we got so many great shots of her! 3 months is a hard age to more sleepy newborn with noodle legs, but not yet able to sit:) We got some amazing pictures, thank to Mom sitting with baby "K" and Dad and her favorite Monkey!  This is a super fast sneak peek-only 1 image. You have tons. I will post more over the next few days!

Sneak Peek of "G" family!

Last time I saw little "G" he was 6 months, and sooo cute! I think his picture graced my home page on my website for a couple of years.  This time, Mr. G was just 3 years old running around and full of energy. Grandma and Grandpa came too, and were so helpful in getting those natural smiles.  I m glad we hiked into the woods to use the trees for some pictures and loved how easy going our session was. It was great to meet more of your family, I can only hope to be that active and fun when I am a grandparent! Enjoy the sneak peek, Ill post the gallery soon!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Sneak Peek of "J" family!

The "J" family recently moved to Naperville and wanted some Family pictures at the river walk and also in urban Naperville. With 2 little ones, we knew it would be a long session:) We did have to coax out some smiles and play some games, but the end result was well worth our efforts. This is a super quick peek at what we got in downtown Naperville. There many more, and I love the apple shots too Ill have more up tomorrow!Carol