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The Beach is Beautiful!

What an amazing October we have had in Chicagoland! I’ve been soaking up every last bit of the nice weather trying to squeeze in a few more beach shoots.  There is such great texture at the beach near my studio.  The sea grass, sand, glorious trees, and bright blue skies and water make for the perfect photo shoot setting.  One hour before sunset is just so magical with the golden light making everything seem so rich.

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The beach is often overlooked in the fall and winter as a great place for a photo shoot. Beach shots in swimming suits are really great, but the beach is also fantastic with coats, scarves and mittens!  I think the beach is even more romantic in the off-season.
What could be more perfect than the surprise appearance of one of the last monarch butterflies of the season?  This poor guy was clearly left behind due to his one malformed wing.  Nonetheless, we thoroughly enjoyed his company for awhile and he didn’t seem to mind!  Playing with the butterfly made for some really natural giggles!

I have heard that you can order live butterflies on-line for photo shoots!  Is there anything you can’t get online?  I guess if they are kept at a low temperature, they won’t fly away.  Hmmmm.  I assure you, our friend was found in nature!

About Julie Floyd

Julie is the founder of Classic Kids Photography, a photography company with nine studio locations nationwide, staffed by photographers hand picked and trained by Julie, who share her passion for photography and love of children. In addition to leading a national company, she is the mother of four boys ranging in age from 2 to 18, who have long served as inspiration in creating her art.

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