Jessica -
A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of meeting Julie from Julie Taggart Photography. Taking family pictures had been on my "To Do" list for a while and I have to admit, I kept deliberately putting it off. The last professional pictures we'd taken were from oh, about 6.5 years ago and it's taken me a good 6 years to get over the "fun" we had there.

We had a few family members take pictures of us since then but honestly, each and every time that experience was pretty stressful and not one I wanted to duplicate anytime soon. Many of you can probably nod your heads in agreement: Taking family pictures with small children is not exactly a walk in the park.

However, I kept an open mind and went ahead with the process. Julie was incredibly easy to work with and suggested several locations that would work well for our family. Within a few minutes of starting our photo session, I knew the experience would be drastically different than what we'd done in the past. It was fun. Really. So much fun I really wondered if any of the pictures had turned out decent...
{Little did I know...}

A few days after the session, my questions were answered as Julie put a few shots up on her blog. They. Look. Amazing. I am so thrilled that they look wonderful, but it's also such a relief to look at the pictures and actually have good memories come from the experience! That wasn't something I was expecting! Thank you so much Julie!

Our photographer was fun and relaxed, and got a variety of shots.  Our photographer, Julie, put some up on her website today. We only met with her 3 days ago, so I think that is AMAZINGLY fast! I am so excited to have a good family picture of all of us!  Thanks, Julie!
Julie, These are so GREAT! You make us look good!

(These cuties truly are my inspiration for everything!)

I am only posting a couple so that they will be a surprise for the Grandparents, but I love them all, especially the kids! Julie did a great job at capturing the kids "real" personalities because she was so fun and easy to work with (she is a Mom with 4 1/2 kiddos of her own). She totally put us all at ease and I think that shows through in the photos.
One of the things that I look for when getting family pictures taken is a photographer that will give you a CD with all of the images and a copyright release so that you can print as many or as few pictures as you want. You can also use the pictures when creating digital scrapbooks, holiday cards, invitations or just to email to family and friends.
Thanks Julie, we love our pictures!

Julie is upbeat & happy, a perfect fit for the sometimes “stressful” time that family pictures can be. She told us about this beautiful lake location in Highland that we didn’t know about! We brought some bread for the ducks and just played around and had fun before we got to the “work” part of posing for the camera. Saturday was a rainy day, but it turned out perfect for the lighting! We love our new pictures.

This last weekend we had family pictures taken by Julie Taggart at Julie Taggart Photography. We had so much fun! and she did an AWESOME job on the pictures.

I love our photo session with Julie! Since we had a mini-session, she wasted no time, but managed to pull cute expressions out of my 18-month-old son. We felt relaxed and comfortable with her. I am very pleased with how our pictures turned out. I would recommend her to anyone!

Julie Taggart was a great find. I googled photographers in my area, gave her a call, she responded very quickly and was great to work with my schedule. My son was leaving the country in less than a week and she was able to fit us in on a Saturday afternoon. She suggested a great place close to us, and worked with us for two hours to get lots of great shots. She had the proofs back to us with her touched up favorites in a very reasonable time. Thank you Julie for making our time with our family very memorable.

We LOVE the pictures! You did amazing and many people have commented!

We LOVE them!  Thank-you sosososo much!

I got my pictures and I love them!  You do such a wonderful job. 

They're fantastic, thank you so much! You are obviously very talented.

julie, these look so great, I love them. I'm so happy with them! And bonus--we finally got our missing engagement shots, heh, BONUS! phew, after an hour of that are you totally exhausted?--getting families and little kids posed and smiling and looking the right direction and lighting and composition...i want to take a nap just thinking about it! Thanks again, Julie!

Julie, you are amazing! Thank you for such a great experience. My kids had a blast, and the pictures speak for themselves. I can't wait for you to photograph my whole family (once my sisters baby is born). Thanks again!

Bren and Kels
What a good looking bunch!! Thanks Julie. We had such a good time. You are fabulous.

Henricksen Family
Oh my goodness I love the pictures! You did such a great job, and you were so fun too. Thank you for everything! I can't wait for the Cd to hang those up!

Young Family