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Jessica Martell

Hello and welcome!  I’m so happy you stopped by!  I’d love it if you’d sit back, relax, grab a cup of coffee and take a look around.  Get to know me and my work, that I am so passionate about.  My mission, is to have you feel a connection to my work and be intrigued to contact me! I can’t wait to hear from you!

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I was so excited to have these adorable identical twin girls in my studio, for their newborn session. I even had my photographer friend, Nicole co shoot the session with me! These sweet girls were 13 days new when they came to see me! I really love to photograph newborns! I get to cuddle and love on them, yet give them back! LOL I can’t wait to see these little girls grow!  Newborn photography takes great patience.  The froggy pose of them together took about 20 minutes of soothing to get the shot! It was worth it for sure!  I hope you enjoy these cuties as much as I did!
CRYSTAL LAKE NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHER

CRYSTAL LAKE NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHER

CRYSTAL LAKE NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHER

CRYSTAL LAKE NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHER

CRYSTAL LAKE NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHER

CRYSTAL LAKE NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHER

CRYSTAL LAKE NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHER

CRYSTAL LAKE NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHER

CRYSTAL LAKE NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHER

CRYSTAL LAKE NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHER

CRYSTAL LAKE NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHER

CRYSTAL LAKE NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHER

CRYSTAL LAKE NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHER

CRYSTAL LAKE NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHER

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I was so excited to meet up with Rebecca and John for their Engagement Session at George Williams College! I have the priveledge of photographing their wedding in August! They showed up with 4 bottles of champagne! I knew this was going to be a fun session! We of course opened one right away and they even shared some with me 🙂 We used bottles 2 and 3 for the champagne fight at the end, sadly they didn’t let me have bottle # 4, LOL Our session was filled with laughter and pure fun on a gorgeous evening in Lake Geneva! I seriously can’t wait to photograph their wedding! It’s going to be a blast!
Crystal Lake Engagement Photographer

Crystal Lake Engagement Photographer

Crystal Lake Engagement Photographer

Crystal Lake Engagement Photographer

Crystal Lake Engagement Photographer

Crystal Lake Engagement Photographer

Crystal Lake Engagement Photographer

Crystal Lake Engagement Photographer

Crystal Lake Engagement Photographer

Crystal Lake Engagement Photographer

Crystal Lake Engagement Photographer

Crystal Lake Engagement Photographer

Crystal Lake Engagement Photographer

Crystal Lake Engagement Photographer

Crystal Lake Engagement Photographer

Crystal Lake Engagement Photographer

Crystal Lake Engagement Photographer

Crystal Lake Engagement Photographer

Crystal Lake Engagement Photographer

Crystal Lake Engagement Photographer

Crystal Lake Engagement Photographer

Crystal Lake Engagement Photographer

Crystal Lake Engagement Photographer

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Kristen and Ruben’s Spring Engagement Session was one of my first ones outside for the year! I feel like it really kicked off the season for me being a Crystal Lake Wedding Photographer! We had a GORGEOUS day of almost 80 degrees and plenty of sunshine! I first met Kristen and Ruben in January at a bridal fair, and I was lucky enough to be chosen to photograph their wedding this Fall at Pinecrest Golf Club in Huntley! I was excited for Chloe, their dog to come with to the session! She really was sweet! I’ve learned that Kristen and Ruben first met on Halloween in 2010! She was dressed as Aphrodite and he was dressed as a Man with a poncho, sombrero, and riding a donkey! Now, 6 years later, almost, they will be married! How cool! Kristen and Ruben enjoy being home and watching cooking shows together and root for Da Bears! I can’t wait for 10-1-16!!!!

XOXO
JESS
CRYSTAL LAKE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

CRYSTAL LAKE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

CRYSTAL LAKE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

CRYSTAL LAKE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

CRYSTAL LAKE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

CRYSTAL LAKE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

CRYSTAL LAKE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

CRYSTAL LAKE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

CRYSTAL LAKE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

CRYSTAL LAKE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

CRYSTAL LAKE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

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I always love a good Cake Smash Photo Session, right in my Crystal Lake studio!!  I have 3 kiddos, 11,9 and 5- so I love to see these little ones and get my baby fix!   These one year olds that come to see me, most of the time have never tasted sweets before! Give them a cake with some buttercream and lots of frosting, and you are sure to get some silly faces! I first met Madilyn when she was in her Mommy’s tummy, and took her newborn photos as well. I was so excited to be ask to take Madilyn’s one year cake smash photos as well! Thanks for coming to see me Madilyn! I hope you enjoyed your party!

XOXO

JESS
cake smash photo session

cake smash photo session

cake smash photo session

cake smash photo session

cake smash photo session

cake smash photo session

cake smash photo session

cake smash photo session

cake smash photo session

cake smash photo session

cake smash photo session

cake smash photo session

cake smash photo session

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Jackie and Matt were my first Villa Olivia Wedding and the my first wedding of 2016!  I had never been to Villa Olivia before! I must say, it’s quite a nice venue! I would definitely enjoy photographing a future wedding here!

Jackie and Matt first contacted me several months ago! I was super excited I was available for their date! We lucked out and had a gorgeous day for their “engagement” photos. You can see their engagement photos here, http://studiopopinc.com/2016/03/18/crystal-lake-illinois-wedding-photographer/

Jackie and Matt were actually married last year, so this was their Vow Renewal and Party!

Jackie and Matt each have 2 children of their own that they brought into this marriage. I must say, I had tears in my eyes during the entire ceremony. The way this family interacted with eachother was amazing! These siblings showed such a deep love for one another.

Jackie and Matt themselves never seemed to stop smiling and lauging! I love that!

Their wedding was so fun! They had Dj Bobby Styles https://www.facebook.com/DJ-Bobby-Styles-178272492217209/ and Dj Bobby D https://www.facebook.com/bobbyd/?fref=ts! It was a non stop dance party!

I wish you many years of happiness!

XO
Jess

VILLA OLIVIA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

VILLA OLIVIA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

VILLA OLIVIA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

VILLA OLIVIA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

VILLA OLIVIA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

VILLA OLIVIA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

VILLA OLIVIA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

VILLA OLIVIA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

VILLA OLIVIA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

VILLA OLIVIA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

VILLA OLIVIA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

VILLA OLIVIA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

VILLA OLIVIA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

VILLA OLIVIA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

VILLA OLIVIA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

VILLA OLIVIA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

VILLA OLIVIA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

VILLA OLIVIA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

VILLA OLIVIA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

VILLA OLIVIA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

VILLA OLIVIA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

VILLA OLIVIA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

VILLA OLIVIA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

VILLA OLIVIA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

VILLA OLIVIA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

VILLA OLIVIA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

VILLA OLIVIA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

VILLA OLIVIA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

VILLA OLIVIA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

VILLA OLIVIA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

VILLA OLIVIA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

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