Author Archives: Mary Robinson

Dress for Success: What to Wear for your Portrait Session

Rule #1: Coordinate For family or group portraits make sure your outfits complement one another’s. Choose a consistent color palette (which does not mean the same color). If someone is wearing a bold pattern, dress the rest of the group in more solids, but be sure each carries one or more colors from the “star” […]

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PPA Charities Family Portrait Month

I am pleased to announce my participation in PPA’s Family Portrait Month!  During September 2014, 50% of your $100 session fee will be donated to PPA Charities to benefit Dando Amor, a non-profit charity founded by photographers and dedicated to improving the lives of orphans living in deplorable conditions in the developing world.     […]

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Calling Members of the Class of 2015!

It’s time to schedule your sessions!  The yearbook shots may not happen until the end of summer, but let’s get together and create a session all about you!  Move up from the basic headshot with the customized Senior Portrait Experience at Mary Robinson Photography.  Include props and favorite places; reflect your high school experience and […]

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Model Call –
Senior Grad Portraits in Cap and Gown!

Attention class of 2014 – I’m looking for a variety of graduates to do some quick portraits once you have your cap, gown and tassel.  Nothing elaborate or fancy; just you in your cap and gown.  I’d only need about 30 minutes and will provide you with at least 2 5×7 prints, as well as posting […]

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Dayvion and Dayshua –
Downtown Senior Portraits

While I am a DuPage County, IL portrait photographer who works with high schoolers from Westmont, Hinsdale, Downers Grove and surrounding areas, I jump at opportunities to shoot, no matter where I am!  Recently I was in St. Louis for a convention ( and met the mother of these twins at the Hilton.  My friend, […]

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“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

Ben Franklin had it right – involve me and I learn.  I personify that notion . . . I can read about something forever, but show me how to put it into action, let me get my own hands dirty, so to speak, and then, THEN, I’ll get it.  For that reason, I’m always on […]

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Meet Hannah H.;
Berkeley IL Newborn portraits

                  Now that the birth announcements are all mailed, I can share some of the beautiful images of miss Hannah Louise – daughter of Jeremy and Laurie.  I captured her portraits on January 22nd, when she was a mere 7 days old.  She was incredibly alert – […]

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I am now the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra Photographer!

I’m pleased to announce my collaboration with the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra!  I have been photographing portrait head shots of the musicians for use in the ESO’s publications and programs, as well as being available for other projects. In January, I attended and photographed several school visits, part of the ESO’s community outreach programs.  It was […]

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It’s good to have friends

Friends are supporting me on this business endeavor, beyond what I thought possible.  This week I’m struggling with writing the “about me” page for this site.  One suggestions says to use the third person – another says to never do that.  One suggests a bullet point format, another to include your whole life story.  Checking […]

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I adore my community; I love what I do . . .

Westmont is a small town, in so may respects.  We’re a little suburb nestled between bigger suburbs near a big city.  I see more and more that my community shows up.  We turn out, we help, we support each other when needed.  And I love that.  I love that I am part of that.  And […]

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