Time is Running Out!

I know it doesn’t seem much like it now, but graduation is right around the corner.
Have you made your appointment at Johnston Photography yet? Work with Sarah to create the best senior portrait session for you. With tons of background, set and prop options, your own personal items and outfits, together the experience will be unique to you!
Sarah knows how to light and pose you so you look your absolute best. She is able to create all the hot looks you want.
Right now Johnston Photography is offering a $50. coupon good towards your session or your order, along with a FREE family portrait after graduation.
For information and to schedule an appointment call Sarah or Carol @ 815-459-1481
What will YOUR Senior Portrait say about YOU?

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Calling Class of 2012!

We are down to the last couple of weeks before school starts and the end of our Hot Summer Deal. All Class of 2012 High School Senior Sessions are ONLY $25.!!! In studio, on location or both! ONLY $25.

We have a few spots still available, so call today for more information and to schedule your appointment. Johnston Photography 815-459-1481 Our hours are by appointment and very flexible. Including Saturdays and evenings.

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Hot Deals Cool Off SOON!

Time is running out to take advantage of this summers HOTTEST Deal. All Senior Sessions ONLY $25.! We have never offered this before. In honor of our 25th year in business we are offering the Class of 2012 $25. session fees until school starts ONLY. In studio, on location, @home, YOUR choice. Johnston Photography offers some of the newest styles as well as traditional portraits. With tons of backgrounds and hollywood style sets we have lots of options for whatever outfits you want to be photographed in. Sarah Johnston wants to make your Senior Portraits an experience you will remember.
You are encouraged to bring in any and all personal items that show who you really are. Sports equipment, instruments, books, pets, collections, whatever YOU are into.

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Kayla 2011 { Senior Portraits by Johnston Photography}

a small section of garden fence

Kayla was fortunate enough to graduate from Prairie Ridge High School in January 2011. She is now a student at McHenry County College. One of her favorite classes is photography. She is learning about film and printing in the darkroom. That was what hooked me on photography. I see some of the same symptoms when speaking with Kayla about it. Poor kid! LOL

When we got together for her senior portrait session I was given free reign. It was a blast! She was up for anything. We played around in her yard and the neighbors yard for her location portraits. Then we headed to the studio for her second half of the session.

Here is just a sampling of the portraits we created together.

The Studios Rusted Tin Wall

On a Studio Background

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Ms Crystal Lake 2011 {Photographer in Crystal Lake}

This pageant is really a lot of fun to be involved in! All of the girls come into the studio for a nights of fun, fashion and fotos! We do individual  portraits in business attire, casual and formal gowns. These are then used for advertising the pageant, the Ms Photogenic competition, the slideshow show at the pageant, and I make a slideshow to post on Facebook and here on the blog. That is just a small part about all of the fun things they do during their preparation for the pageant. Here is the info. Call today and get signed up!!

Date:               January 10, 2011

Contact:         Connie Cooke, Recreation Supervisor, (815) 459-0680 x213

Miss Crystal Lake 2011 Scholarship Pageant in Danger of Cancellation


The 2011 Miss Crystal Lake Scholarship Pageant is in danger of cancellation.  Registration from at least 5 girls must be received by Monday, January 17 in order for pageant preparations to continue as planned. The Annual Miss Crystal Lake Pageant will be an exciting part of the Crystal Lake Business Expo 2011 on Saturday, March 26, 5:30 pm at Crystal Lake South High School. The pageant organizers, the Crystal Lake Park District and the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce are seeking local girls, ages 16-21, to participate as contestants.  Miss Crystal Lake receives a $1000 cash award to be used to further her education.  Additional scholarship awards may be available for runner-up contestants.  The winner of the Miss Crystal Lake Pageant competes in the Miss McHenry County Pageant, and if she wins, advances to the Miss Illinois County Pageant.  Last year’s Miss Crystal Lake winner, Mel Walter, went on to be crowned Miss McHenry County in August.


Starting during the last week of January all contestants will begin preparing for the pageant by attending workshops on personal development, community knowledge and communication.  The regular meeting night is Wednesday from 7-8:30 pm, but may vary certain weeks.


Participants will be expected to attend many community functions as well as perform community service.  The months of preparation will culminate in the pageant on Saturday, March 26, where participants will compete in the categories of formal wear, business attire, question/answer session and the awarding of the crown and scholarship.


Registration forms are available online at www.crystallakeparks.org or at the Administrative Office located at One East Crystal Lake Avenue, Crystal Lake.  The registration fee for the program is $64.  Crystal Lake Park District residents may register and pay the $49 resident discount fee.  The registration deadline has been extended until January 17.For more information, please call Connie Cooke at (815) 459-0680 ext. 213.


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BFF Sessions {Senior Portraits Crystal Lake}

Kelly, Jenny, Katie, Meagan, Amber and Abbey came into the studio over Christmas break for a “Best Friends” Session. We had such a blast!! I have not finished putting together some of the images but I just had to post these. We plan on giving these sessions away as part of a Senior Portrait Package. They will include a FREE Accordion Book with up to 12 of the images. Thanks Ladies for coming in to play with me! I hope you had as much fun as I did!! Hope to see you all for our FREE FB Fridays!!!

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Give Me A Holiday Break!! {Senior Portraits in Crystal Lake}

So you get a couple weeks of from school for Christmas. Have you had your Senior Portraits done yet? Why not use this time to have them done? How about if we make you a deal on your session fee? Come in with a friend and get 2 sessions for the price of 1, OR come alone and save 40% on your session fee.
Want to be photographed out in the snow? How about action shots of you and your favorite winter activity? Snow Boarding at Buffalo Park? Cross Country Skiing @ VA. Maybe a little downhill or shoeing or even ice fishing? Let us help show the world who YOU are!!
In studio or on location or both-Your choice!
Call the studio today for more information or to schedule your session.

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