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“A Celebration of Motherhood” There are so many mom-centric moments in our lives – I’m very lucky to be part of so many of the happy ones, including my own! Other than a few selfies, I don’t have photos that I’ve taken with me and my Mom together. But, this series of me and each of my […]
“All in the Family…” When I first met Diana, she was working on opening up her own State Farm Insurance office. She was also pregnant. I was amazed at her drive and energy, it was contagious! And I first got the opportunity to photograph her and Francisco for their parents-to-be photos. Then, she needed headshots. […]
“Beautiful Bump!” Like engagement sessions, there’s something so special and sweet about Chicago maternity photoshoots. It’s time that parents-to-be rarely give themselves – the enjoyment and just being present in the moment before the new one arrives without the distractions of doctor appointments, baby room preparations and all the activity that comes from being pregnant. […]
Millennium Park It was a crisp, unseasonably warm day when I met Anna + Eric for their Chicago engagement session in Millennium Park. The Fall colors were gorgeous, and they were so sweet together!
“I scream, you scream, we all scream for…Lakeview frozen treats!” July is National Ice Cream Month, so for this month’s Living that Lakeview Life feature, Lynzie Wellin and I chose two of our favorite Lakeview spots to cool off during the hot summer months! One’s been a neighborhood staple for well over a decade, the […]
This is Lakeview ~ Let’s Shop! I’m very excited to share the second installment in my new Living That Lakeview Life collaboration with Lifestyle Blogger, Lynzie Wellin! This month’s featured Lakeview business is M2 Boutique – my favorite place to shop for gifts and fun accessories. Lynzie and I spent some time in M2 finding our favorite things […]
“A Very Fine Wine…” I was lucky to spend a Saturday morning in February with Morgan and Dan – we were all lucky that it was a beautiful and unseasonably warm day! It’s so sweet when there’s a little something personal behind the locations my couples and I choose for their engagement and pre-wedding photos! For […]
“Love is Love is Love is Love is…” Every year, for more years than I can count (or remember…), I venture out to Las Vegas for an annual photography conference called WPPI – Wedding and Portrait Photographers International. It draws 10,000+ photographers, filmmakers and photography-related businesses and vendors from all over the globe. It’s overwhelming. […]
“Honoring Dad” They say that Dad is a son’s first hero and a daughter’s first love. In my case, that’s certainly true. This is one of my favorite photos of me and my Pops. It’s showing it’s age – puffy sleeves and all! – but I cherish it, as it’s one of the few good, professional […]
“Not just what you look like, but who you are…” That’s my goal, every time I photograph someone, an event, food…whatever it is. I want the viewer to understand a bit about who or what the subject is about, their personality. Outside of my wedding and family work, my favorite “people” photography revolves around small […]