Category: Chicago

2017 Year in Review: Surviving Then, Thriving Now

old man fishing on the sea with a rod

  Dear 2017: what can we say about you, other than we’re glad to see your backside? We went through quite an upheaval in our personal lives this past year. It certainly was a year of stretching and growing, but there were growing pains, and when it comes down to it, we maybe should have… Read more »

October Portrait Sessions: Book Now

  As we say goodbye to September, it’s the perfect time to remind all of you reading this that a handful of October weekend dates remain for fall portrait sessions! If you read last month’s e-news, you may have come across this recent post about our celebration of life session with Jerry and his family… Read more »

Pick a Color…Almost Any Color: Headshot Tips and Studio Headshot Day

It’s time for another Headshot Day at Chicago’s Create Your Space Studio, and it’s time for more headshot tips! Interested in booking a studio headshot session? Scroll to the bottom of this post for more information. Color: it’s a big decision, and it can also be an overwhelming one. My most important tip that I can… Read more »

Don’t Wait: Carpe Photographiem. (And Early Fall Portraits.)

Jerry is crowned king.

This past spring, I was honored to document a celebration of life for Jerry, father of one of my dear friends. Jerry has faced his share of health troubles in recent years, and the path forward is uncertain and hazy at this point. There was great determination on the part of his family to create… Read more »

Girls on the Run: Spring 5k Photos

Girls flexing their muscles at the start of the Girls on the Run Southwest 5k 2017.

One of our favorite things about spring: it’s 5k time for Girls on the Run-Chicago! Photos from this year’s events can be found here: Southwest @ Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet Central @ Grant Park, Chicago North @ College of Lake County, Grayslake You will be required to provide your name and e-mail in order to view… Read more »

Headshot Day: April 2, 2017 and Some Colorful Wardrobe Insights

Headshot

It’s time for another Headshot Day! We’re setting up shop again in Chicago’s Ukrainian Village for an afternoon of studio headshots. Four 30-minute slots are available (12:00, 12:30, 1:00 and 1:30pm), and the session fee of $165 includes digital files.  Book your session now–select “Headshot Day (Studio): Sunday, April 2, 2017” as your service. Why a headshot?… Read more »

The Perfect (for Us) Wedding Photography Clients

In a recent conversation with a friend who is starting out on her own as a professional holistic organizer, she recounted the process of identifying her “perfect client.” On top of starting this new career, she’s a busy mom of two small children, so it’s essential that her marketing efforts focus on finding the clients who… Read more »

Chicago Cyclocross Cup 2016 – Montrose

Men's 4s in the mud at Montrose.

Sadly, this is our last race of the season, both for racing and photo coverage! Even more sad is the illness that has gripped our household for the last two weeks, which has delayed posting of race photos. Keep reading for more details…. Also, if you’re reading this post, it’s probably because you’ve wandered over… Read more »

Chicago Cyclocross Cup 2016: Melas Park-Mt. Prospect

Junior women racing in the sandpit.

If you’re reading this post, it’s probably because you’ve wandered over here from the Chicago Cyclocross Cup website. Welcome! 🙂 A few important tidbits of info are below, but once you’ve read through everything, consider visiting our gallery, learning more about the services we offer, checking out other blog posts including our recent one on… Read more »

Chicago Cyclocross Cup: 2016 Indian Lakes Resort

If you’re reading this post, it’s probably because you’ve wandered over here from the Chicago Cyclocross Cup website. Welcome! 🙂 A few important tidbits of info are below, but once you’ve read through everything, consider visiting our gallery, learning more about the services we offer, checking out other blog posts including our recent one on… Read more »

Headshot Tips: Your Mom Was Right. Headshot Day: Dec. 3

Now more than ever it’s important to put your best face forward: LinkedIn, Facebook, dating websites…all of them require some sort of headshot. Truth be told, headshot sessions are my favorite: working with someone one-on-one so they look like their best selves, but *still* themselves, is a very rewarding experience for me. The feeling seems… Read more »

Chicago Cyclocross Cup: 2016 Hopkins Park (DeKalb)

If you’re reading this post, it’s probably because you’ve wandered over here from the Chicago Cyclocross Cup website. Welcome! 🙂 A few important tidbits of info are below, but once you’ve read through everything, consider visiting our gallery, learning more about the services we offer, checking out other blog posts including our recent one on… Read more »

On Loss, Recalibration and Reclaiming Life

Two years. It’s been two years since we lost our best friend–our “heart dog”. She wasn’t a dog, really. She was a human living among us in a short, muscular, wiggly, furry, four-pawed body. She loved enthusiastically and unconditionally. The feeling was mutual. The first year of her absence was hard. Physically, the loss manifested… Read more »

Fall Portrait Sessions: Chicago, New England and Ohio

The calendar is set and travel plans are almost squared away for the remainder of 2016! If you’re in the Chicago area, New England or northeast Ohio and would like to book a portrait session, keep reading to get all the info you need to reserve your date and time. Want to be the first to… Read more »

Girls on the Run Chicago – 2016 Spring 5k at Grant Park

The anticipation, the excitement, the JOY! The Girls on the Run-Chicago 5k is one of my most favorite events to photograph. Girls on the Run-Chicago is the local chapter of the Girls on the Run national organization. Their mission is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which… Read more »