Category: Documentary

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 »

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 »

Start Here: Learn Photography

When Tipping Point Photography began, it was built on the idea that photos can be drivers of social change. There are many iconic images that have graced the pages of magazines like National Geographic and Time magazines that have brought tears to our eyes, punched us in the gut and raised our awareness of the… 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: 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 »

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 »

Must Love Hills: A RAGBRAI Virgin’s Weeklong Love Affair With Iowa

We recently ventured out to Iowa for the 44th edition of RAGBRAI: the Des Moines Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa. For Jon, this was his second ride experience. I was a RAGBRAI virgin. I wrote an article about my experience for The Chainlink, an online Chicago cycling community. And–of course–I documented my experience with… Read more »