Category: Midwest

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 »

Painting With Light: A Spiritual Take on a Photography Career

This article appears online and in print in U.S. Catholic magazine’s August 2017 issue. An except is below. Read the full article here. I remember the following from the life of 14-year-old me: A search for something larger and more meaningful than the place and time I occupied A voice that struggled to be heard… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »