Category: Portraits

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »