Tag: chicago

Q: What’s New With Us? A: Lots of things!

Hey there friends! Long time no blog. It’s been a busy time in our family, and I’m finally ready to update you. Several years ago, after more than a decade of freelance work that was confined to nights and weekends, I made the decision to step away from full-time nonprofit work and see if I… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Year in Review: 2016 By the Numbers

  2016 marks the first calendar year of Tipping Point Photography as a full-time venture…and adventure! The year by the numbers: =10 states visited with our cameras, including the east and west coasts; =one epic bicycling adventure, photographed and chronicled on The Chainlink; other sports photography fun with cyclocross races, marathons and two spirited bike… 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 »

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 »

Portrait of Fatherhood: Snapshots

I have worked with a lot of families over the years, and my primary observation is this: being a parent is hard. I think being a dad is especially hard because much of what children really need to thrive–affection, attention, compassion and patience, among many other attributes–are things that men may have the capacity for,… Read more »

Summer 2016 Portraits & Headshots: Schedule Your Session

HELLO! If you’ve been here before, you may notice that the scenery has gotten a facelift thanks to Strassel Creative. There are still some tweaks underway–particularly in the gallery section, where we’re overwhelmed with all the photo options that would look gorgeous in the new display format–but we’re so pleased with the final result. Hooray!… Read more »