Tag: photography

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 »

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 »

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

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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »