The “S” Family

After a long cold, wet spell, we had a perfect weekend of  pure sunshine and temperatures hovering around 70.  The fall colors were in full bloom, and unlike just a few weeks later, things were so bright and green we actually had to wait for darkness to begin to set in.  It was so great […]

A city shoot

This may have been my most challenging photo shoot to date. We headed into the city on a gloomy Friday afternoon. Due to the crazy Friday traffic, we arrived at our destination in the South Loop about 45 minutes past the time that was ideal for taking photos. Add to that gloomy skies and cold […]

The K Family

Have I mentioned before how much I enjoy autumn and all the things associated with it? The photos I have taken the last few weeks reaffirm my love for the season.  I am way behind in blogging and posting because I have been spending my time photographing several children and families.  The “K” family met […]

Dance

I had the pleasure of photographing over 30 dancers, ages 6-18 that are part of a dance performing company.  Along with their normal dance classes and 2 big dance shows a year, these girls perform several times throughout the year.  The directors of the studio wanted to take the girls outside and have some fun, […]

Jake

Jake is part soldier, part pilot, part ninja, an epic Nerf gun battler, a little serious, sometimes goofy, and extremely photogenic – especially when he was hanging with his dog and dad.  I brought along my own 5 year old assistant. He decided that he would tell Jake some jokes – his smile and laughter […]

Tenley

I have known Miss Tenley since she was about 5 months old. I watched her learn how to walk and talk and saw how her personality developed.  She is beyond adorable and most certainly her own person.  Tenley’s mom has expertly transformed pieces of old furniture into “new” items. She brought along a vanity she […]

On Being 5…part 2

This is part 2 in a series of what it means to be 5. 5 is playing on a team for the first time…first uniform, first time learning all of the rules, first time having teammates, first time having a coach…so many life lessons being taught in a simple way.  The photos make it look […]

Five Year Old and a Photo Shoot

It was a hot, humid, and muggy May morning…a rare day of warmth and a rare day at home without any immediate plans for the day.    Last month, for Cole’s birthday, I bought him his 5 year old photo shoot outfit. Cole absolutely loves to dress up and look fancy. He wanted to add […]

On Being 5

I would love to capture the purity that is 5, the believing that you are the fastest, strongest, best person in the world – the one that can defeat all the bad guys and spend the day exploring and learning about the world. The happiness that comes from swinging and digging and drawing. We could learn […]

A compilation

A few months ago, this blog had a problem with the server and lost all of the photos associated with it. Eventually, i would like to repost all of the photos, but it may take awhile. This is the first compilation in which I will add multiple photos from the past photo shoots over the […]