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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The K Family

A few months ago, I received an email from a girl I knew when I was 14. Memories came flooding back immediately… memories from junior high, the last time I saw her. She inquired about photographing her family, herself and her husband along with 3 year old twins and a 6 year old. We decided […]

Families Reuniting!

Last week, I had the pleasure of photographing 6 cousins, ranging in ages 1 to 8, and their families – 14 people in all.  We went to an empty field filled with wild yellow flowers…and off they went! We had a lot of fun, took some photos posed or as posed as we could be […]

What is 4?

4 is being more independent. 4 is becoming a superhero when the mask comes on. 4 is loving playing with friends. 4 is preschool. 4 is wearing your heart on your sleeve. 4 is understanding more about the world around you. 4 is being excited whenever you see a fire truck or police car. 4 […]

The Schmidt Family

A beautiful fall day in the 60s…we went out and shot these photos right before the storm rolled in and the temperatures plummeted 30 degrees. I tried a new location for the Schmidt family and it worked out beautifully.