Brett & Tami; At Home in the City

This is the second year I have photographed this family and it’s so fun to see how much has changed in just one year. I love that these two are always open to different ideas and are willing to get creative with the shoot. Kids especially need to warm up to their photographer and there is no better place to start than your own home. We spent some time in their new place and then headed over to the beach to capture the skyline, the city and a little bit of history. Enjoy!

 

 

 

The Dailey Method North Shore & The Dailey Method Northbrook; Commercial Work

Finally able to share some work, from earlier this fall. Here is a sample of my commercial shoot with The Dailey Method. The Dailey Method is a unique combination of ballet barre work, core conditioning, muscle strengthening, yoga, and orthopedic exercises. These were all shot in their North Shore Studio. Since then, a new location has opened in Northbrook. Check it out! If you are considering expanding your business presence or just want a fresh look, a commercial photography session might be just what you need!

Oh, the places you’ll go….

I remember a dear family friend giving me the book “Oh, The Places You’ll Go”, by Dr. Seuss, just before graduating from high school. I looked at it thinking, “Ok, I’m a little old for Dr. Seuss, but sure, thanks. Little did I realize then, how much truth and great advice existed in that one popular children’s book. It’s a favorite in our house now. This was a travel session from my time in the D.C. area back in August. I was fortunate enough to work with this beautiful rising senior and her family. The location was a private academy in Middleburg, VA and it was nothing short of stunning. Good luck Madison! Enjoy!

 

“You’re off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So… get on your way!”-Dr. Seuss

Bad Weather? Don’t worry she’s got this one…

Our weather forecast is a total bummer for this Halloween night. This is my youngest daughter’s FAVORITE holiday. Anyone that has followed my blog for any length of time knows that no matter how busy things can get, I always make time to photograph this day. This year she couldn’t pass up Super Girl again! My personal opinion is that she could.not.pass.up the “nail wraps” that came with the 2013 version of the costume. We spent most of the morning trying to get those little decorative nails to stay put. She was so proud! This year sweet pea, your favorite things are crawling into our bed early in the morning for a few pre-day snuggles, pancakes and warm syrup (or as you so endearingly call them “pana-cakes”), you love to draw and paint non-stop and when you aren’t creating….well, you’re dancing. You make my heart swell and put a lump in my throat every time you wrap those sweet little arms around my neck to whisper, “I love you, mom”. I haven’t blogged in a while, so wrapped up in sessions and orders. So thankful for my clients and all of my supportive friends and “followers”. My plan is to get back to posting soon and show you some of the beautiful sessions since August.

 

I came across the image below on Pinterest this week and fell in love with it immediately. I did not take this photograph, nor do I know the photographer. What I do know however is that it stopped me in my tracks, because it spoke to me through it’s story. It reminded me so much of what I think Grace will grow up to be like one day. This is why we photograph. We are telling a story. Don’t forget your story- past, present or future.

 

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Happy Halloween, friends!!

A new addition: Hillary & Micah +1

I spent the morning in the city with this new family, a couple of weeks ago. Just a day in the life of Adeline Grace…Congrats Hillary & Micah she’s a sweetheart!