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It’s definitely autumn up here, and everyone is scrambling to enjoy the last weeks of nice weather. J and I decided last weekend to go on a nice, cold, windy bike ride on one of the many trails nearby. It was a lovely way to start what turned out to be an awesome, relaxing weekend. I documented it with the first cartridge of film for my new Fuji Instax Mini (what I finally decided to buy with my bday money!). I’m obviously still getting the hang of this camera, but I LOVE it already. Apparently I also need to work on my scanning abilities (:

I started a flickr set for my Instax images here, if you want to see more.

Next up – a sneak peek at images from a fun family session!!



Botanical gardens are popular spots for photographers. {I’ve even been there myself.} So when I see images that make me want to grab my camera and GO THERE RIGHT NOW!! then it’s my responsibility to share the beauty with you. Without further ado, meet Jordan of Jordan Quinn Photography. Her work inspires me, and it’s pretty to look at (:

You can see the full set of Jordan’s garden images here, on flickr.

{another class project}

While interning at The Evanston Print & Paper Shop, I’m also doing some product photography and taking pics during some classes. They make the most beautiful things there!! I’m so excited to be a small part of it (: I’m sure you’ll see some more of their goodies posted here over the next few months. They also do screen printing, book binding, and more. It’s like Heaven. They have lots of fun classes coming up, so if you want to learn how to make beautiful things, Eileen and Vanessa are your gals.

Classes started a few weeks ago. Between classes and interning, I may not have as much photography to post here so I thought I’d supplement with some of my class projects. I have no idea what else to do with them, so why not, right? Feel free to leave honest comments – I’m always looking to make things better and I am very aware that my design skills and style need honing. Hope you enjoy these little graphic design installments!

Aw, Roo… I think the pictures say it all. You may remember her from an appearance in a session last week, but everyone agreed she needed her own photo shoot, and I think we were right (:


Do you think it’s possible I wore these guys out?! Usually it’s the other way around. Alas, Mom saved the day with granola bars and we got right back to work. It was a beautiful weekend in the North Shore to climb, swing, save the world, and take a short walk to a peaceful, tucked-away little neighborhood park. And lucky me got to spend it with the fun and adorable Berghoff family. There is no shortage of personality here! And I can’t forget the family dog, Guinness, who I totally fell in love with the second I arrived. Seriously, I think they were getting worried that I was going to try to dog-nap her (:


Downtown Chicago is gorgeous. Its architecture and landscape and situation right on Lake Michigan make for some excellent photos. But those of us who live here know that you find the true Chicago in its neighborhoods. And I LOVE when a session turns into a neighborhood exploration. Especially when my tour guides are so fun and energetic. I met Jake and Sheila at their place, where we were entertained by their dog, Roo, for a bit. Then we headed out to explore their neighborhood, Edgewater, which I promptly fell in love with. These two have so much fun together – I had a difficult time choosing which images to post here!

You can see more photos from Jake and Sheila’s session at the city|view Facebook page!

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