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This weekend J and I went on our first snowshoeing adventure of 2011. It was fun, and a great workout! I documented the outing with the Fuji Instax. If you want to see more, head on over to flickr (:

Happy 2011!! After a lovely, relaxing holiday, J and I ended up in Rome last week. My mind has still not completely absorbed all that I saw and learned. It was the perfect beginning to the new year, and I thought it would also be the perfect way to kick off the blog in 2011 (:







If you want to see (many) more photos from my trip, you can find them in this Flickr set. Enjoy!

The moon, taken on a country road somewhere in Georgia last week. I miss that place!!

~A

This photo was taken back in the spring while I was scouting a location (Adler Planetarium/Northerly Island area). At first I was annoyed that the truck drove into my shot but there’s something about it I like (:

Have a great weekend!

~A

I’m taking a week or so off of photo sessions in an effort to get caught up. In the meantime, I’ll post some images from a folder on my desktop entitled “Random Photos.” (: This particular image was taken in Grant Park, near Buckingham Fountain. I was testing the lighting and adjusting camera settings during a family session. When I saw this one, I knew I had everything right!

Enjoy!

I had a session in Humboldt Park earlier this week (sneak peek coming soon!) and stayed afterward a few minutes to grab some images of the park, since I’d never been there before. I’m always amazed at the parks in Chicago – there are so many and they are perfect little escapes from all of the concrete (:





“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” {Ralph Waldo Emerson}

There are a few more pics from Humboldt Park in my Chicago 2010 Flickr set.

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!!

~A

J and I were in Vegas last month (he was working, I was playing) and took a road trip (of course) to Death Valley National Park. We rented a convertible, put the top down and the sunscreen on, turned the radio up, and enjoyed a leisurely drive through the desert. It was beautiful (and hot). Stopped at Badwater Basin and a ghost town along the way.



You can see more images from Death Valley at flickr!

~Anna

My birthday was last week and to celebrate, J and I headed waaay out to Starved Rock State Park and spent the day hiking to and through canyons and waterfalls. Clear blue skies, very warm temps, lots of shade. It was just what I wanted and it was beautiful.



You can see more images from our trip to Starved Rock at flickr.

~Anna

I’ll be traveling to Georgia this summer, so if you are interested in a session send me an email to: anna (at) cityviewphoto (dot) com. I will be there beginning July 17th and staying at least a week, both on the coast and in NE Georgia.

Looking forward to seeing y’all!

~A

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