Finally finishing up this OpLove session and getting caught up from the Thanksgiving holiday. Hope yours was wonderful (:


I interrupt regularly scheduled programming to let you know that, as part of a class project, three of my images will displayed in the student gallery at Loyola. The Why Art Matters exhibit opens this Thursday evening. One of the photos I’ll be showing is below. I also made the logo for the exhibit (above). As a class, we attempted to show why art matters to the Loyola community and to each of the class members. There is also an interactive display where exhibit-goers can express why art matters to them. So, go! Express yourselves (:

For more information, you can see the full flier (designed by moi) here, or read about the exhibit on the Department of Fine & Performing Arts’ blog here.

Is this the cutest couple you’ve ever seen or what?! Newly engaged and totally smitten with each other. I was honored to capture some memories before deployment will separate Ashley and G for much too long. Many thanks for your service. I still think they could have waited until after the holidays ;)

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No! Don’t actually stab the books!! But DO learn how to make your own books, using this way cool stab binding technique. The most recent awesome thing I’ve been learning during my internship at EPPS. We had so much fun making these that they’ve decided to offer a one day workshop, December 18th (psst… they make great holiday gifts!). Um, and you get to design your cover using vintage wood type and then print it on the fancy old Vandercook. Am I the only one drooling here?


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!


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!


These two have grown up so much since I photographed them last year. Pretty sure Liam will be POTUS when he’s old enough (he wears a tie EVERY.DAY – seven days a week!!). I think I could have spent the entire day having serious conversations and hunting for purple flowers with them. They were so cute, sometimes I had to remind myself that I was there to photograph them, and not for a play date.

Already looking forward to photographing them next year (:


Meet Patrick. He showed me around his cute nursery and then took me on a little outdoor adventure at the grounds of the Lincoln Park Conservatory. How can I not love a job that allows me to get outside and enjoy these beautiful sunny days we’ve been having, while hanging out with some of the cutest kids and nicest families around?!


Earlier this week I met up with these cuties at Buckingham Fountain. This was my third time photographing Dominic, and my second photographing Madeline. We always end up at the best Chicago-y locations for their sessions. I couldn’t believe how much they had both grown since their last session. Still as cute as ever, though, don’t you think?

Have a great weekend!!


I met up with Nicole at Humboldt Park last week for an OpLove session with daughter Jessica. We embraced the beautiful sunshine and scenery and ended up with some great images to send to Dad to enjoy while he’s deployed overseas. It was a joy to work with Nicole & Jessica and an honor to give a tiny bit back to this family (: I’ll be putting more from this session on the city|view Facebook page later today.

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