Archive | August, 2010

Lisa | Chicago Portrait Photographer

25 Aug

When first talking with Lisa about ideas for our session together she mentioned she would love to go to the beach for her shoot. How could I turn that down?! We decided to hit up North Avenue Beach in the city. This was only my second time photographing at the beach and I have to say, I love it more each time! Something so serene about it then to get that amazing light that we had plus the perfect temperatures and wonderful city skyline – I’d say it was pretty wonderful!

Lisa has had prior modeling experience but I wanted this to focus on her being herself and staying in tune to being natural and showing off her style & personality! She made my job extremely easy and that helped me really focus on getting some outstanding shots! I love the feel of these images. They feel so summery! Enjoying the last bits of summer while we can till Fall comes around 🙂

All images shot with a Canon 5D Mark II with a 50mm 1.8 lens


Alexandria | Chicago Teen Portrait Photographer

24 Aug

Alexandria was so much fun to photograph. With her experience in acting she really shined through and new exactly how to portray her emotions to the camera – like a pro! I have photographed her younger sister and older brother earlier this summer and this family continues to amaze me with their constant support of each other and myself! I love them! So much fun to see them so frequently and have them be a big help in expanding my portfolio!

Alexandria was also very much into the 30’s and 40’s era which is the vibe we tried to go with for the last 2 outfits. I can say myself how much of what I love surrounds that time era. Such an amazing time that I’d love to go back to! It was fun to “step back in time” per say! Please enjoy the preview as she did an outstanding job!

All images shot with a Canon 5D Mark II + a 50mm 1.8 lens + a reflector!

Joanna + Jack | Chicago Engagement Photographer

23 Aug

Let me first begin by apologizing for the lack of keeping up with the blog! I’ve been so incredibly busy with sessions left and right that I haven’t had much time to keep up with this. Trying to change that though! So many great things to share with you guys. I’ll start off with my most recent session which comes to you straight from last evening.

Joanna had contacted me earlier this summer and after talking to her about how they met and how Jack proposed, I just knew we had to do the session in the city. Something about it makes me come to life. So many things surrounding you that can be turned into something beautiful. We took our adventure onto Milwaukee Ave in Wicker Park and just had a blast walking through the city and constantly finding new locations. Weather was perfect too!

I honestly try to grow as much as I can during each and every session. Whether it’s trying new ideas or stepping out of my comfort zone, I’m always on the verge of making myself keep reaching higher and higher.  I believe Joanna & Jack helped me do just that last night. My best wishes to you both in a lifetime full of happy memories 🙂 Thanks again!

All images shot with a Canon 5D Mark II, 50mm 1.8 and 35mm 2.0.