Chicago Baby Session: Liam R

Try to write a blog post about a little guy who is so adorable, there just ARE NO WORDS.  I guess the pictures from this baby session will just have to speak for themselves.

You may have seen this cutie hanging around my facebook page recently. Love him!

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Green Bay Engagement Session: Angie & Justin

As an artist, I have a love-hate relationship with nature. I love all the possibilities it presents for visual beauty in ways that man made creations can’t always match, for example. I also hate mosquitoes, for example. And sometimes nature has differing opinions when it comes to my artistic vision for photo sessions. This engagement session with Angie & Justin had all sorts of input from nature, and it worked out great!



Lambeau Field Engagement Session: Alyssa & Michael

Engagement sessions are really up there for me as far as favorites go. I always ask clients if they have any locations in mind for their session that may be meaningful or important to them. Alyssa and Michael knew pretty quickly that this would be a perfect choice.

Lambeau Field


MODEL CALL! Bridal photos in Chicago

Model Call: Bridal

We’re looking for several models willing to be photographed in wedding dresses in the Chicago area all this week, June 23-27. No formal modeling experience is necessary.

Please contact us via the Contact page (specify CHICAGO BRIDAL MODELS) or through the email address below:


Models must be willing to sign a model release and will receive selected digital images from the session. Models will also be required to provide their own hair-styling and makeup.

Bonus points for grooms

Female models are our first priority, but preference will be given to female “brides” who can also bring a male “groom” with his own suit.

Model Call Bridal Sessions are Perfect for:

  • Recent brides or newlywed couples who would like more wedding photos in a different location
  • Engaged couples who want more practice in front of the camera before the wedding
  • Women who still like playing dress up 🙂
  • College students
  • New models who want to build their portfolio
  • Girls day out



Rainy Engagement Session: Kayla & Ben

I’m going to cut right to the chase on this one: Kayla and Ben rocked their photos! Clients usually want to reschedule when the session time calls for rain. These two were not put off in the slightest! We shot right through it and came up with beautiful photos from our rainy engagement session.

 rainy engagement session  


Tough Mudder 2014

I think they call it Cobbler’s Son Syndrome: that the personal stuff you plan to do for yourself or your own family gets put off in favor of work responsibilities, client appointments, and other “need to do” urgencies. Well, I’ve been piecing this together in my “spare time” for months now, and an embarrassingly long time later it’s finally complete. It’s a small pebble in the mountain of personal projects in my “to do” pile. People always ask me what I do when I’m not working. So here’s a glimpse!

My husband and friend completed the Tough Mudder 2014 at Road America this summer. I went along as the supporter/stuff holder/spectator and (of course) photographer. What an event!



Here is what I captured of their story…check it out in HD.

Win an Engagement Session!

‘Tis the season for engagements! It seems the romantic holiday spirit is alive and well in the hearts of many this year, and we are celebrating right along with you.

Win an Engagement Session!

In honor of the holidays, we’re giving an engagement session to a recently engaged couple.

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Senior Pictures: Behind the Scenes with Alexis

If you’ve been a follower of the blog for the past year, you know we’ve had our share of weather-related challenges. Part of the appeal of catching on-location details and unique environments is that we’re subject to whatever weather happens to occur on the scheduled session date. And while it certainly can require some extra planning before the session, I do love the individuality it creates for each client. For senior pictures for Alexis, we chose a location with both indoor and outdoor options so that we could keep shooting in case it rained. It never hurts to have some good overhangs on the nearby buildings, and this time we got to take advantage of those backup options.

rain during senior pictures


Senior Pictures: Joey Behind-the-Scenes

One might think that doing the same types of sessions would make for repetitive posts. However, each client (and therefore each session) is more unique than you might think. Joey’s senior session was no exception.

When I pulled up to his house, the first thing I noticed was this laundry line of his grandfather’s ties hanging outside. You know how sometimes you see something at the start of your day and you instantly know it’s going to be a great day? I definitely considered this a good sign.

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Senior Photography Session: Tanner’s Behind the Scenes

It’s hard to believe that the morning of Tanner’s senior photography session, we were on the phone looking at the weather reports considering whether to even go through with the session that day. The forecast for the session time was 40% chance of rain. Lucky for us, the weather reports were wrong. Not only did it not rain, but the sky opened up and gave us fantastic weather for a great senior photography session.

As a starting point, I always ask clients to think of some locations that are meaningful or special to them. I love incorporating backgrounds that infuse a personal touch into the photos. Their ideas did not disappoint!

senior photography session location with barn