Saturday, February 27, 2010


Next stop was Seattle.

For anyone traveling to Seattle, I would highly recommend the Underground Tour. We learned lots of cool stuff about Seattle history, and I had plenty of opportunities for interesting photos.

Looking up to the sidewalk

A friendly duck on the University of Washington campus.

My trusty model.

Loved the orange wall!

I was intrigued with quite a few bathroom here.

Some graffiti on a bathroom stall that I enjoyed

Friday, February 26, 2010

Portland OR

Last month Neal and I took a trip out to the northwest to explore. First stop was Portland OR!

Wandering around downtown

We made a stop in to see my cousins, 3 of the 4 of whom I had never met! Here's little Soren playing with the running water, a favorite activity of his.

Lane and Soren

Oliver demonstrating skills from his circus class.


Friendly fuzzy kitty...

I'm not sure why, but this sign amused me.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A New Adventure

I'm slowly letting clients and friends know, but it's time for the official blog announcement. After ten years in this amazing city of Chicago, I'll be packing up and relocating to New York City two months from now. Astoria, to be exact. I'm excited for the move, but I know it will be very hard to leave the family members and close friends I've made here over the years.
I'm still taking on Chicago weddings for 2010 (I'll be flying back a few times already once I move). But now I enter the new market of NYC!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Jen, James, and Piper

A few family photos of one of my oldest friend, Jen, with her husband and little daughter. This was the first time I was able to meet Piper, and what a little cutie she is!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Janna and Cassie

While I was back in Maine for Christmas I did some fun portraits of my sister Janna and her sweet dog Cassie. Cassie is new member of the household, and came to her through the Collie Rescue League of New England.

Beautiful Cassie!

Cassie has decided to take ownership of Janna

I love these next two as a series


Both Janna and Cassie trying out the new dog bed

Cassie was expressing her pleasure that Janna had arrived home

Janna imitating Cassie's expression

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Ceres is six months old! I had a good time playing with her, hanging out with her mom, Liza, and bugging the cats.

I love her expression here... so serious!

She found my hand very tasty

I love the laughter!

kitty break!

kitty break #2!

Flying baby!

Friday, February 05, 2010

Casie and Luigi's wedding

I had so much fun with Casie and Luigi! They had a very laid back wedding with a small number of family and friends.

The wedding and reception was held at Unity Temple in Oak Park, a beautiful Frank Lloyk Wright church. I loved making use of the architecture for the images.

Luigi on his way to see his beautiful bride! One of my favorite parts of this image is Casie's friend Alicia peeking her head out behind the wall to watch the interaction. So cute!

Looks like Casie was happy too!

They braved the cold winter evening for a bit

These two were so fun and easy to photograph! Also note the lovely use of lights here. The church was under construction, and there were cloths up all over the place. But they made the most of it here with the extra decorations.

Such joy! I love it!

I was having lots of fun with lines with this one.

Casie's expression cracks me up here.

Fun with flowers and video lights!

Casie with her sweet little nephew

These two boys loved the water cooler cups in the reception room.