Briana & Matt's Engagement Session

Cold weather didn’t stop these two love birds from having an amazing engagement session. Since Chicago’s cold winter didn’t allow for an outdoor shoot, we took things into the studio.

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Local Explorer: Tea Time

Afternoon tea continues to be a cherished tradition for a lot of people.  With teapots full of exotic teas and tiered serving plates filled with scones and finger sandwiches, this is surely an experience you should have at least once.

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day in the HEART of Chicago

Get swept away in the heart of Chicago with your loved one this Valentines Day.  There’s always the go to box of chocolates or flowers, but why not do something memorable and have your own photoshoot in the big city!  

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Music and Joy along the Chicago River

When you get asked to photograph a band on an evening river cruise around Chicago, you say yes!  This was one of the coolest shoots I've gotten to do.  As we floated along the Chicago River, the sun started to go down, and the twinkling city lights started to shine.  Live Bait & The Bobbers started to play and as we went by, people on the streets started dancing.  Seeing how happy everyone was as we filled the city with music and laughter was a sight to remember.  

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Creatvitiy beyond Pinterest

Often times people look at Pinterest as the end all be all for ideas.  While Pinterest is a great place to get inspiration, dont forget to look within your own imagination to find ideas that match who you truly are.  Subconsciously we scroll and scroll and the overwhelming amount of information we're seeing at any given time can mute the creative ideas we already have in our own heads. 

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Tips for your fall family session

Autumn is one of those times of year that brings great joy to my heart.  With each drop in temperature, I draw closer and closer to the side of my closet where my sweaters are hung.  I slowly start to break out the fall candles and patiently wait to see the first sign of changing leaves.

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