Magical Mind

November 06, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

still catching up on posting some October work.  

I spent a couple of hours at Magical Minds Studio, in the after school program, in the pre-school program and open studio. If your child hasn't checked it out please do, it is a really fun place to be for the littlies in our life.

They will have a lot of new photos on that site soon, including some of these.

This is work I really love to do, just be there... and document


October Headshots

November 05, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

I worked on many different styles of headshots the past month, here are some

these first images are the staff at The Chicago Citywide Literacy Coalition



Earlier I worked on the member directory shots for Oak Park Women's Guild





Northwestern University had me back again this year for their 'professional headshot photobooth'




Sometimes individuals need an update



and the schools, I've spent much of the month photographing in school, pre-schools, elementary, middle, art, after school and universities

all of them need headshots of the staff as well at the students, so here are some staff shots



Autumn Colors

November 05, 2015  •  Leave a Comment


just a few from some families in the past couple of weeks. I've been photographing these girls since the oldest was born, so fun to watch them grow and see the different personalities.




These boys also have been coming to me for photos for a lot of years too.



and then there are these boys, I photographed them in school before but this is the first time in the great outdoors


Crazy Busy October

November 05, 2015  •  Leave a Comment


October has been the busiest month of the year for me for a few years now, but this October was something else. I felt like I was running a race the whole month long, but I made it to the finish line with a lot of good work, happy clients and not one mistake or late order. I'm a little obsessed with never being late with work.

I have 6163 usable images between 9/28 and 10/28, AND I coached a U8 girls soccer team. Wednesday practice, Saturday game.  I photographed 3 school, a couple of university events, a couple fundraisers for non-profits, some family portraits for holidays cards, lots of business headshots and some marketing material for an art pre-school and a university. Oh and I photographed Patti Smith for The Book Table. 

A lot of people came out to The Book Table event, sold out Dominican's auditorium, Patti Smith was doing a book reading/signing from her new book M Train. Pretty cool to get paid to attend an event you would pay to go to, and then get to go in the back and meet Patti. She read, she sang, and she got some personal items returned to her that were stolen years ago, it was all very emotional.


Full gallery of the event can be seen here



Another event that had some great music was The Women's Global Education Project annual fundraiser, if you don't already know about them you should. They do wonderful work at getting children educated in Senegal and Kenya.





To see all the photos from this event visit



A little later in October I photographed the annual fundraiser also doing amazing work, closer to home, in domestic violence prevention, Sarah's Inn.

Here are a few photos from their night at Wire, full gallery can be viewed here