family holiday cards

January 22, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

The Autumn season was a whirlwind of photo shoots. Conferences, headshots, school portraits, marketing material and of course family photos for the end of year holiday card and gifts. Thank you to the families that return year after year, and the new people checking me out. 

We kept it very simple this year, left the concepts and props and presets and filters behind and pretty much went for simplicity. Not always easy to get family photos to look 'simple'. Bad light, cold weather, 4 kids at once are just a few things we had to work with on some of these, but we had fun and made the most of it all and got a lot of natural personality shinning through. 


The new year kicked in with lots of annual report photos followed this week with my first newborn of 2016.

keeping it simple


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