update with some recent work from early 2017
Headshot, small business marketing images and education marketing and events have be the focus of much of my 2017 work so far.
Northwestern has kept me busy both with work for the upcoming research magazine and editorials for SPS website, while here in Oak Park I've been doing some lifestyle headshots and small business creative work in the snow.
Last week was super busy with a total of 9 shoots. Five for Northwestern Research Magazine due to come out in May, a student poster presentation event for the school of policy and education at Northwestern, a fashion shoot for Dominican University design department and two of the three nonprofit Gala/Parties I have photographed in the past month. Hephizbah Children's Association 'Heart of Gold Ball', Oak Park Art league 'Heads or Tails', & Housing Forward 'Have a Heart' all have had their annual fundraisers in the past month. Here are some images from these events.
Hephzibah Children's 'Heart of Gold Ball' at The Bridgeport Arts Center
full gallery http://www.emphotography.net/heartofgold
Oak Park Art League's 'Heads or Tails' party at Wire
full gallery http://www.emphotography.net/headsortails
Housing Forward 2017 'Have A Heart' Gala at The Palmer House Hotel
full gallery http://www.emphotography.net/heart25
Sept through Dec is a whirlwind of photo shoots so very little updates/blog posts are written so I am slowly catching up and working back. Here is some of what I worked on this fall. Starting with the cover image of the winter edition of Northwestern Research magazine which I shot a couple of the pieces. Got a little playful with lighting for this one.
Photographed store windows that some visual merchandising students decorated for the holiday season.
Worked on images for a fashion styling book that will be out soon.
Lots of headshots, some straight headshots, some leaving space for logo and text.
Staff shots both exterior and studio look
And of course lots of event photography, college lectures, non-profit Galas, Bat Mitzvahs, Quinceanera
Oak Park Temple Bat Mitzvah and Party
School Photography is not something I show a lot because there seems to always be a parent in a class who doesn't want their child showing up anywhere online so I want to respect that and not publish class photos. But for a bunch of years now I have done school portraits for a few schools in the area. The Children's School in Berwyn was the first to ask me to do this back in 2012 and I have worked with them every year since, adding Alcuin Montessori and Oak Park Friends over the years. It is a pretty entertaining experience and a lot of work. There are kids who love it and totally ham it up and there are kids who just stand there with a serious look on their face no matter what, and then there are the itty bitty ones who sometimes are scared to tears of anything unusual (and there is a lot of snot). The families get to review a gallery of images to choose from which I like more than pre-purchasing a package of that fake smile one you sometimes get with school photos, but sometimes that fake smile one is who the kid is at that moment in time and I appreciate those too. Here is just a taste of this past falls school photos.