And there they go, off back to school for another year. How did the summer go by so fast.
I did work but mostly I hung out with these two, we went on a few trips, we went to the pool A LOT, we ate a lot of ice-cream and somehow three months went by in the blink of an eye.
One of our trips was to this fab cabin where we got to relax in nature, where we kayaked, cannoned, read, sat, chatted and made some good food.
There were a lot of laughs and a little magic
We realize vacations with friends are really awesome for the kids so we drove to Colorado and camped with a few other families, again nature is the way to go. I pretty much took these days off photography, a few snaps on a stop along the way, and a few snaps at the campsite. I just experienced the wonderful scenery and left the landscapes photography to the guide books.
There was sports, plays, three birthdays, family visits, playdates and most importantly there was downtime to draw, read and create town and building and worlds.
Some images from my last volunteer day for Flashes Of Hope.
I don't think I need to write a lot in this post, I'm posting because this Sunday is Mother's Day and my heart goes out to all the mothers trying to do their best for their children, and all that encompasses. But especially those fighting cancer and other illnesses.
Some of the folks over at Chicago Literacy Alliance last month. Check out the great work they do http://chicagoliteracyalliance.org/a/
And there was the fashion students of Dominican University with their end of year collections
Of course there were events, some educational, some fun
Oak Park Art League's Wig Out fundraiser
and final presentations for Northwestern's School of Education and Policy
along with the usual mix of stuff I can't post yet
and lots of other 'stuff'
Now off to a busy week in Evanston photographing lots of research scientists for Northwestern's Research Magazine
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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