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 http://www.emphotography.net/pattismith
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 http://www.emphotography.net/wgep2015
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 http://www.emphotography.net/p435105819
Keywords: Chicago, Oak Park, Patti Smith, River Forest, Sarah's Inn, Women's Global Education Project, book signing, event photography
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