Tuesday, January 20, 2009

{Michael K}

Ahhhh - how sweet it is to turn ONE!! Michael celebrated his big birthday last week, and I was so excited to be able to take photos to mark this milestone. He was a little less than happy with me and my camera (I, too, hope he's not getting sick Amy!), but he was more than willing to flash all sorts of smiles for Mom & Dad. Thanks to both of you for all your help! And for letting me snap a few of the whole family - what a beautiful family you are!

After the background was taken down and my gear was put away, I followed little man around while he was playing with his toys just to catch a couple more casual shots of him. I could not get enough of those big blue eyes! Here is one of those shots.....

Side note: It is amazing to make how much difference a few months make when you're talking in Toddler Time....my little man is just a few months older than Michael, but I feel like so much time has passed since his birthday. Makes me a little wistful!!

{FIF Bollywood Style}

I have the privilege of being involved with a group of amazing women photographers aptly named "Females in Focus". This group is for women to get together, talk about the industry, grow our business, and most of all - help support and empower each other. A fabulous creative resource if you ask me! Our gathering for the month of January was at the beautiful Garfield Park Conservatory, and featured the musings of Indian saris and headdress on our beautiful models Carolyn, Janessa and Eva. Make up and Hair was by Veronica.




And....a little "behind the scenes" look :)

Sunday, January 18, 2009

{Cooper & Magoo}

I have the pleasure of living in quite possibly THE coolest Courtyard Building in Chicago. It is pretty pet friendly, and some very cool pupsters co-habitate with their human families. Two such hip city dogs: the fabulous Cooper & Mr. Magoo. Not only are they adorable (really, what Westies aren't?), they are incredibly sweet and cuddly too! They regularly give Liam & I lots of sniffs and kissies when we see them in the courtyard. A big Thank You to their mommies for having me over to capture them on camera today!



The awesome Westie Duo

Friday, January 9, 2009

Official Introduction in 2009!

I am so proud to officially introduce

Officially ringing in the 2009 with a new business serving the Chicago community! I specialize in fun, vivid photography to capture the everyday (and so very special) moments of your life. Whatever the event or subject, I will create photographs for you to treasure….always!

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Thursday, January 8, 2009

{Liam - 15.5 months old }

Some shots from our casual session this morning. For me, these photos exemplify why is a great reason to bring your child's favorite toy to a photo shoot. Liam LOVES playing with these Tonka Trucks & Trains right now. He always seems to have two with him at all times, one in each hand. Double fisted, if you will :). Sometimes its the train and caboose, sometimes its the concrete truck and the firetruck. He drives them up and down the couches, up and down our heads and arms, on the cats' back and head. He'll lay on his belly and drive them around, sit on his heels (just like in the 4th and 5th photo) and drive them around. They are definitely his favorite toy right now.

The photos aren't all of him smiling lovingly directly at the camera. But, I feel like I captured perfectly this moment in his life. These tiny details that I may or may not remember when he's 18 and the top of his pants are no longer rolled over and the tag does not stick out. That is what its all about :)