Monday, March 29, 2010

Not your typical business headshot {Chicago Headshot Photographer}

These aren't your typical formal business suit on a gray blackground.  Of course, I can do those well, but I always love getting to do something a little more fresh and fun.  I had a great time with Solstice Consulting.  They were all so smart and so fun.  Spending a few hours with them kind of made me want to get back to my engineering roots so I could be part of a team like that.

Solstice's new website will be launching at the end of the month, and I think it's great that they will show off their best resources... their talented people.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Sweet new life {Chicago Newborn Photography}

I love it when the parents schedule their session before the baby is even born.  That way, we get the freshest of fresh little babies.  This little one was only six days old.  He was such a doll, and an absolute delight to work with.

Monday, March 22, 2010

The girl's got style {Chicago Childrens Photograper}

My daughter dressed herself this morning. And, yes, the socks are designed to be unmatched. I love when I find a fun place to get unique things and I just want to share. The store is called Little Miss Matched, and they have the cutest mismatched stuff. You buy socks in sets of three. None of them are the same, but they all go together. So, the problem of losing one sock in a pair is never going to happen. Hurray for that!

The socks came on Saturday along with some mismatched flip flops (fun!), and my daughter picked out the shorts and the shoes. I think she's got a future in fashion. And I'm proud of her for expressing herself.

I can't wait to actually pair these socks with a bright pettiskirt, a fun hat, and a jean jacket.  Sooooo cool!!!!

And, in case you want to check them out, the store is Little Miss Matched. I got these online, but they do have a store in Chicago on Oak St.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

WANTED: Class of 2011 {Chicago Senior Photography}

Hey everyone!  Here's something brand new to shout out about.  Here is my first ever senior rep program, and it's going to be really cool!  Really.  I mean, what could be cooler than the chance to get amazing senior photos that are as unique as you are,  have a blast while you're doing it, and get to earn cool stuff and cash.  Yes, cash.  Like real dollar bills that you can take to Hollister or Abercrombie to get that new outfit that you've been wanting.  So, are you ready?  I know I am!

Here's the scoop.  I'm looking for a few outstanding local seniors who will represent my business for next year.  What am I looking for?  Someone who is influential in their school, liked by your peers and your teachers, has a great attitude, is active in extra-curricular activities,  is a good role model, and most importantly - MUST LOVE MY WORK.   If you are interested, then click here to fill out the application.

Here's what you have to do if you're selected as a senior rep:

* Love my work.  Tell everyone you know.
* Hand out some postcards. (Parents can help on this one)
* Use an image from your session as your profile pic on Facebook.
* Share the link to your gallery with everyone you know.

Got it?  Good.  Piece of cake, right?  So, click the link to get started.  Once I've received your application, I will send you a full contract for you to review with your parents.

I'll be making my my decisions by April 15th, so don't wait!!!

Feel free to give me a call, text, email, IM, or whatever if you have any questions.  847-707-9227.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Testing Gravity {Chicago Childrens Photographer}

Little ones always do the cutest things.  It's fun to see how a one year old's personality has developed. And sometimes, we're lucky enough to capture a spontaneous moment like this one below on film... or CF card. This little one year old was the cutest thing. And while she didn't sit there and smile perfectly, which they NEVER do, we got a ton of adorable images of her being her sweet self.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Class of 2010 {Chicago Senior Photography}

It's not to late to get senior photos if you're graduating this year! Here are some of my favorite shots from a recent senior session. We had such a great time at this session. Thanks so much for allowing me to make your senior photos!!!!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Not your average team photos {Chicago childrens photographer}

I won't say it was fate, but it was a very unique set of circumstances that introduced me to Premier Poms Experience in Barrington, IL.  It was good timing, a little luck, and some really good people.  And, I'm so thrilled to get to know this awesome organization.  What makes them awesome?  They are a not-for-profit poms team, whose mission is caring and competition.  How cool is that?  The partners started the organization after some not so good experiences with coaching that was, well, not so positive.   Coaching is supposed to make people better right?   And it has to be done well, especially if you're coaching young girls who are trying to develop their identities and self-confidence.  And, after spending two practices with these girls, Val and I were wow'd by how much they do truly care about each girl.  It was so awesome to experience.  And, it was so much fun to get to know these girls during their photo shoots.  Each of them was incredible. 

Here are a few of the images... and I can't even say these are my favorites, because there were truly so many great ones!  And, thank you, to the partners, the coaches, the girls, and their parents!  I'll look forward to seeing you all next year!

Oh, and I just have to add this. We did the photos at the Lake Barrington Field House, which is where the girls practice. Wow. That place is sooo huge and so cool!