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This blog is about stories and how I've captured them with my camera -- some of the stories are about me and my family, and some of the stories are about other people, and some of the stories are probably a lot like yours. Here's a bit of my story: I am a momma of two ornery boys and a creative girl and married to an amazing guy. The house we live in is small but cozy, and our favorite thing to do there is what we call Family Pizza & Movie Night. I find dark chocolate extremely tasty, and I love baking, which leads to the fact that though I wouldn't say I necessarily love running, I do enjoy it and keep at it to try to stay sane and avoid having to buy an entirely new, bigger wardrobe. We have moved lots, which has been a challenge for me, but has taught me a lot, and drawn our family even closer together. I believe some of our crazy journeys have helped shape how I see life, love, and emotion through my lens.
My great grandma gave me her Brownie camera when I was about 8 years old. I thought it was the coolest thing ever. Photography has grown from something I love to do into something that has become part of who I am. I'm passionate about capturing personalities, love, and the story of people's lives and reflecting it as art. Art that continues to tell the story, no matter what else has happened around us. Life is always changing… kids grow, we lose people we love, we add new people to our families and lives. I cherish being able to remember each part of the story along the way, and I adore helping others remember each part, too, for a lifetime. So that is a bit about me ~ I would love to hear a little of your story!
So, there is some new stuff going on around here… and this is just a sneak peek at an AMAZING session we did in Chicago Union Station. I wish we could do a gazillion sessions there… seriously. The light in those huge windows? Gorgeous. My favorite. But we got special permission to be up there right before they started demolition on a brand new project they are doing, so alas, I will not be allowed to do a session just like this again. Ever. Sadness. But that just makes this session all the more incredibly special.
Here is my session fav… she always wears Converse with her dresses to school dances. So smart. More to come, along with exciting news with info on fun things being offered to high school seniors to make your sessions unique, fabulous, and all about YOU. Come back and see me soon! Or send me a message to get your session booked because they will be filling up fast! Booking class of 2016 sessions now, and spots are limited this summer and fall.
This mama knew she wanted some family photos before they their daughter was off to college. And so we got their session in just a few days before they drove her to her new adventure. They were so much fun to be with ~ can you tell?
I met this adorable family a couple weeks ago. I could not get over these sweet kiddos… I can still hear their contagious giggles.
Hello September!! It is time for fall mini sessions!! Come join the fun & feel free to share this info with your friends! Fall mini sessions will be offered on 2 dates, and include a 30 minute session (immediate family only, please), hand editing of your images, an online gallery, 3 full resolution digital images, $100 print credit (to be used as you wish in the ala carte print menu), and a photo app of all your edited images. These type of special mini sessions with deeply discounted sessions, hand edited digital images & prints are offered just a couple of times a year. The time slots are already going quickly, so sign up fast!
Saturday, October 18th
Saturday, November 8th
We will let you know details on the location of the session closer to the session date. If you would like to book a time, please e-mail us at email@example.com and let us know which date and time you would like. A $100 deposit is required to hold your mini session, with the remaining $100 due at your session. Your images will take 3 weeks to be edited and then will be available for viewing in an online gallery. Your gallery will be posted for 2 weeks and your $100 print credit order should be placed within those 2 weeks. Please let us know if you have any questions! Happy Fall!!
**9/22 update: the November 8 mini sessions are full! there are spots left on October 18!