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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!

elizabeth:  class of 2014 {downers grove high school senior photographer} Image

elizabeth: class of 2014 {downers grove high school senior photographer}

July 25, 2014

This is Elizabeth, an amazing Downers Grove North graduate.  Seriously talented.  Seriously stunning eyes.  I have many more images to share later of her fun session, but here is one for now…

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sisters {downers grove photographer}

July 22, 2014

This summer is flying by.  So many fun sessions.  So few blogged.  I’m sorry, blog.  I will try to catch up soon.

I was so excited to meet these sisters.  I knew Mary from her senior session a couple of years ago, and it was so fun to hang out with her and her two sisters and see them have fun together!  They are all so smart, and seriously gorgeous, as you can see.

sisters life reflections by tangie 1

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emmy. class of 2014. {downers grove high school senior photographer}

June 5, 2014

I have been impressed with this senior since the moment I met her.  Her smile is so warm and friendly, and lights up any room.  She has an amazing singing voice and she writes music.  And I just happen to love her sense of fashion.  I got to meet Emmy last year and have been able to see her in several concerts and performances throughout the year, and loved seeing that her outer beauty is definitely a reflection of her inner beauty.  What a fantastic example of a fun, caring, super talented young woman.  Keep shining, Emmy!  We will be keeping our eye out for you.

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work and live {downers grove teen photographer}

May 28, 2014

work for a cause, not applause… live life to express, not to impress… ~author unknown

teen portrait life reflections by tangie

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