Gibson Wedding

I need to thank two wonderful photographers that helped me with this day. Eric Perez and Kristen Cloyd. I love having such great company for an incredibly fun day. It was hard to get this rowdy group together for photos but thank you for having patience with me and letting me do my thang. 

Marcelo and Chad plus 3

They say the first year of marriage is the hardest. These guys laughed at that and added a puppy to their family before they even got married and then decided that wasn't enough they got two more after their wedding! WHAT....? That is crazy. Wait there is more. These two are not only committed to their best friends, but on top of that, they are the busiest bunch you will ever meet.  Marcelo is a famous fitness instructor and Director at Lakeshore Sport and Fitness. All of them. Chad is a cycling instructor, literally, everywhere. Then he also cuts hair and makes you look pretty, but thats not enough, he is training for the IRONMAN! These two are not only cute and a bag of chips, they are also smart, funny, caring, loving and the greatest dog parents ever. You are thinking. How do they do it? I don't know. Im out of breath just writing this. You will have to ask them yourself. 

Puppy Love

How cute are these two bff's? I can't get over how Sarah found such a perfect dog for her. Sarah herself is a tall girl and she found a dog that when she walks with him they look like they belong together. He is a Great Dane/Lab mix with the sweetest personality. They are so sweet and kind. Enjoy these two cuties. 

Vincent

When you are a guy's guy and you finally have a son that you have been waiting for your whole life,  you can see the excitement in Tony's eyes. He has big plans for Vincent. These two will be inseparable. Not only will Vincent have an older sister to take good care of him but two loving parents and a bunch of Tony's friends to make sure he grows up to be as manly as possible. This goes for our son James as well. 

Newborn Photography
Newborn Photography
Newborn Photography
Newborn Photography
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Family Portraits
Family Portraits
Family
Baby Toes
Siblings
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Fatherly Love
Mama Love
Mother and Daughter

Literally Planning for Paradise

Meet Jenin, one of the most talented beautys out there and she is about to add a special little guy to this world. Jenin and I met in college and I think we fell in love right away. We both have weird personalities and maybe thats why we get along so well, she rocks my world. Jenin is a wedding planner, a styler, a web site designer.......there is nothing this little mama can't do.  I came over to her house to snap some loving photos of her bump and her gorgeous nursery. Make sure to scroll down for the nursery. You will want to move in! Also, follow Jenin's baby planning at Planning for Paradise, Literally.

Only 6 more days till her due date. 

Maternity Photography
Maternity Photography
Maternity Photography
Maternity Photography
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Maternity Photography
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Nursery
Nursey
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Maternity Photos
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Nursey

Twinning

Meet Landon and Victoria, THE BEST NAME EVER, twins born the day before Thanksgiving.  If you would see the mother of these two your Jaw would drop and you would ask. Where did you carry those twins? She already looks amazing and it blows my mind how together they both are after the chaotic life with twins Victoria's Grandma bought the beautiful red dress you see in these photos. Once I get the information on where she bought it, I will let everyone know, because I have been getting that questions a lot. 

Two little blessings, sent from above. Twice the smiles, twice the love.

Alice and Family

I have known Alice since high school and it has been so much fun watching her family grow. Her and Tom have been together FOREVER and they are just so freaking sweet. Then they had these two sweet girls. COME ON. Its the perfect family. Did I mention they are bilingual? Yes, even the girls. I am rooting for one more child for them. They are too good not to have another. I am so glad they contacted me to photograph them, because every photo of them made me smile. 

Alice and Family
Alice and Family Chicago family photoshoot
Family photo shoot
Happy Baby
Family Photo shoot


Coming October 2016

The Foscos 

My best friend is getting married! It's going to be like a movie. Maybe we should make a movie out of it. 

Katie and Doug have been friends forever and dating for 3 years and I'm proud to have Doug as a best friend in law. Doug asked Katie at Montrose beach at a sunrise they were watching, so of course we had to go back to Montrose for their engagement photos. 

Cowboy boots and Flip Flops
Montrose Beach Engagement
Montrose Beach Engagement
Montrose Beach Engagement
Montrose Beach Engagement
Montrose Beach Engagement
Montrose Beach Engagement
If you’ll be my soft and sweet, I’ll be your strong and steady.
You be my glass of wine, I’ll be your shot of whiskey”
— Blake Shelton
Montrose Beach Engagement
Montrose Beach Engagement
Montrose Beach Engagement


German Fest 2015

WHY HAVE I NOT ATTENEDED EVERY YEAR? 

My friend Katherine Recommended me for this gig and I am so thankful she did because I would have never known about this wonderful event. Germanfest was held in Lincoln Square from Friday to Sunday. On Friday they had a keg tapping, Saturday a parade and lots of food and on Sunday they had all kinds of Folk dancing. Everyone was so kinds and the food.....THE FOOD was so good!  Even Mancow showed up in his pilot shirt. 

Harley Davidson

Nice Harley

One of my favorite subjects, of course cars, but recently it has to be motorcycles. I have had a high request of those and I'm in Love. They are beautiful and fun to shoot. I wish I could ride one around town in this weather.  I have learned many things from my encounters with gentlemen and their toys. 1. they take extreme good care of their toys and this motorcycle was no diffrent, 2. It is literally their baby and they can talk for hours about it.  It amazes me the difference between women and men. My husband for one, will not go to one of those automatic car washes. Our babies only get hand car washes.  I think the cars come before me ;). 

Here is a recent shoot I did for the owner of New York City Bagel Deli , of his Harley Davidson. If you are ever around town. Give their bagel sandwiches a try. They are the best! Plus the crew at the Deli is super friendly and they will most likely have a really cool t shirt on. Enjoy!

Harley Davidson
Harley Davidson Front
Harley Davidson Front
Harley Davidson Back
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Harley Davidson Wheel
Harley Davidson Back

Arranmore Polo Classic

It was a hot and beautiful day for for the inagural Arranmore Polo Classic. Congratulations to the Sophisticated Living Magazine team on a great match and win.  I have never attended a Polo match before, but I am officially obsessed. I can't wait to visit again. 

Marcelo and Chad

An Engagement. These two are such a charming couple and I'm so happy they brought their new addition with them. Tegan is such a doll and I can't wait to see her grow up. I wish them the very best for their future because they deserve it. Check back in September for their wedding shots. 


Kit and Ace Supper Club

Hosted by Kimberly of Kit and Ace-Chicago at DL Loft and food by Chef Charles Webb.  Kit and Ace holds suppers clubs to introduce their line of technical cashmere.  8 people that have never met before met up at the supper club and creatively collaborated and chatted the night away. 

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We believe in improving the perfect. Our speciality is luxury fabrics with technical properties that allow for easier care, greater comfort and increased functionality. We began with Technical Cashmere™ - machine washable cashmere designed to move with you throughout your day – and we will continue to innovate in both fabric and fashion design.
— Kit and Ace

Chop

Soft opening of Chop on Tuesday at the Roosevelt Collection.  A Second Concept from the Founder of Porkchop-1017 S Delano Ct. 

Chef at Chop
Chop Party
Whiskey shots
Chop Chicago
Beef at Chop