I found the endless summer, and it is in Mililani, Hawaii. It's November and typically fall family portraits sessions don't look like this back at home. Warm summer light still eases into the late afternoon. I could get used to this in no time. I probably already am . . .
It is always so exciting to be able to see how people's lives morph and grow. It was an honor to capture Cristina + Justin's wedding in 2014 and even more exciting this February when they welcomed their first baby. Just a couple weeks new, he did awesome at his newborn portrait session.
Fall foliage is the perfect backdrop for family photos. Just a touch of crisp in the air and a beautiful late October session checked off the list. The light at St. James Farm in Warrenville was sublime this late afternoon.
charity: water is a phenomenal organization that aims to provide impoverished areas of the world with tools to be able to access clean water. Because its operations are funded by private donors, every dollar that is raised funds clean water projects. It's an organization whose mission and philosophies align with my personal views. And I wanted to be involved.
So, in December of 2013 I ran a [one month] campaign for charity: water called 'Photos for Filters'. In this campaign, I was offering 20 min sessions for donations of $100 or more. The response was amazing, and within a few weeks, I reached my goal of raising $2000!
I love family portraits when they're in their natural element. Forget anything too scripted. Some of my favorite portraits of all time are in the moment, real shots of families being the themselves.
So, a few of my most favorite people and I went over to Montrose Beach on a chilly September Sunday to set up shop. Footballs were thrown, tag was played, picnics were had, and overall a ton of fun ensued.
When will spring get here!!! Everything was still so brown in and around Lincoln Park, but we took a stroll to the honeycomb and stone house near the zoo. Overall I pretty much love Heather and Jesse and they, without question, have the cutest kids.
Well hello little baby! Kate and Ryan welcomed their new daughter just a few weeks ago. I was lucky to meet her; such a teeny tiny peanut. Also very happy to hang out with her awesome new mom and dad (who seemed blissfully in love with their new addition).
unday mornings at Union Station's Great Hall. I love, love, love this place. Timeless architecture rich in Chicago history and traveler stories. It's the perfect backdrop for winter family portraits.
Yesterday morning I spent a little bit of time with Nomer and his son, Riley, in Chicago. This was a very special baby portrait session and I was honored to photograph these little moments of father and son.