Thursday, February 26, 2009

She's 1 Now!

Here's a little sneak peek from R's 1-year session. It has been a delight to photograph her over the past year. She's so easy to work with and her mom has the best ideas for clothing and props. I'm not the only one that thinks both R and her mom are really photogenic. You might recognize them from their features in Expectant Mother and The Bump.

I played around with some different post-processing techniques here; vintage effects and texture.

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When I look at her expression on this last one I can't help but think "Whatchoo talkin' bout Willis?" Sorry, I probably just totally dated myself with that reference. LOL!


Monday, February 23, 2009

Hats, Hats, Hats!

I had an opportunity to shoot some new hats from Charbridge Knits. Bridget from Charbridge is great to work with, and the quality and workmanship of her products is just amazing. I highly recommend Charbridge!

Little N was the a perfect model for some of these new hats.

Monster Hat

Purple Hat

Purple Hat

Brown & Pink Flower Hat

Brown & Pink Flower Hat

The spider hat is perfect for my son. I told Bridget I wanted something for myself. I must have a freakishly large head for a woman since I have a very hard time finding hats that fit me. LOL! I ordered an adult size version of this spider hat, and need to do a picture of my son and I together in our spider hats. Stay tuned for that!

Spider Hat

Friday, February 13, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!


We had some new Webkinz join the family this Valentine's Day courtesy of Grandma & Grandpa and Auntie Cindy & Uncle Tom. Thank you!

I wish you all a great Valentine weekend with your families!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Recent Publications

I'm really excited to have my photography featured in two recent publications.

"The Bump" is a resource guide for pregnant women. One of my coolest clients, Ann, was interviewed for the 2008/2009 Chicago edition of The Bump and my photos accompanied her interview. You might recognize her gorgeous baby who I have had the privilege to photograph as a newborn, a 3 month old, a 6 month old, and most recently a 9 month old (just a few blog entries back, actually).

The Bump

Last Spring I had a really fun opportunity -- photographing the annual 5K in Morton Grove. I am honored that the Morton Grove Park District chose one of those images for the cover of their most recent program guide.

Park District Guide Cover

Edited 2/5/09 to add full page digital copy of Bump article just received from the publisher: