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Baby, Baby, Baby, Oh…

Lousy cold fronts = chilly spring nights = warm cozy beds = you. know. what. i’m. talking. about.  Babies!

For a download-able price guide (with the above images) click here.

P.S. No, I myself am not preggers.  But if you are, give me a call! :-)

Lindy & Brian’s Chicago South Loop Engagement Session

Yesterday I had a great session with a couple of friends of mine – Melissa (I call her Lindy) & Brian.  I worked with Lindy for almost three years, and in sharing a very small closet-of-an-office with her, I’d say we’ve gotten to know each other pretty well!  When Brian decided it was time to pop the question, I was honored that he asked me to photograph the big event.  [Photos of that magical evening in January are here.]

Lindy & Brian are getting married later this month in a super-chic urban loft space nearby their place in the west loop.  So exciting!  The weather yesterday actually turned out quite nicely (especially considering the freezing temps and sleet/rain/whatev we experienced all week prior!)  We started the session just a couple blocks from the couple’s condo under the el tracks.

Then we traveled to Lindy’s top-secret location which we’ll be using for portraits on the wedding day.  Well, maybe not so top-secret anymore?

Next we went to the museum campus in front of the Field Museum, where they had their unofficial first date.  I wish I could retell the story well, it was so cute.

Last stop, Soldier Field.

Thora Birch Improv Comedy Group Portraits

I recently was asked by my good friend Thom to do some photos for his new improv comedy group, Thora Birch – with the group’s theme of childhood stardom and fast-fading celebrity fortune, we met up at Wish Craft, an adorable little venue in Roscoe Village, to play around.

Here’s what we came up with:

Maria & Jose’s CTA Chicago Loop Engagement Session

If there’s one thing I love, it’s clients who want unconventional locations for their portrait sessions, and Maria and Jose fit the bill.  They wanted something fun and romantic downtown, so to symbolize the new journey they’re making as they become husband and wife, I give you a CTA-themed engagement session. :-)

We of course made a few stops along the way (not everything was on or near a train!)

P.S. it was about 40 degrees out this day.  Maria is a TROOPER (and a lover of cute colorful dresses!)

[This engagement session was photographed for George Street Photo & Video.]

A Good Idea [In Theory] Sketch Comedy Duo Portraits

A good friend of mine, Thom, is part of a hilarious sketch comedy duo called A Good Idea [In Theory].  He asked me to take some photos of him and his partner-in-crime, Andrew, for their upcoming show.  Here are a few of my faves:

Here is the finished poster I designed for them.  Oh, and I’ve seen the show, and it’s pretty darn funny.

Oh, and I also dabble in web design, so I put together their blog site as well. :-)

Stacey & Mike’s Millenium Park Chicago Engagement Session

Stacey & Mike are getting married next May in River North in Chicago, so it was very fitting for their engagement session to be very city-oriented as well.  What a beautiful day it was!  What Stacey & Mike lack in shortness, they certainly make up in cuteness and charm. :-)  (Seriously though, I was on my tip-toes all day.)

[This engagement session was photographed for George Street Photo & Video.]

Liz & Daniel’s Lincoln Park Engagement Nature-Extravaganza

Liz & Daniel are big-time nature-lovers and seemed a little unsure about having a Chicago engagement session – I, however, knew of the many wonders of Chicago’s Lincoln Park, and convinced them to make the trip down from Deerfield.  Here are some of my favorites from this very sweet (an very much in love!) couple:

Baby Kaydence

A while back, I had posted two pictures of my friend Ashley, who was expecting at the time. She came and visited me today, and we spent a couple hours in the studio with her now almost three-month-old Kaydence! Such a sweetheart, my first go at studio baby photography, and a very easy girl to work with!

p.s. Ash – Kaydence is so lucky to have a mom like you. I am so proud of you!

Recent Work 3: Laundrypile Kids – The Boys

As promised, here are some of my favorites from the other half of the Laundrypile family – the boys.

Jack, Caedmon, and Tyler – thanks! You rock, boys!

Recent Work 2: Laundrypile Kids – The Girls

Heth, this one is for you! I finally got my butt in gear and finished your kids’ photos. There are too many to put all up on blogger, so I’m leaving some out and breaking it into two posts…

Gemma, Cam, and Noelle – you girls were the greatest!

p.s. heth, how do you want me to send you all the pictures? CD?