Chicago Grad Session at The School of the Art Institute | Goldie

Chicago Grad Session at The School of the Art Institute | Goldie

I met Goldie during freshman orientation and we immediately found ourselves giggling at inside jokes in the Rubloff auditorium - so to say we were fast friends would be an understatement. I’ve seen Goldie explore himself over the years through personal art projects in our classes together, spent Halloween together dressed as fancy ghouls and seen him fall in love…

Lincoln Park Zoo Senior Portrait Session | Kierra

Lincoln Park Zoo Senior Portrait Session | Kierra

When Kierra and her mom first reached out to me for her senior portraits, I almost couldn't hide my excitement - Keirra's family is one of the kindest I've been lucky enough to meet, she was so easy going and trusting when it came to her session, and her amazing senior style is seriously what photographers dream of...

Senior Picture Prop Ideas

Senior Picture Prop Ideas

This year is coming to a close and the senior picture season for 2018 grads is almost over! Autumn and summer senior portrait sessions have come and gone and now it's time to look for inspiration for winter and spring shoots. Here are some of my favorite year-round props to bring to your senior portrait session, and some winter specific ones for those of you who are adventurous in the Chicago snow...

5 Questions to Ask Your Photographer Before You Book

5 Questions to Ask Your Photographer Before You Book

If you type into Google search "Chicago portrait photographers" you'll be met with hundreds of results and likely become suuuuper overwhelmed trying to choose one. How do you even begin to narrow down the search and find the right photographer for your needs? Here are 5 questions that you can ask potential photographers before you book to help you find differences between them...

Should I Wear Glasses for My Senior Pictures?

Should I Wear Glasses for My Senior Pictures?

As someone who wears glasses and has to go through that awkward, "do I take these off for the picture?" thing every (infrequent) time I'm in front of the camera, I thought it'd be useful to give some advice that I give to clients about wearing their glasses, and also my tips for making your glasses less of an issue for pictures! So if you're feeling torn...

Millenium Park College Grad Session

Millenium Park College Grad Session

Elexys was always the kinda girl who'd you see in passing and end up talking to for 45 minutes without even realizing that you're late to class. She has one of the most sincere and supportive personalities that I've ever had the pleasure to meet and be friends with - the kind of person who, even if you aren't close, will message you and see how...