Branding Session

Floral Designer Branding Session | Brittney Kee

Floral Designer Branding Session | Brittney Kee

Brittney and I first met on a sunny day in River North - she came in bustling, excited and full of ideas for her branding photography session. She told me her story of how she started in floral design, what it's like to be an educator and entrepreneur, and how she's pursuing her dreams and learning along the way. Over coffee we planned out her goals for the session and before I knew it we had planned out 4 scenes, tons of massive props, and had the beautiful…

Behind the Scenes | Session with Leslie of Burgundy Fox

Behind the Scenes | Session with Leslie of Burgundy Fox

Can I tell you a secret? Everyone feels awkward in front of the camera. There's a certain amount of insecurity that comes with being photographed, whether you're taking a selfie with friends or actually getting your portrait taken by a photographer - there is always that little twinge of self doubt and fear of how the photo will turn out. I feel that fear, every client I've ever worked with has and every woman I photograph in the future will feel that fear too...

Inspired Chicago | KNOED

Inspired Chicago | KNOED

On one of the few snowy days we've had so far this year, I spent the afternoon at KNOED in Ravenswood on the north side of Chicago - sitting down with coffee in Kim and Kyle's adorable studio, getting to know the story of how this couple started KNOED, and see the amazing behind the scenes action of what goes into creating a brand - yeah, this interview was inspirational...

Inspired Chicago | grace + hudson

Inspired Chicago | grace + hudson

We sat and talked for hours in Summer House Santa Monica, eating delicious guacamole and chips, drinking local pink tea that matched Stacy's cardigan, and spilling the beans on what it's like to be a career changer. Stacy has accomplished a whole lot in her life, from being an attorney, owning a storefront in New Jersey, until finally ending up in Chicago and opening up Grace + Hudson...

Inspired Chicago | The Colette Collection

Inspired Chicago | The Colette Collection

I've been loving meeting so many amazing entrepreneurial women over this past year, interviewing them, and telling their stories. It shouldn't be so surprising to me the vast amount of incredibly talented, driven, and caring women that Chicago has - but it still does! This woman is no different; from graduating college during the recession and jumping headfirst into the corporate world, only to be laid off many years down the road with a small dream as a back up plan...

Inspired Chicago | Four Hats Press

Inspired Chicago | Four Hats Press

What could possibly be better for a rainy Sunday afternoon than sweatpants and movies with your boyfriend? Hot apple cider, warm conversation, and photographing the amazingly talented Cory, owner of Four Hats Press! I found Cory through our local Rising Tide Society group's page and couldn't believe I hadn't met her yet - her custom calligraphy and letterpress prints are totally gorgeous and without a doubt my style...