Local Eclectic & Brideside | Bridesmaid Styled Session

Local Eclectic & Brideside | Bridesmaid Styled Session

Super excited to share this bridesmaid styled session with Local Eclectic's gorgeous jewels and Bridesides beautiful gowns! I've been working with Local Eclectic for a few months now and was unbelievably down with this shoot idea (and dreaming about it for months until it came to fruition), but this was the first time that I meant the incredibly kind and talented women from Brideside! If you're looking to find the most shiny and drop-dead gorgeous jewelry…

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…

Happy Place | Editorial with Lauren Rebecca Roth

Happy Place | Editorial with Lauren Rebecca Roth

After taking a painfully long (and actually painful) hiatus from creating anything while my back healed, I was SO excited to get some creativity going with the beautiful Lauren Rebecca Roth at Happy Place while it was in Chicago! This was the first time I was able to hold my camera without a monopod since my injury and it was so scary + exciting to walk around for a few hours with Lauren and take super fun photos and get to know each other! Y'all, this place was happy…

5 Prop Ideas for Your Personal Branding Photography

5 Prop Ideas for Your Personal Branding Photography

I feel like no one would fight me on saying that Pinterest is a fantastic source for finding inspiration - right? There's like millions of photos to use for ideas when you're planning personal branding photography, of all different styles and moods and it's super likely that you can find photos that reflect the style you're going for when it comes to your own photography in your brand. But the thing that's tough about Pinterest is that it's easy to feel like anything that you create in a photograph could be misconstrued as mainstream or like you're copying another creative…

Chicago Branding Photography Session | Layne Fargo

Chicago Branding Photography Session | Layne Fargo

If I could describe to you my dream photography session as an angsty teenager in Indiana, this would be it. When Layne first reached out to me about photographing her author headshots I just about lost my mind - Layne is an author and her debut book is a feminist psychological thriller set in the Chicago theater scene. I mean, seriously - could she be anymore kickass? We connected immediately over our love of moody portraits, our senses of humor and our shared love of the Chicago creative boss babe scene…

Local Eclectic Blog Photography | Meeting with Carrie Elizabeth Jewelry

Local Eclectic Blog Photography | Meeting with Carrie Elizabeth Jewelry

For the past few weeks I've been working with the incredible Local Eclectic, an online jewelry store that features indie designers and is based in Chicago. I love getting to work with brands and businesses that have focuses that align with my own and they certainly do that - Local Eclectic works with emerging indie designers that pour their hearts into their work, providing gorgeous, small-run pieces that are well made and accessible…