Archive for September, 2010
Chase was a little hesitant to meet me……whatever corner I went around he was there at the other end giving me this look!
I knew it was going to be hard to win him over…if he wasn’t giving me the look above, then he was looking off into the distance aloofly as if I were just a figment of his imagination…
Chase led a rough life in Indiana before being rescued by a veterinarian and adopted by a great owner living in the South Loop of Chicago…..
Now Chase is living in Style with lots of love, comfie blankets, treats, and great skyline views. He lays up on the windowsills like a cat and watches city life intently…I always hear cat owners saying their cats are like dogs but I’ve rarely heard about a poodle dog being like a cat!
Chase got LOTS of treats this day and secretly I think he started to like me…he even started to show off his extreme good looks and stylish hair cut…
I took this as a sign that he was letting me into his favorite room…the kitchen! So I followed him in and we got more treats.
Now it was time for a walk…he started putting on this great happy face and he took me on a tour of the south loop which he loves….
He took me to his favorite park where he likes to sit on the steps and watch squirrels, birds and the leaves starting to turn colors….
The smell of curry coming from the South Loop Chicago Curry House around the corner started to drift into the park and Chase was up again ready to find it…..
We made our way back through the city towards home…
home sweet home!
I’m posting shots from fall of 2009 to get some inspiration for the upcoming fall season….my favorite time to take photos in Chicago. I can’t wait for the leaves to start changing and the weather to turn to get some of the gorgeous color like you see below. We started at a park in Winnetka and moved to the water to take photos of the sisters at the water. I love these photos !
this photo made the cut for the cover of the christmas card
Here is a link to a great blog post about getting all the digital files from a photo shoot….
A great way to present your favorite maternity photos is to create platform prints with matte, glossy, or metallic finishes. In this example you are looking at a 10″x20″metallic surface platform print with a black edge. I love the 10×20 format because it works really well with the natural vertical look of a pregnancy portrait. Why use an ordinary crop such as 8×10″ when you have the option of customizing the crop size to fit the photo? With platform prints, you also have the option of using wood, white, or aluminum edges. Platform prints don’t require extra framing they come with a backboard and are ready to hang. These photographs have a very contemporary look and can be hung on the wall or put on an easel and placed on any table. They are modern, classical and unique and are a great value. The lack of framing really puts the focus on the photo…so the photo better be good!
side view of maternity portrait platform print…
Metallic finish platform print of a pregnant woman and her husband in a intimate but classic maternity portrait.
I love this series of photographs of a great couple who are parents and grandparents. It was shot outside in a park outside and the greenery provided a great backdrop. Often times when a couple becomes grandparents for the firs time all of the focus, naturally, is on the new baby. We all rush to photograph and focus on the newborn baby and in the process forget to photograph the parents and grandparents in one of the greatest time periods of their life. The photos of everything but the baby fall by the wayside. What could be a better time to photograph your parents and grandparents than now? I love these photos because they are fun fresh and colorful and put a little spin on an ordinary photo session. I like seeing their happiness with each other and with this stage of life. I think these are special photographs that will be treasured by so many members of the family for a long time…