Do you get close to end of the year, October or November, and you wish you would have gotten around to doing family photos earlier? In a more relaxed environment where you aren’t rushing around like crazy to finish up the year? Consider this post a friendly reminder to attempt to take the leisure of the summer to do your annual photos! Do you have a great summer home that has gorgeous locations for photos and is located near Chicago or Michigan? Use that as a backdrop instead of Lincoln Park again! Plan ahead and get something on the calendar for a summer location. The photos below were done at a summer home in Michigan…mother and son doing a casual shoot to record year 2. It doesn’t have to be complicated or overly involved just do it before November rolls around and you will get to November and feel relieved!
Designer Lizzie Greco has a small part of keeping the art of handmade paper alive by building her business Craftbelly Frames + Mirrors around it. Each frame she makes begins as an unfinished wood frame that she wraps tightly with handmade decorative paper to impart a “painted-on” effect. A majority of the papers she uses are imported from other countries where the art of paper-making is alive and well. These papers include Lokta, Indian Rag, Chiyogami, and Katazome-shi.
Lizzie has have come up with a small collection for me that are elegant and subdued but beautiful and original. The collection consists of 7 different frames available in a full range of sizes from 4×6 to 20×24.
September 13, 2012New Family photos with mom, dad, and 3 month old baby boy
December 30, 2011Family holiday and New Years photos on location in the South Loop
Holiday family photos for a Chicago family in the South Loop…We made a holiday/address change card as well as other photos to mark this baby’s 8 month mark….
July 19, 2011Family photos with 1 year old, mom and dad
I love working with this family…I photographed her pregant and now with their 1 year old boy. I think these photos are precious, genuine and timeless and exude so much love!
April 12, 2011Finnegan. Photos of an awesome bearded collie dog
Meet the spectacular bearded collie Finnegan!
Meet Hanah & Gracie….2 sister golden retriever puppies who just turned 3 months old and are headed off to training camp next week. They absolutely had to be photographed before leaving so that their already fleeting puppy-ness was captured. They are gorgeous sisters with soft, silky coats and sweet irresistible demeanors.