Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Midwestern Girl's Guide to Being Fabulous - A Work in Progress

My sister-in-law, Mary, got me this t-shirt for my birthday last month and I just love it. It epitomizes what a good midwestern girl stands for and it also sums up a special project my sister, Courtney, and I are working on. Hopefully more on that to come in the future...
"Good, solid, corn-fed, fun-loving, up-for-anything, all-american...Midwestern Girl"

Yeah baby.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Ready for the Pool

What is it about playing with water in the sink that is so appealing to little kids?

Saturday, April 26, 2008

A Piece of History - Photo Restoration

The most important aspect of being a photographer, to me, is capturing historic moments that can be viewed by generations to come. As a photographer, I am creating heirlooms and priceless memories that can not be replaced.
I was honored to work on a few projects recently that will assist in preserving some special moments in history that will never be recreated.
This photo below was taken by a staff photographer at the Chicago Tribune in July of 1953. This is Chad's dad, on the right, and his twin brother on the left. At the age of two, they were picked up by the police for wandering almost one mile away from home. They were spotted walking down the street together holding hands at 66th and Normal Blvd. in Englewood. The photo below was taken at the Chicago Police Department while they were waiting to be picked up by their parents.


After photo restoration:

This is another photo that was badly damaged and in danger of being eventually destroyed. This is a family friend's favorite photo of his parents. He had it restored for his mother.



Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Courtney is 25 weeks and three days

My sister's baby hump is finally showing, so she let me get some shots of her yesterday.

My hump, my lovely lady lump.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Waiting for Baby Maya - Part 2

Love, love, love this one.

Thanks for another great day together! The weather could not have been more perfect. Thanks for going along with all my crazy ideas :)
Best of luck to you!!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Stephanie James Couture

I came across this site with the most amazing vintage inspired wedding dresses. Stephanie James Couture is a husband and wife team that does photography and also designs wedding dresses and accessories out in California.

Everyday I see something new and inspiring that makes me wish I could do my wedding all over. This is definitely one of them.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Waiting for Baby Maya - Part 1

Ramona, Dave & David are anxiously awaiting the arrival of baby Maya. They are the sweetest little family, so Maya is going to be a lucky little girl.
This family is so photogenic, that I had the hardest time narrowing down which ones to post...they are all my favorites.

David wanted to show me his belly too.

Pregnancy sure agrees with Ramona. She is stunning.

Precious moment

Like father like son...

You may recognize David from my website. He is getting so big!

Thanks guys for such a fun day! I can't wait for our outdoor shoot :) We need some warm, dry weather!