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Strength, Beauty, and Courage

I’ve always believed that women have a strength that runs deep, often under the surface, in waiting until life gives us cause to draw upon it.  Now, that’s not to say that I don’t have high regard for male strength as well – because I do – but men and women carry their strengths differently.  Because of this, it seems to me that the most beautiful women – whether they be traditionally so, or simply the type of women that possess some often intangible, yet undeniable spark of charisma […]

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Year Two and a Baby Brother!

Earlier this month I shared how much I was looking forward to photographing one of my favorite young families for the second year in a row (if you missed it, read that post HERE).  Well, as I had hoped, the photo shoot was a lot of fun and produced some beautiful, memorable images. Anthony and Sara are great parents – intelligent and caring folk, who have a sense of humor about life and raising children that I find really endearing.  As happens with toddlers […]

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Struck by Lightning

This evening I ventured out to find a few props for an upcoming photo shoot.  I managed to make it all the way to and inside of my local Goodwill before the skies opened up in a torrential rain.  However, luck was not with me when it came time to leave.  As I ran to my car, I attempted to dodge raindrops, but quickly discovered that to be a tough task when the raindrops turned out to be more akin to […]

Lombard’s Hidden Gem

These past few weeks I’ve had the pleasure of visiting one of Lombard’s most scenic springtime attractions, Lilacia Park.  Most recently I met up there with my mom to celebrate my birthday and was sad to see that most of the blooms were on their way out.  Luckily, just a few weeks prior, I had the chance to make it to the secluded lilac haven.  Not only did I thoroughly enjoy the uplifting (and for me, somewhat nostalgic) scent of […]

Looking Back

This weekend I’m excited to have the privilege of photographing a wonderful family for a second annual session.  Sara, Anthony, and their son Niko were one of my families to photograph last year.  They are a bright and fun family, willing to relax and play a bit in front of the camera.  We took photos to commemorate Niko’s first birthday last year, and this year I’ll be heading back to their home to photograph him for year two!  But it’s not just about Niko […]