Monday, November 19, 2007

Busy weekend, or all ages.

If you are wanting anything before Christmas the last weekend will be Dec. 1st. I have availability in the early morning, and one spot mid afternoon for mini sessions - $125. Please call asap if interested.

The 3rd shoot of the day was a newborn and his sister. We always love newborns. After this shoot I went straight to photographing a local drummer.

This mother and daughter were so much for to work with and I think it shows.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Last of the Fall Colors

Almost the end of the fall colors around here, there is just the amazing bright yellow lining the streets and boy is it fun to jump in. These boys sure had fun.

Monday, November 5, 2007

More with Santa

Yesterday was a busy day. In the morning I was setting up for a holiday card shoot of two little girls that have been seen on my site before. Of course my son Taron wanted to get in on the action when he saw his babies were going to be used for an idea I had.
Then we added in some santa visuals with the girls for their holiday card.
I still have a few openings for the discount day Nov. 17th, call now to reserve a time.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Male Teen Photos

For some reason I get to photograph a lot more girls than boys, women than men, but today I had the pleasure of working with Ivan, a 17 year old.
We hang out chatted about music, art and holidays, what they are now compaired to what they used to be. We stopped at 3 spots around Oak Park and took lots of great photos of Ivan, so here are a few to share.
Last night I started a photo documentary project for "West Suburban PADS" I will be taking photos to document the great work they do with houseing the homeless, and getting people back on their feet after a rough stage in their life. Please check them out if you want to contribute to a worth while organisation.

Friday, October 26, 2007


Mostly I keep to my photography here on this blog, but last month I mentioned my new find in Oak Park, The Thousand Villages, the perfect place to buy gifts and toys and items for the house, all fair trade. This months fine is "CELEBRATIONS HOLIDAY SHOP" at 617 Madison St. just west of East St. It is sooo cute and someplace that would put one in good form just to walk in there. The outside is covered in beautiful autumn wreaths, and as you walk in the door your get a back in time feel. Little rooms filled with Christmas tree's and handmade decorations. Definately a must see for the holiday shoppers. Heidy, the lady that only weeks ago opened the place is very friendly, (she even gave me a plant just for visiting the store) and makes a lot of the items herself. Go visit, she's open late.
And on another note, it's almost Nov. and will be getting cold soon, remember those less fortunate, those attending soup kitchens, those sleeping in shelters and on the streets. Above image is from last year, at The Franciscian Outreach soup kitchen in Chicago. There are many such organisation that are worth volenteering with.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Autumn in the Forest

These two boys I photographed this time last year in the studio, this time we took a walk in the woods and had a run around a field. I got so many cute shots, so as always it's difficult to pick a few to show, but here goes...

Remember there is only a few more weeks for the wonderful fall colors.

Thursday, October 4, 2007


Yesterday I went to photography the twin babies again, but there big sister Twyla was much more into working for the camera. At two years old she quite the cutie. Her momma was one of my first maternity models back in 2005, so it is nice to keep a record of these little one's growing.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Apple Picking

A true autumn Sunday, meeting up with family to go apple picking, walk through a corn maze and take a hay ride. It's that time of year, and it's a lot of fun. We drove to a couple of farms up in Woodstock, where you get a bag and get to walk through the orchards and fill your baf with all different tart and sweet apples. Some people brought picnic's which is a great idea. Then we went to another farm store with all kinds of good stuff like cranberry jam and mink chocolate sause. Out back was a tractor ride, and corn maze, very cool! Definately a good family day out.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Another Newborn

This is Deirdre, just two weeks and one day old. I'm having the hardest time picking just one shot to show. I have five here and I haven't even looked through all I shot yet, but I thought these were worth sharing. Looks like we captured a smile already, or atleast a grin in the 5th.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

new lens

Today I got a new lens that i've wanted for a while. I splashed out and got something for me, well for work too, but I was like a kid on Christmas morning when I opened the door and saw it sitting on the porch. So as Taron spent a few minutes with Scoop (for those of you who know Bob the Builder) in the dirt, I tested out the new lens. It's starting to show that Taron is used to the camera when he makes these kinds of faces now when he see's it come out. And yes the lens is just what I needed.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Film Stills

Almost a year ago I spent most of a day shooting film stills. It was my first time doing stills and was a very interesting day. During my years in San Francisco I worked in a rental house, so knew most of the film equiptment and lingo, but hadn't been around it in a while, so it was fun to watch. I thought still photography was slow, boy is film even more so!

What was great about the day for me was that all the crew were film students, since it has been 10 years since I was in art school it was exciting to be around all these guys for a day. The fun, excitment, concentration and love for what they were doing. Anyway, here a just a few shots I liked from the day.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007


It seems to be new baby time of year for me. I've had the pleasure of photography a few recently, including my first set of twins, and my nephew in Ireland in Aug. Here is a sample of what i did with those little one's.