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.