Thursday, July 25, 2013

Mixing it up

This summer is moving right along with the plan of getting back to more business related photography. I have been working on a lot of promotional images from a catering company to university materials just to name a couple. I love bouncing from one style and subject to another all the while popping over to the pool with my kids, or driving down to camp at the dunes between shoots.

I have been doing a lot of work for Northwestern University and above are a few from graduations last month.

A few from a food shoot that I did for the talented Chef Daniel Vogel last month, check out his catering company Food Obsessions.

whats a summer in Oak Park without a block party...

and some other events, Bat Mitzvah, wedding, music recital, David McCullagh at The Newberry Library, business conference and so on...

and my 9 years olds birthday party, all things spy related

summer has begun

School is out for summer which means both my kids are with me most of the time, unless I am at a shoot. This rainy morning they made some root beer.

This week we spent a good amount of time hanging out in the yard with the chickens and picking strawberries in between swimming, play dates and a trip to Lincoln Park

Siofra, my youngest will start kindergarten in August so we plan to spend a lot of time together this summer before she will be gone from me for so many hours a day.

My plan was to work only a little while my kids were so young and I am glad I have been able to be with them so much in their early years, but I'm also a little excited to get back to some things I've put aside for 9 years. Yes it will be 9 years next month since my older one was born. He was the inspiration for the maternity portraits and then child and family photography parts of my work. Slowly I am getting back to more commercial work. The last month or so has been filled with a mix of work from fashion stills to lectures in beautiful spaces, business conferences to business portraits of different styles, I'm looking forward to the next phase.