Fire in Bloom

Flowers? Sea life? The following set of images are in fact Fireworks! With no major Photoshop trickery mind you. As many photographers do, I wanted to capture some unique firework photos on the 4th of July. In researching to see what was out there currently I stumbled upon a very interesting technique that involved shooting with …

Julie & Bill’s Trump Wedding

Towering above the streets of downtown Chicago, two families were joined together. Julie and Bill brought their closest family and friends together to celebrate this occasion in style. I find it incredibly beautiful that, for these two, providing a venue such as the Trump Tower was more about making memories with their friends and families …

Sarah & Derrick’s “L” Engagement

Underneath the streets and around the loop of downtown Chicago, Sarah and Derrick were in the midst black tie love affair. The perfect mix of classy meets true urban grit. And what better way to prepare for their black tie wedding ceremony which will be happening at the jazzed up vintage retail shop / event …

Kristin & Paul’s Lovefest 2013

Boathouses and bikes and love, Oh My! Kristin and Paul, surrounded by family and friends, celebrated their love and future life together with a very special wedding titled Lovefest. Their ceremony was as unique and extraordinary as the moments they’ve experienced that has led to their growing love for each other. After getting hitched at …

Debbie & Dave’s Chicago Wedding

Debbie and Dave. New York girl meets Chicago boy. Two big city personalities that when brought together equal something undeniably awesome. The positivity these two have for life is only matched by that which they have for each other. Here’s to many years of happiness and success.                 …

Corporate Portraits with CSG

With the growing number of stock photography websites available today, corporations have a tough decision to make. Should my business purchase stock photography or hire a photographer? Although simply purchasing stock photos featuring business life and culture might seem to easily fill the need for images on a corporation’s website or collateral materials, it’s important to consider …

Debbie & Dave Chicago Wedding Preview

Classic is the first word that comes to mind when I think about Debbie and Dave’s Chicago wedding. Beginning at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church and traveling from there in a vintage 1940 Cadillac, we made our way to some of Chicago’s most well known and historic sites. Some of which included North Michigan Avenue, The …

Kristin & Paul Lovefest Preview

Appropriately named, Lovefest 2013, Kristin and Paul brought together their friends and family at the Humbolt Park boathouse in Chicago, IL to celebrate their new life together. After the ceremony and bike parade (yes! I can’t wait to share more images of this) we headed back to the park to take a few portraits.

Debbie & Dave’s Downtown Chicago Engagement

Blue skies, tall buildings and the beautiful garden landscape at The Art Institute of Chicago filled the background as I spent a day photographing Debbie and Dave’s engagement photos.