Welcome to The Blog

In addition to photography, I love writing. Call it an excuse to use my Art History degree a bit more literally, but I love elaborating on my shoots to give  context and share what’s going on behind the scenes. You’ll find my thoughts on other things too, like my favorite places to shoot in Chicago and around the world, and more of my work you might not see anywhere else. I'll digress into other things I’m passionate or thinking about, but hey, it’s MY blog. There are no rules!

Retouching can be a touchy subject. Not everyone is on the same page, and that’s okay! For me, I want you to notice my editing as if I was showing you a constellation in the night sky: you probably won’t find it unless I point directly at it or you already know where it is, […]

Retouching: Basic and High Gloss, Explained

Portrait showing original vs retouched

Kristia Hord, Kimberly Blanc, and Patty Joe make for three irresistible Sirens. Before returning to their native waters, we played in the woods of The Dark Side Haunted Adventure before they disappeared into the night to prey on unsuspecting mortals.

The Sirens: Kimberly, Patty, and Krista (2/2)

“I am a creature of the Fey
Prepare to give your soul away
My spell is passion and it is art
My song can bind a human heart
And if you chance to know my face
My hold shall be your last embrace.”

The Sirens Escape (1/2)

One afternoon with Luna, and I’m absolutely convinced that baby fever is, indeed, a real thing. How could I not? Do you SEE that FACE? Ever since her unexpectedly grand entrance into this world, Luna’s smile and energy have spread so much joy to her family and friends.

Baby Fever is a Thing

Tyler Lumar should be alive today. Plain and simple. You can sign the petition fighting for his justice, read more about his story here, here, and here, and download the images below for social media use to continue sharing what happened to him.

Justice for Tyler Lumar