We've all been there: we miss the red flags and warning signs, and end up paying a price...
Scary clowns want family portraits and personal photo shoots too! But maybe don't meet them alone in the woods when they have a pitchfork...
Cryptids, but make it fashion.
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.
**DISCLAIMER: I wore a face mask for Covid safety, and stuffed my ears with wax to resist their Siren call. Safety first!
I am a creature of the Fey
What if the Bride of Frankenstein escaped the fire to live her best life?
It's a perfect night for mystery and horror. The air itself is filled with monsters.
Despite what you might think about social media at this particular moment, the internet can still be a pretty amazing place to connect with fellow creatives. I met the dynamic duo of model Christina (Teeny) and published European fashion stylist Laura Narmon online, and we met up for a brisk fall Friday afternoon in Oak Park to capture two stunning looks. While we’d only spoken virtually before pulling everything together, it was delightfully quick work to click as a team, and with a tight time crunch between projects we pulled off one of my favorite shoots to date! Read more for details on the ‘fits, and how we made an unlikely setting our perfect backdrop.
A gorgeous couple, these photos make me forget they’re not actually together in real life. Surprising, right? Sanya and Muhammad had such amazing chemistry after working together on previous shoots and were the perfect pair to create these dreamy Autumn engagement scenes with. We headed to the The Garden of the Pheonix on Jackson Park's Wooded Island across from the Museum of Science and Industry for some romance among the rocks and luxurious landscaping.
Working with Breanna was a literal and figurative walk in the (Ping Tom Memorial) park. We met up for an afternoon on the south bank of the Chicago River to capture some chic stills in the last days of summer, but it was really Breanna who brought the heat. She is a pro: from her effortlessly pretty posing to her soul searching smolder, I had so much to work with. We were also flush with scenic options, and had a great time putting together different angles as we followed the park’s pathways.
Unpopular opinion: the people who say your engagement is supposed to be “all about you” are wrong.
I’m savoring these last hot sunny days with these shots of Olivia from our last shoot together this summer. Olivia redid her website and needed fresh photos to align her current artistic energy and vision with her virtual representation. While our first shoot was a soft, spontaneous evening exploration along the coast, our press kit shoot was a direct, bold expression of Olivia’s drive and passion for her craft. She went from a casual purple floral maxi dress with sneakers to a bombshell Vera Wang gown and heels, and between these two shoots we barely covered a fraction of Olivia’s many facets. Until our next collaboration, enjoy these pics of this stunning soul, and cross your fingers she comes back from London for more shoots with me soon!