3 09 2016

It’s been a long time since I’ve updated here. Sorry. I got a new day job and that whole dream job, freelancing on the side thing kind of got pushed aside for a bit.

Just because I haven’t updated this, doesn’t mean I haven’t been shooting though.  For a really quick recap of summer, check out my Flickr Here.

Otherwise, stay tuned for a series of makeup posts. I had several adventures including Michigan, Wisconsin, a new Theater’s debut, and a few festivals.


My favorite, the black eyed susan.


My least favorite, poison Ivy… this photo is in Michigan though I got poison Ivy (for the first time in 30+ years of camping and hiking) this year in Wisconsin.


Honey Bee. So very important.


Signs of Spring!

10 03 2014





Cold Sun

23 02 2014

The sun being out made the weather deceptively warm looking. It was still cold, though not nearly as bad as earlier this winter. The temperature was a positive number! We’ve seen so many below zero temps and wind chills this year that the 28*F could have, almost been considered balmy. The sun definitely added long missed color to the world though.BYW_5434



Frozen Lake MI

20 02 2014

These photos are from back in January, but I was having some computer issues… which were compounded by bad tech support issues… but I’m good to go now, so better late than never…

Lake Michigan on January 7th, at the Pratt Street Beach Pier, in Rogers Park, Chicago.



Signature Lounging

19 02 2014

On Monday February 10th I tailed Christian and Lucas around for a few one year anniversary photos. We stopped by the Chicago Cultural Center first, hoping to get some evening lighting on the Tiffany dome. Unfortunately we left a little late and by the time we made it all the way downtown, had mostly missed the sunlight. Our second stop was the Signature Lounge on the 95th floor of the John Hancock Building. The sun sets later when your that high up! We ended up getting some beautiful sunset, contrasty, Hollywood movie-esque lighting, which resulted in some lovely photos for the couple. Here are a few of my favorites.BYW_5357

The first is a nice, classic portrait they will be able to print and frame.


The second is a cute one for their memory books.


… and the third one is my favorite image of the night. They didn’t know I was still shooting and were just enjoying the view together.

Ice Bubbles

7 01 2014

This is what happens to bubbles when it’s really, really cold out!






The news said not to go outside, because it was dangerous. Yesterday when we hit -48*F, I stayed inside. Today, it was only -13*F on my way to work, and we actually hit 0*F this evening, so nowhere near as dangerous. I figured since I had to walk to work anyway, a few more minutes in the cold for some awesome photos would be more than worth it. I was right. These photos were a lot of fun to capture! I hope you enjoy them as well.

Icey Lake Michigan

21 12 2013

Yesterday the snow turned to rain. I am not happy. I love snow. When it turns to rain, it inevitably turns to ice and I don’t like ice… not on the roads and side walks anyway… when it’s on the lake, it’s beautiful! Here are some pictures I took about a week ago, while we still had beautiful and just the lake was an icy slushy mess!




Pratt Street Beach is my favorite place in Chicago, all year round.

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