• Marina's Family

    Aug 26, 2013, 12:00:00 AM

    I was able to capture some really cute images of my old soccer buddy Marina. Marina and I go way back, we played at soccer at RMC and in CLASA way back in (just way back lol). She moved away to California and started her little family there. We got back in touch through FB and when I saw a picture of her adorable little boy for the first time, I told her I HAD to take his picture. Well she made it happen ;-) soon after she made a trip out to Chicago to visit her family and took advantage to come out to Indiana and visit me so I can capture some awesome pictures of her little monkey Adan. I LOOVEE his dimples!

    The second time she visited I had the pleasure of meeting her better half Danny and again she let me take pictures of her beautiful family.

    And yesterday she came to visit me again with her brother, sister-in-law, niece and mom. Adan is 2 and is still adorable as ever! I must say though, he definitively made me work for some smiles and pictures this time around but in the end, I think all the hard work paid off. Here are just some of the shots I captured. We got to see a beautiful sunset at the Dunes beach.

    I have to say, I'm in LOVE with this image above!

  • What do you see in your reflection?

    Aug 14, 2013, 12:00:00 AM

    I took this image of Emily (my daughters bff) at a shoot I did of both of them. I was walking away to get into position and when I turned I noticed Emily was lost in thought in this shot and I hurried and snapped the shot before she moved and I couldn't of been happier with the outcome! I don't know what she was thinking about as she looked at her reflection, it could of been hundreds of things or it could of been absolutely nothing. What do you think about when you get lost like this? I for one have so many thoughts at once and when I snap back to reality I don't even remember what it was I was that made me go there. 

    I love this image and am submitting it to the www.rocktheshotforum.com August competition.

     

  • The Beginning of the End?

    Aug 6, 2013, 9:14:00 PM

    Back in April I decided that I just didn't have the time to be able to have my full-time job as a Graphic/Web Designer and the part-time job of photographer, along with full-time job of mom and playing soccer. So I was very sad but I announced on my facebook page that I was going to stop taking any new work. Since then I have had to die a little each time someone asks me to do a shoot and I have had to turn them away. I want to do the shoots really bad but I know I cannot commit to a timeline. So I figured I would just keep shooting family and try and do tf (trade for) shoots. You know I'll trade you a dvd with images if you model for me for a cool concept I have in mind. Course the reason why this works for me is because I would let them know ahead of time that I have no estimated date on when they will get the images. Course if you have worked with me and know me, you know that I will get the images to you as soon as I can, but without that pressure of having 2 weeks to get them all done. In my mind this works. I also want to try and focus on entering my work into magazine's, contests etc. We'll see how it ends up working out and course if I ever decided to begin taking work again you will all be the first to know ;-). 

    Thank you to everyone that has supported me from beginning to end and I hope you stick around to see some of the things I am able to capture!