Thursday, July 28, 2011

Baby Everett | Bartlett, IL Newborn Photography

One of my high school BFF's recently gave birth to her second son, and I did a mini session while visiting the latest addition to our growing playgroup.

Meet Everett. He's beautiful, tiny and strong all at the same time! He wanted to be wide awake the entire session, so no scrunched up newborn shots for this guy! Well...except for this one. The pose lasted about 30 seconds...

(PS: how do you like the Very Hungry Caterpillar cocoon my mother-in-law made?

We did, however, capture him finding and sucking his thumb for the first time....
...And his resulting surprised reaction. Too cute!

Brotherly love :)

And a little candid of the proud big brother!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Freelance Videography

Please note: The following video Copyright belongs to Modern Image Studios. All editing also done by by MIS staff, not myself.

This was a wedding I videotaped for Modern Image Studios. I've been shooting for them for 4 years now, to fill in dates that I haven't already booked for my own company. They are a great studio, and I really enjoy working with the staff photographers and getting to videotape some larger events than I normally would capture with my own company.

This was just such a fabulous wedding that I had to share it with everyone. My 4-year-old daughter is EXTREMELY jealous that this bride got married next to Sue the Dinosaur. To be honest, I was too! It was just a beautiful beautiful event from start to finish. I haven't had the honor to capture too many Jewish ceremonies before, and it was just so heartfelt that I had tears in my eyes by the end! And the epic sweeping music from Jurassic Park that played right before the processional was a great nod to the location they chose: The Field Museum in downtown Chicago.

All primary cinematography was by me, except for a couple rear ceremony shots. ALL EDITING was done by Modern Image Studios. Again, MIS owns the copyright. I just wanted to share my videography skills. :)

Toddler J | 18-month photo Session

I love the inquisitive nature of toddlers, and my favorite part of photographing the 1-2 year-old crowd is to try to capture the wonder and excitement in their eyes. I think J has some of the most gorgeous, expressive and soulful eyes, don't you think?


And a huge thank you to J's parents! We've already booked both a fall and winter photo session for later this year, and they are earning print credits by telling their friends and family about our services. Want to earn free prints also? Find out more about our Referral Rewards when you book a session with us!

Moonlight Petal | Product Photography

A past client asked me to help her take some photos of her new and/or gently used upscale children's clothes for sale on her website-in-progress: Check it should be running soon! Here is just a sneak peak of one of the outfits I photographed for her site:

Best of luck on your new business venture, Erica!