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I love watching Shark Tank (OMG #sharktanknation) because I LOVE watching fellow entrepreneurs pitch their dreams and what makes them get up every morning and work their buns off to create something they believe in.  Those are my people. But several weeks ago I was watching an episode I missed when …

So here’s my big news for the month: I got married!  On October 3rd, 2015, Joel Ebner and I officially tied the knot.  A visual designer by trade and a musician by design, Joel and I are now legally a powerhouse of sound and vision.  Actually, the song we chose to …

If you’ve been to my home studio for photos, you were most likely greeted by a gentle sniff from a Shiba nose before my handshake. And before we started talking photos, we most likely covered the usual Shiba intros: “what kind of dog is that?” “he’s a Shiba Inu.” “is …

I found myself back in Nichols Hall in Evanston this week- this time photographing a husband and wife piano duo who have been tickling the ivories together for about a quarter of a century!  Ralph and Claire Neiweem meet with me for some updated press photos on Tuesday, and brought …

I drive all the way from Logan Square to Forest Park every 3 months for my oil changes because I freaking love my mechanic. Rod at Elite Tire was referred to me by an old friend of mine several years ago after I had this conversation with the Honda dealership …

It’s December 31st again, and you know what that means- time for my favorite photos of the year!  I skimmed through my hard drives and picked out a handful of the shots that jumped out at me in 2014, and here they are in no particular order.  I’m looking forward …

Last week I landed in a music hall in Evanston to take some portraits of a talented classical duo- a violinist and a pianist who perform together and needed photos both of them together and separate for their bookings and programs.  Photos of musicians are a special challenge because they need …

I love headshots.  And I take a heck of a lot of them throughout the week.  So last weekend was a fun break from headshots to stretch my creative legs and put together a stylized photo shoot… I feel like I shouldn’t use the work “break” since it was actually a …

Jeanne Kalinowski dropped by for headshots early this month and mentioned a website called Photofeeler.com, where you can have other people rate the profile photos you plan to use for LinkedIn or other places.  It works as a tool to choose a photo: other people who have never met you …

Sometimes I get a strange look when I ask people I’m about to photograph what line of work they’re in and what they plan to use the headshot for.  I think they’re thinking, “what does it matter?  Just take my photo so I can get out of here and get …

This is going to sound like a cheesy small business owner statement, but here it goes… Every time I pick up the camera to take a headshot, I try my hardest to get some photos for my clients that they can be proud to have.  I do my absolute best …

Last weekend my boyfriend Joel watched the movie PI, and the part where the main character narrated parts of his day (“11:15, restate my assumptions: 1. Mathematics is the language of nature…”) is stuck in my head.  So I decided to keep a running tab of what I do today …