Our favorite shots of 2020

“What a year, right?” is not an original thing to say this week. The year 2020 has been a heck of a lousy ride for a lot of us, and our studio is no exception. BUT. Even though we had to close as a “non-essential business” for 74 days in the Spring, and bookings have […]

Guerrilla holiday photos

This weekend I took some family portraits on the Kinzie Street bridge for holiday greeting cards.  That bridge has seen a lot of photo action over the years with such a great view of the city and such awesome-looking steel beams with rivets the size of sugarplums.  And to take advantage of the architecture I […]

Headshots of flowers. And a kitty. And a dog.

There was some beautiful weather this weekend and after a few headshots on Saturday I stepped outside into the courtyard garden of my building and snapped some photos of some flowers, plants, and a kitty.  And my dog.  Apparently living with a headshot photographer can turn a dog into a instant-headshot-poser.  As soon as he […]

A headshot on your business card?

A few months ago I wrote a quick post about putting your headshot on your resume.  Today, it’s about putting your headshot on your business card.  I’ve had my headshot on my business card for a of couple years now and have come to a simple conclusion about it:  it’s awesome.  Of course I’m going […]

If your photos look bad, fire your photographer

I got a phone call yesterday from someone who wanted to schedule a session with me because she just had a session last week with another headshot photographer and she absolutely hates how the photos turned out.  She said the photos don’t really look like her- that her face looks rounder and puffier in the […]

Have you seen my photo hanging at Whole Foods?

A few months ago I took some photos at a local Whole Foods bakery for a new ad campaign they’re running about their stores’ bakeries as local bakeries and the people who work there as the great, local bakers they are.  They asked some actual staff members of their bakeries to come in for the […]