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August 2014

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A Cantigny Park Engagement Photography Session with Angela and Eric

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Ahh, Cantigny Park- you’re so picturesque I want to paint you! (Or at least have a gazillion more engagement sessions here)
Angela and Eric are getting married tomorrow! So naturally, I have to show these two lovelies off for their Cantigny Park engagement photography session. I am so excited that Angela chose Cantigny Park for the first half of her engagement session.  It’s located in Wheaton, IL which is close to both of their respective hometowns in the Chicago Suburbs. And the pops of florals along with Angela’s dresses are perfect. Angela wanted to have a taste of home along with a nod to Chicago itself for added variety and awesomeness.

Angela and Eric are getting married tomorrow at The Royal Melborne Country Club in Long Grove. Ahh Mature luscious trees are the best! Now, onto their Cantigny Park Engagement session. Can’t wait for tomorrow!
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A nod to Chicago and a Cantigny Park engagement session, it doesn’t get better than that!

Wednesday

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November 2012

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Philadelphia Engagement- Victoria and John at Fairmount Park

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Just before the rain came back full force, we took the time to get this shot of Victoria and John at Fairmount Park in Philadelphia. We came into town a couple of days before their wedding to make time for their engagement session and mother nature decided not to work with us.  Rain.  Lots of it! But, we all dodged it with grace.

Lately, we have been learning about the Brenizer Method of stitching together photos. This shot had approx 60 images stitched together for a vivid painted look.

Their wedding was held at The National Society of Colonial Dames of America (NSCDA) in downtown Philly and was amazing.  More to post after we get back from Nicaragua!

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Tuesday

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June 2011

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Flying Permit

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Inspired by the wonderful photographers Bobbi and Mike (Bobbi’s healthy train to be more exact), I head off to the gym this afternoon.  After crossing the street- I saw a speedy crash landing into a pruned shrub. Before having the opportunity to wonder what in the world happened, the young speckle breasted Robin hopped up a tree in order to recompose himself.  I quickly snapped a photo of the stubby tailed little guy and kept walking, in order to not draw attention to him. Fledglings (thank you wikipedia) only take a couple of weeks to learn how to fly with their parents once leaving the nest. A fantastic wrap-up to the end of spring!

Thursday

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June 2011

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Chicago Engagement Photography – Heidi and Eric

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When Jason and I met Heidi and Eric for coffee, it felt like we knew them.  There is something about them that brings back loads of memories of good times past.  They are a perfect catch for each other- Heidi, you’re absolutely lovely.  And Eric is so incredibly funny. 🙂 The type of person that you can grab a beer with and laugh for hours.  Good humor indeed.  Actually, he reminds me of my friend Dave from Boston- which those good times were always had.

We began this Chicago engagement photography session in the morning with – Heidi and Eric a nautical theme by the beach- with bunches of little boats conveniently lined up for our session. The sky was intense, I cannot get enough of the clouds this week!  Perhaps it’s making up for lost time from this winter. After the beach, we headed over to the amazing Garfield Park Conservatory, located over by the Greenline.  Eric actually had to head to work after the engagement session, along with the day we first met (a Sunday mind you). Given the fact that being a sports writer/commentator, you work when people play (literally).  Heidi and Eric are getting married at Independence Grove in May of next year, filled with 1100 acres of photo ops. Excited about the countless possibilities!  See you two next year. 🙂

Sunday

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May 2011

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Our Herbarium of a Terrarium :)

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Now that our winter coats and scarves have been officially put away for the next 6 months and we rub our eyes and awaken to spring, there is much to be done. Amongst the long left over Christmas bows and random Zappos boxes- our terrarium had turned into a plant graveyard of sorts.

You see, I always thought that slugs looked cool as a kid, I myself am a big fan of watching sea cucumbers swim in the sea- but!  It wasn’t until personal experience that we grew to loathe them…. our terrarium had turned into a slug breeding ground. Yep, that’s right… warm, moist, and gross. Ewww.  So! We cleaned the whole thing out to start again, salvaging a determined baby avocado tree and starting from scratch.

Jason got his terrarium from his late Grandpa’s house about a year ago. It belonged to Grandma Bowers and had been out of commission for almost 20 years, ready to be dusted off and filled with earthy love once again.

With our mini landscaping project in progress, Jason and I collect random stones, fossils, shells, seaglass during our treks and hikes wherever we go.

While purchasing the herbs on our trek to Meijer, I couldn’t help but burst out in excitement when I discovered such a thing as Grand Rapids Lettuce.  My hometown has it’s own variety?  And I found it at Meijer?  How perfect is that?  A big and loving shoutout goes to some of my friends who accompanied us on the hikes where random stones and shells have been found. 🙂