Humboldt Park Engagement Party

20141122-DSC_2765I recently had the pleasure of photographing a couple's engagement party at a super hip bar in Humboldt Park. The "California Clipper Lounge" is all things retro: red neon, vintage juke box, tasty cocktails, and all the other accoutrements that make this the perfect spot for a memorable night. The two actually met at this favorite neighborhood night spot, so where better to celebrate their upcoming nuptials with their closest friends? The party accounted for about half the bar's patrons that night, and I had trouble discerning who was whom. After a little while the occupancy was at maximum, and a line of hopeful visitors to the establishment formed on the chilly sidewalk outside. Luckily, the last attendees arrived just as the party hit peak!

It's finally here!

Well, the day has finally arrived: The Opening Reception for my final exhibit as at Certificate Student at Chicago Photography Center is tonight! I'll be showing with the ever-amazing Amanda Areias

If you know me, then you know that I have been hard at work for the past couple years learning the ropes and making a transition from my career in retail to running my own photography business. It has been tough, but I am so proud to finally be where I planned to be. I hope you'll join me from 7 - 9pm at 3301 N. Lincoln Ave. for the occasion. If you can't make it tonight, the exhibit will be up for the next few weeks.

My final project is a photo essay about losing a loved one, and how we maintain a relationship with them. This work is very meaningful to me, and in some ways I think its potential to help others is my purpose. If you, or someone you know, would like to participate in the project - Contact me so we can discuss the possibilities!