Mother's Day is right around the corner. If you've been wondering what to get Mom this year, skip the waffle iron and give her a memory to cherish! We are offering $99 Mini-Sessions at Lincoln Park on April 23rd and 30th. For under a hundred dollars you'll get a 20-minute session of outdoor photography in one of Chicago's most beautiful parks, an easy to use online gallery of 10 proofs to choose from, convenient sharing to social media right from the gallery (or from an app), and a complimentary 8x10" print of your favorite photo! Additional photos and canvases are available for purchase a la carte. Space is very limited, so don't wait to reserve your space here: www.rebirthphoto.youcanbook.me
What a surprise to see my own work featured as the lead image in a recent article on thrillist.com! I did a series of photographs for Guthries Tavern last year in preparation for an update to their website. The owner, Steve Leith, wanted to capture the atmosphere of the place and highlight some of the things that make Guthrie's so unique.
Around 1900, the location was a corner grocery store. In 1933, after prohibition, the Moretti family turned it into a corner tap. Having had many bar names and proprietors over the years, Steve the current owner opened Guthries in 1986 and has enjoyed serving the Lakeview neighborhood for almost 30 years. The spot boasts a fantastic beer list, a huge selection of board games, a cozy back porch, and super-friendly staff. It's the kind of place where no one is a stranger. If you're in the neighborhood, do yourself a favor and check it out!
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!
Hey, folks! I figured I would use this first blog post as an opportunity to highlight an organization that is near and dear to my heart:
- Take a class. If you are interested in learning new skills, or taking your skills to the next level, CPC's offering of classes taught by incredible instructors has something for everyone. From one-day to seven-week formats, there are topics of all kinds: film photography, digital manipulation, studio lighting, weddings, etc.
- Attend a lecture. Fall Lecture Series: The Future of PhotographyPhotography is a changing field due to advances in technology, how we perceive photography and its role, and its accessibility in recent years. Join us as we take a more in-depth look at a few areas.
- Donate whatever you can! If you aren't up for a class or lecture, live out of state, or simply can't afford the ticket price - Please give whatever you can spare. Skip your Starbucks today, pick Netflix tonight instead of the movies... Every donation, no matter how small, does make a difference! I will sweeten the deal, however, for those of you who are generous enough to donate - For every donation you make of $25+, I will give you an 8x10" color print from my series "Franny and Zooey," recently displayed at CPC!
Let me know if you pull the trigger. I'll get your print(s) to you ASAP.