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Big Hair, Don’t Care! | XO Studio | Chicago Fashion Photographer

Hello there, friends!

I have something a little different for you today. XO Studio invited me to their hairstyling class, back in March, and I thought I’d share some of those photos since wedding season is here now, and some of you brides-to-be with big personalities might like some hair options to match!

It was a lot of fun, and super inspiring, to watch people with this much skill and creativity bring their ideas to life. I love the texture, shape, and sheer weightlessness of all of the styles. Thank you to all of the lovely and fierce models, and thanks, XO, for having me.







Lindsey Ramirez
Suvarna Besanko
Kellie Clock
Mara Goldman
Fiorella Tandeter

Styling Class Instructor:
Kyle Aguon

Andrea and Colin | Chicago Courthouse Wedding Photographer

Classic, beautiful, emotional; just a few words that express the amazingness of Andrea and Colin’s day.

Their wedding plans were so understated and simple that they originally didn’t intend to have a photographer. When their siblings decided, at the last minute, to fly in and join them, Andrea thought some professional photos might be a good idea after all, and she contacted me.

I’m so glad she did.

Andrea and Colin were absolutely gorgeous together, the details were so thoughtful and personal, and the sense of family was incredibly moving. I was so sorry to hear that Andrea’s father had passed away not long after her wedding day, and I’m honored to have captured the special moments they shared together.

Andrea and Colin, I hope these photos will bring you joy and comfort.

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Congratulations, my dears. I can’t wait ’til August.



Millennium Park Flashmob Proposal | Chicago, IL | Proposal Photographer

Brian had to be sneaky. He had to be smooth. He had to be confident.

He had to put a lot of faith into complete strangers.

He did. And, he was not disappointed!

Chicagoans showed up, with time to spare, and practiced their choreographed dance. They rolled up the banner that they’d designed and printed out of the goodness of their hearts. The music started playing, and they made magic!

Corrie said yes, and the two have invited all who participated in the Flashmob to join them for their wedding. How sweet is that?



(Dance Choreographed by Lauren Hom and Elaine Maala.)


May 7, 2014 - 9:39 am

David Narens - Great images and words. Will you be making the trip for the wedding?

Spring Portraits Sale | Chicago Photographer

I don’t know about you, but all this warm(ish) weather lately has put me in a good mood! I don’t usually discount my sessions, but I thought I’d share my joy by offering 30% off on sessions scheduled to take place on or before May 17th.* This is a great opportunity get updated professional photos of your family, and let the kids run wild for an hour or two.

I even have some sessions available on Mother’s Day! (Those sessions will be gone in no time, so contact me asap to secure your booking).

This discount also applies to engagements and couple’s sessions.

Contact me to book!

* Sessions are normally $250/hr. and include digital images. With this discount, they are $175/hr. Discounted sessions may be a max. of 2 hours long, and must take place in Chicago. Depending on the location, travel fees may apply. Discounted sessions must take place before May 17th, 2014.




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