Last Thursday the Chicago Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics celebrated their 100 year anniversary! The event was held at the Chicago History Museum and emceed by food and nutrition expert Dawn Jackson Blatner. U.S. representative Danny Davis was in attendance and was honored with a outstanding legislator award for his long time support of CAND. The celebration included vegetable center pieces created by Fleur De Jour and a vegan cake created by The Goddess and the Baker. Sponsored included Baxter, Midwest Dairy Council, 5K Wine and LagunItas Brewery.
Amy and Mark explored their Chicago neighborhood Logan Square for their engagement shoot! They visited Palmer Square and took advantage of the graffiti scene on the old Mega mall that will soon be demolished. We ended the shoot at their favorite brewery in the neighborhood, Hopewell. Amy and Mark were naturals and I cant wait to shoot their wedding in August 2017!
Nicole and Joe visited some of their favorite Chicago locations for their engagement shoot! Including Lincoln Park Zoos nature board walk, the Alfred Caldwell Lilly Ponds and Montrose Beach.
Olivia Turned 4 and was surprised with a Pony Ride in her front yard!
To see the complete Birthday party shoot view her Pony Party images Here>> Olivia's 4
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St.Pattys Burger!! Cave Aged Gruyere, Kraut, Hand Carved Corned Beef Brisket, Guinness Battered Onion Rings and Horseradish Aioli. Craft Cocktails and the Bar Staff- Old Fifth
I offically have a Etsy Shop! Check out my paintings that have a modern vintage feel. This series is inspired by a hipster pop art look and 1970's floral walpaper samples. Canvas's are ready to hang, hand painted and one of a kind. Contact me for custom paintings! Also check out my new instagram feed on the right. Enjoy.
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Food photo shoot to promote Old Fifth's new menu. The food is to die for, photos prove it! Located in Chicagos West Loop 1027 W Madison St.
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This year I was given the opportunity to participate in Chicago's Help Portrait chapter at the Moody Church. Six of my photography students and I assisted with the photography and production of over a hundred family's Christmas portraits. It was an amazing feeling for us to be able to give back using the art form that we love. We hope to make this event a tradition!
Some info on Help portrait..
Help-Portrait is a global movement of photographers, hairstylists and makeup artists using their time, tools and expertise to give back to those in need.
Help-Portrait was founded by celebrity photographer Jeremy Cowart and Kyle Chowning in 2008. Our mission is to empower photographers, hairstylists and makeup artists to use their skills, tools and expertise to give back to their local community.
Annual Events Each December, photographers, hairstylists and makeup artists all around the world will find people in need, take their picture, print their picture and then deliver it—free of charge.
What We’re About Help-Portrait is about GIVING the pictures, not taking them. These portraits aren’t for a portfolio, website, or sale. It’s about giving people who otherwise couldn’t afford photography, a chance to capture a moment, a memory…and a whole lot more.
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