Why Moments are the Most Important Thing to Photograph on a Wedding Day

  Sometimes, working as a professional photographer and explaining to someone that it is your job to document them elicits the same reaction as a trip to the dentist.   There’s an inner cringe from your client while they remember horrific stories of childhood portraits at Sears gone wrong.  The over-combing of hair, the multiple applications…

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WPJA Diamond Awards for Chicago Engagement Photography

  What a great surprise to see I won five awards in the latest Wedding Photojournalist Association’s contest engagement photography! This competition featured one of my favorite things to document, the Chicago engagement photography! I use my experience in photojournalism to document the amazing moments that tell your story and believe the best images are moment-driven! I…

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The Moment-Driven Photojournalism Workshop and feature in Shutterbug Magazine

  I just returned from teaching at the Foundation Workshops to a sweet surprise, my feature inside Shutterbug Magazine about wedding photography along with fellow photographers Cliff Mautner and Lisa Mark. I remember reading Shutterbug Magazine when I was a young photojournalism student, I’d scour the ads for gear, record tips from professionals and dream about…

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A New Leaf Wedding Photography: Anna & Cody

  I’m so pleased to share Anna and Cody’s A New Leaf wedding photography!  This Chicago venue is filled with amber lights, colorful flowers, rich wood, and a lovely outdoor garden.  Throw in a super cool couple, a custom lilac wedding gown and purple suit and it equals one amazing day!  I asked Anna for…

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