Out of Chicago Photography Conference 2015 | Hittin' The Streets

harold washington library

Out of Chicago Photography is once again hosting a fantastic conference and has invited me to present again this year! There’s much to be excited about with this years conference…there are over 30 presenters, 3 days of workshops, photo presentations and photowalks with topics ranging from street photography to macro, sharing your work on Instagram […]

Mansueto Library

mansueto library, helmut jahn, university of chicago

What a perfect Sunday! I got to sleep in, woke up to a beautiful snowfall and had a day date with my husband that included a little photography, movie and dinner. It’s been way too long for all three and luckily Brady was up for letting me use his alumni status at the University of […]

Make No Little Plans | STARK-Magazine Issue.33

What a happy ending to 2014! Stark Magazine published my image, Make No Little Plans, on the back cover in their latest issue, Issue.33. I’m particularly excited because this is the first image for a new series I’ll be focusing on in 2015 titled The White City. Coming up with a title for this publication […]

A Year In Review, 2014

I was going to title this post “The Best of 2014″, but I think it’s more appropriate to review those favorites, those “bests”, and figure out why I like those above all others. This time of year has a way of forcing us all to take stock. As we’re wrapping up 2014 and looking toward […]


urban quilt, streeterville, chicago

Yesterday I had the opportunity to shoot from a friends condo in the Streeterville neighborhood. If you’re not familiar with this area, its boundaries are the river on the south, Michigan Ave on the west and Lake Michigan on the east and north ends. If you’ve ever visited the city and walked from Michigan Ave […]

Eiffel Tower

eiffel tower, paris

Moving back to the architecture I more commonly photograph and dedicating this post to the most iconic structure in Paris, the Eiffel Tower. There are so many ways to photograph this beauty so I figured it was best to give it its very own post. When photographing any building or structure I typically spend a […]

Fine Art Architectural Photography Workshop Recap

Chris Smith from Out of Chicago Photography asked me to partner with him to teach a Fine Art Architectural Photography workshop last Saturday and we had such a great time! It really was a fantastic group of people that attended the workshop and we couldn’t have asked for better weather to spend the day weaving […]

Open House Chicago 2014

Each October the Chicago Architecture Foundation hosts Open House Chicago and this weekend was it! Saturday and Sunday 150 building’s that aren’t normally open to the public allow us all in their doors to view some of this city’s most iconic and interesting pieces of architecture. Unfortunately, I was only able to get out to […]

Fine Art Architectural Photography Workshop

I’m excited to announce that Chris Smith, from Out of Chicago Photography, has invited me to present a full day workshop on fine art architectural photography with him on October 25! We’ll start the day at the Harold Washington Library (9:30am) with a classroom session on composition, working in series and camera settings. From there […]

MAM Road Trip

Friday I took a little road trip up to the Milwaukee Art Museum to see the Postcards from America: Milwaukee exhibition before it closes in a couple weeks. Never hurts to get a little inspiration from some of the world’s top photographers of our time. Though there’s plenty of inspiration just walking into this Calatrava […]