Sunset shoot with my friend Steve and his beautiful wife and baby boy who has the coolest, whispiest, blondest hair - on and those baby blue eyes, adorbs! As much as I don’t love photographing kids I do look back at photos like these and they do tell a story of a fun time.
In a moment of crazy I ordered a Nikon D750 thinking that I would jump ship from Canon. Yes, I lost my mind just a little bit. I was so unhappy with the copy of my 5D MKiii that I just thought I'll sell it all and switch systems. Thankfully I have this adorable baby to test out the new equipment. I mean come on ... those baby blues! Perfect little round cheeks?!
Well, after shooting for 30 minutes I decided the learning curve of the user interface would just frustrate me so I sent it back. I was happy with the quality of images I got - no question it's a great camera, but it seemed (coming from Canon) that I had to do two to three things to get into menus I needed and could never figure out how to change AI focus when in the field with it. Canon 5D MK IV here I come.
Ran over to the Chicago Botanic Garden to take in some fall goodness with the Morharts. I just had to snap some photos of their cute family.
Hellooooo March! Was supposed to be in beautiful Vermont this weekend, but with the frigid temps we decided to postpone till the fall. We knew we were taking a risk planning trip in winter, but were hoping for temps at least in the 30s! So back here in Chicago it's a lazy day spent learning my new Leica D-Lux Type 109, lunch and vintage shopping and a headshot with Amanda, a stop by the beach was so cold I needed some hot cocoa when I got home! March is proving to come in like a lion, let's hope it goes out like a lamb!
I had quite the photo taking weekend - yesterday architecture and today people - family photos for my friend Jen. It was super fast as the older one was a little on the fussy side - oh to be two... I got a few cuties, but find that my lens does funny things at 2.8 and that super frustrates me. I get back to the editing room and think boom, perfect shot, but no something's not in focus .. grr. Anyhoo.. Aren't they the cutest little fam?
June 5 : looking down : while shopping for cards at Paper Source I spotted this gem and immediately remembered it is my grandmothers birthday. We're she still with us, this card would have brought the biggest smile to her face, the best giggle and tightest hug you ever would experience. I'm sure she's looking down on us today showering us with her love! (We called her shorty). #greatestgrandmaever #fmsphotoaday
Back in frigid February I skipped the Chicago blizzard for some beach time in San Diego to see my fabulous college roomie Karen. As a bonus, I got to meet her beautiful daughter, Emerson. Karen wanted some pictures so we dolled her all up to see what we could get. Let me tell you she's a natural for the camera - full of fun faces, big bright eyes and perfect little piggy toes.