Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Baby Baby

Diana and Joel, who were married in October of 2004, brought their beautiful little boy, Jake, in for a few pictures. It was so wonderful to see them again, and the latest addition to their family. I have included a few of my favorites from the shoot.


Saturday, March 22, 2008

Megan and Bob

This weekend Megan and Bob tied the knot at Galleria Marchetti! I always enjoy working at Galleria Marchetti because the food is always great (which it was!) and the room has such great light. Thanks Megan and Bob!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

"Torn LA" at giftshop

G+S photographer Colin Lyons received an exhibition of his personal work at giftshop project space in the west loop. Colin's original new photographic process allows for each image to be made only once.

"Torn LA"

giftshop project space is pleased to present Torn LA, a solo show of unique ink jet prints by Chicago artist Colin Lyons. Torn LA showcases a suite of seven unique photographs all shot within four hours of each other on the streets of Los Angeles. These photographs deal with self awareness in both the contemporary art world and within culture on a whole, they also address the viewer's relationship to a moment and a juxtaposition between natural vs. unnatural elements.

The images are self referencing to the photographic process, by incorporating the piece of photo paper that the photograph is printed on into the image on its surface. The prints are made unique through the fact that they each have an edge torn off. Through this tear, the viewer is able to identify that the torn paper in the image is the same paper which they are currently looking at.

Lyons specially sought out Los Angeles because according to the artist "Los Angeles simultaneously embraces and also rebels against is own success with the beautiful and superficial." Los Angeles deals with the creation of an image, in the sense that it manufactures culture that embraces youth, wealth, physical attractiveness, and other image based ideals. By presenting a photograph which shows the viewer how it is made within the context of LA culture, Lyons invites the viewer to question the means in which culture is manufacturing the environment in which these self aware photographs were made.

Check out the work at

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Shivani & Aalap

Earlier this week we got the pleasure of doing an engagement shoot with a really wonderful couple! Shivani and Aalap were great to work with and we got some really touching beautiful moments with them. And then, when it looked like it couldn't get any better we stepped outside just as it was starting to snow! Thanks Shivani and Aalap for a great shoot!

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