Winter weather sure can provide some interesting (but fun!) challenges for portrait photography. It's nice to have a warm studio to start things out in.
The Goebel family came in for some maternity and family photos. Dot and Bennet were especially fun to photograph. I'm looking forward to meeting the newest addition to the family next month!
I recently had the great opportunity to shoot the bioscience research laboratory of one of my good friends. Having worked in this field in my prior career, I have a familiarity with the work being done. Laboratory science provides an excellently diverse pallet full of interesting details and a fun array of colors.
Jessica + Brian had beautiful and energetic wedding that combined some of my favorite things: the beach, rooftop gardens, and great dancing.
We started things out with a first look on the beach.
The ceremony took place on a rooftop with river and lake views.
The reception was directly below the ceremony site.
This group really had a groove. Helped by an extremely enthusiastic band, the Skinny Williams Band out of Chicago, the dancing carried on until the very last.
Jessica + Brian were sent off with a beautiful sparkler tunnel
One of the best parts of being a photographer is finding and exploring new techniques. Even better is to have someone to try these new techniques with. This light painting technique I saw on instagram and I just had to try it out. Combining long exposures with light tube manipulation provides some pretty awesome opportunities for creative artistry.