Chicago Botanic Gardens Orchid Show

After a long week, I decided to take a break and check out the orchid show at the Botanic Gardens. It was so amazing - full of color and beauty! 

Afternoon with the Bees

Thank you to my friend, Rosemary, for teaching me all about bees and honey! 

Artists of the Wall, Rogers Park

Every year on Father's Day weekend, Rogers Park holds The Artists of the Wall Festival. Artists, neighbors, friends, and families come out to paint along the 600 foot sea wall near Pratt Beach. Each year there is a new theme, and I look forward to see the many ways that people interpret it. It is one of the best days of the year in Rogers Park! 


I was very excited to make a trip to Milwaukee to see Quasimondo's latest show, Animolecules, directed by Jenni Reinke and Brian Rott. This is the fourth show I have seen by the physical theatre group, and it was just as creative, interesting, and impressive as every other one I have seen. This show blends dance, science, music, and puppetry and the result is something beautiful. They have three shows left, two on Saturday, December 10th, and one on Sunday, December 11th. Visit for more information. 

Chicago Fringe Festival

Last weekend I volunteered to take photos at the Chicago Fringe Festival in Jefferson Park. I particularly enjoyed photographing Penny, starring Nico Fernandez and Kearstyn Keller, at the Gift Theatre. This unique show was done in the style of a silent movie with music ranging from the 40s to the present. Having no formal dialogue of any kind brought out a very unique expressiveness on the part of the actors that was very exciting to photograph. For more info about Penny check out their facebook page -

Chicago from Above

Last month, I did something I never thought I would do - I flew around Chicago in a helicopter! It was definitely one of the coolest things I have ever done. I loved seeing this amazing city from a different perspective!

The Nautical Tradegy of Dick III

A good friend of mine is involved with a physical theatre group in Milwaukee called, Quasimondo (  Last week, we drove up there to see their latest production, The Nautical Tragedy of Dick III: A Crude Sea Shanty Side Show. It was like nothing I have ever seen before. It was so visually interesting, creative, fun, and entertaining. This show includes everything from song and dance to puppetry and clowning/bouffon. They just performed at the Milwaukee Fringe Festival last weekend and will have performances at their studio space in Milwaukee on September 1st, 4th, 5th, 8th, 9th, and 10th. 

Sovanny and Duffy Engagement Photos

I had a great time walking around Milton Lee Olive Park with Sovanny and Duffy taking their engagement photos. Congratulations Sovanny and Duffy! 


Fourth of July Fireworks

Every Fourth of July, people throughout our neighborhood set off fireworks along the lake. I couldn't believe how many there were this year, there were fireworks in every direction! 

Foggy Morning

I love fog. As soon as I looked out the window yesterday morning, I knew I had to make extra time on my way to work to stop at the lake to take pictures. I love all the layers that fog creates and with all the spring colors popping through, the effect was even greater and more pronounced. 

Garfield Park Conservatory

After 33 years in Chicago, I finally made it out to the Garfield Park Conservatory this afternoon. What an amazing place! 

Chicago Botanic Gardens Orchid Show

My mom and I recently took a trip to The Chicago Botanic Gardens Orchid Show. I was amazed by every single flower I saw! There were so many beautiful colors, shapes, and smells. 

A Wintery Lake

I woke up this morning to a wavy steamy lake. I remember the lake having a similar effect around the same time last year. I saw this and wanted to run outside and take photos, others saw this and wanted to run outside and surf! 

Portrait Class

I recently took a photography class focusing on portraiture. Here are a few photos from that class!