Friday, March 27, 2015

Aaron & Megan | 2nd Anniversary: Preview

Here's a little teaser for you! Megan so wanted to get 2nd anniversary photos in the snow, but our schedules weren't lining up. Spring weather (as in, 73 degrees) arrived and it looked like it would have to be next year... and then we were obligingly dumped with several inches of snow, and on a day that I was free! So, all you midwesterners complaining about the snow - blame Megan, she was praying for it. ;-) Come back soon for the rest of the shoot!

And just a reminder... I'm going to be in Paris and the south of France next month and I would just love to photograph a few lovely people if any of you live near there, are traveling there, or know somebody who is. :-) Drop me a line!

Monday, March 9, 2015

The Period Tailor | Historical Costuming Shoot

Last month I did shoot for Gabriel from The Period Tailor, for his portfolio on his (currently in progress) website. He creates fine historical reproductions, both military and civilian. It was interesting finding local historical locations to shoot, and it did end up being one of the coldest days this winter so far (of course!). Thankfully all his outfits are wool. :-)

We started out at Naper Settlement, which is closed in the winter, but they graciously allowed us to walk on for photos!

Second stop was the Joliet Ironworks ruins. Rather interesting, but I don't recommend visiting them in the dead of winter when you have to trudge a long ways in the snow to actually reach anything worth seeing!

Our final stop was my favorite! We went to the Weber House and Gardens, which I had never heard of until searching for locations for this job! It is an absolutely delightful "storybook" cottage - so called because it's not actually historical, but just decorated to look so and in several different eras. I definitely want to return in the spring to enjoy the gardens, but the house has several charming 18th and early 19th century styled rooms that worked perfectly for the civilian outfits. It's worth a visit if you are passing through the area!

Can't be forever serious... ;-)

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Friday, March 6, 2015

I'm going to France!

I mentioned a couple of posts ago that European travel was in the near future... and I am excited to share that I will be going to FRANCE this spring!!

I'm not a super touristy person. I'm not all that into museums or running around from place to place just to hit all the "must-see" landmarks. I will, however, have "tourist" written all over me given I will likely have a camera plastered to my face half the time, but that's ok. :-) What appeals to me is experiencing the culture, taking my time, walking around and just soaking it up. And eating the food. I'm already dreaming about French bread...

While I am there, I would love to fit in a photo session or two!! If you or someone you know is interested, drop me an email!


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