Charla Blue...and Brookie too!

Charla is one of my favorite people. She and her sweetie babe, Brooklyn, are a constant source of joy and inspiration for me and my family. There is a constant flow of good energy that we seem to share, and I have to think that every time she or B steps in front of my camera, it's like a little party - and I always leave thankful I was invited. Brooklyn was one of my first little Jack and Lola muses. She has a way in front of the camera that always has me snapping as fast as my finger will let me and grinning from ear to ear. Truly, and artists daughter. She is a gorgeous little treat with a salt of the earth kinda soul. I just love her!

Charla Blue Photography  was in need of some new photos to go along with her lovely new branding ( check it out...and should be looking to get hitched, she is no doubt, your gal)  and I was beyond pleased to help her with it! 

Here are just a few of her shots from our shoot tonight.

And this is Steven, her adorable brother. He has an amazing gift for putting things in their place. With any eye for space and style, he is a GEM to work with!!!

Charla Blue, a darling photographer with a passion for travel and a heart for all things amore. 

Chicago { part 1}

I love Chicago. 

The quiet bustle.

The charming grit.

The everyman feel....

...and the brick - who doesn't LOVE the brick!?

It was a work/play trip. 
I was lucky enough to meet a 
great group of actors that attend DePaul's theatre 
program and looking for new head shots!

And I got to spend time with my old friends, the Gaspar Family!

... and meet baby Nina...

...and love up on sweet Maeve.

I love this family.
Each morning I would come down to Mary's beautiful kitchen for coffee,
chit chat, and on this trip, a little Arial music complements 
of Maeve, " you be Sebastian?". 
As always, they are the perfect hosts.

Here are a few of Derek's head shots!

And my beautiful buddy, Mary.
*Can you believe she just had a baby 5 months ago!?

SO much fun! More to come and thanks Mare and Der
for a great week!