Launch Party! | Chicago Children’s Photographer









HOORAY!  The day is almost here!!  I’m so excited to share with you all the ins and outs of this new venture!


Saturday, September 21, 2013

9:00AM to 12:00PM

4001 N. Ravenswood, Suite 303B

Chicago, IL 60613

Light snacks and refreshments, games and prizes!

Kids, bring your loveys and get a free web sized digital portrait (and even one with your parents too, if you bring them along!)

Attendees can enter for a chance to win (1) Love A Lovey Cuddle Session and a Gift Certificate to Build A Bear!

Not able to join us?  No problem!

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Comment below to let us know:) One lucky winner will be sent a Gift Certificate to Build A Bear! Drawing on Sunday, September 23, 2013.

Karli - I posted it to Facebook! Wish I could be there in person.

Camilla - Wish I could be there too. Good Luck and have lots of fun!

Amy Jo Walker - This sounds so fun! We can’t wait to come!

Keren - Good luck Karin! Wish we could be there:)

eleanor choi - We’re excited to come party with you!

Amber - We’re planning to be there! :)

Sibling Lovey Love | Chicago Children’s Specialty Photographer

Big L and little l each have a lovey.  Or I should say, a couple of loveys.  Big L has Blankie (of which we rotate three different ones to maintain some kind of handle on the ick factor), Nemo, and most recently, Little Puppy.  The third spot gets rotated frequently, depending on his mood.  Little l has a blankie, and three Buddies (Fuzzy Buddy and Two Regular Buddies.  You see, we tried the rotation gig with her as well….but she discovered us and decided the Jig was up, and that she needed all three Buddies all the time).

They run around often, arms full of love, similar to the photo shown here.  I will be the first to admit it is a little bit ridiculous.  But who am I to put a cap on how many things they can love?

Yes, they fight and occasionally tattle.  But all in all, they play well together. They play especially well when loveys are involved:) It is a thing of magic when I hear them from another room: laying out Buddy’s latest adventure, Blankie providing shelter from the storm or hot lava (depending on the weather), or someone comforting Little Puppy’s stubbed toe.  The biggest reward though, is when they entrust their lovey to each other….if even for a moment.  Trusting their sibling to care for their heart outside of their body is an act of complete trust, and pure love.

I love my bear! | Chicago Children’s Photographer

The original Ted – circa early 1980’s.  Ted is the entire inspiration for this business.  As you can clearly see, this was during Ted’s gender confusion stage, wearing a dress carefully crafted by my talented Grandmother.  A few years later he ditched the clothing and opted for “au natural”, where he remains to this day.


I love those pants almost as much as Ted….almost!

Hello World! | Chicago Children’s Specialty Photographer


This endeavor has been a long time in the making!

Sometime in early 2011, I attended a meeting of my local PPA chapter where Todd Reichman was speaking.  (Todd has AMAZING advice for photographers, please visit him at his website –  A Man to Fish!).  He pushed me to look deep into myself to discover where the root of the passion for photography was ignited – and so an idea was born.   I hope you enjoy this website, and take a trip with me to a place in a child’s heart that will live with them forever.  The deep, personal relationship between a child, and their most sacred treasure; their lovey.

If you would like to commission me to create photographic art to capture that precious relationship, please take a look here!