We met Sammy and Erik a few years back when they were pregnant with their sweet little Maybelle. It's one of the coolest feelings to watch a family grow before your eyes. Soon they will welcome a new little Bock to the world, and it has been such a pleasure to catch up with this awesome family. Congratulations to you Sammy and Erik (and Maybelle)!
Catherine and Jacob have some serious, kickass wedding taste. They got ready together at a trendy little Air BnB in downtown Chicago, along with their loved ones and bridal party. Then we took a short trip over to the Garfield Park Conservatory for the rest of the day. Some things to note: Both Catherine and Jacob have a twin... So that's like, the coolest thing ever. Other things to note: THAT DRESS. THAT VENUE. THAT LAID BACK LOVE. Enjoy and congratulations to Catherine and Jacob!
When I was growing up, I attended public school. I remember asking the age old question "When are we ever going to need to know this stuff?" As an adult, I remember feeling something similar to betrayal when I discovered how many history lessons we were taught that were just half truths, revised to "protect" our young minds rather than to feed us actual knowledge. I also remember the moment I realized that I was completely unprepared for life as an adult, because the education offered in public schools seemed to have very little to do with growing into a productive, capable member of society. I meet so many parents that feel the same way about their experiences with public school. And a lot of them are doing something about it. My favorite example of homeschooling done right.... The Kerns. This year for their family session, we focused on their school space and the way they learn. Suzi has been homeschooling their three children, and it's been an indescribable honor to see them grow into the most amazing little humans. I've said this before, and I will say it a million more times..... Thank you Suzi and Tony for your constant inspiration.
I love digital photography. I love having the freedom to experiment and try weird shit without having to worry about wasting my film. That being said, there is something that film offers me that digital will never be able to replace. Until recently, I’ve never been able to identify exactly what it is that I’m so instinctively drawn to. I mean, there is obviously a large sense of satisfaction and comfort I get from the nostalgia of looking at a snapshot. In addition to that, though, a type of contentment used to exist that no longer seems to in the modern age. There was a wider appreciation for a moment or a feeling. No one asked to be photoshopped to be skinnier, or younger, or wrinkle free. I long for that simple fulfillment.