Category Archives: Speak

Words by the photographer.

2017 travel

Photography work in 2017 will bring coast to coast travel for me. As always, it will be a mix of business and pleasure — or rather, pleasurable business. I was tempted to title this post as “In Search Of” because I’m looking for something. What it is yet — I don’t know. This year, I [...]

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Ravenswood Event Center Featured on Style Me Pretty

Thank you to Style Me Pretty Illinois for featuring Barb + Jordan’s wedding at the Ravenswood Event Center in Chicago, Illinois. You can check it out right here on their website!

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In 2007, right before our wedding, I purchased over $500 worth of real Polaroid film on Ebay. I had heard that the company was going to close and I wanted to use Polaroid instant film on our wedding day in June of the following year. Needless to say, we never made it through all the [...]

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News-Gazette’s I Do Magazine

If you happen to see the Fall edition 2011 of the News-Gazette’s I Do Magazine, flip to page eight (or 9-13!) to see two of my lovely clients, Tracy and Alex. Their Allerton garden and mansion wedding from last fall is smack dab in the middle of the magazine with photos by me! I won’t [...]

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Old Chucks

One day, in my inbox, I received this request: Justine, I’m going to have to throw away one of my favorite pairs of shoes before we move, because they are basically dead and falling apart. They are the first pair of Chuck Taylors I ever bought (in high school). Could I convince you to use [...]

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Black Lawrence Press

The cover image for Matthew Frank‘s newest book will be the one I created! I am so very honored. It will be published by Black Lawrence Press and I can’t wait to buy a copy to see (and read) the final product. Frank’s book is about The Morrow Plots’ sordid and enmeshed history as an [...]

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