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Melissa’s Senior Photos

Chicago Senior Photos with Melissa It’s the end of spring, and also the end of school for many high schools and colleges! I love doing photoshoots with schools and students, whether it’s capturing portraits for senior photos, and photographing at a school event. Last week I photographed a prom on Chicago’s South Shore, and as

Architecture in Old San Juan

Old San Juan Architecture Last week, I shared photos from El Yunque National Forest from a recent trip to Puerto Rico. Back in the city, I spent quite a bit of time walking along the blue cobblestone, through the colorful historic Old San Juan architecture, the oldest settlement in Puerto Rico. While the area is

El Yunque Rainforest, Puerto Rico

El Yunque National Forest I spent a little over a week in San Juan, Puerto Rico in the beginning of February, traveling solo. This was indubitably my vacation time, but I brought along my phone and a small camera to document my trip. Since I didn’t rent a car during my stay, I booked a spot

[Interview] Jesse Szewczyk on ‘Glutton Issue One: Sugar Rush’

Interview with Chef Jesse Szewczyk As a photographer, and a member of the art and design community, constantly meeting and befriending so many talented creators is one of the greatest privileges. Even better when these meetings evolve into working together on future collaborations! Today I am highlighting a project from one of those super talented

Interior photography: a sweet, cheery nursery

Nursery Interior Design with Chanath W Interiors Happy Fall! It’s been a busy summer of food photography, festivals, a little bit of relaxing, and staying cool in Chicago. As the temperatures drop and the days gradually become shorter, I’m starting to switch gears and, gulp, start preparing for the holiday season! I took a little bit

The Vegan Cookie Connoisseur new release

The Vegan Cookie Connoisseur: Over 120 Scrumptious Recipes Made with Natural and Simple Ingredients just came out earlier this month and the response has been great! It’s wonderful that people have been enjoying the original book so much over the past 5 years, making a brand new version possible. There are a few incentives to

Whale Watching in Vancouver, BC

I recently returned home from an amazing trip to Vancouver, BC and Seattle, WA. Most of the trip was outdoors and we had excellent luck with the weather. It was first and foremost a personal trip, so I stuck to taking iPhone photos, if at all. But I thought it essential to bring a camera

Selects from Thailand

As mentioned last week, I was just recently able to start sorting through the remaining photos from our trip to Thailand back in January. Since travel photos and groupings can be so open-ended, I’m still working on it! But in the meantime, I’m going to keep this post purely visual again with some of the

Bangkok: Wat Pho and the Grand Palace

On the days that we weren’t at the jackfruit farm during January’s trip to Thailand, Dan and Nicole (of Upton’s Naturals) and I had plenty of time to spend in the city of Bangkok. While the photos from the main purpose of the trip, the jackfruit farm and factory visit, are long finished, I still