Here are some images from a recent personal project. I always have a stack of personal project ideas going in my head so when Georgia visits, we always try to fit in some fun sessions. Georgia is a recent graphic design graduate, so if you’re looking for a Boston, or Chicago graphic artist, she’s your girl.

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Dariane and Dakota are my second cousins. The first time I remember seeing them was years ago when they came to show our Papaw Jordan their tiny kittens. The girls are much bigger now but still so sweet. I love photographing sisters! I have always wanted a large family, and the idea of having several little girls sounds wonderful. I have 3 older brothers, so I don’t know what the experience is of having a sister, but I’m pretty sure the relationship between them is something wonderful.

Just before sunset, we headed out to the Kankakee River on 39, outside of North Judson, with a picnic basket full of flowers, some strawberries, and vintage soda’s (from Piggies & Cream at the Point). It was great seeing the girls again and having the opportunity to photograph them!

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I had the opportunity a few weeks ago to photograph grandparents day at a local private school. While studio lit formal portraiture is not something I regularly do, I enjoyed it. I wanted to play it safe with the background color, BUT also incorporate a bit of my style. The backdrop idea is originally from this pin, however she must have changed her link, and it seems to have disappeared all together. These simple paper fans are made from inexpensive white paper towels, around 50 sheets of them. It seems like the cheaper the paper towel is, the better, since softness isn’t something you want for this project. This is an extremely budget friendly backdrop at a cost of around $4.00 for the paper towels and glue sticks for the hot glue gun. We had everything else. I simply made various sized paper fans and pinned them all over the white fabric I use on our backdrop frame. While this project was a tad bit labor intensive, I think it’s still worth it, and if your well organized, you can carefully stack and store the paper fans in boxes for the next use. You can also make them with colorful scrapbook paper and insert popsicle sticks where the two pieces of paper meet, this will allow them to fold up and store more easily – like traditional paper fans. I used the paper fans again for the testing session below with Sarah. If they happen to be used again sometime, I’m thinking of spray painting some for a touch of color. For more details, just check out the last image – an animated gif. Most images were photographed with our Canon 5d mii and the Lensbaby Composer Pro with Double Glass.

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Lensbaby contacted me to see about featuring one of my images in their gallery and their Facebook. They chose the one on the right. To see more from this session, click here. And be sure to “like” my Facebook page if you like my work.