This is where I should tell you how long I've been a photographer, what made me want to be a photographer, how in love with photography I am, and what makes me so great, but that's just not my style. Don't get me wrong, I do love photography (and I am pretty great), but I don't love writing about myself. Or at all. I'm a photographer, not a writer! But I've got to let you get to know me a bit if we're going to work together, right? So, here's a bit about me done in a way that didn't make me feel gross while writing it:
As a photographer, I'm reliable (you can count on me to be where I said I'd be when I said I'd be there), I'm not afraid to work hard for you (I absolutely will lay on the ground if it means getting that shot), and I take very seriously my role as the capturer of your memories. Think about it, I am capturing your memories. When you look back on your wedding, your daughter's Bat Mitzvah, your parents' anniversary party, your maternity shoot...my photos will help you remember. They'll fill in those details that may otherwise have become hazy in your mind - how you looked in your dress, which centerpieces you went with, that moment when your best friend had you cracking up. That's a role I'm honored to have and I'm grateful that I can share in those happy moments and the joy that they bring you.
Who am I when I'm not being a photographer? I'm a big ol' dork. For real. (Though, technically, I guess I'm a big ol' dork when I'm being a photographer too, but let's not get pedantic, OK?) I can regularly be found with my nose in a sci-fi or fantasy novel (just because I don't love writing doesn't mean I don't love reading), nerding out over The Simpsons (golden age only), or fangirling over everything Maynard James Keenan does (I might be just a little bit obsessed).
That's me in a nutshell! If reading this didn't make you want to run away, and you checked out my work and don't think it sucks, hire me! I'd love to work with you.
And now to fluff my ego:
Best of Show, New Beginnings, Chicago Photography Center
First Place, Focal Press "Picture Your City" contest
Placed in top 10, The Local Tourist Second Annual "100 Days of Chicago" contest
Four time winner, Chicago Photography Center, "Wine & Critique" monthly contest
Interchangeable Parts, Certificate Program Final Exhibit, Chicago Photography Center
Chicago’s Pizza, Lakeview
Lifestyle Physical Therapy & Balance Center
Tattoo II, Chicago Photography Center
Tattoo II, Northdown Café & Taproom
Between the Lines, Chicago Photography Center
Open Wall, Office of the 47th Ward Alderman
Celebrating work of the Chicago Photography Center, Café Selmarie
New Beginnings, Chicago Photography Center
Best of Wine & Critique, Chicago Photography Center
Women in Focus, Chicago Photography Center
Chicago Photography Center Exhibit, The Thompson Center
Best of Wine & Critique II, Chicago Photography Center
C3 PhotoArt Fest III, Chicago Creative Coalition
Warriors In Our Midst, Trickster Gallery
Medill Magazine, Issue 92
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Medill Magazine, Issue 98 Cover
Medill Magazine, Issue 99
Journal of Integrated Marketing Communications, 2018
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Various other promotional materials for the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications
Featured throughout the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications website
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