Here’s a colorful portrait from a very fun couple I photographed in June. They wanted something hip and different, with some Chicago flavor. This is what I came up with. The trolley driver was such a good sport about stopping anywhere I suggested, and even protected me from car traffic rolling across the bridge right behind me. I love how the purple banners on the building to the left perfectly match her flowers!
July 29, 2012
February 24, 2011
I’m still getting the hang of making videos and slide shows. But since a few people thought the previous portfolio book link I posted was meant to encourage people to buy my sample book… Here’s a snazzy new video slide show, minus any price info and enhanced by the fabulous sounds of Dolly Parton!!! Enjoy.
October 27, 2010
In honor of today’s extemely windy weather–even by “Windy City” standards–here’s a breezy, cute photo for you. While moody weather may not ideal or comfortable to photograph in, it often makes for fascinating images. A bit of breeze and motion this recent bride’s clothing add an interesting element of movement to the photo.
This gal has a snazzy vintage suitacase collection, which I was more than happy to feature in their post-wedding photo session. A bit of personal charm and character are great ways to spice up your portrait session. Have fun with it!
July 20, 2010
As a wedding photographer, I try to cause as little interruption to the natural flow of the day as possible. But because the bride and groom often end up busier hosting and rejoicing than they anticipate, I encourage them to find five minutes to sneak away and enjoy a moment alone. Obviously, I discreetly tag along to capture the pure bliss of that moment.
Creating this beautiful newlywed portrait was a snap. The perfect summer day along the shores of scenic Bar Harbor, Maine served as a vivid backdrop to two best friends and lovers. The bride was stunning in her vintage-inspired gown and beautiful tattoos and the groom was absolutely dapper in his suit and badass sideburns. Their love is palpable.
Such a wonderful couple, so in love. I wish them a lifetime of the happiness and adoration seen in this photo. Cheers!
June 3, 2010
Now that Memorial Day has passed, wedding season is officially here! I am looking forward to the many wonderful couples I am working with this year. So many creative, kind, loving people with whom to collaborate and make beautiful, fun photos of their most special of days.
While I do have bookings through October, I also have a sprinkling of dates still available throughout 2010. I am beginning to book for next year as well. Let your friends and loved ones know about Outer Focus Photos if they have an upcoming wedding. Remember to tell people in other states, too. Wedding photo assignments have taken me to California, Maine, Wisconsin, Indiana… I’m always looking for more reasons to travel! My rates and packages are customized to the needs of each couple–everything from quaint one-hour gatherings to decadent all-day extravaganzas. Outer Focus Photos offers quality services and rates to fit every budget and unique style.
To view my portfolio of wedding images: Outer Focus Photos weddings
May 14, 2010
This over-the-top adorable, fun couple invited me to do their engagement photos. When they told me the story of how they met and the proposal, the obvious choice for this photo session was the place central to the love lives–the California Clipper. They met at a Monday night bingo game. After months of dating and realizing she was the one for him, this craft fella rigged a bingo game for her to win. Instead of the usual dollar store gag gifts, her prize was a sparkling ring and proposal!
I am very excited for this ultra cool couple, and looking forward to photographing their wedding later this summer.
February 18, 2010
What an adorable, crafty way to present wedding rings! I suspect this would also be a cute presentation for an engagement ring too, perhaps randomly placed on a dinner table between martinis and cru du tet…
I always liked the idea of doves at a wedding but living in Chicago for the past twelve years, I’ve grown to dislike pigeons quite a bit. These cute stuffed critters are a nice alternative and reflect the fun offbeat style of many of my bridal clients.
These ring bearers are handmade by Hank and Tillie Hand Embroidered Heirlooms. You can have your own love birds designed for your big day for about one hundred dollars. They also make funky cool ring pillows for about thirty bucks. So why buy some cheap, mass-produced, synthetic item when you can have gems like these for your über hip indie wedding? And they’re so cute, you can keep them around for home decor after the wedding. Just make sure your best man remembers to bring the rings!