Ryan Pearl Football Comdedy Shoot

You may remember Grant the comedian whose fun headshots I took this spring? Well, he is planning a really cool nationwide football themed comedy competition with the dazzling Miss Natasha Pearl Hansen. Please note, her initials are the same as Neil Patrick Harris. I'm pretty sure that makes her automatically awesome. A couple weeks ago we went out to Lincoln Park to do a promo shoot for them, and these are just a few of my favorites from the afternoon!

Happy Thursday all! See more pictures on my website, and be sure to "like" me on facebook!


Remy and Alex: Chicago Engagement Sneak Peek

I had so much fun with Remy and Alex this weekend taking they're engagement pictures. We started at Union Station (possible the most gorgeous building downtown), ventured by the river, through the financial district, and then made our way up to Grosse Point Lighthouse in Evanston. I am so excited for their wedding in August!

More pictures to come! This is only the beginning. You can also check me out on facebook (there may or may not be a few other sneak peek images)!


Naperville Wedding: Simon and Jacqui are Married!

Remember Simon and Jacqui? Very exciting news...I finally have their wedding pictures edited! A million thanks to the very talented Lauren Wakefield of Lauren Wakefield Photography for second shooting for me. These are just a few images that I think capture the feel and the story of the day. I hope you enjoy :-)

If you want to look through ALL of their images, check out the smugmug album where you can peruse and order prints if you please. The password is Kolar. Also! Don't forget to like my facebook page! And if you tweet :-)

Sneak Peek: Marc

This is Marc. I promise I'll tell you more soon....just wanted to start your Tuesday morning off right.


Pinterest Love

Do you pin? I am addicted to pinterest. I absolutely adore it for saving inspirational pictures, ideas, recipes, you name it! I've recently starting building a really important board though... for my rebranding! Yes, you read it here first. I will be working with Ravyn from 315 design to rebrand and transition to Showit. I could not be any more excited. For now, I leave you with the beginnings of my branding inspiration board. Updates to come. Have a wonderful weekend! xoxo


busy day --> bag lust

I've been reading a lot recently about blogging like it's my job. Today is a busy day so you're going to have to wait to see new pictures...but I leave you with this. Let's ignore the fact that they're demoing with Nikon and that it's $309. It's just gorgeous. Oh sweet bag lust Thursday.

From [ONA] - aka my new favorite store


Emily and Tom are Married!

Last weekend we were in my hometown for my childhood friend Emily's wedding! We were so lucky to attend the wedding as guests, but as you know me of course I brought my camera and 35mm along :-) She had SO MANY incredible details surrounding her vintage travel theme, I just have to share a few of them with you!

They got married at the Grainary in New Harmony, such a cool building.

She found vintage suitcases to hold the AMAZING programs she DIY-ed that look like luggage tags!

We all know I LOVE a tree of the guests thumbprints!

This was SUCH a cool idea that I haven't seen before. They had a table of pictures of all of their older relatives at their weddings. Talk about vintage beauty, it was incredible!

More cute hat luggage boxes for cards! So sweet.

Emily's beautiful sister Laura with their dad Charles! And on the right are location cards that were on each table at the reception with a place highlighted and then stories on the back of their visits to fun places!

The happy couple!

Two of my favorite details were saved for the end! We threw paper airplanes at them as a grand exit! Annnnd they gave us awesome spice packets as favors to share in their love of cooking. Seriously, she is genius.

Just a quick snapshot Mom took from the front seat of Wil, Bets, and I :-)