Monday, August 18, 2014

Chicago Photo-Shoot // Business

At the young age of 18, I knew I wanted to get into photography professionally. I wanted to have a logo, a blog, a Facebook page, business cards, the whole sha-bang. What I didn't realize back then was the fact that everything took time. Lots of time. And not only did everything take time, it took money. For the past 3 years I've been learning so many new things, stepping out of so many comfort zones, building the type of brand I was looking for, and all the while creating a portfolio that reflected that brand. It takes time! Some of it was fun, some of it not so fun...

Having a photo shoot in Chicago was definitely among the list of "Fun things To-Do". After all, you know something good's about to happen when you travel up to the windy city. Let's get real, it's no little thing. Garrett's popcorn, the famous (and a little overrated) Bean, skyscrapers, the Navy Pier, Lake Shore Drive, dozens of fun shops, and let's not forget the Chicago Style deep dish pizza! While it wouldn't be my first choice of living, visiting and touring Chicago isn't something I'd ever pass up. 

One of the greatest things about being a photographer is the fact that in this industry, everyone (pretty much) knows everyone. And when you're in need of a good photographer, at LEAST ten businesses pop up in your mind. To be honest, there have only been a handful of photographers who I've loved and enjoyed working with. Not because other's work is bad AT ALL, but because I am a grade A perfectionist and there are only a few photos of myself that I actually like. ------> story of my life: "The problem isn't with you, it's me."

I had been following Josh and his business for several years, and always thought his images were fantastic. He was so fun to work with, and at the end of the day he not only got shots that reflected my brand, but ones I absolutely loved. If you live in the Sheboygan, WI. area, you should definitely check his stuff out! He's so worth every penny. 

So without further ado - here are just a few of my favorites :) 

Much Love,


1 comment:

  1. They turned out beautifully! I'm totally with you on the not-liking-pictures-of-myself thing. I got in front of the camera with a friend a few weeks ago and I was so surprised how fun it was! I think it's such a good idea though for photographers to get their pictures taken once in a while... it puts a new perspective on how your clients feel!



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