Behind the scenes with Huge Galdones. (Galdones Photography)

Recently, I have had a couple of opportunities to follow around|work with the fantastic Huge Galdones, who is as brilliant at photography as he is making people smile. You may all know that I love food photography, and just food in general {It’s kind of my thing}, but Huge is one of the top Chicago food photographers, and also takes assignments in other countries. Picking his brain is fun, and shooting alongside him is an honor.

This is a post to show you what it’s like to be behind the scenes at a shoot without giving away serious Galdones Photography trade secrets. This is from a recent shoot at River Roast in Chicago! All photos of me by Huge, and all other photos by me. Enjoy!

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Boho CHICago.

I am LOVING this Chicago weather! I have adopted more Boho into my wardrobe in the last year specifically for this summer. I chose the most ethereal girl, Taylor Ranae, to pose for me in my favorite {Boho Chic} finds!

Red Flower Headdress: ddsll girls  

Black top, colorful bangles, and tassel necklace:    The Mexican Shop in Evanston, IL

Red Statement Necklace: Pompeii Italy

Lavender shorts, Cream lace dress: Free People 

Maroon Crop: American Apparel 

Eriks and Marijana, The Wedding!

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These are just a small sample of my favorite photos from the Augenbergs wedding. I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed being in the company of these two on their big day. Marijana and Eriks are such charming people, and I am so grateful to have made new friends in them! (p.s. I cried a couple of times!) Special shout out to my assistant Jessica Carr, who did a fantastic job!

Moving to Chicago.

Welcome to my blog all! I moved to Chicago in May of 2013 without a career. I decided to make a bold move for a person that I loved, and since then have been falling in love with every inch of the city. I wouldn’t say that it has been easy in any regard, in fact, it has actually been the hardest and most defining year of my life, and I couldn’t say that I would change one thing.

I am opening this blog to share with you the journey of my Photography career in Chicago, my experiences and favorite places to shop, eat, and just be! I hope you enjoy!