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July 2015

Family and Maternity Photography

Kate Milavickas – Chicago Maternity Session

To Sophie Grace: Your mother decided to give your father one of the most beautiful gifts of all time for his latest care package. It was the gift of her smiling face each time she looked at you, the amount of love in her heart each time she touched her swelling belly, and the feeling of unconditional love each time she looked at him. Check out my maternity session with Kate and my open letter to her beautiful daughter. …

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Taking Back Thursday // Navy Pier Photoshoot

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]It’s a chilly night in November, November 11th to be exact… I’m sitting at a house, pacing the carpet reminding myself of what I’m about to face. I’m about to meet Joe for the first time. I’d already had a photoshoot with his girlfriend who is a cosplay model, a regular model, and an all around fantastic person. I keep reminding myself of one thing.. “Don’t tell him you proposed to his girlfriend while she was dressed up a vampire…” Guess what the…

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Top 5 Ways to be a Stellar Freelance Model

Happy Tuesday, as you guys may have known or seen, I’ve worked with a lot of models in the last year! Let me tell you, being a photographer and a model aren’t much different. You work really hard, you seek reward, and you cringe at the word TFP every single time you hear it. What no one tells you when you start trying to make it in the industry is that being a freelance model isn’t easy. There’s so much…

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The Real Pokahontas // Chicago Model Test Shoot

Reconnection: (rē′kə-nĕkt′) v. re·con·nect·ed, re·con·nect·ing, re·con·nects: 1. to meet or come in contact with someone after a long absence. I Imagine sitting next to someone over the course of your middle school years that you instantly connected with. You were a bit crazy, so forcing that person to watch every Johnny Depp film didn’t seem absurd and completely psycho. Now, that person is a published model sitting across from you as you reconnect for what could be considered the thousandth time. Except this time,…

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ClaustroClothic Punk Fashion #44: Thrift Store Punk

Just so you know, at no point during this blog am I going to make a single Macklemore reference. I take thrift store shopping very seriously. I also take punk fashion very seriously. In case you haven’t been tuning it, I’m not the only fashion buff on this blog anymore! John Costakis, is now hosting What he Wears every other Wednesday right here at JDcom! Anyway, if you didn’t know… I’m an avid thrift store shopper. Really big. So this…

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