Rainy Day Portraits

Posted on May 19, 2016 in City of Chicago, Portrait Session | No Comments
Rainy Day Portraits

One of the greatest challenges for any outdoor photo session is the unpredictability of mother nature. Nikki and I must have changed our minds a dozen times trying to find the “most reliable” date for Chicago’s fickle spring weather. Even Tom Skilling, beloved local weather man, gave us day-of bad advice on this one! Thirty minutes […]

Family in Blue

Posted on May 7, 2016 in Children, Family, Portrait Session | No Comments
Family in Blue

Spring time in Chicago is notoriously unpredictable. For this family session we had it all lined up to go to an outdoor location, everything set… even the weather forecast seemed to be in agreement. Then about 24 hours before our session date, everything changed and that roller coaster springtime cold air came back for a […]

Urban Headshots

Posted on Apr 2, 2016 in City of Chicago, Portrait Session | No Comments
Urban Headshots

This year I was privileged to support Mission Year in their annual silent auction fundraiser by donating a one-hour KNP portrait session. The talented writer, teacher, Breakthrough Ministry Fellow and Mission Year alum, Ciera Smith, won the photo session. Ciera’s blog, Her Journey to Freedom, is a great showcase for her talent (check it out!). I was invigorated […]

First Birthday (Fogo Style)

Posted on Mar 1, 2016 in Children, Family, Party | No Comments
First Birthday (Fogo Style)

Living in Chicago for nearly a decade I’ve somehow never made it to one of our most popular Brazilian steak houses (yes we have more than one): Fogo de Chao. As irony would have it, I finally made an appearance for this recent event as a full blown vegetarian. At any rate, I spent most of […]

Theater Week Kickoff 2016

Posted on Feb 13, 2016 in Arts, City of Chicago, Party | No Comments
Theater Week Kickoff 2016

After a month long “sabbatical” after the busy Christmas season (oh-my that was nice) I’ve re-entered the real world! My first job back was to document the annual Theater Week kickoff party for the League of Chicago Theatres. The festivities were held at Felini, the in-house restaurant of the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel in downtown Chicago. […]