Lots of new, exciting things happening around here! First, a new studio! My very sweet husband helped as I worked around the clock for 2 days clearing, cleaning, painting and reorganizing and it is finally finished!

Recently, I switched from shooting 100% natural light to using studio strobes. There were a number of reasons why I switched (most too boring to mention). Mostly, I felt like I wanted a lot more control and flexibility that I just wasn’t getting from the sun alone. Not to mention that here in Chicago, the daylight can be very limited and unpredictable. Shooting with strobes opens up so many new options for me. Before, clients had to get here by 10:00am, so we could start shooting by 11:30, to take advantage of the good light. Now, I can shoot any time of day!

These new lights require a lot more equipment and space than the shooting with sunlight (obviously) so they needed a home. Enter- the new studio! What was once an office/guest room/workout room/storage area is now home to my photography gear and all future studio shoots.

Here it is…

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I’ve also redesigned my website. I’ve made some changes in my business, so I wanted a new, fresh look for the site. There’s a lot more content on here now and I have resolved to be a lot better about blogging my sessions.

This, incidentally, is my first, official blog post! I really don’t know how to blog, so you’ll have to bear with me as I figure it all out. My goal in starting this is to give a little behind-the-scenes look at my photo shoots. I also hope to share some personal work, inspiration and ideas.

Thanks for reading! Let me know if you have any ideas/suggestions/thoughts. I’d love to hear from you!

:: Chels