My friend Nicole

Nicole is a new friend of mine in Chicago. I really am so grateful to have her here. She really is as sweet as sugar and her husband is a riot. Nicole study early childhood education, has taught, nannied and is the primary chorister at our church. It would be no surprise to you then, to tell you that she collects children's books. Vintage books, original books from our childhood (not sure if I am ready to call those vintage) and new wonderful books.  

Her and her husband are moving out of this apartment so we wanted to document them there before they move. I am excited to go back next week and photograph them both. If your interested, I used both my Canon 5D Mark II as well as my minolta (Kodak, Portra 400).

Brother Brock in town, and our dog is crazy.

My brother in law, Brock, came to visit from NY for easter. I am so glad he used his little time off to come spend time with us. He is a ER Doctor (something I could never do), and is very, very busy. Because he has been in NY since I have been with Blake, i haven't had a ton of time with him. He is so great, and I once again am reminded how lucky I am to have married into Blake's family (does anyone love their in laws like I do? Not sure). 

So we went to the beach by our house one afternoon. To say Annie is excitable would be an understatement. She keeps us on our toes.

Here is a roll of Kodak Portra 400 I took that day with my Minolta.

Beautiful film = no editing for me.

The Hathaways // Lauren and Cora

Today I spent some time with these two beautys. One reason I love film so much- I didnt edit these. No color or light correction. I also took digital today, and I didn't even love them once I got these back.  They also have there slight imperfections, due to me learning I need to also check the back of my Minolta. I get a little light spot when the tape falls off (tape? Yeah... a little rough. Working on getting that fixed).

Kodak 200

This is Chicago.

A bit ago, it was snowing like crazy, and I actually decided to still leave my apartment. I took these with my little Minolta friend, I developed them at Wallgreens. That building is the Chicago Tribune. Its one of my favorites in the city, especially because I love the story behind it. 

Fuji Superia 400