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.

WinterShminter. Your rarely short enough.

I am heading to AZ next weekend to shoot a beautiful orchard wedding. I really cannot even wait. I have new niece (Teagan) I get to meet, and I cant wait for warm beautiful spring time weather.

Lately we always have flowers in the house, either Blake brings them home, or I pick some up, but either way I feel like they help battle this winter shmuck.

Tango para piano.

For our honeymoon we went to Buenos Aires. Some say its called the Paris of South America. It was amazing in every way, and I will cherish that city. Best steak, beautiful architecture, rich in history, and the countryside, oh the countryside. I clearly recall my new husband being the only human I really spoke to the entire time on the account of me knowing 10 phrases in spanish (at the most, including Hola), and him being fluent.

If you know Blake, you know he loves talking to people. If you really know Blake, you know he likes talking to people in spanish even more.

Anyways, Buenos Aires is famous for the Tango, which is why we chose this art work/ old sheet music. Which by the way, Buenos Aires has the best antique stores, and of course my favorite was this old antique camera store where I bought one of my favorite box cameras- Argentine original Siena.

So we got this sheet music to frame as our souvenir (which I think are overrated unless you get one or two things that you will actually use, because otherwise I think photographs best). Well, holding myself to this 'I-only-buy-souvenirs-I-will-use' idea, I finally got us a frame for it.  

I am really choosy about my frames. Which as you can see leads me to using tacks in the mean time. 

Heres to target gift cards we still have from our wedding.

Sometimes I like the same picture side  by side. No reason.

My friend Rachel // Part II

Rachel is my new friend here in Chicago. I asked her if I could take pictures of her in her adorable home. Rachel is a pretty adorable homemaker if I must say so myself, she would never say so, which makes you love her all the more. Before I came over she was making some bread to go into the oven. I asked if she would wait until I got there so I could take a few pictures of it. We plan to do another shoot with the finished product. 

Here is to Rachel.