Thursday, September 30, 2010

On location in the western burbs...

A few weeks ago Debi called me to say "...the boys were at a baseball game all day today celebrating Camron's birthday, so can we play our session time by ear in the morning?"
I'm a mom, I totally get it. We let the boys sleep in and I met them for our session at a neighborhood playground.
We planned a contemporary photo session capturing who the boys are right now, at this point in their life. And can I just say--What a blast!! It took only a few shots to get them out of 'cheese' mode, but after that they just played and explored like brothers should. They had so much fun running on the hill and playing on the equipment that they sometimes forgot that I was even watching.
Oh yeah, and right now Debi is trying to decide on which wall layout she likes best. Tell her what you think on my facebook fan page!!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Back to High School

Hello there!! It has been a crazy summer but I'm finally at a point where I can bring you up to date with past shoots.
Late last month I went back to my old High School, Mother McAuley, to take pictures for their 2010-2011 marketing materials. I'll spare you the math, but it has been a while since I've been back there. It was great to see all the changes and updates to the buildings, the teaching equipment and the uniforms (we never had pockets!!). We spent an entire day visiting classrooms and roaming the halls to capture a day in the life.
These images and many more will be used on recruitment materials and in ads the school does in the area. It meant so much to be asked to return to capture a typical school day. I had a great time and probably ranks up there with my best High School memories!

Thursday, March 11, 2010


It was a busy week for LVP. First the FabJob online book came out with my collaboration with Laura Heitz of Right Now Redesign. Our project photos were included in the example of successful room redesigns. You can check out pictures of our project in the previous post.

Next, Better Homes & Gardens Special Publications put out their Heart Healthy Living magazine featuring a story about my friend and client Jody and her advocacy for women's heart issues. The story is only found in the magazine which is on newsstands now!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Re-Design being Published!!!

So this last year was a crazy home remodel over here and we needed to do all kinds of rethinking on our floor plan and styling. It was a fun project and took up SO much more time than I ever imagined. We couldn't have done it without the help of many talented people to offer their expertise. One of those experts was my new client Laura Heitz of Right Now Redesign. We worked together on our new family room and I took before and after pictures of the transformation (If I knew how much this room was going to change I would have taken before before pictures!) In the most exciting development, Laura submitted the images for a new book that about Room Redesigns and we were selected!!! Now as we wait it's release we hope to collaborate some more on her 'After' projects.

Our new kitchen made our old furniture layout seem awkward. We previously had a large armoire for our tv, but the new flat screen didn't fit and we made do with what we had.
Enter Laura...She helped me select a new tv stand that fit the style and size of the room and rearranged the furniture to be more inviting and helped the flow for everyday and entertaining.
On this large wall I had always wanted to do a family picture layout. (I mean I do it for clients all the time, so why not, right?).
Having Laura waiting to consult on this design forced me to finally collect and frame what I needed and I couldn't be happier. She also chose a table from our bedroom to position behind the couch. We also pulled books from my office and the magazine rack from my daughters room.
Laura and I are excited to see our collaborative efforts in print and we'll both be sure and let you know when it is out!!
In the meantime, here is Laura's website to view more of her wonderful work.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Welcome Naomi

I was so excited to hear that Ava was going to be a big sister and even more excited when mama called me again to capture the moment. We are meeting next week to see all the proofs, but here is a little sneak peek.
She is such a great Big Sister!

Oh, and how happy is she to be 3!!!
Thanks again for sharing your girls with me C, I'll see you next week!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

boys will be boys

This summer I had the chance to once again photograph Jill's boys. The last time I saw them The baby was just a newborn. Now he and his brothers are well on their way to becoming big boys. When it was all said and done, I just had to put together this adorable accordion album to give mom bragging rights on her beautiful boys.

This little one wanted nothing to do with me and everything to do with worms and his new gecko....and I wouldn't want it any other way!

And big brother is doing a great job watching over the little ones!
OH, here is the wall design that we created to show off who her boys are right now. Thanks Jill for another wonderful time with your boys.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Right Now Redesign

The kids just ran off to school, er...walked happily, ok left for their first day of school this morning! I now have the days back to do as I wish! Although I have to admit, I had a GREAT time with them this summer at the beach, the ball field and our summer long quest for the best ice cream.
I want to catch up on some posts now and want to start with a fabulous woman that I met through another client (I LOVE REFERRALS!!!). Laura Heitz has a very cool job!
She is a room redesigner. Through her company, Right Now Redesign, she takes your stuff and gives it a new and fresh look. We worked together to give her a fresh new look for her headshots for her website and online presence for Facebook and LinkedIn.
Our goal was to capture Laura's fun, honest and creative personality for all to see. We looked at the various applications for her images and planned our session accordingly; we had a fabulous time to boot!!
Oh, stay tuned because I also used Laura's services and she helped me redesign my new living room space!! Pix to come as soon as the Family Photo Wall is complete!