Monday, January 5, 2009


In the photog world this says it all, maybe even outside of that world too. Anyway, this is somewhat old news, but still very exciting. Annie Leibovitz was in Chicago in early December and no matter what it took I was determined to go and see her speak. About 3 weeks earlier I told my husband that all I wanted for Christmas was her new book. As it turned out I went with my friends Cathy and Will, and we had a great time. We were about 50th in line and as it turns out there were over 1000 people that showed up! We sat in front and listened to her read from the book and tell some stories about some of her famous shoots.
Ahhh...what I wouldn't give to be a fly on the wall at any session she has ever done--I mean, Lennon, Demi, Springsteen--wow. It was truly one of the most inspiring moments in my photographic life.
So here are some snapshots my friend Will was able to sneak (and from my iphone-supposedly no photos were to be taken-but I was regretting not bringing mine).

Happy New Year!!

Time to celebrate and start anew! So as you can guess, I didn't get very far with posting on Christmas Eve. We got started with family time and just kept on going throughout the break.
I hope you had a wonderful time with those you love and are looking forward to 2009 as much as I am.
I am determined to continue to develop the online presence of LVP this year starting with more blogs, updating the web photos and starting a new Facebook fan club the end of this week!! So check back often!
So where does that leave us...Catching up on previous work I suppose.

And what a better place to start than with this singing and dancing free spirit! I've known this little ones mom for over 20 years-yikes! When we started this session we were fighting the rain and ended up having to re-start later in the afternoon. It was worth the wait, we saw all of her personality come out and play. In the end we also created a storybook and a mini-album which are just adorable.

Thanks Meg for a fun play day with Kelsey, she is a wonderfully exciting young girl! I had a great time!!