Chicago Magazine, February 2017: 50 Best Bars Cover!!!!

February 2, 2017 in Photography

WOO HOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ANOTHER Chicago Magazine cover!!!! How did we get so lucky?!!!! ūüôā ūüôā ūüôā ¬†We had a¬†super¬†fun day playing dress up with the incredibly lovely and sweet mixologist Julia Momose, formerly of Green River! ¬†At the end of the shoot, we even had a chance to break¬†out our special pink elephant glasses when Julia offered to make us all¬†one of her signature cocktails!:) ¬†Julia has yet to announce her next endeavors but we will be sure to be watching her twitter and instagram for the moment she does!

XOXO!!!:
Assistant: Jacqueline Ayala, Tom Michas
Wardrobe Stylist: Sasha Hodges
Makeup: David Grant
Hair: Caitlin Krenz, Factor Chosen Artist Division
Retouching: Tom Michas (Tomikiss)
 

Michele Pred: My Body My Business

September 6, 2016 in Photography

A few months ago the lovely Megan Colleen McGlynn was so sweet to connect the AMAZING artist,¬†Michele Pred,¬†and I at a¬†Girlsday event¬†(thank you Megan!!!)! ¬†I immediately fell in love with Michele’s work as I FULLY support the same¬†feminist and pro-choice agenda! ¬†Her current series,¬†“Promote the General Welfare”, features vintage purses adorned with feminist themed neon text. ¬†I suggested Ms. Pred¬†come by the studio the next time she was in town to take some fun pics; I also wanted to get to know Michele better and hear more about her work!:) ¬†Make sure you check out more of her art on her website:¬†http://michelepred.com.¬†¬†Rumor has it the Vote purse may now be in the hands of one of our presidential candidates‚Ķ something tells me its not Trump!!!:) ūüôā ūüôā

 

XOXO!!!:
Assistant: Jacqueline Ayala, Tom Michas
Intern: Dolly Nguyen
Hair & Makeup: Karen Brody, Chicago Makeup Artists
Voting Booth Fabricator: Emily Franklin
Retouching: Sami (with a ♥ over the i) Hylla and Tom Michas (Tomikiss)

Teresa Córdova: Great Cities Institute

August 3, 2016 in Photography

I recently¬†had the pleasure of photographing UIC’s¬†Great Cities Institute¬†Director,¬†Teresa C√≥rdova, who is also Professor of Urban Planning and Policy in the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs, and affiliate of the Departments of Sociology and Gender and Women’s Studies-WOW!!! ¬†One of the best parts of my job is meeting so many admirable and accomplished ladies!:)

Great Cities Institute is indeed pretty great; in the quest for improving the quality of life in Chicago, it’s metropolitan areas, and cities throughout the world, they¬†use research to create solutions for urban problems. ¬†You can learn more by visiting the¬†lecture series on their website¬†and¬†they have an event coming up on September 15th, the¬†2016 UIC Urban forum¬†Jobs and the Labor Force of Tomorrow: Migration, Training, Education.

Before I met¬†Teresa C√≥rdova¬†I was told, “She’s very smart, you will like her!” ¬†Both couldn’t be more true!:) ¬†We all had a great time at the shoot;¬†Teresa chatted with us¬†about the awesome work Great Cities is doing, what it was like to live in the southwest, how much we all love Chicago, and she even turned us onto some great music to work to at the studio!!! ¬†Thanks so much Teresa!!!:)
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XOXO!!!:
Assistant: Jacqueline Ayala, Tom Michas
Intern: Bailey LeCat
Hair & Makeup: Jamie Tannenbaum, Chicago Makeup Artists
Retouching: Tom Michas (Tomikiss)