T A N A {El Matador Beach}

First time meeting Tana and here we are in this magical place and I got to document her in this wonderful time of her life. Stunning images that will be etched in my head forever.

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“It takes faith to sow, it takes faith to reap, but it takes the most faith to be buried in the soil of uncertainty and keep going.” – Steven Furtick

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Annecy {France}

On February 15th, 2018, I flew to Switzerland to be picked up by my friend, Claire, whom I haven’t seen for about 2 1/2 years. Claire doesn’t live in Switzerland but she’s from a quaint little town in the French Alps called Annecy. To say that I LOVED Annecy would be an understatement. I could spend a year there doing photography and everything I ate was of the highest quality and left me speechless. SO THANKFUL to Claire for being the perfect host…I keep thinking that if I did this trip without her, I would’ve done a FRACTION of what we did together! This is the year when I’m making a decision to fill my eyes and heart with as many new places in the world as possible and I can’t thank Claire enough for giving me three new towns to tuck away in my heart from my quick trip to France! And on a random note, you know you had a solid vacation when you leave with adding to your YouTube playlist four new music artists: Lori McKenna, John Moreland, Jason Isbell, and Brandi Carlile. :) CLAIRE, you rock my world and I Love You!

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“And while she never felt quite normal, she was nowhere near crazy…choosing to see the world through her heart, instead of her eyes.”

*All photos are mine except for the ones with me in them; special thanks to Claire Richardson*

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Modeling Composites

Examples of modeling composites for some of my clients. Putting together cards or guaranteeing representation with an agency  is NOT included in my services, but I do give my input and opinion when compelled. Cients here have representation or on their way to getting representation. Agencies represented here are: Heyman Talent (Louisville and Cincinnati), Stewart Talent (Chicago), Modelogic Midwest (Chicago), Shirley Hamilton (Chicago), Lily’s (Chicago), Babes ‘N Beaus (Chicago), Paige Model & Talent (Chicago), and BEST Agency (Las Vegas).  All my quality cards are printed by Direckt Chicago.

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“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.” ~  Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Sabastian Neudeck

So incredibly proud of this one! He packed his car and moved from a small town in Illinois to pursue an acting/modeling career in California! As of September 1st, he is signed with RAGE MODELS & TALENT for theatrical, commercial, and print! One of the most confident and determined humans I’ve ever met! And I LOVE all these (and more) photos we created together! Doors are gonna OPEN!!!

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    “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” ~ Anais Nin

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