Introducing Austin James

My boys. Here’s Austin James Slack - born Easter Sunday, April 21st, 2019 at 3:31am. 

Born in the car, on Austin Blvd en route to the birthing center. 

Momma and boys are happy and healthy.


Chicago in the Fall

Perfect night with a great couple. Even though it’s the shortest season of the year, Chicago is beautiful in the Fall.

Wish I had more time to blog!!

Simple fact of the matter is I have zero time to blog.  Plus I sorta dislike the word blog, and vlog, and most things social media related.  But I'll try to post more. 

Here are a few pics from the past couple weeks of weddings. 

Rainy Day Weddings, no fear

These two set the bar pretty high for being cool, fun, roll-with-it kind of clients. Rainy day in Chicago.  No fret.  Congrats Lara & Chris, let's do it again!


Architectural design interiors

I've made a decent living from photographing moving subjects, i.e. humans.  Rare opportunities allow me to photograph stationary objects or architecture.  Today was one of those rare times.  I love being able to visit spaces and absorb and photograph it's essence.  These images are of a design showroom at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago. 

Surf's up

My current passion project is surf photography. I've been working in the water for the past 3 years or so, getting an up close and personal view of surfing.  It's incredibly fun and challenging.  Here are a few of my favorite shots from the water. 

Travel photography

I've always struggled with travel/street photography. During my last trip to Paris I tried my best to channel my inner Henri Cartier-Bresson. I did my best, but his work remains unmatched.

On your next trip abroad, do yourself a favor and bring along a film camera and a case packed full of B&W and color film.  The following images were captured on a Contax 645 camera

A look back

Here's a look back to some fun engagement photo shoots I've done over the past few years.  Summer is always a good time to push the idea and create energetic concepts.  The use of water and go-carts definitely adds energy and motion.  If you're planning an engagement session, don't be afraid to get creative with the process.  The experience will be a great memory for you and your fiance as well.