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Relax and Refresh

As some of you know, at the end of October I had the pleasure of taking an extended weekend away with my husband to Chicago.  It has been a long time coming!  ha, ha!

The main reason for the trip was to attend a photography workshop given by Audrey Woulard.  You can view her beautiful work at www.alwphotography.com.  She is a natural light children’s photographer whose work has inspired me for years.  I had fun meeting her and all of the other photographers who attended.  And of course… what fun would a post be without photographs to share?

Here is Audrey herself, teaching us as she photographs one of the models.

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We also had some time to photograph some of the models that Audrey brought in.  There were about 45-50 photographers that wanted to get a shot, so not my ideal way of working – but it was fun to play around and photograph these girls.

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This little girl was beyond sweet and I just adored her clothing.  The color was so fresh and fun – just perfect.  So, all of my clients that have little girls… take note on how great color and layers work in creating a beautiful, contemporary portrait!  :) 

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And one of the boots – for kicks.

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This young lady was so patient and tolerant of so many photographers.  She must have gotten a feel for what being stalked by the paparazzi feels like.

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So, one of the photographers let her turn the camera on all of us – which she had a little too much fun doing I think.  :)  Sweet revenge.

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This little one was affectionately called “spitfire” by Audrey.  And here she is showing that personality while Audrey was working with her.  Too funny!

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Well, before and after the workshop, my husband and I had the pleasure of taking some time to relax in the VERY windy city.  We walked the mile, shopped a little and took advantage of some of Chicago’s fabulous restaurants.  If you are ever in Chicago – you must stop in for dinner at Osteria via Stato (I hope I spelled that correctly).  It is an amazing Italian restaurant on State Street – yummy food, great wine and perfect service.  :)  Here are a few photos of the city at night…

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Well, these last couple of months have been the busiest ever – by far.  Thank you so very much to all my wonderful clients for choosing me to photograph special times in their lives.  However, I am a bit buried right now – so back to work!  :)   

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