I had thought January would be a month of downtime but instead it has been full speed ahead! I am really so very excited about the year to come. It is shaping up to be a great year with such a fabulous mix of events and couples. Can’t wait!

I had many things I wanted or needed to post about, so here is a big monstrous info and update post!

2012 Dates
I am almost completely booked for the year. I am accepting *possibly* three more weddings max. If you are interested in a date, please feel free to get in touch.

Last year was unusually low on travel for me compared to years past, but it looks like this year is back to my usual array of locales. In the upcoming months, I’ll be in New York, San Francisco, London, and possibly Savannah. I’ll also be down in Saint Louis in the summer, most likely western Europe once or twice more this summer, and DC in the fall. If you would like a session or shoot in any of these locations, please feel free to contact me as that can usually be arranged with little or no travel fees.

Studio Coordinator Position
In the coming six weeks or so, I am looking to hire a studio coordinator. This is a non-shooting, non-photographer position. Duties include handling emails, helping to arrange my schedule, assisting clients in the planning of their wedding day schedules, assisting with album production process, managing press inquiries, packaging and shipping prints and albums, invoicing, and just generally being a great guide for my clients and assistant for me. If you have graphic design experience, there are other duties you can take on; this is a very customizable position. This individual should have fantastic writing skills, great phone demeanor, the ability to anticipate what people need, and be *extremely* detail-oriented. Part time, starting around 10 hours and moving up to about 15-20 from May-November. Remote position but needs to be Chicago based as you’ll need to be in studio to ship prints every once in a while. I’ll be doing a more dedicated search but wanted to post it here, as one never knows. If you’re interested and think you’re a great fit, please shoot me an email.

A City Wedding
A new project I’ve been working on with a colleague the past few months is launching on Monday. We are so very excited about this and hope you’ll check it out if you, like us, have grown weary of only seeing weddings in outdoor fields and on romantic hilltops and also believe great weddings happen indoors, in cities. Check it out here.

Boudoir Weekend
I’m most likely doing a boudoir weekend in March. If you’re a client of mine, I will send you an email, but if you’re a non-client and interested, please shoot me an email and I will send you details when the time comes!

(Fairly) Recent Press
I haven’t updated press in *so* very long, but if you’re curious to see some past weddings, check out these great features from the past while.

Lindsey + Mike on Snippet and Ink

Dan & Keila on Style Me Pretty

Maggie & Nick on Elizabeth Anne Designs

Katy & Alex on Style Me Pretty Illinois

Laura & Elliot on Style Me Pretty Illinois

Resmi + Samir were also in The Knot (national) Winter 2011

And Nick & Rebecca’s engagement photo won an Honorable Mention in Junebug Weddings’ Best of the Best Photo Contest

Thanks to everyone for these great features (and for having such beautiful weddings!).

Hope everyone has a great start to the year! Look forward to hopefully many posts over the coming weeks!