Happy St. Patty’s Day! I celebrated festivities this past Saturday with some of my best friends, familiar bars, and fun strangers. The day went just as well as you would expect any day to go that is filled with Irish Whiskey, grown men in green tutu’s, red solo cup shot glasses with strangers on a random porch, green jello shots, and Irish car bombs. If you were ever wondering what it was like to cycle through a small Iowa town on a beautiful Spring Day hitting up all the neighborhood taverns to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with friends and strangers, starting at Noon.. here ya go.

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No photos were taken after Kelly O’Shea’s for obvious reasons. No drunk people were harmed in the making of this photographic journey….except for Lindsay, she fell through a giant hole in the picnic table when climbing on top of it for a photograph. She was a little bit harmed. She is okay.

My amazing friend Nathalie. A designer and passionate creator. I love going to her house for brunch. I always leave feeling ambitious and so full. This trip was filled with perfect bruschetta, fresh vegetable quiche and artichoke dip. We caught up on our personal stories, passionate workflow and future goals and dreams. One of the most important things to me to keep me on my toes and feeling inspired is to surround myself with friends and people who I admire and learn from.

These photographs were taken with my phone and edited in the Snapseed App.

This past weekend I was delighted to shoot for a good friend and successful business owner. Josh owns TFW: Dupage in Elmhurst, Illinois. Josh and his team came together over a live webinar with other TFW affiliates from all over the world to set a Guinness World Record of most people doing push ups at one time. “Push Ups for a Purpose” was put together to benefit the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund for families of children battling cancer. The event was a huge turnout and feel good success. Kudos to my long time friend and inspirational go getter, Josh Rupprecht. Thanks for having me be a part of it! 

A winter engagement shoot in Chicago! Krista and Paul were referred to me from some of the best people I know in the Quad Cities. A big Thank You to the coolest girls in the QC;) Mo, Amy, Erin and Molly! I drove up to the city on a Saturday, it was sunny and not freezing cold, and we started at Krista and Paul’s brownstone apartment building. I am so happy we did! Their apartment was uhhh-mazing. Such cute style and decor. It told so much about them, and I could have shot details of their place for days.

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