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Feb 14, 2017
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We decided to have our first ever studio event for Valentine’s Day. We had kids, families and adults come to show their love in the studio.

Thank you to all who came and made the day fantastic!

And here’s my cutie, too.

Jan 11, 2017
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I met Erin at a park district class last winter. Through different play groups and moms night out we have become friends. Over this time I have learned about her perspective on what all cultures use to celebrate an event: Cake or a desert of some sort. I can not do here theory justice so you have to read her description below. Erin uses this theory to create art from celebratory confectionery items that she makes herself. In most of her pieces she smashes cupcakes or cakes to inspire the piece.

Right now you can experience her art on display at the Dittmar Memorial Gallery on the Northwestern Campus. My son and I went to her opening show last Friday night.ErinNWArtshowweb-14ErinNWArtshowweb-1

She has a piece called ‘Serenity Now’ which is a zen garden made of sprinkles! This was a big hit with D and Erin’s son. They were playing with it the whole time. Lots of sprinkles on the floor.ErinNWArtshowweb-2Cupcake smash!

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Erin’s son was proud to show off his art that was on display. It is beautiful.ErinNWArtshowweb-6

Erin has collected the tops of all the squeeze pouches she has given to her son in his life and asked friends to contribute theirs. Her is explaining the art to D.ErinNWArtshowweb-7 ErinNWArtshowweb-8

D and Erin’s son eating the classy cheese and crackers in the corner and at one point sharing cookies.ErinNWArtshowweb-10 ErinNWArtshowweb-12

Erin’s second son. Such a cutie. He would light up and scoot towards me whenever I crouched down to take his picture.ErinNWArtshowweb-13

Open space means our boys are going to run round.ErinNWArtshowweb-15

This medallion is made of all the baby food labels that Erin gave to her first son.
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Erin Elizabeth! She’s the best!ErinNWArtshowweb-17 ErinNWArtshowweb-18

This piece stole the show. It’s huge! It exhibits her signature art design with sprinkles, gold leaf, frosting and pattern work.

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The textures are amazing!ErinNWArtshowweb-19 ErinNWArtshowweb-20 ErinNWArtshowweb-21 ErinNWArtshowweb-22 ErinNWArtshowweb-23 ErinNWArtshowweb-24

Just Sprinkles! Amazing!ErinNWArtshowweb-25

When I came home that night I told D I had sprinkles in my shoes. He helped shake them out.

Thanks for the great show and evening Erin! If you want to follow her you can go here and her husband, Harry, also does some amazing art here.

Do something awesome this Friday night and go see her show!

For more information go here.

Erin was featured in the Chicago Tribune.

Oct 19, 2016
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Thanksgiving and Christmas are around the corner, and that means it’s picture season. I’m excited to announce that I’m offering 30-minute Fall Mini Sessions at two of my favorite photo locations in Chicago for families and couples.

Here’s the two options I’ve set aside for these mini sessions:

  • First location is Humboldt Park. I love the full of huge colorful trees, a lake, bridges and playground areas that give a lifestyle approach to your family photo session. Humboldt Park sessions, 8am-11am on October 29. FULL
  • The second location is a hidden gem in the middle of a beach. If you are looking for a more forest, high grass, folksy, serene image then a Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary session is for you. Just outside the bird sanctuary is an amazing clean backdrop of downtown Chicago. If you are looking for something more modern, this is also a great option for you. Montrose Point Bird Sanctuary sessions, 2pm-3:30pm on November 12.

Mini sessions include 10 images and one 11X14 print of your choice at half the price of a full session: $75! Book your 30-minute Fall Mini Session Today.

[If you’re bursting with great ideas and you’re looking for a longer session, I would love to get together to dream about your family or couple-specific photo shoot!]