Emily Drake Professional Photos

Emily Drake is one of those warm souls that immediately makes you feel like everything is going to be okay. She conducted a training about future career planning through my program (a terrifying topic for anyone in AmeriCorps), and her positive professionalism lowered my stress levels while giving me concrete steps to keep moving forward. We met up for coffee and when I mentioned that I do photography, she said she needed some head shots. Our collaboration led to some incredible conversation and these fabulous photos:

Andy & Luis

Andy and Luis are two great young men who I go to church with. I’ve always admired Luis’s style and have wanted to photograph him for a while, so when he suggested that I get some new headshots of Andy for his acting career, I was excited to photograph both of them together.

Parker Headshots

Parker is a hilarious, warm, compassionate storyteller with a gift for improv and music. He came to Chicago to be a part of the service year program my partner belongs to, and now has plopped himself into the thick of things here. Parker is about to audition for the Second City conservatory and knows how to pose. See here:

Jordan Rome

As a young professional, I am always excited to partner with others who are beginning their careers. Jordan and I went to school together and through random connections realized that I could take some headshots for her and she could give me some cool clothes, fine wine, and a spa treatment at her day job in return. I love circumventing capitalism when possible.

Look out for this face.

Baby Remy & Her Family

Robin, a cousin of my good friend Rachel, contacted me asking if I could capture this moment in her family’s life – Olive the dog is finally a big sister, Rich is a proud father, Robin is a beaming mother, and baby Remy is shining her face for the world. We spent time at North Pond, a lovely spot on Chicago’s north side, and I got to see their love in the sunlight.

It was such a joy to take pictures of the curiosity, laughter, and life on Remy’s face – see for yourself:


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