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TO – DO LIST // november

October is one of my FAVORITE months – the changing of the leaves, boot season, chili, my birthday and lots of candy eating. It was a beyond busy month though as I packed in the last of my shoots before jetting off to Grand Cayman to celebrate my birthday and photograph a wedding. I didn’t cross off as many things as I had hoped, but that is life. As the year comes to a close, I am focusing on finding new inspiration and planning what is next for the business. Here is a look at my October list and what I have planned for November.

OCTOBER TO – DO LIST [ update ]

>> Cheer the Chicago Blackhawks to a victory on the road in Nashville : Despite a Blackhawk loss, it was an amazing weekend.

>> Update my wedding / engagement portfolio before engagement season starts (hello, holidays) : Happening once I wrap up my weddings for my amazing clients …. 

>> Celebrate my golden birthday while working on a golden tan in Grand Cayman. (I just love everything gold…) : It was a fantastic birthday on the beach … I couldn’t have been happier to be in the sun on my birthday.

>> Buy at least one pumpkin. Drink apple cider. Watch one scary movie (but a good crime show can also count). : The month went so fast, I never actually purchased a pumpkin, but I sipped cider and watched a good amount of crime shows (no scary movies for me).

>> Order my NEW sample albums. Yes, for real. : Fail, fail, fail. On the list … again.

>> Develop new session posing so it is full of natural movement : I have turned into the creepy people watching stranger in public places, but I promise it is all for the love of my work. If you caught me creeping on you, I am sorry … it was research. :) 

>> Photograph 12 shoots and 3 weddings and edit them before the end of the month : I was shooting nearly every day … and then I got sick. Bad … for days. So I am playing catch up on editing, and my clients have been so patient as the anxiously await their photos. 

>> Eliminate at least 3 things from my closet and anything I haven’t used in the last 6 months : Phil and I will be doing major winter cleaning once we are back in Chicago for the holidays, so I know we will be eliminating. Nothing makes you realize how MUCH you have until you live out of a suitcase for weeks on end.

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>> Photograph my parents in a special 30 year anniversary session on the beautiful Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman

>> Shoot with my wider lenses for some wide photos (I just adore my 70-200 so it is time to love my 24-70 a little)

>> Look at my surroundings with fresh eyes and a new perspective

>> Relax and watch Gone Girl / Hunger Games / Before I Go To Sleep. I read all the books, so now it is movie time

>> Celebrate my first Thanksgiving out of the country … island style

>> Spend 4 days shooting just for me – including using my Holga while in Grand Cayman

>> Select 40 images for my updated wedding portfolio (this really should be to-do #1)

What’s on your must do-list this month?

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Hi, I'm Brittany.
Your extra set of eyes with a camera.

Florida, Chicago + destination wedding and family photographer for those who believe in eternalizing this season of life with storytelling images.

After becoming a mom and losing my own mom, I realized that the most cherished photos are moments (not the perfectly posed portrait). I'm here to let moments unfold and to document the true connection between you, your partner and your family.


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