Lifestyle Edit: Wheaton, IL

I've known Kara for the past year and a handful of months. She's a graphic designer with a sharp eye for style in any medium, and someone I've come to trust when seeking input about art, design and personal philosophies of visual communication. Whether it's wedding photography or mixed media design, Kara is a spirit level.

Last month I had an engagement session reschedule because of impending rain, but had rolls of Portra from the previous night's session that had to be shipped that afternoon to photovision for processing. This series of events left me with half of roll of Portra 400 unexposed. 18 frames of film is far too valuable to not use. Enter Kara.

Turns out these are some of my personal favorites of the fine art film portraits I've created this summer, even if they were shot within two minutes outside a Starbucks.

Lifestyle Edit: Logan Square, Chicago

Makeup: Carly Pribich Palmer

Styling & Wardrobe: Free People & Zara

Loft: Alisha Siegel

Film Processing: Indie Film Lab

Lifestyle Edit: Pilsen, Chicago


Makeup & Hair Styling: Bianca Sansosti Artistry

Model: Gabrielle Rose DeMeritt

Location: Loft505 Chicago

Wardrobe & Accessories: anthropologie

Kodak Portra 160 & 400 Film Processing: Indie Film Lab

Canon EOS-1V SLR + 35mm 1.4 + 50mm 1.2 + 85mm 1.2