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Shaina Hoffman

shaina is an artist, part-timer, and all-around hustler living and working in chicago.   View full post »


Filled to the brim with love and gratitude for these people, places, and moments that made up my 2013.View full post »

Mike & Stacey

I had the privilege of  second shooting a wedding in Lansing alongside Jesse Green. Here are some of the images I tookView full post »

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John & Marlee

Perfect early summer weather on Michigan’s oldest certified organic farm, baby goats galore, local craft beer andView full post »

Brittany & Drew

Beautiful northern Michigan, perfect June weather, ceremony on Lake Michigan, getaway pontoon boat, ombre bridesmaidView full post »

Summer Tour

I feel very grateful to be able to tour the country playing music with some of the most beautiful people I know.  HereView full post »

Dawni & Dan

Man, what a great day. Perfect early June weather, historic inn on the shores of Lake Michigan, amazing couple,View full post »

Spring Tour

Well, here I am on the second day of tour with my band, the Soil & the Sun, and I just realized that I never sharedView full post »

Dani & Josh

I had the privilege of assisting my new pal Abbey Moore at a wedding. It was so so so great to work alongside someone soView full post »


Sometimes you are taking engagement photos and a gang of bmx punks comes by to show off.View full post »

One Evening in May

Played a show, photographed a wedding, had a potluck, went to lake michigan, got sunkissed, ate froyo. I toasted aView full post »

Jessica & Nate

I had the best time photographing and getting to know Jessica and Nate. We just clicked. And goodness gracious, theseView full post »


Sometimes you just click with someone. Kindred spirits. Sometimes that someone is your neighbor and sometimes, when aView full post »

Lila & Isabela

While I was in Honduras this winter, I set up an impromptu photo shoot in beautiful Santa Lucia. With two lovely modelsView full post »

Winter Styled Shoot

This is what happens when you have a free afternoon and beautiful, creative friends. You may recognize Alex and AshleyView full post »

Rusty & Kait

Rusty and Kait are an inspiration to everyone in our community because of their kindness, their dedication to their artView full post »


Once upon a time, I lived in Honduras. I had a cottage so far up in the mountains that I breathed in the clouds. Wide-View full post »

Brittany & Chad – Engaged

Beautiful couple. Beautiful day. Beautiful city. I had the loveliest time traipsing around Chicago and getting to knowView full post »

Juan & Cecilia – Honduras

I was so blessed with the opportunity to travel to Honduras, a place that is very dear to me, to photograph the weddingView full post »

Rowel & Kasie

My longtime pal Rowel (we call him “Owie”) married his sweetheart Kasie and they had the sweetestView full post »

Jody & Alanna

I had the pleasure of photographing Jody and Alanna's beautiful wedding in Northern Illinois in October. Jody andView full post »

Rachel & Tad

In August of 2009, I decided to leave the midwest to set out on a year-long adventure to teach in rural Honduras.View full post »

Cedar Rebekah

I play in a band with my friends Ben and Heather. They have the most beautiful baby girl named Cedar. She inspires meView full post »


I studied in Ecuador in 2008. It forever changed me and I have always dreamt of going back. This past spring, I had theView full post »

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A Fall Outing

Because sometimes you have to step away from the photo-editing and just go eat sweets and go for a walk with yourView full post »


Today was perfect.View full post »

That Wah

When I first moved to Michigan, I served for one year as an AmeriCorps volunteer at a refugee resettlement agency. I hadView full post »

Scott & Kirsten

I was beyond privileged to travel to sunny Southern California to photograph the wedding of Scott and Kirsten. TheView full post »

Alyssa & Joe

I spent today in Chicago for the bridal shower of my best friend Alyssa. We had mimosas, got pedicures, ate mexican foodView full post »

Megan & Jake

I met Megan and Jake in college. They are beautiful individuals that bring out the absolute best in each other. TheirView full post »