Thursday, July 30, 2009

Impact Tip - Our impact

I am making this two impact tip's in one since I missed the last one! As you know, we are continually striving to find new products, helpful hints, and great ideas for living and planning green. This doesn't stop with you. We also are always looking for ways to lessen the impact of our business on the environment!

Two new things we have done recently is restructure our back up system for stored photos and files and get new eco-friendly CD and DVD cases for CD/DVD products.

We are now using hard drives to double back up all data to reduce the use of DVD's which will save us all that plastic and storage space to save them. The drives we found are 40% more energy efficient. Here is what Fantom had to say about them...

"Fantom Drive's GreenDrive yields an average drive power savings of 4-5 watts over competitors' drives while maintaining solid performance. That power savings equates to reducing CO2 emission by up to 60 kilograms per drive per year – the equivalent of taking your car off the road for 14 days each year, and saving up to $14 per year in electricity costs depending on the power-on-hours."

So if you need a hard drive for work or home, look into Fantom!
Our friend Chad Husar found these and passed along the info. Thanks Chad!

Each case is hand made with organic paper, twine and an organic bead. They are shipped in recycled and reused paper too. So each one is unique!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Molly Grace Shoots Whitney & Ben's Wedding

Whitney and Ben had a beautiful day, and though the weather threatened to rain it provided a grand sky for them to pose under just in time for pictures. What a fun day, a celebration of love and commitment and a great party!

Ceremony & Reception Ruffled Feathers
DJ The Windy City Hitman
Videography Sureshot Productions

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Jen and John

Jen and John had a fabulous wedding with the help of her sister Lauren who is also a planner for Food for Thought (who we love!) Jen and John were surrounded by such wonderfully, loving family and friends, which is the best way to start your new life together! Thank you for sharing this day with us!

Ceremony: Union Church of Hinsdale
Reception: The Peninsula
Lighting: Frost
Band: Deja Vu

Thank you to Jen and John for being hilarious and so fun!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Molly Grace Shoots Jamie & Emma's Wedding

Truly this day was a gift for me as a person and an artist, I witnessed the love of a father for his daughter and the joining of a couple whose commitment to each other and a fun life together is contagious.

Hair: Pattie Campbell
Makeup: Darcy McGrath Beauty
Coordinator: Hope Weis
Reception: The Peninsula
Band: David Rothstein Music
Entertainment & Performance: The Three Waiters

Emma and her dad Oliver, a couple minutes in the car before a trip down the aisle.

Love this shot of the bridesmaids crossing the street:)
Putting on the garter, a little later than expected but way more fun to put it on outside!
To Emma's surprise on of "The Three waiters" interrupts dinner with a song, I love this look of surprise.
Such an amazing performance, nearly moved me to tears!
The guests waving their napkins in the air.
The ever amazing first dance of Emma & Jamie, the work of hard labor and anticipation.


Last week I got to go to my first annual girls weekend getaway for mom's and expectant mom's at my grandma's in Kentucky. What a treat! It was the perfect time to take a break from work to spend time just being a new mom. Thank you to everyone who made it so special. There are more on the baby danger blog!

I can't look at this picture without laughing! Peter's face cracks me up.
Blackberry picking! Ayla's clothes hangin on the line... I love the way the KY hills look blue in the distance. Peter got a little dirty playing in the sandbox :)

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Molly Grace's Shoots Greg & Jenny

I had such a fun time hanging out with these two in the beautiful Lake Forest, where Greg might as well be the major, because everyone knows and loves him. Gregs resturant Grill on Laurel has something to do with that! I love these two, their fun, their relationship, their connection and zest for life. I loved meeting the little puppy they watching that week for their aunt, he was supper sweet, just like them.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Krista and Rob's wedding

This weekend I was so excited to be a part of another Mayerck wedding. I shot Krista's sister, Cory's wedding, last summer and was so thrilled when Krista and Rob decided to go with me for their wedding too. They are a blessed couple to have each other and we wish them all the best!

Wedding ceremony and reception: Cantigny
DJ: Spin Productions

Cory is in charge of keeping Krista hidden from the guests just before the wedding The rain threatened but held out to keep my record at 0 for outdoor ceremonies rained out! :)