Chop

Soft opening of Chop on Tuesday at the Roosevelt Collection.  A Second Concept from the Founder of Porkchop-1017 S Delano Ct. 

Chef at Chop
Chop Party
Whiskey shots
Chop Chicago
Beef at Chop

Random Acts of Flowers

Today, the last snowy day of the season (let's hope), I had the honor to capturing a few generous volunteers in action.  Arriving at the address of what seemed to be a small nondescript warehouse, turns out to be packed with kindness and energy. This remarkable charity, Random Acts of Flowers, turn donated flowers into gorgeous bouquets for those in need of a little joy.  The volunteers meticulously deconstruct these bouquets and rearrange them into gifts for hospital and hospice facilities patients that could use the support.  It was not difficult to capture beautiful, charitable spirits and turned into a humbling experience for me.  

 Patiently awaiting the flowers to arrive from the donors. 

Patiently awaiting the flowers to arrive from the donors. 

 First truck backing into the loading dock.

First truck backing into the loading dock.

 The van doors opened to visual and olfactory flood.  

The van doors opened to visual and olfactory flood.  

 The volunteers sort the flowers and prepare them for arrangements. 

The volunteers sort the flowers and prepare them for arrangements. 

Random Acts of Flowers recycles and repurposes flowers by engaging dedicated volunteer teams to deliver beautiful bouquets and moments of kindness to individuals in healthcare facilities across the country.
— Random Acts of Flowers
 Making sure all the flowers are intact and perfect for arrangements. 

Making sure all the flowers are intact and perfect for arrangements. 

 There is not a better of a way to repurpose wedding flowers. 

There is not a better of a way to repurpose wedding flowers. 

Check out Random Acts of Flowers and if you have any flowers to donate, make sure to contact them. There is also a link to sign up to volunteer.  

All You Need Is Love

Lauren and I got to be a part of the sweetest engagement yesterday. Nolan an old buddy from California asked me to capture his proposal in Chicago at Millennium Park.  He lined the BP bridge with friends and family, all holding signs on the reasons why he loves her. Needless to say, she said yes. ✔️ Lauren shot a cute video of it,  I can't wait to share it. 

Will You Marry Me?
Nervous
She says yes
The moment
Signs
will you marry me