Jessica Remus Photography » Chicago area children's photographer

Anonymous / Part 1.

Usually you’ll find me photographing daily life, kids and dogs. Families. Fun. Relationships. But I have another love: the streets of Chicago. When the stars align and I find time, I go downtown to wander and take pictures. No intention or plan, just whatever strikes me as interesting. It’s so relaxing and freeing. No restrictions, no pressure, no expectations, and every time I notice something new.

For several years now, my street images have been mostly just sitting on my hard drive gathering dust. I have printed a few, and some have done well in juried exhibits. I started to get requests for prints and canvases. I thought it was finally time to put some of  my favorite images into a specific and purposeful collection. To tell a story, but which story? Scanning over my images, a common theme emerged.

I’m going to share this project across a few blog posts, starting with these five images.

“You can be alone too in the city streets, among the crowds. We are all alone.”

~Frederick Lenz 

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  • September 17, 2017 - 8:50 pm

    Ruth Remus - Terrific! Keep up the good work!ReplyCancel

Yesterday was my littlest’s second day of preschool. A little rockier than the first. Her first day she was so excited and everything was so new. I wondered how she’d do the next time. When we picked her up she was a little teary eyed but still laughed telling us about the dance party she had that morning.

We’ll see how next week goes for her. She’s just so used to being in the wild.

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Summer is over for us in a sense, because school has already started. So August is always a bittersweet month because we try to squeeze every last drop of sunshine and summer out of it while also preparing for the fall and starting school.

Here’s a shot from the very first day of August, we went out in search of a blueberry farm in southwestern Michigan. It was a success and my two youngest had a blast picking blueberries. This shot is pretty typical, my little blondie is always running about 50 paces ahead of me at all times. One of the few pictures from this day that isn’t of the back of her head as she runs away…

Continue around our blog circle to see what my buddy Adele has been up to in Colorado!

 

 

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  • September 6, 2017 - 8:36 am

    Kim - Jessica, I love the simplicity of this photo! It says so much. Beautiful.ReplyCancel

Took my two youngest out in search of some blueberries last weekend in rural Michigan. The farm we found only had a few scrappy bushes with any berries left, but it entertained them for a long time and they actually easily picked two pints. They were really yummy too!

Sidenote to any photogs/gearheads or people interested in photography out there: I shot all of these as jpegs with my Fuji XT-2 mirrorless camera and was able to wirelessly transmit them to my phone and edit them there in Lightroom Mobile. I love that little camera, I can toss it in my bag and go! So much easier for everyday than lugging around my heavy dslr gear.

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  • August 4, 2017 - 11:58 am

    Tara - These are awesome, Jess!ReplyCancel

  • September 2, 2017 - 8:06 am

    one | august 2017 - Jessica Remus Photography - […] of a blueberry farm in southwestern Michigan. It was a success and my two youngest had a blast picking blueberries. This shot is pretty typical, my little blondie is always running about 50 paces ahead of me at all […]ReplyCancel

Fun fact: I live with royals. Sometimes, HRH likes to wear the same dress every single day over her pajamas and doesn’t like to be told otherwise. #thisistwo

Now click here to follow me to Denver to see what summertime is looking like for my dear friend Sarah!

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  • July 6, 2017 - 10:43 am

    {One} June 2017 | Adele Humphries Photography - […] continue our circle round to see what my wonderful friend Jess has been up to this […]ReplyCancel

  • July 7, 2017 - 4:38 pm

    Kim - So adorable!! My youngest/Hugh Hefner has taken to only wearing pajamas and celebrated hitting the 48 hour mark last week ha!ReplyCancel