Thursday, December 27, 2007

i-click (or iKLiK :)

gabe's (the groom) mom took these shoots of me working this fall and i thought they were fun and wanted to share a glimpse behind the scenes! im in my trusty work outfit- black pants and black shirt (if its really hot i will wear a cap sleeved shirt) but i love wearing pants as i run all over the place- i spend some time crawling around on the floor- or on top of chairs and everywhere in between- that also makes comfy black flats a must. yes- i always wear black when i work as it blends the most into the background helping to make me a little more incognito (like a spy- hee hee) i just try and creep into the shadows so you hopefully won't even notice me (besides the formals of course!) on me i have at least 2 camera bodies (one with a fast wide angle lens, one with a fast telephoto) in the camera bag are batteries, more lenses, flashes, memory cards and reflector cards. In addition i have a bigger bag i don't carry on me (cause its sooo heavy!) at the location with even more lenses and backup gear!

Saturday, December 22, 2007

holiday card

i love the tradition of holiday cards and its always fun to see the cards people think up, and of course, i love photos ; ) this year i even joined a card exchage in a photography group i belong to- so in addition to cards from friends, family and clients im getting cards from photographers all over the country- love it! here's the card i designed for my parents (its a postcard) - im going to make mine up soon.. but in the meantime -season's greeting from the kaspereks!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Hey Hey- it's the Monkees!

or at least one of them...its me with Monkees star- Davy Jones!
Davy and other celebs were in town for a holiday party that i photographed last weekend. here are a few highlights...
part of the 85 bears with astronaut jim lovell
the chef with cliff howard (ron's bro)
the bosum buddy thats not tom hanks
Martha Reeves sings her classic tune "dancing in the streets!"

Sunday, December 16, 2007

snow walk

its been a while since i took some dog pics- so i brought along the camera this morning as we took mr. griffey louis out for a walk -we had a big snow fall last night- so today is so gorgeous out - and finally some sunshine!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

dear santa...

i have been a bad blogger! i have been up to my eyeballs with holiday orders, christmas card photo shoots and album designs that i have been neglecting my blog. but i have been good all year long so you should take that into consideration and decide to leave lots of goodies in my stocking this year! i promise to blog with lots of pretty photos soon- in the meantime enjoy a few photos of some recent events!
xoxo kris

first up- assurance's christmas party- these employees have holiday spirit!
santa and his elf even make an appearance!
next up- state represenative ken dunkin has a holiday bash at the hotel monico in the loop!
and to wind it up- a recent bat mitzva girl, zahavia, and her siblings enjoy the toasts at her party on the north shore!

zehavia's parents get the chair

the whole family together for a photo!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

griffey on the beach

griffey on the beach is not a new drink (that i have heard of anyways) its my puppy on the beach! not far from my parents lake house there is a heap of rocks that makes for some good crawling around. here's griffey's first visit!

Monday, November 26, 2007


Here's the whole crew from thanksgiving dinner up at the lakehouse in michigan- we had family in from california and my grandma from minnesota. we all wrote down 3 things we were thankful for- mine were griffey (my adorable new puppy) photoshop (the coolest tool ever that helps make my life possible) and family! ( i had to say that one cause well- they were all sitting right there) just kidding family- i heart you guys!

i realize this photo is tiny cause its sooo wide- so if you want to see it bigger (and see my sloppy photo-cutting work) double-click on the image.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

greetings from griffey the seawolf

Im going to a strange and distant land (s.w. michigan- hee hee) where there is terrible cell phone coverage - but ironically, i do have great internet connection- so shoot me an email if you need to get in touch, and i will be back in town after thanksgiving. oh- and griffey says "have a grrrreat turkey day!"

oh- and sea wolf is in reference to both how my pup looks like a seal/dog and of the jack london book and the band seawolf which im really digging right now - check um out!

Friday, November 16, 2007

Faster than a speeding bullet...

more powerful than a locomotive, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, and darn cute too! it's Super Jack...with his trusty sidekick, Buster the Wonder Dog!

these photos are from a few weeks ago- my favorite model (my nephew) and i hit the beach to throw stuff, jump off stuff, climb stuff and whatever else jack thought up!

such a ham!

and to close...a jumping jack

Thursday, November 15, 2007

IRA Ball

Such a fun(and tasty) party. The IRA is the illinois restaurant association, so of course the food was fabulous, so was the location, as the whole 7th floor of the famed marshall fields store (also known as the new macy's) hosted the event. Above is a view out the window in the walnut room overlooking state street. And below is a view from the 7th floor down!

chefs from the french pastry school of chicago

had to include another view of the walnut room- such a magical "old chicago" feel to it- wouldn't this be a wonderful spot for a wedding?

all the student chefs lined up and cheered for the the guests walking through the line to enter the party room which made for some great entertainment!

lots of wine!
burning sugar to make a beautiful dessert!