Chicago children’s photographer Dawn M. Mikulich has inspired me since I first saw her work on flickr. (How long ago? Mommy-brain has killed a few too many neurons… but I’m pretty sure it was more than 2 years ago.)
We’ve since become good friends. Dawn started her child photography business about a year before I opened Myra Klarman Photography, and she’s always been very generous with advice and suggestions. She even played a huge role in making my online proof gallery interface so clean and usable.
Yesterday on her blog, Fresh, Dawn shared a photoshop storyboard template she made for photographers to download. I gave it a spin and I’m hooked! It may take a while to get a dynamic arrangement, but I think the results are worth the effort.
Dawn also sells art prints of and usage licenses for a growing collection of her own Chicagoland photography (1201 images and counting) through a website (of her creation) called Chicago Uncommon. All the photographs are tagged, and finding specific types of images is easy. The whole venture is smartly done and more than a little ingenious.
Her energy level and positive personality are so enviable. When she had her daughter Kendall late last year, it didn’t seem to slow her down one bit. Okay, maybe a little. But I’m still astounded by what she manages to accomplish — and with such aplomb!