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Dawn Inspires

 

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 Inspires | Using my new template from Dawn Mikulich. I love how this 8-year-old’s portraits play off each other in this configuration. You can almost get a sense of how much we ran around together during the session!
Using my new template from Dawn Mikulich. I love how this 8-year-old’s portraits play off each other in this configuration. You can almost get a sense of how much we ran around together during the session!

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!

Dawn Inspires | I got to photograph this adorable mother and son for a surprise birthday present for Daddy. The template allows me to show all the playful moments I captured — at a glance.
I got to photograph this adorable mother and son for a surprise birthday present for Daddy. The template allows me to show all the playful moments I captured — at a glance.
 

Comments

You are the best, Myra. So nice of you to say such kind things. I [heart] you! :)

I love what you’ve done with the template and as always your work is gorgeous. Very inspiring!

#1 Dawn

Awesome!

I love how you used 2 squares with the same image. It totally works.

#2 Erin

Hi Myra…Just wanted to let you know that I LOVE you ‘stuff’. I’m inspired by you. I saw your 30×30 on Dawn’s site and did my own take today with pictures of my own 3 kids. Check out my blog — I’ve noted your work :-)
www.carriannephotogr…

The photo mosaic is a great way to present. You manage to capture your clients, large and small with such clarity.

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I’m a professional photographer specializing in studio and lifestyle portraits of children, families, high school seniors, and performing artists. I live in Ann Arbor with my husband, Rich, and our 14-year-old son, Max. Learn more about my portrait and headshot services at Myra Klarman Photography.

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