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    Hallie Duesenberg
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This moment. It’s not one I’ll ever forget. We were running with all our gear to the spot where we were supposed to shoot the sunrise and balloons. They had all disappeared in front of me to set up the shot, when I looked to my left to see...this. The balloons cresting over the top of the deep valley below us, the sun piercing every blade of grass in between each balloon floating by it. I continued on to catch up with my team and get “the” shot, but not before I stopped to capture this moment of light. Of magic. Of hope and goodness floating and shining towards me.
This moment. It’s not one I’ll ever forget. We were running with all our gear to the spot where we were supposed to shoot the sunrise and balloons. They had all disappeared in front of me to set up the shot, when I looked to my left to see...this. The balloons cresting over the top of the deep valley below us, the sun piercing every blade of grass in between each balloon floating by it. I continued on to catch up with my team and get “the” shot, but not before I stopped to capture this moment of light. Of magic. Of hope and goodness floating and shining towards me.
It’s been really hard for me to articulate any eloquently put thoughts regarding our recent political...situations. But especially this one. I’m having a difficult time being proud to be an American at this moment. I am, of course. We as citizens are NOT our country’s disgusting administration. But still. We are citizens of a country that is using child and parent trauma as a bargaining chip. Trump’s retreat on this only barely makes this situation better, and I do NOT applaud him for having to be bullied into forcing the appearance of a conscience. These are kids. KIDS. Babies. We need to be better. The USA is supposed to be better. My repulsion is only matched by my faith in goodness. Humanity. Kindness. Let’s all do our part by being unwaveringly kind. (And by donating to RAICES. link in profile).
It’s been really hard for me to articulate any eloquently put thoughts regarding our recent political...situations. But especially this one. I’m having a difficult time being proud to be an American at this moment. I am, of course. We as citizens are NOT our country’s disgusting administration. But still. We are citizens of a country that is using child and parent trauma as a bargaining chip. Trump’s retreat on this only barely makes this situation better, and I do NOT applaud him for having to be bullied into forcing the appearance of a conscience. These are kids. KIDS. Babies. We need to be better. The USA is supposed to be better. My repulsion is only matched by my faith in goodness. Humanity. Kindness. Let’s all do our part by being unwaveringly kind. (And by donating to RAICES. link in profile).
Trading in my ford for my new friend Carl ✨🐪 📷: @canary_lane
Trading in my ford for my new friend Carl ✨🐪 📷: @canary_lane
Hey all my expecting mamas in Chicago! I’m teaming up with @monicaandandy and @gugu_guru to offer you something REALLY special!! Come to their Mama Meetup on June 27th at the @monicaandandy guide shop in Lincoln Park for an awesome event (see details above) and....BUMP PHOTOGRAPHY!! I’m so excited to offer these complimentary photos to you just for this very special @monicaandandy event. Make sure to RSVP, hope to see you there! 💕📷🤰
Hey all my expecting mamas in Chicago! I’m teaming up with @monicaandandy and @gugu_guru to offer you something REALLY special!! Come to their Mama Meetup on June 27th at the @monicaandandy guide shop in Lincoln Park for an awesome event (see details above) and....BUMP PHOTOGRAPHY!! I’m so excited to offer these complimentary photos to you just for this very special @monicaandandy event. Make sure to RSVP, hope to see you there! 💕📷🤰
Wishing a very Happy Father’s Day to all of the dads and single moms out there. So thankful for my amazing dad who used to rock this killer ‘stache. The two-time cancer survivor, all star athlete, devoted husband, cheerleader for his daughters, harmonica player, golfer, animal lover, dad-joke teller, music LOVER, most supportive-in-the-world dad of mine. Grateful for every Father’s Day we get to celebrate! ❤️🌭⛳️
Wishing a very Happy Father’s Day to all of the dads and single moms out there. So thankful for my amazing dad who used to rock this killer ‘stache. The two-time cancer survivor, all star athlete, devoted husband, cheerleader for his daughters, harmonica player, golfer, animal lover, dad-joke teller, music LOVER, most supportive-in-the-world dad of mine. Grateful for every Father’s Day we get to celebrate! ❤️🌭⛳️
I’ll just be right here if you need me. 🌼✨
I’ll just be right here if you need me. 🌼✨
C is for cute! (and Ceta. And @clarkandstone 😉)
C is for cute! (and Ceta. And @clarkandstone 😉)
Missing the never-ending flow of Turkish tea ✨
📷: @canary_lane
Missing the never-ending flow of Turkish tea ✨ 📷: @canary_lane
Cruisin’ through the summer 🌴
Cruisin’ through the summer 🌴
Flower St. has become my home, and I will always remember it fondly as my first home with @versatillia. Our studio loft filled with a grand piano, organ, keyboard, guitars, bass, drum kit, sax, a dozen other small instruments, and so much love. It’s crazy how fast 6 months goes, it’s already time to head back to Chicago! Excited to move into our East Village apartment and enjoy one of the greatest things in the world: summer in chicago! See you in January, LA. #FlowerStFeelings 🌼
Flower St. has become my home, and I will always remember it fondly as my first home with @versatillia. Our studio loft filled with a grand piano, organ, keyboard, guitars, bass, drum kit, sax, a dozen other small instruments, and so much love. It’s crazy how fast 6 months goes, it’s already time to head back to Chicago! Excited to move into our East Village apartment and enjoy one of the greatest things in the world: summer in chicago! See you in January, LA. #FlowerStFeelings  🌼
The cutest unexpected shoot guest star ever 🐶💕
The cutest unexpected shoot guest star ever 🐶💕
“I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it.” 🌸💜
“I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it.” 🌸💜
Happy Pride, Los Angeles! ❤️
Happy Pride, Los Angeles! ❤️
Finding colorful doors even in a city made of fairy caves ✨
Finding colorful doors even in a city made of fairy caves ✨
Get ready for an image OVERLOAD, people. Having a freaking blast stretching my creative muscles for @canary_lane in Turkey. I love my job!!! 📷✨💕 Pc: @canary_lane
Get ready for an image OVERLOAD, people. Having a freaking blast stretching my creative muscles for @canary_lane in Turkey. I love my job!!! 📷✨💕 Pc: @canary_lane
Finding Wes Anderson moments all over Turkey 📷
Finding Wes Anderson moments all over Turkey 📷
CHICAGO! This feels surreal to say since I’m still in Turkey and will be back in LA later this week, but as of 6/15 I’ll be BACK LIVING IN CHICAGO!! So pumped to shoot with all my beautiful clients again! I’ll be available for booking starting 6/18, shoot me an email or DM to get something on the calendar. 📷😃 #photographerslife
CHICAGO! This feels surreal to say since I’m still in Turkey and will be back in LA later this week, but as of 6/15 I’ll be BACK LIVING IN CHICAGO!! So pumped to shoot with all my beautiful clients again! I’ll be available for booking starting 6/18, shoot me an email or DM to get something on the calendar. 📷😃 #photographerslife 
When @canary_lane’s turquoise ring makes the perfect wild flower bouquet holder. ✨ו
When @canary_lane’s turquoise ring makes the perfect wild flower bouquet holder. ✨ו