Chicago Fire Starter

Mark the Fire Performer in Chicago - Portrait Photography by Michael CourierMark the Fire Performer in Chicago - Portrait Photography by Michael Courier

Mark doing a jump-kick.

This is Mark. He’s recently started performing with fire and wanted to have a few photos taken of him with his art.

Fire, on a Chicago rooftop, in the summer. How could I say no? It was a lot of fun and I forgot how much I enjoy the Chicago Full Moon Jam. If you’re interested in seeing Mark, or other fire performers, head near Foster Beach at sunset this Thursday. If you’ve never been before, you’re missing out!

Skyline view of Chicago at Sunset - Landscape Photography by Michael Courier

Edgewater Skies from Foster Beach

Edgewater skies from Foster Beach - Landscape Photography by Michael Courier

Taken on May 30th, 2017 at Foster Beach in Chicago.

A rainbow in the Edgewater skies from Foster Beach - Landscape Photography by Michael Courier

Taken on May 30th, 2017 at Foster Beach in Chicago.

Toward the end of May, I was returning from a grocery trip when I noticed a double rainbow over the lake. I got a few photos with my mobile phone, but I wanted to make a few images with professional equipment.

Quickly, I rushed upstairs, grabbed my gear, and ran to the lake. The weather changed a lot by the time I got there, but I was still pleased with the results.

Edgewater skies from Foster Beach - Landscape Photography by Michael Courier

Taken on June 5th, 2017 at Foster Beach in Chicago.

Edgewater skies from Foster Beach - Landscape Photography by Michael Courier

Taken on June 5th, 2017 at Foster Beach in Chicago.

A few days passed, and the weather was windy and hazy during the day. I spent a little time walking around and made a few more images I was happy with.

An adorable puppy - Pet Photography by Michael Courier

This is Beans!

On May 29th, I walked over to our urban vegetable garden and (thankfully) I took my camera equipment with me. This little guy was so adorable and a lot of fun to photograph!

MacCormac College Fundraiser at Laugh Factory

MacCormac College Learn 2 Laugh Fundraiser at the Laugh Factory - Event Photography by Michael Courier

James Stephens III at the 5th Annual Learn 2 Laugh Comedy Fundraiser for MacCormac College at the Laugh Factory.

It was a lot of fun to help MacCormac College by photographing their 5th Annual Learn 2 Laugh Comedy Fundraiser at the Laugh Factory. It was a great event for a worthy cause, and I’m glad I could help capture the evening.

MacCormac College Learn 2 Laugh Fundraiser at the Laugh Factory - Event Photography by Michael CourierMacCormac College Learn 2 Laugh Fundraiser at the Laugh Factory - Event Photography by Michael CourierMacCormac College Learn 2 Laugh Fundraiser at the Laugh Factory - Event Photography by Michael CourierMacCormac College Learn 2 Laugh Fundraiser at the Laugh Factory - Event Photography by Michael Courier

A.J. Jamal (top left), Jeff Altman (bottom left), and Angela Riccio as Dolly Amore performing at the 5th Annual Learn 2 Laugh Comedy Fundraiser for MacCormac College at the Laugh Factory.