Recent success stories from people in the Oak Park area.
Very professional with top-rate equipment. Dependable and provides excellent results!
A. H. Wolf Photography
Great customer service
Martika was SOOO helpful and creative! I'm creating a portfolio, and she really highlighted all of my best features!! I will definitely work with her again, and I highly recommend!
Martika Photography, LLC
We don’t do professional photograph as often, so we were slightly nervous, however Milan made us feel relaxed and confident . Photographs that he took of our celebration (son’s 2nd birthday) were all stunning! Would highly recommend him!
Milan Tomic Photography
It's a surprisingly personal question; no one else can decide how you measure your own success and it's allowed to evolve over time.
My definition has certainly transformed over the past 7 years as I shifted from focusing on how life looks to how life feels.
I used to think success was about checking boxes and collecting gold stars: I was a corporate-climbing mom who could "do it all and do it with a smile". It looked great on the outside.
But, on the inside, I felt hollow and like I was never doing enough. There was always more to do/be/achieve. When my infant daughter had serious spinal surgery 7 years ago, it made me reevaluate how I was living, and for whom. Thankfully, she’s healthy, but it became the pivot point where my life has since become before and after.
Now I know success means having the courage to create a life of authenticity and impact. By letting go of who I think I should be, it freed me up to embrace who I am and who I am to become.
We are most impactful when we’re most authentic so, ultimately, success is living into my full range and building a life aligned with my values, purpose and gifts in order to inspire others to do the same.
I am humbled and honored to be included in Steve Ewert Photography's series on Successful Women in Chicago.
I'd love to hear from you: What does success mean to you? How has your definition evolved?
Steve Ewert Photography
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