I'm a 27 year old recent college graduate who, after spending 8 years researching child development, has decided to ditch the lab coat and make my art into my career. I consider myself a lifestyle photographer based out of Chicago who focuses on the candid, raw interaction and reaction of those around us. Although my dog is by far my most faithful client, I've done indoor and outdoor head shots on a handful of occasions, engagement sessions and even my fair share of weddings. I currently do marketing photography for a barbecue and bourbon bar where I also tend bar full time. In 2015, I worked on a personal project entitled "In Two Years" in which I focused on up and coming hip-hop artists in Chicago and their journeys. My work was featured in the Detroit based magazine The Urban Hanger. My guilty pleasure may or may not be an addiction to plane tickets. My fiancé and I love to travel any chance we get because there's SO much more out there than we can even comprehend and we're on a mission to experience it all. For more information about my work, visit my personal website at www.mandaraephoto.com.