I’m a mother, daughter, sister, wife, proud aunt, loving friend, and upcoming photographer on Chicago’s North Shore.
I have a full-time job working for an international nonprofit, but after loving photography for years, I’ve decided to share it with the world. I love capturing moments and the feelings that are expressed through each one. This blog was my first step toward a leap of faith. Thanks for coming along for the ride.
Awards and Honors
March of Dimes’ March for Babies Circle of Champions Fundraiser
Roycemore School Distinguished Alumni Award
2013 “Get Caught Reading” photography contest Honorable Mention
2012 “Faces of Evanston” – photography contest- Second Place prize, photograph featured in yearlong city-wide touring gallery exhibit
“I Heart Faces”- top ten photo, December 2011 photo challenge
Roycemore School series– single photo raised $500+ for school auction
2011 “Faces of Evanston”- Honorable Mention, portrait in citywide touring gallery
February 2012- Portrait licensed for regional print and digital ad campaign
For booking or licensing requests, please e-mail Petina(@)petinahopephotography.com.
For a person who refers to themselves as an ‘amateur’ you are pretty darn good! Your photos are beautiful-I like how you capture the candid ‘moments’ of those you photograph, especially the young family portrait and the couple celebrating their 5 yr. anniversary. I look forward to seeing future photography work from you and I wish you nothing but success as you continue your journey.
This is a leap of faith well worth taking. So glad to happen upon you in these first steps. Continue to believe in yourself, be passionate about capturing something special for your clients, and love what you do, and that success is guaranteed.
I’m just getting more into my love of photography too and your photos are beautiful!
Petina, you are an exceptionally talented portraitist. All good things to you.
Thank you very much– what a kind compliment!
Hello. Looking for a photographer to take outdoor family photo this Spring/Summer…
Please contact me at petinahope (at) gmail.com so that we can schedule your shoot. Looking forward to working with you.