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Tonight's going to be a good night!

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UPDATE: ABP collection is also being featured in the Winter 2013 issue of A Perfect Event Magazine!


For immediate release, please
Press Contact:
Frank Tobin
Frank Tobin PR

Amy Boyle Photography Curates Windy City-Inspired My Kind of Town
Photo Collection for Logan Square-Based Shop 1021 Beginning 11/15/12

(Chicago, IL – November 9, 2012) -- Amy Boyle Photography, a Chicago-based  photo agency specializing in corporate, entertainment, architecture, travel, tourism and recreation industry clients in addition to personal portraits (, has curated a “My Kind of Town” photo collection, exclusively for Shop 1021 (, a Logan Square-based retailer specializing in home décor and hostess gifts, beginning Thursday, November 15 at 2650 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL.

Boyle’s “My Kind of Town” photo collection, which premieres at Shop 1021 at a 7:00-9:00 PM reception on Thursday, November 15, is a hand-picked selection of matted fine art prints and collection of 11”x14” and 10”x10” canvases  of the City of Chicago seen from the lake, by bike and on foot, ready to hang or give as holiday gifts. Larger sizes are available on special order. Store hours are Tuesday-Saturday; 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM; Sunday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.  The exhibition is open-ended.

Chicago retailer Ann Kienzie, owner of the toy store Play, opened Shop 1021 in June, 2012 to meet the gift and home decor needs of her existing client base shopping in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago.  Dark wood floors, exposed brick walls and tin ceilings serve as a dramatic backdrop to a signature collection of home and office décor items, books, stationery and specialty gift items.

“Shop 1021 is the perfect dramatic setting for my Chicago-themed collection of photography prints,” enthuses Boyle, who notes that she and Kienzie networked through CRAVE (, a resource for women entrepreneurs.  CRAVE is a global community which connects savvy business owners. Through online networks and in-person events, CRAVE introduces like-minded entrepreneurs and offers innovative ways to boost business.

About Amy Boyle Photography: Founded in 2005, Amy Boyle Photography’s client roster includes Chicago corporate and entertainment clients including: Sherago International; WINPAK; GE Healthcare; Molise PR; Richard Driehaus Museum; Michael Jordan's Steakhouse; Lawry's Chicago; Mrs. Field's; Women's Health Foundation; Broadway in Chicago productions including Love Loss and What I Wore, Working the Musical, Billy Elliot the Musical, Shrek the Musical.  Amy’s work has been published both nationally and internationally, including The New York Times, Variety and Playbill, among other publications.

About Amy Boyle
For more than 17 years, Chicago has been home to Amy Boyle, her husband Jeff and four sons. Amy’s daily inspiration comes from the beauty and strength of American’s legendary Second City. A 2002 graduate of Northwestern University with an Art History and Marketing degree, Amy's love of art and the history behind art infuses her photography. Amy’s keen artistic vision, coupled with her genuine and warm personality, allow her to photograph subjects in a way that truly captures their natural essence and is authentic to each of their
personal stories. Her inspired photos and ability to easily connect with people of all ages bring a unique depth and beauty that rises from every print to tell a tale.

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Rejuvenating one's soul

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"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practise resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life..." -Henry David Thoreau, WALDEN

Portrait of a Yogi - Meet Julie!

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Three words that describe you - Grateful: I am so grateful for the times of beauty and grace in my life. I am also grateful for the awareness I am cultivating to notice and appreciate them. Hopeful: My hopes are high for my future, and that of my family and friends. Staying positive is such a powerful tool. Approachable: I love when people connect with me and share parts of themselves. What a gift!

Vacations are good for the soul -

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"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
- Mark Twain

Here is a glimpse back at three vacations in one. This year we took our traditional (18th annual) trip East and shook it up a bit.

Why not start the vacation with a short (cough) 90 mile bike ride from PA to MD? I used to just ride a few miles at a time. Lately, I can't get enough of my bike - Once underway, I am in awe of the changing landscape, the movement, and of people powered transportation! Doing this ride with my family was so wonderful. I am impressed at the commitment my guys made to this ride and just how many wonderful memories we shared together!

The GAP Trail

The Great Allegheny Passage rail trail was beyond my expectations. We saw so many great vistas, enjoyed cooling off by the Youghiogheny River on a 97F day, ate copious amounts of blackberries/raspberries along the trail, and arrived each night to a comfortable Inn to rest for the next day.

Day 1 - Connellsville, PA  to  Confluence, PA

Day 2 - Confluence, PA to Meyersdale, PA

Day 3 - Meyersdale, PA to Cumberland, MD

After 3 days of biking we took a car break and made it to Tanglewood to see good friends and catch a James Taylor show - The moon was spectacular that night! Not to stand still for long, the next day we were in NH and ME. Another awesome break with good friends and family.

We now had the momentum for the next leg of the voyage, Acadia National Park!

I had never been to Acadia before. This park took my breath away. We were back on our bikes for gorgeous rides around Eagle Lake and Witch Hole Pond on the carriage trails. Stopping to take in the beauty, catch frogs (Well, the the boys did that!), and to eat the sweetest low bush blueberries I had ever tasted. Speaking of amazing food, I have to say the delicious meal complete with local Mussels and Craft beers at McKay's Public House sure was heavenly.  Three days in Acadia was enough to give a a taste for more... I would venture a guess that Acadia will be visited by us again soon!

So on to the third vacation - Cape Cod!

On our way down to the Cape we enjoyed a beautiful drive through much of Maine's beautiful coastline. Stopping one last time to shoot a portrait session. Someone has to work! ;0)  We were then on to the Sagamore Bridge and vacation tradition as we know it. I cannot believe that we have had the great fortune of coming to Chatham for 18 consecutive summers. This familiar and beautiful place is such a haven. After 2200 miles so far on the van, plus all the biking miles, we were all ready to park ourselves at the beach. 

The weather was beyond agreeable. Making it hard to find the desire to go anywhere but our beach in Stage Harbor. We sailed, kayaked, and the guys water skied and wake boarded. Jeff and I got out on the bikes again with a boy or two as the Cape Cod Rail Trails are also not to be missed.

So to sum it up - Wow, A 3200+ mile oddessy for 6: Complete with smiles, memories, and personal accomplishments.

Arriving back at home with an even more grateful heart and eyes open to seeing new things!

More Later!


Welcome Miss G -

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Sugar and spice
and all things that are nice
That’s what little girls are made of

~ Unknown

Almost two years ago to the day I photographed this families 1st arrival, Miss H. Today, I met Miss G! What a lovely family Joyce and Michael have created. Miss G was so incredibly alert during our time together; it was such a treat to capture her expressions. Her older sister entertained me with her dancing and I may have gotten myself another photo assistant as Miss H really loved the workings of my camera. :) Prepare yourself for sweetness overload...

Family time at the beach

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Time to get outside and enjoy the beach - What a glorious day we had for this family session. It's almost the end of the school year and what's better to do than take a quick break from all the scheduled activities and homework to get out and spend some quality time in the sunshine!


9 months old already!

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A little child enters your life and fills a special place in your heart.
A place you never knew was empty.


Another 3 months have passed and Miss R is really mobile and exploring her world - Her older brother Mr L is growing up so fast too - "Hi Miss Amy", "Cheese", "Boats" - 

We broke up their 9th month session by shooting on location as well as more lifestyle coverage at home - These fleeting moments are just so precious!



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