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La Grange Lifestyle:
Click here to join this all-inclusive Facebook group, welcoming ALL of La Grange to post about EVERYTHING La Grange in one place. Residents & visitors may ask general questions and post in support of local businesses, while business owners & employees may promote their products or services as frequently as they like.
As both a resident & business owner myself, I also aim to provide the community with relevant information, while still being respectful to businesses and showing courtesy to the village as a whole.
Photo LaGrangephers:
A local Facebook group welcoming all photographers, picture takers, and photo enthusiasts in the La Grange area to join and connect with others who share in their photographic passion
La Grange Locals Meetup 'N Social Connection:
A La Grange area Facebook group dedicated to bringing local people together through organized meetups, popup activities, and scheduled events
West & Southwest Suburban Eats + Dining in Chicagoland:
This public Facebook group is a compilation of posts about restaurants throughout the Chicago area, with a focus on the West, Southwest, and South suburbs. It's intended to give ideas of new places for dining out, as well as provide relevant restaurant info, such as new menu items & specials. Members are encouraged to share posts for their own or favorite restaurants, eateries, cafes, bars, and breweries throughout Chicagoland.
Special Events & Traditional Fests of the Chicago Metropolitan Area:
A public Facebook group dedicated solely to the many special events and fun fests always happening around Chicagoland — including southeast Wisconsin and northwest Indiana! Please contribute to our content by sharing your own events, those you are attending, or ones you are interested in into the group. Check out the Events tab pinned to Featured to easily see all upcoming Facebook-created Event pages that have already been shared.
NEXT EXIT Maps, Food, Lodging:
Chicagoland's Informational Guide Center for Visiting other Areas of Illinois on Weekend Trips or your Next Exit Out of State for Cross-Country Travel.
When someone tells you about a fancy hotel or neat bed and breakfast to stay in a few hours away, or if you see a post for an out-of-state restaurant or menu item you'd love to try if you ever visit there, share it into this Facebook group to save for future reference, as well as to share with others. Additional travel-related content to post includes popular tourist attractions, historical sites, scenic views, points of interest, landmarks, local favorites off the beaten path, events held anywhere outside of Chicagoland, maps of travel routes to follow, and lists of themed destinations to visit in a region.

Current Features & Ongoing Series (Facebook)

#FridayFoodograph; [Once] weekly photo series featuring tasty restaurants and delicious food throughout the Chicagoland area, usually accompanied by a review. Hashtag debuted on Facebook 2/14/2020
Tuesday's Clue Phrase: An interactive series featuring puzzles, local trivia, photo identification, group response games, and either/or choices; "You Play Tuesday" asks for your opinions! Debuted on Facebook 8/31/2021
Thursday's Thoughtagram: A new "Shutterblog" about the Experiences of a Photographer, Retoucher, & Photoshop Artist; Giving Advice, Offering Tips, & Answering your Questions. Debuted on Facebook 11/11/2021
#SaturdaySharegestions: Supporting all types of other local small businesses by sharing their posts or through giving my own recommendations. Hashtag officially debuted on Facebook 11/27/2021
All La Grange Restaurants At Dawn in 2021: A Sub series within my photo-of-the-day project in which I am aiming to dine at all restaurants in La Grange, Illinois during 2021
2021 View Before Dawn: A Photo-(or 2)-Every-Other-Day Project, featuring the 5 Year Reunion of Kwanon & Vollenda Camera. Facebook Album 2; Photos taken 07/01 - 12/31/2021
2021 View Before Dawn: A Photo-(or 2)-Every-Other-Day Project, featuring the 5 Year Reunion of Kwanon & Vollenda Camera Facebook Album 1; Photos taken 01/01 - 06/30/2021

Past Features & Completed Series (Facebook)

A Dawn's Eye View: 366 Days Focusing on my Cameras; from 2016, my original photo-of-the-day project featuring the mini cameras named Kwanon and Vollenda
The Top 21 Moments Before Dawn of 2020; The year in photo review on Facebook, countdown posts from 01/05 - 01/08/21
Top La Grange Moments Before Dawn of 2020; The Second Annual New Year's Eve Photo Countdown on Facebook
In Memory of the Millbrook Bridge; seasonal comparison photos accompanied by my research on the bridge's history and meeting of its final demise, Facebook post from 9/2/2020
The Best Nature Moments Before Dawn: Illinois Hiking Edition; Facebook featured series during the Illinois shelter-in-place mandate of COVID-19, 03/20 – 3/31/2020
Restaurant Week Before Dawn: Featuring the Most Delicious & Picturesque of my New Restaurant Moments from the Past Year; Facebook featured series 1/31 – 2/14/2020
Top 20 Moments Before Dawn of 2019, La Grange Edition; New Year's Eve Countdown on Facebook
Runners Up: La Grange photos from 2019 that didn't make my top 20; New Year's Day post on Facebook

Browse my Instagram Photos by #Hashtag:

#FridayFoodograph | Select photos in my delicious series picturesque enough for Instagram, posting on Fridays
#LenscapeWednesday | Nature, Landscapes, & Wildlife series, posting on select Wednesdays
#MoodivationalMondays | Maxims, Memes, & Mood Motivation, Making Mondays Much More Meaningful

Photos taken in specific cities

Chicago (downtown & city limits) | #ChicagoB4Dawn
La Grange, Illinois (and surrounding vicinity, including Countryside, Hodgkins) | #LaGrangeB4Dawn
Joliet, Illinois & Will county (New Lenox, Shorewood, Plainfield, Romeoville, Lockport) | #JolietB4Dawn
Rural areas & country communities, including farm scenes (in the counties of Kendall, La Salle, Grundy, DeKalb: Plattville, Ottawa, Sandwich, Sheridan) | #CountryB4Dawn
Minooka, Illinois & nearby towns in Grundy county (Channahon, Morris) | #MinookaB4Dawn
All other Chicago suburbs (Riverside, Westmont, Oak Brook, Lombard, Downers Grove, Lemont, Lisle, Oswego, etc.) | #ChicagoBurbsB4Dawn
Any travel outside of the Chicago area (Galena, Casey, & other parts of Illinois; Indiana, St. Louis, Las Vegas, Bahamas, Mexico) | #TravelB4Dawn

View my professional work posted on Instagram

All of my professional photography images are hashtagged #MomentsBeforeDawnPhotography
Fine Art photographs (all are available for purchase) | #FineArtB4Dawn