Hello!  My name is Devinne (pronounced like Devin), and I’m the girl behind AND in front of the lens.

I started seriously working on this blog around my 25th birthday as a way to dissipate some of the dissatisfaction I felt at my job.  I needed a creative outlet, and that’s where blogging came in.  I loved snapping photos and writing up posts, but with my job, it all got to be too much—so I gave it up.

In a twist of events, I also quit my job to become a full-time photographer. When I realized that wasn’t for me, I decided to jump right back in here and see what happened.

What started out as a few outfit pictures taken on my phone has become so much more. Chicago Petite is a place for me to learn about and share all kinds of things, like pictures, stories, tutorials, events, and way too much about my special needs dog.

I take all my own photos on a Nikon D3300 (with a 50 mm lens) and use Lightroom to edit them.  Of course, I’d be remiss if I didn’t acknowledge my darling mutt, Moxie.  She lends moral support and is responsible for always keeping my energy level up.

Moxie and I live in Chicago, where we both have a hard time sitting still.  I’m constantly on the go, so if you see me, wave me down!

Have something you want to talk about? Shoot me an email at devinne.stevens@gmail.com.

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