Yearly Archives: 2010

So I thought I’d get my random Friday out today. 🙂 Seeing that I’m already a couple weeks behind, And I didn’t want to miss this week’s. A lot has been happening these past couples weeks. Obviously with Christmas last weekend that kept us pretty busy for a few days. Now, 2011 is already nearing!!…

As a photographer, or really any profession in a field that requires you to be creative, you’ve always got to try new things. You might fail at most of them, but you do them all for that one big thing, or that one big thing you are working toward. So it’s good to never get…

Olivia is my second cousin, and when my cousin’s wife called me up and asked about getting pictures of Olivia for Christmas, I was more than up for the task! Olivia is just like any other young girl, full of life, and REALLY goofy. Then I find out she has her friend Mary there as…

So here’s to the beginning of what I’m calling Fridays. If you know me, you know that I come up with idea after idea, thought after thought, and let me tell you, working in an office all alone does not allow for the proper ventilation of ideas and thoughts that go through my head. This…

It felt like Deja vu. As I drove into Flora, IL down the street surrounded by large trees and houses that took me back to the early 1900s. This seems really familiar, I thought to myself, as my trusty GPS led me to the church where a wedding would soon take place. “In 2000 feet…

Let me be the first to say that I am so much a fan of second sessions. Everything about them seems to just be awesome. 🙂 With that said, this was Clayton’s second session, and the start wasn’t as smooth as I expected.  We found this old run down building that just look awesome for…

Yet again, another PERFECT day for a wedding; not too warm, not too cold, it was just right. Leaves were just starting to change, grass was still green… you literally couldn’t ask for anything better. I was very much looking forward Travis & Kara’s wedding, after their engagement session and seeing how unique these two…

There’s nothing like a nice sunny, cool day downtown St. Louis. I met Andy and Jackie for the first time during the engagement shoot. A lot of times when I do shoots like that, the couple seems very tense, and who would blame them… You’ve got a stranger sticking a camera in your face. Andy…

Amanda and Trevor are LONG time friends, and I’m so extremely happy that I get to be a part of their big day together. Where to begin… I’ve known Trevor & Amanda since our younger years of children’s church running through the basement of our church causing our parents to wonder what kind of trouble…

This was kind of the second session with Karly, after doing some pictures of her during her sister Casey’s pictures at Ballard Nature Center. However, Karly’s session to us to the basketball court in the middle of nowhere, and a corner of trees with enough leaves to start a hundred fires. 🙂 AND… It was…

After shooting Travis and LeAnna’s engagement photos, I knew their wedding would be awesome! These two were such a fun couple to photograph, and they LOVE candid pictures, which is perfect because it just so happens I do too! 🙂 Starting the day in the morning by shooting the preparation pictures, nerves, smiles, and even…

I had been looking forward to this session for a while now! Band consist of 3 guys. They all love music, and they all know music, as well as the bands that they follow so when it came to posing them, this was a breeze! It’s almost as if they had practiced these poses before….

Remembering where you came from is something I believe is important to anyone person or business. I think especially for a business, knowing where you came from will help you down the road. I’ve seen a number of businesses, small and large, that seem to lose touch with their roots and they start to crumble….

It’s Friday evening, partly cloudy, not to warm not too cool, I am following Joey & Brittany to our shooting location. We travel under an underpass filled with graffiti (small town graffiti, spray paint artists in this area have a long way to go to compete against big city taggers). This marks the beginning of…

My last outdoor wedding of the year, and the weather was AMAZING! High of 74, partly cloudy, a slight breeze filled the air… It was a great day for a wedding. My first outdoor wedding was at the beginning of the season back in May when I did Heather and Nick’s wedding, and Jared and…

I’m sure you know me enough by now to know that I like different, even if a session takes place in the exact same location as another I want to have different angles, poses, and lighting. So when I met with Samantha at Ballard Nature Center in Altamont, IL I know I had to expand…

It’s almost kind of funny when photographing guys because I see myself when I was a senior. In most cases when I ask about different poses, or locations the typical response is, “eh, I don’t care.” lol But even though on the outside they don’t care, on the inside they’ve seen pictures of friends, or…

About a month or two ago, Alyssa emailed me about what to do for a picture for her save the dates. She was in need of a digital file. As I typed my response out giving her the options in how to purchase a digital file for her Save the Dates it dawned on me…

Lets rewind back to session number one back in July, the week it started to get miserably HOT! Well, that was 2 months and about about 20 degrees ago! This was a completely different session. A nice cool breeze, sunny… Just right. And because it was much cooler we could spend more time walking around…

This past week has been huge for me! I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the WPPI Road Trip in Chicago. WPPI host a massive show in Las Vegas (which last year and this year I am unfortunately able to attend), and they have every supplier and speaker a photographer could imagine. Its…

As senior sessions start to come in full swing, I had to make sure to get a session in with my brother-in-law. Nothing beats doing a senior session, then getting a cooked meal afterwards! 🙂  Of course, I guess having the family connection has a little to do with that. But just like when doing…

It’s definitely an honor, and always a blast to be the photographer of a friend’s wedding! Alisha, who in high school was the one who held a sign up with my name on it during my basketball games was one of my best friends in high school. You probably wouldn’t have known this if you…

Have you ever found that thing you truly enjoy doing, and when you are doing that thing, you break your eyes away a second to look at the clock and it’s been like 10 hours?!!! Well, for me, that “thing” is photography. There is just not enough time in the day to edit pictures. I…

Casey is one of those girls that I think modeling could be in her future. I love when a session consists of me taking a picture and the person immediately switching poses for the next picture. That’s kind of how Casey’s pictures went. I don’t think I got any pictures that were alike from one…

This day was just one of those days, you know what I’m talking about; You’ve spent months, maybe even over a year to plan your wedding and when you big day finally comes, nothing seems to be going right. Yet, when the ceremony starts and everyone is walking down the aisle, somehow, everything pieces together…

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