Monthly Archives: June 2011

So many things about this wedding was just beyond perfect. The weather: 77 degrees, partly cloudy, low humidity – perfect! Scheduling, decorations, dress, guests showing up on time – perfect! Trevor and Amanda – perfect! I’ve known Trevor and Amanda a big portion of my life. We all attended the same church growing up and…

When you hear about last minute bookings, John and Rachael defined that term. 🙂 John contacted me literally two weeks before their wedding date, and fortunately I had the day available. It was actually a date that was previously booked but rescheduled for next year so before hearing from John I was pretty bummed not…

Let me preface by saying that a facebook page does not count as a website. I’ve done a few searches on google maps for photographers in other areas and I’ve seen so many that have their official website as their facebook page. A website is very affordable and looks far better and more professional than…

It started the night before the big day when Jenna realized her veil was at the church and she needed it that next morning. Because she was marrying a pastor who worked at the church, one would think there would not be an issue… that is until the church alarm starts to go off late…

It was two years ago that I was at the rehearsal dinner with Brianne and Luke capturing some images the night before the wedding. Of course, right after the meal was over a storm system came through and it became very windy, hail started to slam agains the windows and the tornado sirens were blaring…

They say patience is a virtue and that was definitely true with Dustin and Ashlee’s engagement pictures. After three days ruined by bad weather we were finally able to get the session in, and it seriously could not have been a better day. Mid 70s, sunny with some clouds… PERFECT! I actually had to where…

I was looking forward to this session since meeting with Mandy last year. When I met with her she already knew that I was a fan of being different and when we talked about locations and clothing options I think she was joking after she said her and Jake enjoyed hunting and could do pictures…

Lacey, sister of Erin (see her session here), contacted me after seeing Erin & Joe’s pictures. She said she did not plan on even having engagement pictures and part of me thinks Daniel was in agreement with that decision. 🙂 However, her feelings changed after seeing them and wanted to have some of her own….

I’ve said it before, but I’m a HUGE fan of dual sessions, so much so that I’ve created a package for seniors just for two sessions. Why? Unlike weddings where I will work with a couple over a span of 1-2 years during the preparations of their wedding to the presentations, I only get to…

On my way out to Olney, IL through winding streets, freshly rocked country roads, I felt like my gps was playing tricks on me, and then I found out the area we were shooting was a complete dead spot for AT&T! So when I arrived to their house, I was really hoping it was the…

I love shooting at locations out in the country that have everything you need just by turning around. And this was the perfect place: Pond, boat, windmill, wheat, woods, trails, sunset, hill, cabin… literally everything within a very short walk! And Travis and Janelle were so much fun to work with, and very willing to…

I actually thought of this blog post after going through Wendy’s one day and getting a shake and seeing how the cup and the whole package was very similar to McDonalds way of doing shakes since launching their McCafe. It made me think of any business, photography in particular, and how by offering something different,…

On my way to Vandalia to do the shoot with Caleb and Michelle I was passed by a truck that had a couple in it with clothes hanging in the backseat. I thought to myself, I wonder if that is them? Arriving to the location we were going to meet I was right behind them,…

It was just four months ago now that we did Gary and Sam’s engagement shoot, and wow, was the weather a tad different. 🙂 Engagement shoot – blizzard and COLD, wedding – 80s and humid. Of course, that’s what makes wedding photography fun and interesting, every shoot and every day is different, and if you…

For this photo 101 blog, I’m going to briefly discuss blogging. So what’s the point of a blog? Why take the time to have one? There are many reasons to have a blog, but I’ll focus on just a few: 1. A blog allows your viewers to get to know you on a more personal…

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