Yearly Archives: 2014

The cold came, snow fell, we celebrated Thanksgiving. Now it’s over and with snow being here already it was safe to assume winter started early. Wrong. Lindsey and Adam’s session ended the weekend with a nice, warm late November day. What are the chances? Especially when just a few days prior we had 2-3 inches…

I got a message from Tyler some time ago asking if I would want to photograph a proposal. Of course I wanted to. First of all, being trusted to photograph a proposal? WOW! What an honor to be chosen for such a responsibility! Secondly, having only one chance to capture that moment? Um, Yes! I’m…

Another session with my sister and brother in law, and this time is not Christmas pictures of the three of them, but the four of them. Like Kortland was at that age, Emma was just full of smiles and 100% cooperative. Kortland on the other hand, maybe it’s because he’s grown up with a photographer…

My last wedding of the 2014 wedding season and as usual I want to end the day with a bang. Well, Hayley and Brennan definitely did that. What an AMAZING wedding. Slightly chilly, but overall the weather was great for a late October wedding. Sun was shining, church was full of friends and family, and…

I love when couples bring a little personality or a little bit of themselves in the pictures. Desiree and Tim did just that, both of them hunt so they wanted to incorporate some camo and their bows. I’m not going to lie, this was one of the hardest set of pictures I’ve taken, not because…

I love outdoor weddings, even more, I love outdoor weddings during the fall! Bridget and Gary were such a blast to work with, capturing the love they have for each other, their fun personalities, it was a fantastic day. And to top it off we had cloud coverage which provided great lighting for pictures outside…

Fall is in full swing and the weather and the colors are just amazing right now. The morning of Mark and Kimberly’s engagement session at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, the clouds provided great lighting for the session, and we were lucky our shoot in Charleston because I had photographer friends in Effingham that were…

Last year, it seemed like we got one week of fall weather and then it was hot for a little while, stormy and then extremely cold. This year, it’s a different story, and it’s been perfect for photo sessions. The fall colors are sticking around quite a while. The temperature is perfect, and all of…

If I could give an award for the wedding that flowed the smoothest, Sarah and Jeremiah would win. The day had hiccups for sure, but every wedding does. But in regards to photography, everything happened without error, we were able to get everything taken in a timely manner and have plenty of time in between…

I absolutely love it when I get to work with families/friends from previous shoots. I’ve had the honor of photographing Hayley and Ashley’s senior pictures, a session with Hayley and Ashley that they did as a Christmas gift, and now I was able to photograph the entire family. What an awesome morning we had for…

I’m always a fan of sessions that involve something a little more unique. Locally (sort of) one of the more popular ones is going to Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO for engagement pictures. This is a blast!! Having the opportunity to walk the halls of Busch Stadium and take pictures where ever we want…

This past weekend was a weekend of fun sessions for me. From family, to pinup and fashion, and with Ashten’s we nailed down a fashion and senior session in one sitting. First of all the senior session. Working with Ashten, I knew it would be a great time. Having worked with the family for Calee’s…

It’s the beginning of September and a high of 75. WOW! Better weather could not be asked for. Heading back to St. Anthony Church in Effingham, IL it felt like deja vu as we were just here for Jessica and Adam’s wedding. However, being back at a familiar place so closely to one another provides…

This has been something that’s been weighing on me lately. I’m sure it weighs on many photographers too (and churches for that matter). There are times, as a photographer, we walk into a church and we are handed a bomb from the officiant saying that we cannot shoot at certain times, in certain locations, we…

Continuing on my quest to photograph the X Games, I was able to connect with Deano Tull who was putting on a skate competition in Effingham, IL at the local skate park. This worked out in a number of ways, 1. It was local, that’s always nice, 2. The turn out was going to be…

Oh boy, as I write this blog I’m still in awe of Adam and Jessica’s wedding. If there was a bar of how awesome weddings can be, these two raised it to a new level. It wasn’t long ago we were doing their engagement pictures at Lafayette square in St. Louis and after doing those pictures,…

Who would have believed that a wedding in the beginning of July would be 80 degrees? What a fantastic day for a wedding. A couple days prior I met with Jodi and Brent to go over some last minute questions and schedule updates, these two are just awesome. They have such fun personalities and I…

A couple years ago I had my logo created. I knew when it was made that I wanted the SH to somehow be incorporated and what was mad was an S and an H together that sort of created an infinity sign, but not too much. But the S and H were very defined. The…

Wedding days with chances of rain seem to add a little more stress to the day than usual. At least for me, because obviously we want to get amazing pictures outside.  This didn’t seem to phase Stephanie or Devin much. Of course they wanted picture outside as well but it was pretty clear that they…

Back at Busch Stadium for an engagement session. I absolutely love these shoots!! They are so unique and a ton of fun. In the past, though, our shoots have all be 30 minutes, so it’s a mad dash to go from spot to spot to get all the pictures we can, but this shoot took…

Wedding Fusion, this is the mixture of pictures and video inside a slideshow. A slideshow is nothing new of course, but incorporating video and photography into a video for a couple is a fairly new thing and it’s something that many photographers are starting to add to their services. Why? Because video is shot on the…

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