Category Archives: Photography

This past winter, I worked with Marlee after it had snowed to shoot a ‘Frozen‘ inspired session as she was the Jr. Miss Effingham County. Now that summer is here, a new Jr. Miss has been crowned and we did some retiring pictures at the fair to commemorate her time as Jr. Miss. I love…

This year provided quite an opportunity for bridal shows but it also brought some challenges to the table to. We typically do 2 bridal shows a year and this year the shows landed a week away from each other, the first in Altamont, the second in Effingham. The great thing with this kind of schedule is…

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…

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…

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…

I got to welcome in my niece this week and what better way to do so than to bring my camera and take some pictures. 🙂 Plus I love challenging myself to get great pictures even if the area may not be the best, and let’s be real, a hospital room is not the prettiest…

Every photographer faces it, we do so much work photographing other people as part of our job and we lose touch with the reason we got started. Maybe you started photographing kids and then transitioned to weddings and haven’t photographed many kids in years. Maybe it was wildlife photography and because it didn’t bring you…

If you follow my Facebook at all, I just recently posted a status at how I felt like a failure as a photographer because I don’t do many personal projects. I shoot so many weddings, seniors, families, and other portrait sessions for others, but very little for myself, and that doesn’t make much sense to…

Weekend number 2 of having the opportunity to photograph architecture. Unlike last week where we had a pretty open room with TEN Brooke LeAnn and Jimmy Johns, this was a new dentist office with a handful of rooms and hallways. It was pretty interesting, I never thought I would walk into a dentist office and…

I’ve said it a number of times now but 2014 is a year of new opportunities, and this is just another one of those opportunities. We’ve been doing Architectural Photography and loving it so far, but another photography service that has been gaining momentum lately is our fashion photography. No this isn’t for a magazine…

This probably started late-summer of 2013, I started doing pictures for a dental company, Heartland Dental Care in Effingham, IL. They had just completed the construction of their new building and wanted some pictures of it for their magazine they put out. Everything from the interior to the exterior. This led to the opportunity opening…

If you live in the area, I’m sure you’ve either driven by/through Altamont and have seen the large conference hall being built. We had the pleasure of being able to view it and even set up some photos of a kind of typical reception hall look to kind of show off how magnificent this place…

After much thought and ideas written on more paper than Hammermill paper can produce, I have finally locked in on a family rate that makes it so easy to have unique, high quality family pictures! Why are family pictures so important? I know this sounds like an obvious question and I’m sure that absolutely no…

I’m pretty sure that you are probably thinking that the title of this blog is about the easiest question, of course your blog is important. But let me clarify what I mean. Obviously as a business your logo is extremely important. it’s what defines your business and it’s brand. I’m pretty sure we could all…

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