Category Archives: Portfolio

Bloomington, IL Center for Integrated Wellness: Exteriors (Architectural Photographer)

After finishing the interiors of the new Center for Integrated Wellness, I returned another evening and morning to photograph the exterior. Due to the size of the property and it’s orientation to the sun at sunset and sunrise, both evening … Continue reading

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Bloomington, IL Center for Integrated Wellness: Interiors (Architectural Photographer)

Farnsworth Group, a national engineering and architectural firm with local offices, recently commissioned me to make interiors and exteriors for a large new development in Bloomington, known as the Center for Integrated Wellness. Housing the Advocate BroMenn Health & Wellness Center, … Continue reading

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Recent Published Images and Fine Art Wholesale (Bloomington Normal Photographer)

Licensing previously created images continues to be a steady line of business, usually because buyers find my keyworded images via this blog. Continue reading

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First National Bank of Steeleville for LaMacchia Group (Southern Illinois Architectural Photographer)

Late last year, I was commissioned by LaMacchia Group again; this time to shoot a bank in the quiet, all-American town of Steeleville, in Southern Illinois. I spent the night nearby, so that I could shoot interiors just before and … Continue reading

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Carter Law Firm Portrait for Thompson Reuters SuperLawyers (Central Illinois Portrait Photographer)

The 2016 edition of Illinois SuperLawyers, published by Thompson Reuters, features the portrait I made recently for James Carter of Carter Law Offices based in downtown Peoria, IL. As usual for this three-peat client, I made several portraits, and the law office … Continue reading

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March of Dimes Signature Chefs – Illinois Valley (Central Illinois Event Photographer)

I was honored to serve again this year as the event photographer for the March of Dimes Illinois Valley Signature Chefs event in Utica! There’s no event quite like it. You’ve never seen an event with so many smiles, hugs, … Continue reading

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Holiday Mini Session Kickoff – Phoenix, AZ (Bloomington-Normal IL Photographer)

Last weekend, I spent a lovely and fast weekend in Phoenix with friends and family, celebrating my nephew’s first birthday (check out his cuteness on my Instagram feed) and squeezing in a couple of shoots – one portrait session and … Continue reading

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2015 Holiday Mini Portrait Sessions (Bloomington Normal Portrait Photographer)

It’s that time of year! Time for family portraits, leaves, and holiday cards. WHEN: Saturday, October 24, 2015 Morning times as needed/requested 3:30 pm 4:15 pm – Booked 5:00 pm Bad Weather Date: Sunday, October 25, 2015 WHERE: Ewing Park II, … Continue reading

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Industrial Setting – Family Portraits in Holland, Michigan (Central Illinois Photographer)

A couple weeks ago, my family and I spent a glorious weekend in one of my favorite places in the US: Holland, Michigan, which is one of many cute beach towns in along the west side of Lake Michigan. (If you … Continue reading

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Selling Stock Photography: DIY versus Stock House (Central Illinois Photographer)

Debate continues among photographers about whether to contribute to stock houses like iStockPhoto, Getty, Shutterstock (etc.). I do not contribute to any stock houses. But, I’ve considered doing so; I have mixed feelings. I’ve talked a lot on this blog about … Continue reading

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Generational Portraits (Phoenix Family / Portrait Photography)

On my most recent trip to Phoenix, I had the honor of, for the second time, making generational portraits for long-time friends and clients, Ben and Sarah. In Sarah’s family, they’ve maintained a meaningful tradition through five generations of women: each … Continue reading

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20 Years.

Thinking of loved ones and our life in Oklahoma City today on the 20th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing, and praying for peace. (See more images of the Oklahoma City National Memorial in my original post.)

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Family Portraits at Camelback Bridge in Normal, IL (Bloomington – Normal Photographer)

Last week I had the honor of making family portraits for this gorgeous group, whom I met through our mutual friend (and client) Katie. We met on one of our first warm, sunny, spring days, where the Camelback Bridge on Virginia … Continue reading

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Post-Production Before-and-After, Part 2: Smoothing Pavement / Removing Object (Central Illinois Architectural Photographer)

As I mentioned in my prior post about correcting color and eliminating distracting background elements, I try to whatever extent possible to make images that don’t require major work in Photoshop, especially in portraiture. However, in certain situations, using Photoshop is necessary (and … Continue reading

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Post-Production Before-and-After, Part 1: Color Correction / Removing Background Distractions (Normal, IL Photographer)

I’ve used Photoshop relatively rarely in the history of my career as a photographer. I feel strongly that it is more important to be a good photographer than it is to be a good Photoshopper. Additionally, when it comes to portraiture, I have a philosophical … Continue reading

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Winter Family Portraits (Normal Bloomington Photographer)

Recently, I made family portraits for my lifelong friend Julie and her family in the snow. During my recent visit to their home in Anderson, IN, we snuck out on a snowy, cloudy, wintery morning for a family mini session. … Continue reading

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Another Group Portrait of Howard and Howard for “SuperLawyers” (Peoria, IL Photographer)

Last fall, I was invited back to the offices of Howard & Howard law firm in Peoria, IL, to capture a group portrait for publication in the January 2015 Illinois issue of Thompson Reuter’s SuperLawyers. Like last time, there was … Continue reading

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New Client Mailers (Marketing Ideas for Photographers)

It’s been a long time since my last major photography marketing push, and now that we’ve settled in one place for a while, it was time to invest in another big outreach effort. Here was my process: Throughout this summer and fall, I … Continue reading

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Thankful.

For those of you that suffer through my long, rambling, personal posts, this one’s for you. 🙂 It’s been quite a year for my family! Most significantly, along with proud first-time parents Ryan and Natalie, my family welcomed Miles Alexander in early … Continue reading

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Another Unique 60th Birthday Celebration (Central Illinois Event Photographer)

If you know me, or are a regular reader, you know I always say I have the best in-laws ever! Such a fun family, full of love and laughter. The latest party was this weekend, when Nathan’s Aunt Sharon turned 60, and … Continue reading

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