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Custom, Modern Lake House – Exteriors (Lake Bloomington, IL)

It’s always a great honor and compliment when a former commercial photography client commissions additional work. So, I was thrilled to shoot again on behalf of architect and structural engineer Steve Kibler, of Kibler AE, LLC. This time, his design is situated … Continue reading

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Chicago Skyline at Sunset – River Cruise (Architectural Photography)

Last week, I checked off a bucket list item: taking a sunset architectural boat cruise through downtown Chicago. We launched as the sun began to set, just after a rain shower. The boat deck and chairs were wet, so most … Continue reading

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Extended Family Portrait Session at Constitution Trail’s Camelback Bridge (Normal Family Photographer)

We recently had the honor of creating portraits for our brother-in-law’s extended family. Shooting a large group in the summer can be challenging (heat, bright sun, etc.), but the newly created public patio under the Camelback Bridge in Normal was … Continue reading

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Shooting with Medium Format Camera / Film inside US National Parks (Landscape Photography)

Since we drove on on our long summer trip, I was able to pack a lot of camera gear. I shot intermittently with my iPhone 7s, my DSLR (Nikon D700), and my medium-format film camera, a Rolleicord (see below). My mom … Continue reading

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Grand Tetons National Park + Jackson Hole, Wyoming (Landscape Photography)

The second half of our Epic Road Trip in July was spent exploring the Grand Tetons National Park, Jackson, Wyoming, and Jackson Hole Ski Resort. We drove into the Hole over Teton Pass from the Idaho side at about 11:30pm, after … Continue reading

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Glacier National Park, Montana and Waterton Park, Alberta, CANADA (Landscape Photography)

Getting to Glacier required 4 days of driving, via Madison, Minneapolis, Fargo, Bismarck, Medora, Glasgow, and Coram. We stayed in a cozy 1930s little cabin in Coram, near Glacier Distillery, West Glacier, and Whitefish (which we adored so much we … Continue reading

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Theodore Roosevelt National Park (Medora, North Dakota)

Theodore Roosevelt National Park is home to wild horses and free range bison; it’s a beautiful place (and the least visited National Park)! On our long road trip this summer, we approached the park from Medora, which is a charming … Continue reading

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The Ambuehls, “On the Hills” (Glacier, Waterton, and Grand Teton National Parks)

Our last name means “on the hill” in German, and there’s no place that we are happier. In this post, which is the second in a series in which I am posting images made on our long summer road trip, … Continue reading

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Small Town 4th of July; Coram, Montana (Low-Light Photography)

If you follow Holly on Instagram, you know we three (and our dog, Eiger!) spent 2+ weeks this summer on an epic road trip through North Dakota, Montana, and Wyoming. This was a “photographer’s dream trip, and I brought several kinds of … Continue reading

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Interiors, Exteriors for Specialized, Bloomington Cycle and Fitness, Coffee Hound (Bloomington, IL Architectural Photographer)

Specialized Bicycle Components recently contracted me (Holly) to make interior and exterior architectural photography at Bloomington, IL’s new multi-tenant development called the Foundry, which houses: Bloomington Cycle and Fitness (one of their vendors, and a space which also includes a … Continue reading

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Rustic and Colorful Family Portraits (Bloomington, IL Portrait Photographer)

I can’t get enough of these faces from the family portraits I made recently for Kendra and her family! Kendra, as you may remember, is the designer behind our wonderful new logo and many other personal projects like birthday invitations … Continue reading

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Center for Integrated Wellness – Published Images (Bloomington, IL Architectural photographer)

I made a set of architectural images (interior and exterior) last fall of Bloomington’s new Center for Integrated Wellness. (See more images and read more on my original post.) Two of the partners on this development are now featuring my … Continue reading

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Newborn Portraits (Normal, IL Portrait Photographer)

After several months of planning, learning, organizing, and regrouping, it’s time to get back in the swing of blogging again. Nathan and I recently organized a new business, Mosaic Collective, LLC, which now houses our rental property, my photography business (dba … Continue reading

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Architectural Image Published by AZ State Bar Assn in Magazine (Architectural Photographer)

In addition to images published in Independent Banker and SuperLawyers this spring, I’m happy to have another image published, this time by the AZ State Bar Association in the industry magazine Arizona Attorney. The Association’s Art Director found my shot of the Maricopa … Continue reading

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Church of St. Mary, Cheyenne (Interior / Exterior Architectural Photography)

Just before we moved from Cheyenne to Phoenix, I photographed interiors and exteriors of the Catholic Cathedral in the Archdiocese of Denver / Diocese of Cheyenne for Media 3, which is publishing Beacon of Light, a photo book of Catholic Cathedrals … Continue reading

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This Old House (Phoenix Architectural Photographer)

One of the unfortunate aspects of leaving Cheyenne is leaving behind our beautiful, charming, old home in Cheyenne’s Moore Haven Heights Historic District. Before moving to Phoenix, I wanted to record some of the little details that make it such … Continue reading

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Panera Bread Oklahoma City: Exteriors for Walton Signage (OKC Product Photographer)

I was honored to be hired for the second time by Walton Signage to document one of their recent installations in Oklahoma City. Panera Bread opened a new location in west OKC on I-40 recently, and Walton Signage designed and … Continue reading

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Kellie Sanford Law (Professional Portraits + Architecture)

Meet Kellie, one of my most kindred spirits and favorite people. Kellie makes me proud to be her friend. Not only is she a global traveler, a woman of great conviction, and completely hilarious, she’s also an accomplished defense attorney … Continue reading

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Part 6: Is A Camera’s Aspect Ratio Important? (Tower Theatre / Retro Oklahoma City)

Does aspect ratio really matter? I mean, you can just crop images to any aspect you’d like in post-production, right? I mentioned previously that I used three different cameras in this personal photography project. One of the reasons why I … Continue reading

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Part 5: Dynamic Range Tutorial + Camera Comparison: Hi-Lo Club (Oklahoma City Signage Project)

Since explaining my methodology for this personal fine art project in Part 1 of this series, I’ve considered which type of camera makes the best final image (Part 2) the best raw image (Part 3) Now, for Part 4: Which camera has the best dynamic … Continue reading

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