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SMILE Biscotti (Portrait and Editorial)

Last week, Rawley and I drove (yes, drove) from Normal, IL to Phoenix, AZ for an extended working vacation. While there, it was my great honor to make portraits and editorial photos for Matt Resnik’s fledgling business, SMILE Biscotti, at … Continue reading

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The Flats on Main Exteriors – Luxury Student Housing (Normal, IL Architectural Photographer)

Part 2 of my recent assignment for OKW Architects included exteriors of the newly completed luxury student housing development near ISU’s campus called The Flats on Main. (For Part 1, check out the images I made of the Bloomington Country … Continue reading

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Bloomington Country Club Interiors and Exteriors for OKW Architects (Normal, IL Architectural Photographer)

OKW Architects recently tasked me with making images from two of their most recent designs, right in my backyard here in the Bloomington – Normal, IL area. First, I spent time on two different evenings at the Bloomington Country Club main … Continue reading

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New Staley Credit Union Branch in Decatur IL (Interiors / Exteriors / Central Illinois Architectural Photographer)

Recently, I was hired by the LaMacchia Group to make interior and exterior images of their new design for Staley Credit Union in Decatur, IL. While a truly beautiful design for a bank (all that wood and natural light!), this … Continue reading

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Before-and-After: Mid-Century Phoenix Ranch Remodel (Architectural Photographer)

While we were renovating Nathan’s bachelor pad (a 100-year old bungalow), we were also renovating and selling my bachelorette pad, a pint-sized 1957 ranch in my beloved Sunnyslope neighborhood of Phoenix. This is the picture-story of that house. Its story is also my story, for in and … Continue reading

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Balman Family (Bloomington Normal Portrait Photographer)

I met this family of three precious and oh-so-photogenic girls through Katie shortly after moving to Illinois, and it’s been a pleasure getting to know them! Recently, we met at Ewing Park (Jersey Road side) in Bloomington, IL, for a portrait … Continue reading

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Bungalow Remodel – Before and After (Bloomington IL Architectural Photographer)

Nathan and I recently flipped two houses: one was my first home in Phoenix, AZ and the other was his first home in Bloomington, IL. In both cases, the transformations were so amazing, I wanted to share some before-and-after images … Continue reading

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Our Rawley is 2 Years Old! (Bloomington-Normal Portrait Photographer)

Our little miracle man turns two today! I took him to Ewing Park in Bloomington for some candid portraits to commemorate the occasion. Using my long lens (70-200mm f/2.8) allowed me to capture him just being a little boy doing … Continue reading

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Kau Family Portraits (Phoenix Area Photographer)

Last week I went back to my hometown to sell my first house (more on that later), and while I was there, I took my sister and her sweet family to my old favorite trail at North Mountain Park in … Continue reading

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New Hometown Community Bank Building: Interiors and Exteriors (Peoria Architectural Photographer)

Last weekend, I was commissioned by architectural firm The Redmond Company to make interior and exterior images of the new Hometown Community Banks building in Peoria, IL. (I also shot for Redmond last fall,at the Land of Lincoln Credit Union in Decatur, IL). It’s … 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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Banker Portrait for MSP Communications Published in “Independent Banker” Magazine (Central Illinois Photographer)

Recently, I drove up the Illinois River on a sunny, snowy day to Hennepin, IL, where I was assigned by MSP Communications to make a portrait of Terry Judd. Mr. Judd, who serves a board member of North Central Bank, … Continue reading

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Group Portrait of Howard and Howard “Super Lawyers” for Thompson Reuters (Peoria Photographer)

Recently, I was commissioned by Thompson Reuters’ Super Lawyers to make a group portrait of successful and rising star attorneys at Howard and Howard‘s Peoria, IL office. Neither the time slot nor the location was flexible. Knowing a group of attorneys wouldn’t … Continue reading

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What Would Mary Do? (If She Had a Smart Phone)

“When the the shepherds saw Jesus, they spread the word about this child, and all who heard it were amazed. But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.” Luke 2:15-19 (NIV, paraphrased) I just finished reading the … Continue reading

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How To Make A Tacky Family Christmas Card (Bloomington – Normal Portrait Photographer)

Step 1:  Decorate hearth with tacky Christmas decorations you normally leave in the garage, including the Jersey Shore ornament and dancing sock monkey elf. (Actually, let’s be honest, I usually put those out anyway.) Step 2:  Attempt to get baby … Continue reading

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Why I Won’t Be Able to Shoot for 6 Weeks {Updated}

**Please scroll to bottom for an update!** This post is not about photography.  The topic is very personal; I debated even writing it since commercial photography is a heavily male-dominated industry and these issues may be uncomfortable for some colleagues … Continue reading

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For Photographers: 11 Ways to Generate Income During A Slow Season (Bloomington – Normal IL Photographer)

Should photographers specialize or generalize? While I believe it’s important to be known as a certain “type” of photographer, specializing in your photography skills doesn’t mean you can’t diversify your income streams. Diversification is just good business. Most photographers have to ride … Continue reading

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Davis Family Portraits (Bloomington – Normal Portrait Photographer)

This weekend, I went back to the ISU Horticultural Center in Normal, IL, for another family portrait session. But, this time, instead of a family of all girls, it was a family of all boys! Like the Gentrys, the Davis … Continue reading

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The Best Pumpkin Recipe Ever (That Doesn’t Taste Like Pumpkin) {Bloomington Photographer}

Everyone loves pumpkin recipes in the fall! (Except people who don’t. I’ve heard you exist.) So, I am excited to share the best pumpkin recipe ever. This Chocolate Sheet Cake Recipe has pumpkin, but it doesn’t taste like pumpkin; plus, it has other … Continue reading

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Extended Family Portraits (Bloomington – Normal IL Portrait Photographer)

The world is indeed a very small place! In 2008, I met Joe and Sarah when they moved to AZ from Boston for a job at SARRC, where I was working at the time. Shortly after that, I met Nathan, … Continue reading

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