Tag Archives: Portrait

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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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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5 Year Anniversary Portraits (Phoenix Portrait Photographer)

This weekend, I had the honor of making family portraits for Susan and Marty at the stunning Royal Palms Resort, where they celebrated their wedding 5 years ago. I loved Susan’s idea – to mark the occasion by re-creating a few … Continue reading

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Laser Spine Institute Employee Portraits (Oklahoma City Commercial Portrait Photographer)

Recently I had another opportunity to make images for Laser Spine Institute in Oklahoma City. This time, they requested portraits of some key staff members, including surgeons, nurses, physicians’ assistants, and management. They also commissioned a group photo, which I’ll … Continue reading

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Family Portraits at Chesapeake Tulips (Oklahoma City Portrait Photographer)

This is Rachel…one of the spunky students I had the pleasure of meeting at Keystone Adventure School and Farm. Her parents asked me to make some portraits to celebrate her birthday, and we wove in her dad’s Dutch heritage by … Continue reading

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Marissa’s “Modeling” Session (Oklahoma City Photographer)

You may remember from my last post about Marissa that she is launching a bit of a modeling career this year! To help her prepare for her first portfolio shoot in Dallas, we met recently for a consultation and mini-session … Continue reading

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Marissa and McKenna (Edmond Portrait Photographer)

Meet Marissa (6), and McKenna, (2). You may remember these sweet faces from our Daddy’s Girls session last Valentine’s Day, and from the session with their brothers for Easter. Marissa and McKenna both have February birthdays, and I met with them … Continue reading

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Shooting for an Ad Agency (Oklahoma City Commercial Photographer)

Last week I had the honor of shooting a full day for Staplegun and their client, Dell Computers. Partnering with an ad agency represents a significant milestone for my business, and the process varies somewhat from shoots on which there’s … Continue reading

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