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Wedding Flashback Wednesday – Katie & Mathew’s 9th Anniversary

Newlyweds under umbrella candid

This spring and summer have been rich with celebrations, milestones, and joy. Last week we looked back a decade while marking an anniversary, today we go back 9 years for Katie & Mathew.  These are just a few of my favorite images and moments from their beautiful ceremony at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart.  […]

Flashback Friday – Natalia & Jeff’s 10th Anniversary

Newlyweds wedding recessional Saint Michael's Church Plymouth Indiana

Happy 10th Anniversary to newlyweds Natalia & Jeff! Here are some of my favorites from their wedding ceremony at Saint Michael’s Church and reception at Plymouth Country Club in Plymouth, Indiana. Full disclosure: I was a far less choosy editor and far less technically proficient photographer in 2006 and digging through the archives showed a […]

Previously Unpublished – Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art 2004

MOMA Chicago Bronica SQa film photo

Museum of Modern Art, Chicago, Illinois, 2004 This image from a Chicago museum trip lived quietly on a contact sheet and in a binder full of old negatives from photo studies in 2004. I shot a mix of 35mm and a newfangled 2 megapixel digital camera that day, but hefted up the Bronica SQa for […]

Summer stride

taking a photo walk to school uphill

Every walk is a photo walk if you believe! Addie joined me for a stroll to pick up big brother & sis from their last week of the school year. Nikon FA 35mm film camera came along too. I’ve been snapping film pics of the near daily walks home from school. Some with the camera […]

Lindsey and Alex – 10 Year Throwback Thursday

Dropkick Murphys guitarist engagement portrait

Disclaimer: This is what happens when I let my couples design their own engagement portrait session. Authenticity ahead. Back in 2004, two of my most talented musician friends helped me expand my ideas of what Engagement Portraits were supposed to look like when they put aside their acoustic guitar and baby grand piano and stepped […]

Spring Ahead – 3 tips to jump start your photo skills

Daylight through blinds across door panel, VSCOcam b1 present

Tip 1: Start with what you’ve got. My “serious” cameras were away in my bedroom when I was making Saturday morning breakfast and saw the sunrise streaming through the curtains. Outdated functioning 2011 refurbished smartphone camera was nearby and caught it before the lighting changed. Years before smartphones crashed the photo-making party it was up […]

No Filter – December Photo Stroll Ramblings

Instagram December walk bench

#nofilter needed while out on a December day that felt more like early spring than a year end holiday countdown. Happened upon a little beam of warm sunlight making shadows through this bench. Kids are calm, film camera out of the bag to work on completing an old roll of 35mm I know I’ll leave […]

Home For the Holidays – Family Portraits and Sibling Rivalry

Sibling Christmas Portraits arguing over decorations

The holidays are simply magical. Friends gather, family comes to town, all bringing smiles and fond remembrances of yesteryear. Christmastime and winter break was a pretty fantastic time of year when I was a kid. It had all the sparkle and wonder of a cheery Hallmark movie dipped in school glue and rolled in every […]

Senior Portraits Album – Patience

Summer Senior Portraits Album Design layouts and ideas

November, as it seems, has returned to its previously scheduled programming with a chilly and damp fall Friday morning. The bonus week of summer escaped just before the weekend, but there are plenty of warm memories of summer and colorful days of October packed into this album from Patience’s Senior Sessions. Soak up the bright […]