Sunny Spring Engagement Session

Williams Bay | Spring Engagement Session | Kristin and Mike

It all started with an Oreo. And when it comes to love stories, there are few better ways to begin than that. Mike met Dan in college, over guitars and Yellowcard. And when Dan introduced Mike to his sister, Kristin, who happened to be enjoying some flavored Oreos at the time, it was intrigue at first sight, and the birth of an inside joke. A few Facebook messages later, and the two were hanging out, playing games and eating pizza — […]

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Sunny Summer Portrait | Lifestyle Photography

One of the interesting phenomenons I’ve encountered as a photographer is the perception some men have regarding portraits. They value nice images, have the desire to be professionally photographed, but feel conflicted because they’re afraid that having portraits taken might be seen as an indulgence reserved for women, teens, couples, or families. However, I can happily say that each of the guys I’ve photographed for solo portrait sessions have been pleasantly surprised by how fun the experience can be, even though it […]

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Wandering With Friends | Lifestyle Photography

When I’m not out photographing clients, editing photos, or writing, I’m often outdoors, enjoying nature’s brilliance. From time to time, I do so with my camera in tow. (Okay, most times I have my camera in tow.) And while I thoroughly enjoy solitude and focus quite a bit of energy on nature photography, walking around outside in the company of good friends is more than enough to make my day. This past Sunday encompassed just that. Two good friends and I took […]

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Back to Nature

For a good portion of my childhood, I lived in rural Wisconsin.  Our family home was on 40 acres of land, and my formative years were spent picking apples, climbing trees, and running through fields.  Since moving down to the Chicago suburbs in 2004, the one thing that’s kept me connected to those wild roots are the beautiful forest preserves in Cook and the surrounding counties. In early October, I look forward to participating in the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature […]