Wedding Photography: 2015
Mon, 29/09/14 – 22:10 | Comments Off

sab·bat·i·cal
səˈbatikəl/
“A period of paid leave granted to a college teacher for study or travel, traditionally every seventh year.”
Mine was four years overdue.  It has been an interesting 2014 away from the camera and I find …

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POTD: Escalator Down
Tue, 30/09/14 – 13:00 | Comments Off

Escalator Down at Bergner's

Circa 2005 or 2006 this photograph was created at Bergner’s in Peoria, Illinois.  I had just started getting back into film photography and brought my dad’s Minolta SRT-101 with me everywhere I went.  Back then I didn’t use a professional lab for processing and the image actually came back with this orange tint.  I believe that the energy-saving or industrial grade light bulbs they used may have fooled the auto color of the scanner.  I have played with tweaking it and even tried a black & white conversion.

I still like the orange best.

POTD: Hartford Car Museum
Mon, 29/09/14 – 22:40 | Comments Off
POTD: Hartford Car Museum

I created this back when I first discovered the Leica M series cameras and lenses in 2006.  This particular photograph was shot on film and features my dad blurred out in the foreground.  Photographing inanimate …

Me at ORD
Tue, 25/02/14 – 0:11 | Comments Off
Me at ORD

I have been exploring my catalog as I prepare for the 2014 season and ran across an image that I wanted to share.  I created this photograph in 2008 while waiting to catch a flight …

Pre Wedding Bowl
Sat, 30/06/12 – 23:27 | Comments Off
Pre Wedding Bowl

Film photograph created at the bowling alley at the Outing Club in Davenport.  In this photo the groom takes the edge off with his groomsmen, above, and a few frames of bowling with one of …

Portland Cello Project: HD Slideshow
Tue, 1/05/12 – 0:00 | Comments Off
Portland Cello Project: HD Slideshow

I am planning to make the trip to Madison, Wisconsin on May 3rd to catch Portland Cello Project and would love to invite you to come along!  Before the show, I thought I would share …

Quad Cities Wedding Photography: Melissa & Casey
Sat, 24/03/12 – 22:34 | Comments Off
Quad Cities Wedding Photography: Melissa & Casey

Today was a fantastic start to the 2012 wedding season in the Quad Cities as I joined fellow photographer, Jesse Inskeep, for a day of team coverage at Renwick Mansion in Davenport, Iowa. Congratulations to …

Wedding Preview: R+D
Wed, 22/02/12 – 0:01 | Comments Off
Wedding Preview: R+D

I’m working on narrowing down selections for the next wedding feature I will be posting later this week!  Over the course of the next few months I will be adding selections from weddings I photographed …

Sparklers: The New Speedlight
Fri, 17/02/12 – 12:11 | Comments Off
Sparklers: The New Speedlight

Available light photography at a Des Moines, Iowa, reception.  This is the third time I found myself on-location photographing for this particular family!  I’ve got some of the best clients around!  Anyway, the nighttime turned …

Iowa City Wedding Photography: Beth & Matt
Wed, 15/02/12 – 11:07 | Comments Off
Iowa City Wedding Photography: Beth & Matt

Beth & Matt were one of my wonderful Iowa City couples who were a lot of fun to be around!  I met them to photograph what would otherwise be called their “engagement session” just a …

Quad Cities Wedding Photography: Sara & Dan
Mon, 13/02/12 – 10:17 | Comments Off
Quad Cities Wedding Photography: Sara & Dan

Before I begin a new season of wedding photography I always like to take a look back at the previous year’s work that I have created.  When I review my work it typically has been …

Candid Portrait at a Wedding
Sun, 5/02/12 – 9:36 | Comments Off
Candid Portrait at a Wedding

While we waited for the DJ to start the grand entrance I had a bit of fun with the fisheye lens to create an impromptu portrait of the guys.

Bowling for Groomsmen
Thu, 2/02/12 – 13:11 | Comments Off
Bowling for Groomsmen

The title of this post pretty much sums up the image.  This was the first time I went inside of the Outing Club’s bowling alley.  In fact, it was the first time I was made …

POTD: Smoke ‘em if ya got ‘em
Thu, 17/11/11 – 20:55 | Comments Off
POTD: Smoke ‘em if ya got ‘em

Yesterday’s photo reminded me of this, rather different, variation of the front-of-the-church photograph.

POTD: Classic Shot
Wed, 16/11/11 – 11:04 | Comments Off
POTD: Classic Shot

One of the projects I am working on today is Elizabeth & Andy’s Davenport, Iowa wedding.  Aside from including a wonderful wedding couple this photo was one of my favorites from the day because of …

POTD: You May Now…
Tue, 15/11/11 – 21:57 | Comments Off
POTD: You May Now…

I had a great time with Veronica & Paul at their wedding in Rock Island!  Special thanks goes out to their family & friends for their hospitality!  Also, a special special thanks goes to Tracy …

POTD: Weekend Edition
Sat, 12/11/11 – 12:54 | Comments Off
POTD: Weekend Edition

This is another image from the portrait session I did in Tipton, Iowa back in September.  Thanks for visiting!  Have a great weekend!

POTD: Czech Week – Friday
Fri, 11/11/11 – 11:23 | Comments Off
POTD: Czech Week – Friday

Wrapping up “Czech Week” is a photo I created while the family & I headed out to explore the downtown and shopping district in Brno.
For more photos and sound from my trip to Czech Republic …

POTD: Czech Week – Thursday
Thu, 10/11/11 – 9:52 | Comments Off
POTD: Czech Week – Thursday

Majak means “lighthouse” which, as I was reminded by Alan, is a bit ironic considering Czech Republic is a landlocked country.  But the term “lighthouse” was not chosen for its literal interpretation but, rather, because …

POTD: Czech Week – Wednesday
Wed, 9/11/11 – 14:16 | Comments Off
POTD: Czech Week – Wednesday

I can’t recall if I have already posted this photo to the blog (I suspect that I have).  If so it was a while back and I figured it would be OK to bring it …

POTD: Czech Week – Tuesday
Tue, 8/11/11 – 14:01 | Comments Off
POTD: Czech Week – Tuesday

While I was in Czech Republic I spent much of my time focused on the family I was there to work with for the Story of the Missionary project.  During the day there would be …

POTD: Splits ‘n Stuff
Tue, 8/11/11 – 10:27 | Comments Off
POTD: Splits ‘n Stuff

Above, Ryan does the splits at his wedding reception at the Quad Cities’ Crow Valley Golf Club.  Below, it’s the “stuff”; a few sample photos of decorations and table arrangements I made that evening.

POTD: Czech Week – Monday
Mon, 7/11/11 – 13:58 | Comments Off
POTD: Czech Week – Monday

A change of plans for this week:  instead of weddings I thought I’d share some images I created when I was doing documentary work in Czech Republic.  This photo was created in Brno when photographing …

POTD: Crow Valley Portrait
Mon, 7/11/11 – 12:00 | Comments Off
POTD: Crow Valley Portrait

From a recent wedding.
 

POTD: The Informal Formal
Sat, 5/11/11 – 11:00 | Comments Off
POTD: The Informal Formal

I am not one to ask people to “do something crazy” but when a group of friends & family come by it naturally, well, I am always more than happy to do my part!
No POTD …

POTD: FishStroll
Fri, 4/11/11 – 11:00 | Comments Off
POTD: FishStroll

Fun with film continues with this photo I created while I walked with the wedding party to create photographs near and around the University of Iowa campus.  While it is not an often-used tool I …

POTD: Laptop
Thu, 3/11/11 – 11:00 | Comments Off
POTD: Laptop

More “fun with film” this week featuring an unnamed model and her 17″ MacBook Pro notebook computer.  Or, is it “laptop”?

POTD: Posed on the Porch
Wed, 2/11/11 – 13:00 | Comments Off
POTD: Posed on the Porch

The next time you want some good coffee try Dunn Bros in Davenport (or is it Bettendorf?).  Why?  This couple would be happy to tell you!  I was working with another photographer that day who …

POTD: The Flower Girl
Tue, 1/11/11 – 1:00 | Comments Off
POTD: The Flower Girl

The Photo Of The Day (POTD) is something that I enjoyed doing during the off-season last year and into early this year.  Once things got busy it became something that I really didn’t want to …

Before & After
Mon, 31/10/11 – 23:14 | Comments Off
Before & After

Just a little something from the “before & after” collection!  With the 2011 wedding season winding down I’m having a blast revisiting recent weddings, processing and getting images out the door to my most excellent …

Don’t Smile. Don’t Say Cheese.
Thu, 29/09/11 – 17:08 | Comments Off
Don’t Smile.  Don’t Say Cheese.

Generally speaking, there are two competing schools of thought when it comes to how a photographer covers a wedding reception.  OK, there’s obviously more than “two” but, in the case of this post, I am …

Wedding: E+J
Mon, 15/08/11 – 11:43 | Comments Off
Wedding: E+J

This week I’m working on wrapping up a few recent wedding shoots including this one featuring Emily & John!  The photo, above, was the last photo I made that night before Kristin handed me a …