May 26, 2012

Rockin’ and a Rollin’

Steph and I are in Cleveland this weekend and we visited the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last night. I got this shot right as a massive storm was rolling (no pun intended) in. It rained so hard that you couldn’t see 10 feet in front of you. But, we made it out ok. We’re going back today.

We also ate at a place called Melt last night, where I ate the best sandwich I’ve ever had. A deep fried, yes deep fried, Monte Cristo. It was amazing.

May 17, 2012

Airfest almost here

The 2012 Rockford Airfest is just a few weeks away and I can’t wait. I have some new ideas for this year and I’m hoping to get in before the crowds again to capture some great images. Here’s one I processed recently after going through last year’s set. I forgot about this shot, with the sun streaming through the cockpit of this bad-ass A10 Warthog.

I’m very excited that the Airfest crew used one of my images to promote this year’s show. The image is plastered all over the place in their ads, posters and Web site and I’m told it will be used on the tickets and buttons. To see the photos I made last year, click here.

May 15, 2012

After the rain

Stella wanted to go out and take some pictures again tonight. It just finished raining, but I set up my softbox and flash to mess around with some lighting setups. I think they turned out great. Below is one of my favorites. Just a candid pose of Stella by a tree in our backyard. She had a very vibrant dress on today, to match mommy of course.

Congrats to Matt Williams for winning a free print!

The winner of one of my 2011 Airfest prints is Matt, who said it “would look good on his son’s wall.” Congrats, Matt. I’ll email you and let you pick which photo you’d like and I’ll get it off to you ASAP. Thanks for all the nice comments everyone. I set a record for visitors that day with almost 500 and I had over 3,000 page views.

May 7, 2012

Giving away another print

I posted a few of my 2011 Rockford Airfest photos to r/pics and r/aircraftporn over on recently and traffic to my site went through the roof. It was an amazing few days for me as I checked the numbers and saw 10s of thousands of hits. So I’m feeling good about it all, and because I’d like to say “thank you” I’m going to give away one of my framed Airfest prints. I have two posters left to choose from, a U.S. Navy F-15 Eagle and a U.S. Navy F5 Tiger. Each print is 16×20 and in a silver aluminum-type frame. Each one is signed and only 25 printed of each.

To win one all you have to do is leave a comment here on this blog post! I’ll randomly select someone from the list at the end of the week and contact you to pick your choice.

May 6, 2012

The new conservatory is NOT photo friendly

Steph, Stella and I finally made it down to the Nicolas Conservatory this weekend. The Park District really did a great job on this project. It’s a beautiful place. I was disappointed that tripods aren’t allowed and that we had to play 50 questions at the front counter. “Are you a professional photographer?” “Are you going to sell the photos you take here?” “Please fill this form out stating you brought a camera into the conservatory.” I’m surprised they didn’t want to see my camera card when we left. It really put a bad taste in my mouth.

On a side note, Stella struck up the attention of a sweet older lady. I took one look at this person and knew her immediately. It was Mrs. Skerkowske, my 3rd grade teacher, and favorite of all time. She was great. And she remembered me and some pretty specific details of our year together even after 25 years.

Apr 26, 2012

Sweet little roadster

Here’s a shot I took at a local car show my father-in-law and I went to this past weekend. This little MG was my favorite car there. Sure, there were some cool Ferraris and some cool muscle cars, but for some reason this little guy just spoke to me. All the little brass details under the hood is great.

Mar 9, 2012

Hoping to come out of hibernation soon

I know I’ve been pretty non existent lately, but I’ve been busy, it’s cold and gloomy all the time and work and life have just taken over. But, I got some good news today. The posters for Rockford Airfest 2012 came out and guess who’s picture they used? This guy! See below for what the poster that will be hanging around town will look like. I hope they use it on some billboards and other things too. Needless to say, I’ve very excited. Thanks to all my FaceBook friends who posted it to their wall. I appreciate it. Also, to see the photos from last year’s airfest, click here.

Feb 12, 2012

Friends forever

Stella had a play date today with some friends, Emma and Lukas. They all had fun and before we left I dug out the camera for some more practice with little ones as the subject. Thanks for being so patient, guys and gals. And, enjoy!


Jan 28, 2012

August in winter

My best friend Andy and his wife Tanya had their first baby last week, a healthy baby boy named August. I stopped over today to get my hands dirty taking baby portraits. He was very cooperative and I quickly filled up an 8gb card full of the young “Augie.” On a side note, my mom told me today that she had an aunt and uncle named Stella and August. Ironic?

Here are just a few of the many shots I made this afternoon. The light coming in from their living room windows was awesome. Thanks again, guys!

Jan 22, 2012

Weddings: Ben & Lisa Fenwick

Yesterday was one long day. But it was worth it. My friend Danielle and I had a lot of fun shooting our first wedding and I know we both learned a lot. This wedding was in Brodhead, Wis. and the reception was in Janesville, Wis. One of my favorite moments (see the first pic below) was when some half-drunk dudes in a small bar in rural Wisconsin said “Hey, why don’t you go out and ride our sled’s down the street?!?” So we did.

Here are just a few of my favorites from the day. There are many, many more and they will be shared after they are all gone through.


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