Chicagos 2004 Woman of the Year hires excellent photographer for destination dream wedding!

Ok, so I don’t know if she was actually woman of the year, but I’m very excited to announce my latest destination wedding: The Dominican Republic.

Photo by Alfredo Maiquez, Copyright Lonely Planet Images

Needless to say I’m looking forward to the travel, the creative opportunities and the fun!

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A little nice weather…

… means shooting outdoors! Tara and I took Aaron and Tennessee, along with Katie the Irish Setter, to Riehle Plaza for some photos. The kids were great, the dog was frantic, and Tara was patient throughout it all. I’m pretty happy with the pictures. Some of my favorites right now:

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Wood Magazine

This week’s commercial shoot was for “WOOD” Magazine by Better Homes and Gardens. We were hired by WOOD to shoot a piece about Mr. Dave Shively’s purpose-built woodworking facility. Dave’s shop is unique in that he custom designs and builds many of the items used to create the finished products. The magazine also requested images of a display case Dave built for his father John. The case holds a Bible the family printed in 1776, it’s very rare of course. Dave was great to work with, his eye for detail and commitment to excellence are obvious.

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New Ad in Tipp-C…

Watch for our new Ad to start running in the next issue of Tipp-C magazine:

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Recording Sessions…

I play drums in a retro country outfit named Moonshine Mason and the Rot Gut Gang. We’re known for our ’40s and ’50s country sound, you know, when country music was still good. Our lead vocalist, Dustin Hopkins, is pretty amazing and accounts for most of the reason we’ve had any success.

At any rate, we’re currently in the studio recording a CD release. Last night we were doing piano tracks with Dave “Smitty” Smith, our piano player and songwriter. Dave is also an editor at The Journal & Courier here in Lafayette. He did a great job, and with just guitar tracks, some backing vocals and final mixing left to do, this recording project should be in the bag soon and I can’t wait to hear the finished product!

Chief engineer Scott Rottler (of Waltz For Venus) at the controls:

Scott sets the co...

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Happy Anniversary!

Happy Anniversary to John and Leann Matlik. They were married February 19th, 2005 in Lafayette. Photographing the wedding was a unique and enjoyable experience: we shot at The Silver Dipper ice cream shop and the produce aisle of a supermarket! They’re living in jolly old England now, here’s wishing them the best!

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This week’s Model shoot…

… was a nice diversion. Modeling jobs are cool because we’re working, but it’s also fun and sort of informal. And this shoot was for publication, Supermodels Unlimited, and to be honest I don’t know much about the company but it’s always flattering to have someone choose you for their magazine with all the competition that’s out there.

Here’s a photo I took of Tom at work…

And one of the Stylists from Samson & Delilah touching up Jennifer’s hair…

And finally one of my images from the shoot:

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