I prefer to go into a shoot with zero expectations and having done little to no research. I’ve found that no matter how much I think I know about what’s going to happen during a particular session – what events are going to unfold, what the scene will look like, what challenges I’ll face – I’m always wrong. And those expectations can cloud my judgment in the moment. So I usually opt to go in cold, knowing that I have the experience to adapt in whatever ways necessary without any problems. And if something does go wrong, it’s not a big deal.
But this was different. Because this was a funeral. Read More
Ever heard of Okawville, Illinois? I hadn’t either until my friend (and first boss ever!) Tracey assured me that not only is it a real place (where 990 people live!) but that it was the place she was going to be celebrating her wedding.
A year before, she’d messaged me to see if I’d be available to cover the wedding that she was sure would be coming in the next year (she had a sneaking suspicion that a proposal was on the way – and she was right!) I hadn’t shot any weddings at that point (and hadn’t really planned on it) but she was quite insistent that she wanted NO posed photos, so I figured I’d give it a whirl. So, December of 2018, I loaded up the gear and headed out to Illinois, unsure of what I’d find.
And what I found was the coolest flippin’ wedding venue in the world: The Original Springs Hotel in Okawville, IL. The bonus? It was hauuuunted ooooooooooooo! Read More
I have begun a partnership with Family Connections Kid’s Gym to be their on-call photographer for events!
Book your child's birthday party or other event at Family Connections Thera-Play kids' gym and you’ll receive special pricing on my documentary photography event session fees as well as the full resolution digital files at no additional cost! Read More