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IPC – Three outta four!

The IPC. THE International photographic Competition is being held right now! I’ve entered images in this and various other PPA judgings since 2008 when I started getting serious about image making. Some years I’ve done really well.. some years I simply learned a lot through the process. Getting published and bragging rights aside, learning the[…]

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Abby’s maternity

Abby’s pregnant! She and her love came to see me recently to photograph her beautiful belly I love how the light in this image wraps around her sweetness and with her hair down she stays totally anonymous. They brought some cute little matching outfits and she brought some sweet little lacy things to show off her baby[…]

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Photographic gods

  These guys were the Indiana University professors and student teachers that I had the extreme pleasure of spending two weeks with while at the IU journalism institute for high school yearbook staff back in 1979. Their names escape me. Never saw any of them after those two very intense and thrilling weeks. These guys seemed[…]

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Moments with Emily

Music. There’s nothing much better than to immerse yourself in music… unless maybe it’s being able to write and perform it as well. Emily is the total package. Fabulously sweet and easy going. Wonderfully talented in her music. Earlier this fall I had the pleasure of creating her senior portraits. Of course we did a[…]

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Musical muses

Growing up our home was filled with music regularly as mom was the church piano player and dad was the music director. Some of my favorite memories revolve around singing together as a family on occasional Sunday mornings or when visiting the grandparents. In the College Choir at Marion College for a couple years I[…]

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Paint Saint Louis

You never know when you’ll find something really cool… and today I was driving around Saint Louis simply looking for something.. cool.. something.. visual.  And the flood wall that protects downtown from the Mississippi flood waters is indisputably cool AND visual (at least once you combine the really large spaces with graffiti artists). Meet Saratoga[…]

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NMAOTBA

Never Miss An Opportunity To Be Awesome – Pretty cool slogan right? THIS is just a sample of what the Belleville East Marching Lancers go through to build their competitive field show! I hope to update portions of this as the season goes but thought this is too darn cool to not publish. NMAOTBA! Belleville[…]

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2015 Image Competition — PPA IPC

It has been a pretty good competition season! The Professional Photographers of America just wrapped up 4 days of judging (aprox 5200 entries) and three of my four images were “merit” worthy this year with one of them being accepted into the prestigious loan collection after a nail-biting judge’s challenge! All four images were of human subjects which was a first for me as well as client images. “Poof” was[…]