Photographer’s Cheat Sheet

I’ve been working on the notes I’ll be using for a beginner’s photo class I’ll be teaching and out of that preparation has come a cheat sheet of high-level concepts that I tend to repeat over and over. I always state that photography can be broken down into two components: Lighting and Composition — if you don’t have those two… Read more →

Sabbatical

I have been blessed with some great weddings over the past 11 years, but it’s time to set this gig aside for a while. Sometimes I forget how much work and effort goes into photographing a wedding — planning and preparation, the day of the wedding, the hours of post-production, the album design, etc. When I do something, I put… Read more →

A Thanksgiving wedding in Madison

When you think of Thanksgiving, you usually think of turkey, food coma, football and shopping (at least, that’s what I typically think of). Emily and Lee, on the other hand, think of throwing one helluva wedding party. For their special day, they chose to have the ceremony at Monona Terrace and the reception at the Concourse Hotel. In between, we… Read more →

Cory + Jessica, a Dells wedding

For those of you with a long memory, you may remember an engagement session I did with Cory and Jessica over a year ago. Sometimes you just have to wait for a good thing, and this wedding was well worth the wait. It’s weddings like this that remind me that Wisconsin Dells is only an hour from Madison and that… Read more →

A red and white UW alumni wedding

Paul and Kristen live in Chicago, but they met on the campus of UW Madison. When they were planning their wedding, they knew it had to be in Madison and it had to come with a heavy dose of Red and White. They got their wish and had everything from a stroll down State Street (Abbey Road style), a seat… Read more →

Lauren and Louie, one hot wedding

Lauren and Louie are a great couple, you don’t have to spend much time with them to figure that out. I have had the wonderful opportunity to photograph their engagement pictures as well as their wedding, and I can’t say enough good things about them. The wedding this past weekend was wonderful, if just a tad hot. Even though we… Read more →

Self portrait, cycling

Ah, the self portrait. Before this year, I hadn’t done a self portrait since college, but for some reason, I’ve done two different self portraits so far this year. I think the biggest reason is that my kids are at an age where they are tired of being photographed and I’m left with either myself or my dog to shoot.… Read more →

Fun photo shoot today

I’ve been working on a new project lately and needed some pictures to go along with it. The project involves brides and an old yellow bike. I’ll be shedding more light on the project shortly, but for now, enjoy this fantabulous image from the photo shoot today. The model is Liz, she was one of my wedding clients last year.… Read more →

Lauren and Louie, an engaged stroll down State Street

The other day I had the pleasure of taking a stroll down State Street with a happy young couple that are quite obviously in love with each other. I love photographing people who are so into each other — not only does it make my job easier, but it’s a breath of fresh air when two people can’t take their… Read more →

DJ and Milissa, happily married

April showers bring May flowers, but in this case, they also bring together two wonderful young people. DJ and Milissa got married in April and the wind and rain were merely footnotes in the story of their day. Weddings like this keep me coming back for more — I absolutely love seeing two young people who are truly in love… Read more →