Effingham County Fair Queen Retirement Pictures

I have had the incredible honor of working with Ashley (as well as her family) for many sessions over the years! Everything from senior pictures, a sister session for their parents for Christmas, family pictures, real estate pictures for her mom, and now retiring fair queen pictures. This is the part of photography I love. Lately, I’ve been in the process …

Calm in the Midst of Chaos :: Firefly Grill, Effingham, IL

Last month, I was so fortunate to work with Firefly Grill in Effingham for Mother’s Day. It was a really cool thing they were offering moms. After a family dined and were walking out, they had the opportunity to have a family picture taken, which Firefly would provide them later on. The response to this was huge! Every mom was thrilled …

Seven Years! What?!

Has it really been seven years since our first wedding?! Where has time gone? I’m reminded today that today marks the 7th anniversary of our first wedding we photographed. It’s funny looking back, because even in 2009 I knew that blogging would be a big part of the business. I wanted a place that I could show off our pictures …

Portraits: 2015 Year in Review

As we near the end of 2015, I spend this time to reflect on the past year; the highs and the lows. Looking at things that we did great and also areas where we can improve. Part of this reflection is looking at the pictures we captured and picking out our favorites. I decided to start off with portraits. Everything …

Burry // Effingham County Fair Family Pictures

This past week, the Effingham County Fair took place, and as previously blogged about I was able to do Marlee’s retiring queen pictures at the fair and that gave me the idea that I would love to do a fair portrait session. I figured it’s been a while since I’ve done a family session for Kirstie and Brant and asked if …

Marlee // Retiring Jr. Miss Effingham County Pictures

This past winter, I worked with Marlee after it had snowed to shoot a ‘Frozen‘ inspired session as she was the Jr. Miss Effingham County. Now that summer is here, a new Jr. Miss has been crowned and we did some retiring pictures at the fair to commemorate her time as Jr. Miss. I love the fair. It’s kind of …

Weekly Image: Seeking Light

This seems like an obvious title for any photographer, but when you really sit down an think about it, how many of you (photographers) actually take a moment to really think about where it is your light is coming from? Is it reflecting off of a window? A reflector? Is it being defused by a defuser or clouds? I’m sure …

Jr. Miss Effingham County Frozen Inspired Pictures

I received an email last month with a request for head shots for Marlee, Jr. Miss Effingham County, so it was already a pretty awesome opportunity and then to top it off, they wanted them outdoor. Obviously looking through my work I’m an on-location photographer, I love outdoor, and I love natural lighting. Don’t get me wrong, I know off camera flash, …

Coming Soon: Busier Blog

As we enter into the second month of 2015, I continue to look forward by also looking backward. I’ll explain. Looking forward I’m looking for areas where we can do better, I’m looking for areas that are strong point in our business but haven’t been so strong or as strong as I would like them. In this case I’m referring …

2014: A Year in Review

As the year comes to a close I wanted to spend this time to reflect on the past year, some of our favorite moments, where we’ve been, what we did different and then look forward to 2015 and go over some of the changes for next year. As a business owner, I feel that this reflection is important because it …