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Egret Convention

April 02, 2022 - A collection of Great Egrets and Snowy Egrets in the same portion of this coastal creek in the Russell Burgess Coastal P...
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Good Morning North Myrtle Beach

March 27, 2022 - One of the beautiful sunrises we were blessed with over Spring Break on North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
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Colorado Whitetails-8

August 13, 2021 - The Whitetail Deer population is alive and well in Colorado. A doe and 2 fawns would stroll through the yard almost dail...
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4th of July in Central Illinois

July 04, 2021 - In an attempt to get some Bloomington/Normal rireworks to celebrate 4th of July 2021, we went out looking for a fairly r...
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Sneaking a Peek

March 27, 2021 - So our family adopted two puppies leading into winter. This is Kip and we get a kick out of Kip's stare. He is always wa...
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Louie and Lady the House Wrens

July 08, 2020 - We have a couple of house wrens that took up residence in my mom and dad's old bird house that I put up in our backyard...
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Beauty in the Shadows

July 02, 2020 - Under the lily pads and shadows, there is a bright, blooming lily.
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Happy Little Water Lily

July 01, 2020 - This sweet little water lily found the dapple light refreshing enough to bloom and provide a little afternoon brilliance...
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Bachelor Button Catching the Sun

June 24, 2020 - One of my wife's favorite little wild flowers is the bachelor button. This little bachelor button was catching the light...
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Glorious Colors on this Pot Marigold

June 22, 2020 - This vibrant little pot marigold was demanding its photo to be taken. Such beautiful colors and textures on this flower.
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Orange Lily in Dappled Light

June 21, 2020 - The vibrancy of these Lily's are beautiful especially in this dappled light. I really enjoyed taking photos around my in...
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Mute Swan Family

June 15, 2020 - My second visit to see this swan family gave me some great looks of the swans swimming, eating, and interacting together...
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A Hug from a Deer Friend

March 19, 2020 - Sometimes you just need a hug from a deer friend. Capturing interaction between wildlife is always the ultimate reward f...
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Peaceful Memory

March 16, 2020 - Vacations are fun and exciting, but also busy and fast-paced. Moments like this one where you can soak in a sunset with...
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Time to go to Bed

February 29, 2020 - The longing look I get when Faith is trying to tell me that its time to go to bed!
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Doe in the Field

February 28, 2020 - A single doe in the field. The simplicity of this image is beautiful.
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Shy Young Doe

February 25, 2020 - This young doe was peeking out from the cover too timid to cross the path as she watched us. I almost didn't notice her...
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Whitetail Posing at Sunset

February 22, 2020 - A whitetail buck posing in the evening sunset...quite a magnificent scene. It was very special moment that I was able to...
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Creating Art

February 19, 2020 - Here is an image of Grace capturing the magic of blue hour and me capturing the Magic of Art.
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Sleepy Teenager and His Dog

February 05, 2020 - My youngest loves animals and especially finds comfort in our family dog. She is so patient with him and will even share...
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The Lights of Time Square

November 22, 2019 - What a spectacular view Times Square is. It is quite literally a sensory overload. The lights, smells, and sounds of New...
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Empire State Building

November 19, 2019 - Here is the view from The Rock of Lower Manhattan and The Empire State Building. In the distance you can see the Statue...
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Fall Day in Central Park

November 14, 2019 - We took the family on a trip to New York along with my son's High School band as they were set to march in the Veteran's...
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Enjoying the Sea

July 13, 2018 - Hearing the waves crashing and gulls calling, seeing forever as the water meets the pink and blue sky, feeling the warm...
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Waves Crashing Under the Pier

July 10, 2018 - I was able to time the long exposure image for moments when the waves would crash against the columns of the pier, which...
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Savannah Live Oaks

July 09, 2018 - One of my favorite scenes in Savannah was the moss-covered live oak road leading to the Wormsloe Plantation. This gravel...
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Under the Tybee Island Pier

July 09, 2018 - Despite the cloudy morning, I enjoyed the walk, sunrise, and photographic opportunities I was able to get on Tybee Islan...
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Pretty Morning on Tybee

July 07, 2018 - A long exposure landscape of the pier on Tybee Island Beach at Sunrise.
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Rocks on the Beach

July 06, 2018 - This image was taken just after sunrise on Tybee Island Beach in Savannah, Georgia. The previous day these rocks were we...
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Portrait of a Roar

October 29, 2017 - Just a simple black and white portrait of Zenda, the Lion, at Brookfield, Zoo.
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Lion Love

October 20, 2017 - Zenda and Isis demonstrated this public display of affection. I felt very lucky to capture this exchange. This was a sup...
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King's Glare

October 06, 2017 - How would you like to be on the other end of this glare in the wild?
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The King of Brookfield

October 03, 2017 - Patience....patience is the lesson behind this image. I went straight to the big cats enclosure on this cool, seasonal d...
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How You Doing?

July 11, 2017 - How about this image of a male cardinal checking himself out? I found it quite funny as he kept cocking his head back an...
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The Kids this Fall

October 12, 2015 - It has been so long since I've uploaded an image and I can't think of a better one to share than this one of my kids thi...
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The Rockies at Dusk

August 02, 2015 - This image was made using 5 images to stitch together to form a panorama. Having lens options really comes in handy when...
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Enjoying Just Beeing

August 02, 2015 - While at the Denver Botanic Gardens, we saw lots of bees doing their thing on the flowers. I loved the colors and textur...
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A Colorado Hike

July 31, 2015 - Here is an image of the family out on a hike on the Gateway Mesa open Space. It was a beautiful mix of open flowering fi...
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American Water Lily

July 30, 2015 - On one of our trips into Denver, we took in the Denver Botanic Garden. We had to leave a bit early due to a popup storm...
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Looking for Trout in Colorado

July 29, 2015 - I love fishing and wouldn't mind trying to do more fly fishing in the future. This Colorado mountain stream makes for a...
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Brilliance of a Rocky Mountain Sunset

July 28, 2015 - No words can express how beautiful this is to watch in person. This was taken at Daniel's Park in Colorado on our last e...
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A Night Out in Denver

July 27, 2015 - We had a great "parent night" out one evening with my wife, her sister, and cousins to a comedy show in Denver. It was n...
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An Evening to Remember

July 26, 2015 - So I've said many times that an image can take you back to a place and time when the moment was captured forever preserv...
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A Talk With a View

July 25, 2015 - Nothing makes me happier than to see my kids hanging out together and enjoying nature. What a view to just sit and talk...
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Garden of the Gods Landscape

July 24, 2015 - Nestled between Colorado Springs and Pike's Peak you will find this great park called Garden of the God's. I made this i...
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Enjoying Some Quiet

May 08, 2015 - My daughter enjoying some peace and quiet in nature...good for the soul.
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Enjoying the Creek View

May 01, 2015 - She was a rescue dog...now she is a happy girl.
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Playing in the Wildflowers

April 30, 2015 - Here is a fun spring image of our dog enjoying the bluebell wildflowers. She loves going out on our little family advent...
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Family Holiday Movie Time

December 14, 2014 - Here is a little look into an evening at the Marcy Manor watching "A Christmas Story", which has become a holiday tradit...
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What a Face

November 20, 2014 - Just messing around with the camera yielded this gem of our 2 year old boxer/american bulldog. Don't let the innocent lo...
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Howling on Halloween

November 03, 2014 - My son loves everything about Halloween...decorating the house, getting the costume, scaring people, giving out candy an...
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A Portrait of our Pup

August 11, 2014 - I was playing around with my camera and off-camera flash this evening and came out with this pretty portrait of our "bea...
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On Top of the World

August 04, 2014 - - On Top of the World - The Illorado crew took on the mighty Arkansas River that runs through the beautiful Colorado mo...
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Rising Above the Rest

July 22, 2014 - This freshly opened sunflower stood tall in the field above the others just beckoning to have its photo taken. I love th...
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Balloons Over Sunflowers

July 11, 2014 - This was taken last week when I was driving around with my kids for a sunset drive. How lucky to find hot air balloons o...
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My What Teeth You Have

July 08, 2014 - Zenda, the male lion at Brookfield Zoo, is a beast! His teeth are massive and look how far he can open those jaws! What...
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A Loving Nudge

July 07, 2014 - This is the 2nd image I've shared from the interaction between Jasiri and her 1 year old calf, Potoka, at Brookfield Zoo...
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4th of July 2014 on Lake Petersburg

July 06, 2014 - It was another successful year of fireworks on my parents home lake in Petersburg, IL. We had a great time with family a...
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Midwest Sunflower Fields

July 03, 2014 - A landscape taken this afternoon while driving around with my kids. I love being able to show them the finer things in l...
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The Very Beautiful Anana

July 02, 2014 - I love seeing the polar bears at Brookfield Zoo; simply amazing animals. Beautiful Anana looked right at me for a quick...
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Playing with the Photographer

July 01, 2014 - Here is a fun image for everyone to check out and feel free to add your own interpretation. As I was photographing the B...
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A Mother's Love

June 30, 2014 - My image this evening is a tribute to my incredible, loving wife and mother to our three little zoo animals. There are v...
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Whirl the Amur Tiger

June 30, 2014 - We had fun watching Whirl playing in the water in her exhibit at Brookfield Zoo this past weekend. She is absolutely bea...
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Alpha Wolf

June 30, 2014 - This Mexican Gray Wolf is in a howling pose showing off his alpha status. These Mexican Gray Wolves at Brookfield are pr...
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Mexican Gray Wolf

June 29, 2014 - For those that know me well, know wolves are my favorite wild animal. I've always appreciated their family, pack-orienta...
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Last Song of the Evening

June 07, 2014 - I really like this silhouette of an unmistakable cardinal seeing his evening song. You can almost hear him singing as yo...
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Cousin Divas

June 05, 2014 - My daughter and my niece sure love each other. We went to the sprinkler park today to enjoy the beautiful weather and it...
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Doing Work

April 25, 2014 - A welcome sign of spring showing that all of the "behind the scenes" work is in progress; this bee is "doing work". Keep...
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A Happy Rescue

January 11, 2014 - Look at this face...she is one happy dog. Yes, she is smiling! Follow me on Facebook!
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Looking Up

December 13, 2013 - I love this image of my niece from her 1st birthday. I haven't had a chance to edit many of them yet, but I wanted to sh...
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Lounging

December 10, 2013 - It has been awhile since I've had time to post anything and it hasn't been because I haven't had much to photograph. Sev...
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1st Birthday

November 16, 2013 - Have you ever had one of those surreal moments where you think to yourself, "I've been here before"? Tonight my brother...
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Bros

October 10, 2013 - Another pretty fall fishing day. I love this weather. Follow me on Facebook
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Fun at the Lake

August 25, 2013 - Documenting simple, yet memorable, family fun always makes for priceless photographic memories later in life. We can rem...
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Loved

July 15, 2013 - Faith soaks up all of the loving and attention she can get, especially from these kids. As you can see, she lets them la...
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The 3 Amigos

July 09, 2013 - Brothers and sister hanging out as the sun starts to set. I love silhouettes, Illinois sunsets, and those awesome kids o...
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iPhone Photography - Disney

July 08, 2013 - To take the camera or not? That was the dilemma that I struggled with for weeks leading up to our family Disney vacation...
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Swimmer

June 24, 2013 - Look who enjoys the water! I never thought boxers were much for swimming but you can't keep Faith out of the lake when w...
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Rewards of Pet Adoption

June 06, 2013 - Faith has been a great addition to our family. Everyday we learn a little more about her and she grows closer and more a...
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The Bowler

May 24, 2013 - My son enjoying his 8th birthday bowling party. Follow me on Facebook!
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Youthful

May 01, 2013 - Such a sweet moment of Evan playing with his favorite of the puppies, Devotion. He put Devotion down in the yard and ran...
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Last Sleep as a 5 Year Old

April 14, 2013 - In my ever on-going series of family photojournalistic photography, I have added this image of my son, Evan, peacefully...
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Birding Brothers

April 06, 2013 - While the girls were involved with Girl Scout's this weekend, us boys went down the Lake Petersburg for some guy time. F...
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Baby K's First Easter

April 01, 2013 - How precious is this sweet little China doll? Happy 1st Easter baby K. Follow me on Facebook.
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Brothers

March 26, 2013 - I love my boys! They can be trying, difficult, fussy, stubborn, etc. BUT they also make me laugh, proud, feel loved, and...
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Watch Out, He has an Idea!

March 25, 2013 - Anyone that knows Evan, knows this expression. The kid has a new idea a minute and he is determined to make his ideas co...
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Chocolate Lover

March 24, 2013 - This is a follow-up to yesterday's post. This boy loves chocolate. He picks his favorite restaurants based on the desser...
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Sweet Baby K

March 10, 2013 - A portrait of my sweet niece. She is in a really fun stage right now of smiling and laughing and starting to talk. Here...
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Sweet Baby Girl

December 13, 2012 - This little girl is already so loved. She is the first baby on her momma's side and the first in 5 years on your daddy's...
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Silent Night

December 12, 2012 - A sweet, intimate moment for Daddy, Mommy, and Baby Girl. What could make this time of year even more magical than new l...
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Her First Christmas

December 11, 2012 - I've been pretty busy lately with work and other shoots, but I did manage to get a few family photos of our new family m...
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Brilliant

November 29, 2012 - This image of my middle child is a personal favorite of mine. He has such a great sense of humor that I can fully apprec...
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Father/Daughter Dance Edit with Lightroom 4

March 06, 2012 - Before the Father Daughter Dance - Edit with Lightroom 4 I used this portrait of Grace for my first edit using Lightroom...
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