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Polyphemus Moth-8

December 09, 2021 - This polyphemus moth gave us a surprise. We had the plump, green caterpillar for quite a while in our butterfly house wa...
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October Sunrise in Illinois

October 10, 2021 - I didn't go out this morning expecting much of a sunrise due to the cloud cover so I was pleasantly surprised to find th...
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Moody Mountain View

August 12, 2021 - The clouds add such a great mood to the mountain views and make for some great black and white images.
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Barns in a Storm

June 29, 2021 - I drive by these barns from time to time and always thin what a great subject for a photo in the right conditions. Yeste...
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Texture

February 26, 2021 - I was struck by the various examples of texture in this scene. The board of the dock leading into the rocks and prairie...
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The Last Bit of Light

February 04, 2021 - Ice fishermen pulling their sleds of gear on their way back from a day of ice fishing. As they walked by they said "sorr...
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Reflection of Colors

February 03, 2021 - Tonight's sunset was beautiful. I had tonight marked on my calendar for the past week because the app I use indicated th...
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The Greatest of These is Love

October 27, 2020 - I've been to this Chapel in the Trees at Funk's Grove many times, but this scene on this particular Fall day struck me....
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Backyard Black-Eyed Susan

August 11, 2020 - Our Black-Eyed Susans are looking so vibrant in our backyard right now. They were calling my name this afternoon so I ha...
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Mammatus Clouds Before the Storm

June 22, 2020 - I went for a quick drive before this evening's storms started to move in and made this image of some mammatus cloud form...
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1st Day of Summer

June 20, 2020 - My daughter and I made a short drive today to check on the status of some future photography locations and, while out, I...
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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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Last Colors of Fall

November 05, 2014 - This season's transitioning is a perfect time to get out and appreciate the last bit of warm colors before winter starts...
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Beautiful Drive

October 20, 2014 - Check out this beautiful drive I went on this evening. The fall colors are spectacular right now. Facebook
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Spring Daffodils

April 20, 2014 - It seems the wait for Spring this year has been unbearably long, which makes this view of spring daffodils that much mor...
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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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A Boy and His Dog

November 15, 2013 - I love timeless black & white images. You know the kind...images that could have been taken 20 years ago, today, or 20 y...
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Fall Tranquility

October 30, 2013 - I love this spot, not only for photography, but for fishing as well. It is near the dam at Dawson Lake. The colors were...
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Relaxation

October 26, 2013 - This is what I find relaxing...a good hike on a sunny, fall afternoon. How do you know it was a good hike? The mud on th...
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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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Going Fishing

October 09, 2013 - his moment was captured earlier this fall. The boys may not always get along, but when it comes to fishing, they are bes...
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Kitty Cat Hugs

August 27, 2013 - My daughter...she loves her animals and they always seem to love her. This black and white candid moment of her with thi...
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The State Fair

August 26, 2013 - My daughter, her friend, and one of my sons enjoying one of the carnie-games at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield a...
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Burst of Color

August 19, 2013 - One of the many Lilly images from this summer. Using a macro lens made this image more dynamic. I love the reds and oran...
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Warmth of Summer

August 18, 2013 - With the unusually mild temps, schools starting back up, and fantasy footballers organizing their drafts, we are approac...
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Contemporary Art

August 17, 2013 - This image was made just outside the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. I have always appreciated and admired creati...
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Lake Michigan

August 14, 2013 - I've never seen Lake Michigan like I saw it from the Sears Tower. It was breathtaking for sure. The amazing part is that...
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Reflections

August 11, 2013 - The Cloud Gate or better known as The Bean is probably one of the most photographed sculptures in Chicago. The reflectio...
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Standing Among Giants

August 09, 2013 - We took our daughter on a trip to Chicago for her birthday gift and one of her must see destinations was the Willis Towe...
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The Chicago Bean

August 08, 2013 - This was taken a little over a week ago in Chicago at the famous "Cloud Gate" better known as The Bean. I've photographe...
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Vintage Horse

August 07, 2013 - Sometimes beauty speaks for itself. I have always appreciated these animals. I've never owned one and have only rode the...
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Sweet Little House Wren

July 17, 2013 - I have a cute story about this sweet little wren. My in-laws live in the country so I love visiting their garden and lan...
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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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Garden Fireworks

July 12, 2013 - The colors continue to bloom as if they are the fireworks of the garden; what a show... Follow me on Facebook!
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Lilies have Bloomed

July 11, 2013 - The lilies are in full bloom and are quite beautiful. I love the variety of colors they offer and the challenge of photo...
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4th of July 2013

July 04, 2013 - I hope everyone had a fun and safe 4th of July evening. It is a night to celebrate our freedom and those that protect it...
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Rainy Back Roads

June 15, 2013 - This is from last week after a storm moved through Bloomington-Normal. You can see a hint of a rainbow to the left. I th...
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Fly on a Peony

June 12, 2013 - Stop and smell the flowers, you never know what beauty you might find. This was taken at my in-law's house several weeks...
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Purple Iris

June 08, 2013 - While walking one of the trails out at Dawson Lake, I came across this Iris growing in a weedy patch. A simple little su...
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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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Stormy Start to the Season

June 05, 2013 - This has been a very wet and stormy spring so far. This photo was taken after a storm passed through Bloomington/Normal...
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Big Stretch

June 01, 2013 - Sometimes you just need to stretch. Follow me on Facebook!
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American Bulldog-Boxer Stare

May 31, 2013 - Faith made her first trip to Springfield this past weekend and she did great. She is fitting right into our family nicel...
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Spring Light Show

May 30, 2013 - Another Spring Storm Light Show image from last week. Follow me on Facebook!
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Chasing Lights

May 28, 2013 - I managed to capture this unique lightning bolt image as a car was driving by on the country road away from me. I liked...
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Midwest Storms

May 27, 2013 - While in Springfield over Memorial Day weekend, while visiting family, I was able to capture a few new lightning images.
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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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I See You

May 16, 2013 - Okay, so it has been awhile since I've posted anything. Life happens and keeps our little family busy. I have lots of pu...
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Cone of Shame

May 09, 2013 - All of the puppies, except one, are with their forever families. Our house has been much quieter, but we do miss these c...
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Making Herself at Home

April 29, 2013 - Faith in one of the rockers watching some TV...I think she is feeling "at home". Follow me on Facebook!
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Have Mercy!

April 20, 2013 - Have Mercy...introducing Mercy! Mercy is the smallest of the litter, but we she isn't a runt. She is a sweet all white b...
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Introducing Piety!

April 20, 2013 - Introducing Piety! Piety is Joy's twin brother. He is a handsome puppy and likes to pick on his siblings. His growl is c...
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Introducing Devotion!

April 19, 2013 - Introducing Devotion! For the record, we didn't name him, the puppies were named for the fruits of the spirit in the bib...
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Introducing Charity!

April 18, 2013 - Introducing Charity! Charity is large and in charge. She is one of the larger puppies and was the most mobile from the d...
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Introducing Joy

April 16, 2013 - I would like to introduce Joy to the world. Joy enjoys growling and pouncing on her sisters and brothers, especially her...
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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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Puppy Love

April 11, 2013 - I still haven't taken formal photos of the puppies yet, but I did manage a few of the puppies in the pen recently. These...
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Faith Portrait - B&W

April 09, 2013 - I took a series of portrait images like this while Faith was in her pen with her puppies. We have a blue tarp that lines...
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Sitting Pretty

April 04, 2013 - Another image of Faith sitting in front of her puppies. This one shows a little more of her beautiful coat. She has a un...
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A Busy Momma

April 03, 2013 - Many have wanted to see photos of the puppies. I can't take very many photos of them until they have had their shots. Th...
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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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Welcome Home Faith

March 30, 2013 - Here is Faith, the newest Marcy. We adopted her from Wishbone Canine Rescue. We are also fostering her 7 puppies. They a...
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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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Having a Heart to Heart

March 25, 2013 - I love when I'm able to capture an interaction between subjects. Here is one where Grace picked up Oreo and was talking...
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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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Eye on the Prize

March 23, 2013 - Just having more fun taking images of my kids. This was using window light from a window directly behind me. Follow Me...
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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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A Girl and her Cat

March 05, 2013 - I love simple black and whites. This is my daughter holding a girl's best friend, her cat. They have a bond that only th...
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Winter Sunset in Central Illinois

January 17, 2013 - Peace... is seeing a sunset, and knowing who to thank.
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Worth Fighting For

December 22, 2012 - This image means so much to me on a personal level. This is my brother in his army uniform with his 1 month old daughter...
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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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Twins!

December 03, 2012 - I had a great time photographing these adorable twins last week. They were great and we just went with the flow for the...
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Radiance

November 30, 2012 - She is our girl, our shining light, our first born. Her courage and love never cease to amaze me.
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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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Excited for the Season

November 28, 2012 - This image of my youngest demonstrates the pure excitement that the Christmas Season brings to children everywhere. He i...
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Love my Kiddos

November 27, 2012 - We put up one of our trees tonight and the kids helped hang some of the ornaments. As a parent, these are some wonderful...
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My sweet niece.

November 24, 2012 - Here is another image of my sweet niece. Soft window light made this portrait perfect.
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New Life

November 23, 2012 - I don't have a ton of experience photographing newborns, but I have experience as a father raising my 3 children and it...
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Begging is so Unbecoming

November 11, 2012 - Here is another image of Oreo from this evening using the studio light and octabox. He is doing one of his tricks my dau...
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Dreams

July 02, 2012 - This was taken at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Our middle child, Ethan, loves space. He reads and talks about sp...
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