The Markley and Luciano show

Snowy winter Peoria monday morning greetings to all!

With six more inches of snow last night, I’m officially sick of winter!!!! What am I doing here in Peoria?

Last week I had the crew from the Markley and Luciano show on 102.3 Max-Fm into the studio for some new publicity photos and we had a blast! After getting some of the standard shots out of the way, we had Jamie, Phil and Hannah get a little nutty and have some fun and they did!

Thanks as always for checking out my work and have a wonderful week!


P.S. Now it’s time to get the snow blower out and try to clear the studio parking lot! Won’t that be fun!

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Grand Lodge in Wausau, Wi.

Cold Monday morning Peoria greetings to all,

I was up in Wausau, Wi. last week for a shoot at Stoney Creek’s latest hotel project and if you’ve got a family, it’s the perfect place to go in the winter time! Grand Lodge besides being a wonderful hotel also has an indoor 50,000 sq ft water park and I sure wish that we had a place like this when I was a kid! It sure would have made those winters in Rockford a whole lot shorter!

Here’s a quick snap of the lobby and you can see that it’s a pretty darn big place!

Have a great week and thanks as always for checking out my work!


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“Who Dat” and “Myth”, $1.5 million dollars

Cloudy Wisconsin Monday morning greetings to all,

If you can indulge me for just one moment, “Who Dat”! Last night’s Super Bowl victory for the New Orleans Saints wasn’t just for the team, but for the people of New Orleans and the state of Louisiana and the whole Gulf Coast region! That whole area needed a boost of positive news to really jump start people and get tourists coming back to Louisiana and Mississippi! My head was telling me that the Colts were going to win, but my heart was rooting for the Saints! Sometimes the heart does win out!

One of the most frequently asked questions that I get asked is, “What’s the most expensive thing that you’ve shot here in the studio?” We’ve had some pretty cool cars in the studio in the past and last year we had a $400k Ferrari and that had to be the topper till this past week! “Myth” is a custom hand built car and this is the only one in the world! Myth was a five year project and I can’t even begin to imagine the amount of time that went into this over those five years!

I knew this shoot was going to be a big deal when the trailer bringing the car was a semi! That was a first here at the studio!

Here’s a snap of the car know as Myth!

Thanks as always for checking out my snaps and I hope that you have a great week!!!!


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“Scotch on the rocks”

Cloudy Monday morning Peoria greetings to all!

Over the last ten years, the style of photography that we do has changed from more complex set-ups to more of a photojournalism style (Thank God I’ve got a degree in photojournalism). One of the things that I do miss though is that we don’t take as much time to play with shots like we did in the past!

At the end of last week things were slow, so I took advantage of the time to play and shoot some shots for me! This was about just playing with the lighting and seeing what I could come up with. Here are three snaps of “Scotch on the rocks”! I really had a lot of fun with this and I think that it shows in these snaps!

Thanks as always for checking out my work and I hope that you have a great week!


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