Venice, La.

Monday morning greetings from the Big Easy!

I hope that you and those that you love and care about had a very good Christmas this past weekend!

We were down in Venice, La. on Sunday and for those of you that have never been South of New Orleans, It’s the southern most point that you can drive along the Mississippi River. As we were driving south from NOLA, you could still see the effects from Hurricane Katrina more then five years ago. There are many signs that things have been repaired and rebuilt, but you can also see the signs of things that aren’t! It’s hard to imagine how things were in this area after that storm, but when you see some of the stuff that we saw on Sunday, you can start to imagine what it was like and I’m sure it wasn’t pretty!!!

Here’s a couple of my shots from yesterday down in Venice and it was a dark cold day and I think that my snaps reflect that!

Thank you so much for checking out my work as always and I’m hoping that you have a very happy New Years this coming weekend!!! Be safe and have fun!!!!!

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Payton and Easter Seals

Snowy Peoria Monday morning greetings to all!

One of my favorite charities that I love shooting for is Easter Seals and part of the fun for me is seeing the kids grow up year after year! I’m still blown away by how far they have come and how big they have gotten!!! Payton is one of those kids that I’ve been photographing for a number of years now and it’s amazing to see how far he’s come! He’s got a great smile and wonderful personality! He’s also a little dynamo and like the Energizer Bunny, “He keeps going and going and going”! Here’s one of the snaps that I got of Payton racing around the Easter Seals facility this past Thursday!

Well, it’s Christmas week and things are going to be slowing down for the rest of the year! If you’re going to be traveling to see family and friends or just getting the heck out of town for a few days, be safe and have fun!!!!!

Thanks as always for checking out my work and I hope that you have a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday Season!!!!!!!

Safe travels!!!!!


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Cotton and a blizzard!!!

Monday morning stranded blizzard greetings from Mt. Vernon, Il.,

I was on my way back from a shoot in Georgia on Saturday and all was well until I ran into the big Midwestern blizzard on Sunday morning. After seeing 30 cars, trucks and semi’s in the ditch between Marion, Ill. and Mt. Vernon, Ill., I decided that it was probably smart to ride out the storm at a hotel (with an Applebees right next door and they had cold beer just for me!!!). Never mind the fact that I was only able to drive that morning from Paducah, Ky. to Mt. Vernon and called it a day by 8:30 am (Yikes!!). I should be able to make it back to Peoria this morning and that will be very nice!!!!!

The reason for the road trip was a shoot in Georgia and it was something that I had never seen or shot before, “Cotton picking”. I was thinking that we would be shooting cotton harvesting, but I soon realized that the farmers and people in the business refer to it as “picking”! For the most part we had really good weather and were able to come away with a lot of nice shots. Here’s a few of my cotton snaps and I have to tell you that this was a lot of fun!!!!!

Thanks as always for checking out my work and we’re getting a whole lot closer to Christmas!!! Wow!!!!!


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Keeping my big mouth shut!!!!

Monday morning Georgia greetings to one and all!!!!

Well, at least I was able to stay home for a couple of weeks before getting back out on the road!

When I shoot something really cool, I want to share it immediately! I’ve had to keep my mouth shut for the last six months and not share these photos that I shot until now. I was out in Arizona shooting some new Caterpillar trucks that will be sold in the Australian market and as we started shooting, I was digging the shots that we were coming up with and I started thinking, “This will make a great Monday morning promo”! About the time I was thinking that, both the creative director and the client looked at me and said “You can’t use these shots for a promo until the trucks are officially unveiled in Australia”! I’ve been a good boy and keep my big mouth shut till now! The trucks were just recently unveiled in Australia, so now I can show you some of the cool snaps that we got!!!!!

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


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