Rocking in Central Illinois!

Monday Morning Peoria greetings to one and all!

Well it’s been another rocking week of work and there’s lots going on! I can tell you that working makes me happy and to have work is a very wonderful thing. I enjoy what I do, so I want to do it all of the time! When things are slow and I’m not shooting photos, it’s just not nearly as much fun, so being busy makes me very happy!

I’ve been doing some work these past few weeks for my friends at G & D Integrated here in the Peoria area and it’s one of those companies that does a lot more then I thought that they did! I’ve always thought that they were just a logistics company that transported parts around the country, but they are also doing some assembly of parts and that’s a big thing that I never realized as well. That’s one of the things that I really love about what I get to do is that I get to see inside a business and see what they are really doing! I guess there is more then meets the eye and that’s a good thing!

Here’s a few of my snaps with my friends at G & D Integrated.

Thanks as always for checking out my work and I hope that your week is a good one!!!


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Echo Valley Meats

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

Having a short work week this past week was a very nice one! Now we’ll have a full five day work week, but that’s ok! It’s good to be busy!!!

I’ve been shooting photos for Echo Valley Meats for a number of years now and it’s been great to see a local Central Illinois business doing so well! Dave Alwan started EVM about 16 years ago and things have been going nicely for him in terms of business all these years. Last year, Dave was picked to be on the ABC television show, “Shark Tank“. He made his pitch on the show, but his idea wasn’t chosen by any of the “investors” for financial backing. Well a funny thing happen the day after the show aired. The EVM phone started ringing off the hook with orders for Dave’s different meat packages. The calls were coming in from all over the country as viewers had flocked to the EVM website and liked what Dave was selling. Needless to say, business has been booming for EVM ever since!

A few months ago, ABC brought their cameras back to Central Illinois to do a follow up story on the success of EVM since being on the Shark Tank show. This past Friday night ABC aired the follow up story on EVM and I have a feeling that Dave’s phone will be ringing off the hook again this morning!

Here’s one of our shots for the new web page that EVM will be rolling out very soon!

Have a great week as always and thanks for checking out my weekly photos!!!! 🙂


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It’s that time of year!

Tuesday morning greetings to one and all!

We’re back to work after a nice three day holiday weekend! Hopefully your Labor Day weekend was a good one and also a safe one!

One of my favorite times of the year is upon us with the start of football season. The high schools and colleges started playing games this past weekend and the NFL will start playing this Thursday night and coming weekend! As much as I love watching football, I really love shooting the games even more! Most of the high school games are played on Friday nights and from a photography standpoint, night games aren’t all that great to shoot. Most high school fields have poor lighting for photography, so it really makes it hard to get good photos. I usually have to wait until the regular season is done and for the playoffs to begin before I can shoot any games. The high school playoffs are played on Saturday afternoons and usually the weather is very conducive for good photography. As luck would have it for me, we had some storms and lighting in the Central Illinois area on Friday night and a few of the games had to be postponed because of the bad weather. One of the games that ended up being played on Saturday morning was a match up with Washington Community High School taking on Bloomington Central Catholic. Both teams were a little rusty in the first half and there were a lot of penalties and not much to shoot in terms of the football action. Things picked up in the second half of the game and I was able to get a few good action shots and that made me very happy!

Here’s one of my photos from this past Saturday’s game with WCHS vs BCC.

Enjoy the short week of work and I hope that your week is a good one!!!

Thanks as always!!!


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