The end of summer

Monday morning Peoria greetings to one and all!!!

Traditionally any week before a major US holiday are usually a little less busy and after the last couple of weeks, it’s a welcome change! Oh trust me, there’s still plenty of work this week, but not as crazy as it’s been! We knew that the last two weeks were going to be crazy busy and it was! We ran the gamut from still and video shoots to video editing a number of projects that we’ll hope to share in the coming weeks! We even had one day that ended up being a 22 hour work day and it’s been awhile since I’ve had to do one of those! Everything worked out great and we are pretty well caught up and that’s a very good thing!!!

One of the things that I usually try to get out and do during the summer is to get out and shoot some of the local car shows. This summer has been so busy that there just hasn’t been enough time to get out and do that until this weekend. There was a car show in Creve Coeur, Il. yesterday with 100% of the proceeds benefitting the Pediatric Diabetes Resource Center. They had a number of cars on display and it was great to walk around and shoot a few photos of some of these great rides!

Here’s a few snaps from yesterday’s car show

Well it’s time for us to get busy on this week before Labor Day Weekend! If you’re going to be traveling next weekend, make it a safe on and have fun too!!! Thanks as well for taking the time to check out our work!

Kev and Jan

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Monday morning Peoria greetings to one and all!!!

Well last week was was one heck of a week! We were putting out fires right and left for clients and it was one of those weeks that you just try to survive. Thank God, we did! There were a number of great photo shoots and then a bunch of video editing as well. There’s always a great amount of satisfaction in being able to help clients out that are in a jam and get their last minute projects done!

One of our many jewels in the Peoria area is the downtown complex that houses the Caterpillar Visitors Center and the Peoria Riverfront Museum. For those that haven’t been to Peoria, the whole complex takes over a whole city block. The thing that I really like about both buildings is that the “skin” is a silver metallic, so it’s got a very modern feel and look. The other thing that I like as well is that there are a lot of angles to the shapes of both building, so they just aren’t square boxes. This is a a photographers dream with all of the lines and shapes going on.

Here’s a few snaps of the Peoria Riverfront Museum.

It’s time for us to get rocking and we’ve got another busy week on tap! Have a great week as always and thanks again for checking out our work!

Kev and Jan

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Simulation in life

Monday morning Peoria greetings to one and all!!!

We are jumping right into the fire the next two weeks with all the different gigs that we have going on. The craziness is continuing, but we’re not complaining. Most of this past weekend has been spent getting caught up on a number of things from editing to bookwork and all things in between. When things are slow, you’re looking for anything that you can do to keep from being bored. When it’s as crazy busy as it’s been these past few weeks and as crazy busy as it’s going to be the next few weeks, there aren’t enough hours in the day to get caught up! The good thing about a weekend like this one was being able to get pretty well caught up on all those things that really do need to get done before starting a new work week. We’ll start rocking this morning with a clean slate and that’s a very good thing!

We are sharing a photo from one of our friends that we’ve been shooting with for a number of years. Simformotion is a local Peoria company that makes simulators for clients like Caterpillar. These simulators are great for training new equipment operators and help companies save a lot of money and that’s sure important in today’s world!

Here’s one of our many shots from our day spent with Simformotion.

It’s time for us to get busy, so we hope that you have a great week and thanks for checking out our work!!!

Kev and Jan

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Computer time

Monday morning greetings to one and all!!!

There’s lots of stuff going on and this summer is rolling along! I always talk about time flying when you’re busy and we have just motored along at a frenetic pace these past few months. There isn’t any moss going under our feet! We had a number of still shoots last week and a ton of video editing as well! We are getting more and more requests for video projects, so it’s be amazing to see that part of the business take off as it has this year!

I have a few photos from my trip out to New Mexico a week ago. For me to be driving on the two lane roads across this country is the best and it’s amazing the things that you will see. When time is on your side you can do stuff like this and get out in the “country”. Sure most of us don’t have a ton of time for adventures like this with all that’s going on in life, but it sure is great when time permits!!!

Here’s a few of my New Mexico snaps and they are uniquely Southwestern America!

Let’s all have a great week to come and thanks for checking out these photos!

Kev and Jan

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Back at it!

Monday morning Peoria greetings to one and all!

It’s time to get back to it after spending the past week in New Mexico visiting my folks. One of the things that I always enjoy about being out there is being able to get out and shoot a little photography. In Las Cruces where they live, the scenery is a heck of a lot different then it is here in Peoria, no shocker there. While we have a little flatter landscape and lots of corn and soybean fields, they’ve got the mountains and the desert. Having grown up in a Midwestern environment, it makes it more special to be able to spend time in a place that is a lot different then ours.

I’ve got a couple of goodies to share with you and the first is a little time-lapse photography of Organ Mountains in Las Cruces and some incredible clouds that were forming during the course of the day. It’s always fun to do time-lapse photography, but you have to be patient and sit and watch what’s happens. I’ve learned to just chill out and know that you’re going to be there for a few hours, so just relax! The second goodie is a great panorama of the city of Las Cruces and the Organ Mountains in the background with those incredible clouds.

Alright, it’s time to get back to work and we are jumping right back into it! Thanks as always for checking out the work and we hope that you have a great week to come!

Kev and Jan

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