Moving lots of dirt!

Monday morning greetings to one and all!

Jan and I just got back last night from our 3800 mile work / vacation road trip safe and sound and hopefully if you were traveling over the Memorial weekend you did as well. We’ll be sharing some of our nature photography that we shot on the rest of our trip in the coming weeks and we’ve got some good stuff to share!

One of the things that I love about what we do is that we sometimes get access to places and things that only those people that work there ever see. Being in the operating room shooting photos during an operation when the only people that ever see that are the doctors and nurses. We are so lucky to have that access and it really makes what we do interesting and fun! This past week we had that kind of access and we were shooting photos and video at a new golf project in the Northwestern Scottsdale, Arizona area. The founder of the internet domain registry site Go Daddy, Bob Parsons is transforming the former The Golf Club Scottsdale into a new property called Scottsdale National Golf Club. They are building new 9 and 18 hole golf courses in addition to the current 18 hole course. They are moving an incredible amount of dirt to contour the land into a more undulating area for the golf courses.

Caterpillar has one of their 14M3 Motor graders working on this project and that’s where we got involved. While I was shooting video of the 14M3 working, Jan was shooting all the still photography. Shooting the video takes so much time and it’s very hard for me to do both things in such a short amount of time, so it worked out great having Jan shoot the still photography!

Here’s this week’s photos from the Scottsdale National Golf Club and these are some of Jan’s photos from that day!

It’s time for us to get to work, we’re in town for a couple of days and then back on the road next week. We hope that you’re going to have a great rest of the week and thanks as always for checking out our (and this case Jan’s) work!

Kev and Jan

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Monday morning Arizona greetings to one and all!

Well it was one crazy busy week this last week and the craziness is continuing this week!!!

We had a pretty big three day shoot last week that was very last minute for a project that was so involved. The shoot had three different locations with models and props, so there was a lot of coordinating to make everything come together. Fortunately for us, the weather cooperated and we were able to pull everything off! We’ll be sharing photos in a few weeks when everything is out on the web!

We did a shoot recently for the Hearth restaurant in Peoria Heights and I have to tell you that it’s a really nice place! The shoot involved the staff along with some food photography and some photos of the restaurant. One of the things that I love about shooting food photography is that sometimes you get to try some of the food. In this case we did and it’s out of this world! Do yourself a favor if you haven’t tried this place and check it out and I don’t think you’ll be disappointed!

Here’s a few of our snaps from Hearth!

It’s time to run, we’ve got a shoot to do! If you’re traveling this coming Memorial Day weekend as we are, have a very safe trip!

Thanks as always!

Kev and Jan

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Golfing PPD Style

Monday morning Peoria greetings to one and all!!!

Well the weather sure hasn’t been all that nice the last couple of weeks in Peoria. It’s been cold and rainy and I’m starting to sound like a broken record!!!

One of the things that we have been waiting on is the weather and having it been cold and damp, things have been a little slow to green up in Central Illinois. The grass in my yard has been growing, but some of the trees are a little late to the game when it comes to having leaves on the trees. I’ve got a number of shoots where we have been in a holding pattern waiting for things to green up so we can get out and shoot some outdoor shots for clients. Well things really started happening last week and the trees looked pretty good. One of the clients that we’ve been trying to help out is the Peoria Park District. PPD was wanting to get some photos of Kellogg and Madison golf courses for new scorecards. Last Friday ended up being the perfect day and we jumped at the chance to get things knocked out for them! It was sunny and cool with the temps in the 50’s, but it was a perfect day to get out and shoot!

Here’s a couple of the shots from Madison and Kellogg golf courses for the Peoria Park District.

We’ve got a very busy week coming up, so we’re going to get things started! We hope that you have a great week and also thanks for checking out our work!!!!

Kev and Jan

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Always there

Monday morning Peoria greetings to one and all!

We had another good week this past week with a number of fun shoots and that sure makes life a whole lot easier! It’s always good to have work, so we are very grateful that the phone continues to ring with calls about work.

We did a shoot recently for a new client that most of you probably have never heard of unless you’re a firefighter or a fan of Indy Car racing. The company is called Holmatro and one of the many products that they make are hydraulic tools for firefighters and rescue crews. When there is a motor vehicle accident and people are trapped inside and they need to be extracted from the vehicle, tools like cutters and spreaders along with hydraulic pumps allow these rescue crews to get in and open up a vehicle by cutting away metal and doors to facilitate a safer rescue. Holmatro has come out with some new versions of these tools and we were asked to shoot some photos of the tools with firefighters and rescue crews. The other fun thing that we got to shoot was some of these tools in action and to see the sheer force that they have to cut and move metal is impressive to say the least!

Here’s one of our shots with one of the firefighters holding a Holmatro spreader with a Holmatro ram inside the car.

We hope that you have a great week and thanks for checking out our work!

Kev and Jan

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Saturday in the park

Monday morning Peoria greetings to one and all!!!

I’ve talked before about how much joy there is for Jan and I to take a drive out in the country. There’s just something very calming about driving on the two lane roads through farm country and seeing the sights. It’s also great to see something that you’d like to shoot a few photos of and then take a few moments to stop and grab a few snaps.

A couple of Saturday’s ago we headed South from Peoria along the Illinois River for a nice Saturday drive and wanted to seek out any photo opportunities that we might come across. One of the places that we stopped to shoot some photos was Jacksonville, Illinois. It’s about a half hour due West on I-72 from Springfield, Illinois. I’ve been to Jacksonville a number of times, but never stopped in the downtown area. I’m glad that we made the effort to see downtown because I was very impressed by how nice it was. They’ve got a big square in the center of town and lots of little shops and restaurants around the square. We were able to walk around and shoot some photos and really had a great time. There’s lots of interesting old buildings and history in the town and I think that we just scratched the surface on everything going on there. I know that we’ll be making a trip back down at some point to walk around again with our cameras and shoot some more photos!

Here’s a couple of our snaps from a Saturday in the park at Jacksonville, Il.

Thanks for taking the time to check out work and we hope that you have a great week!!!

Kev and Jan

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