What a difference a day makes

Monday morning greetings to one and all!

Busy, busy, busy, yes we are! We’ve got a quick shoot in the Mile High City this week and then back home to Peoria and that sure will be nice! As some of my road warrior friends know, being on the road for a bunch of time can really start to get to you. Don’t get me wrong, we do love road trips and being on the road for shoots and also vacation, but when you’ve been out there as much as we have been this year, it’s sure nice to get back home! There’s something very special about eating your own food and sleeping in your own bed and that’s pretty darn nice!!

Over the last year or so, our friends at UnityPoint Methodist Hospital in Peoria have been giving a much needed freshening up to the exterior of the hospital. I couldn’t even begin to tell you how old the original brick was that they had at the hospital, but it was time for a face lift! To see what they’ve done to the hospital is amazing and what a difference it’s made in the look and feel of the place! They wanted some new photos of the exterior of the hospital and we were able to get out and grab a few snaps of the new and improved UnityPoint Methodist Hospital and I have to say that it’s looking pretty darn good!

Here’s one of our shots and what a difference a day makes!

Thanks as always for checking out our work and we hope that you have a great week to come!!!

Kev and Jan

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Moving and grooving!

Monday morning greetings from Lafayette, In.!

We’re back on the road for the next couple of weeks, so our first stop is a shoot here in Lafayette for the next couple of days and then we’ll be heading back out West after that. It’s that time of the year when we are still in our busy season for another month and a half right up to Labor Day weekend, so we are ready for it!

We had a great shoot this past week for a new client for us. Fort Transfer is a trucking company based out of Morton, Illinois and unless you’re in the farming business, you’ve probably never heard of them. They deliver bulk liquid farming products to all 48 states in the continental US and also up to Canada as well. We had a lot of fun shooting a variety of photos of the operation and some of the people that worked there as well. One of the fun shots that we are sharing today is a little action shot. When something that moves like a vehicle (car, plane, train, truck, etc.), it’s always great to use a slower shutter speed and allow the background to have a little blur. It really helps give the sense of speed and motion.

Here’s one of our photos from our day with Fort Transfer.

Day one is about to get started, so we hope that you’re going to have a great week!!!

Thanks as always!!!


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Down at the park

Monday morning Peoria greetings to one and all!

If you had last Monday off of work for the 4th of July, this is going to be one of these weeks that’s a long week. By that I mean we are back to the typical five day work week and it’s always a little tougher for a week like this when you’ve had a short work week the week before. I think the other thing that amazes me too is that this summer is just rocketing by at what seems like light speed. In another month or so, we’ll start hearing people talking about the kids going back to school and then it’s going to be Labor Day weekend and the start of the fall season and high school football! Amazing!

Jan and I have had quite a busy summer season with all of the road trips that we’ve been on for some of our different gigs these past few months. Road trips are always good, but it can make it hard to get things shot for clients here in Central Illinois. We have been trying to shoot some images for a client of the Pekin, Illinois area for a couple of months and working it in between road trips and we weren’t having a ton of luck. As always, the weather can play havoc with us wanting to shoot on only the best days weather wise and the weather not cooperating. Between the summer rain storms and the higher humidities, it can really test your patience! We finally were able to hit a stretch of time in the last few weeks where all the elements came together and we were able to get out and get some of the photos that we needed! I’m sharing one of those iconic Pekin, Illinois images of the Lagoon at Mineral Springs Park.

As always, we appreciate your taking time to check out what we are doing and shooting!!!! Have a great long week as well!!!

Kev and Jan

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Hanging on the coast

Tuesday morning Peoria greetings to one and all!

Most of us probably had the day off yesterday for the 4th of July, so that means it’s going to be a short week and there’s never anything wrong with a four day work week! Maybe the only thing better than a four day work week is the whole week off and I’m sure that some of you might be taking a little vacation time as well this week to make it even better!

Jan and I were down in Texas last week for a shoot and it was a little toasty to say the least. We had a great shoot, but man was it hot each day and we were outside shooting, so the adult beverages tasted really good each night. It was nice to come back to Peoria and have it be about 25 degrees cooler, but that’s not going to last so we’ll enjoy it while it’s here.

A couple of weeks ago we were out shooting in the Washington and Oregon area and as we always like to do if the weather is right is to stay for an extra day or two and go out and shoot some photos for ourselves. We were able to take a bit of a drive along the Oregon coast for a day and it was really fun to see the ocean and that makes me realize that I’m not here in the Midwest. The weather wasn’t as nice as we would have liked, but as always we just made the best of it and still were able to get a few photos.

Here’s a few of our photos from the Cape Meares Lighthouse along the Oregon coast.

Thanks as always for checking out our work and we both hope that you have a great week to come!!!

Kev and Jan

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