Benchmark: Interiors

The word benchmark might be a baseline measurement for some of us. But rest assured that Alaskan-based Benchmark Construction is crafting commercial and residential buildings far beyond the standard. Their ability to source materials to accommodate the needs of their clients paired with their seamless execution is tops. They approached me to photograph some of the properties they …

Lindsey & Raleigh’s Castle Wedding

Let’s face it girls. If you have ever thought yourself a princess, then you best be getting married in a castle. It’s only right. I have to award credit of this sentiment to our bride’s sister. As it was apparently a childhood dream if Lindsey’s to be a princess. Dream realized. What I find more …

Lindsey & Raleigh’s Tacoma Engagement

Lindsey, Raleigh and Tacoma for the win! Beautiful gardens paired with coastal views and public art—what’s not to love? But even stronger than the beauty around them, lives a beauty inside one another. Laughter and smiles filled our time together. That and escaping from a public park that we were locked inside of. I look forward to …

Anchorage, Architecturally Speaking

In my travels to Anchorage, AK I discovered much more than just beautiful, modern homes. This city is a winter wonderland filled with amazing people living and incredible way of life. When I was hired by Anchorage Architects Liz Olberding and Petra Wilm to photograph a mixture of residential and commercial buildings in the middle …

Fire in Bloom

Flowers? Sea life? The following set of images are in fact Fireworks! With no major Photoshop trickery mind you. As many photographers do, I wanted to capture some unique firework photos on the 4th of July. In researching to see what was out there currently I stumbled upon a very interesting technique that involved shooting with …

Julie & Bill’s Trump Wedding

Towering above the streets of downtown Chicago, two families were joined together. Julie and Bill brought their closest family and friends together to celebrate this occasion in style. I find it incredibly beautiful that, for these two, providing a venue such as the Trump Tower was more about making memories with their friends and families …

Sarah & Derrick’s “L” Engagement

Underneath the streets and around the loop of downtown Chicago, Sarah and Derrick were in the midst black tie love affair. The perfect mix of classy meets true urban grit. And what better way to prepare for their black tie wedding ceremony which will be happening at the jazzed up vintage retail shop / event …

Reason To Give

Annually, Reason To Give holds a Holiday Community Pot Luck for the families they serve. As described on their website, Reason To Give provides a shopping/giving experience that’s simple, quick, and personal. We connect people who give a damn with people who need a hand. Using principles of sustainability, Reason To Give focuses on the immediate needs …

Artist’s Perspective Gallery Feature

APA Midwest held its inaugural Artist’s Perspective gallery show on December 6th, 2013 at the Chicago Art Department. Many images were entered by Chicago area photographers who wished to earn the approval of judges Susan Aurinko (Chicago Artists Coalition), Teresa Rad (TBWA/Chiat Day) and Kristen Walsh (Arnold Worldwide). I was fortunate enough to have 2 of …