Testing Pressgram

What a better way to prepare for the packer game than with a bit of caffeine. I truly intend on utilizing Pressgram much more in 2014. #commit

Fitness/Lifestyle Personal Shoot

I feel that if I am not making it an effort to at least once a month shoot something for myself, then I feel that I might be becoming complacent. Of course we all get busy and just cannot afford to block off some time to shoot personal work, but it is honestly one of the most important things for a creative to do. It hopefully serves a purpose – maybe it’s shooting new work to add to fill a hole in your portfolio? Maybe it’s a chance to work with someone that you’ve always wanted to? Maybe it’s just …

Emily & Travis – A Homegrown Wisconsin Wedding

I had the wonderful opportunity to photograph Emily and Travis’ Homegrown Wedding this summer and what a truly wondering wedding it was. “Homegrown” meaning that just everything from the dress, table decor, flowers, main course and even the dessert pies all had a been stamped with a touch of vintage, country farmhouse, modern style. With an excellent home-brews titled “Hoppily Ever After”, “Till Death do us Porter”, “Holy Matrimony”, and my favorite, “It’s a Nice Day for a Weiss Wedding.” There was a lot of love and “home” feeling that echoed throughout the day. Beautiful wedding Emily and Travis! Here …

[Q&A] Image Resolution on Facebook…Any Advise?

I’m going to be starting a new feature on my blog, one that will commit myself to posting credible content that hopefully will help the person that asked the question to begin with. But also to start to build an organized reference area that can be referred to at anytime for anyone. So keeping that in mind, here we go… It seems like I had the whole resolution thing for facebook down~ I do the majority of editing in Lightroom and export out of there at no more than 1mp and then into PS5 and export as a PNG as …

2013 Sheboygan Children’s Book Festival

Becoming involved with your community is not only something that I enjoy doing, but is also something that I encourage individuals and other small businesses to do themselves. Let me flash-back to some of my “younger” days, (After all, I do turn 30 years old in the coming weeks.) I had the fortunate opportunity to be part of a really active and community oriented Boy Scout Troop that was continuously providing service projects and hours back to the community. Doing service projects and getting involved at such a young age I believe has had a huge impact on how I …

Lexi – 2014 Senior – Hortonville

Lexi’s session was a lot of just plain fun. Good people, good locations and great weather usually always results in some great pictures. I’ve been really lucky to have such great seniors to work with this year and have had the opportunity to work in some locations and some really nice looking yards. Thanks so much Lexi!

Julia – 2014 Senior – Sheboygan

I don’t get to stand next to horses all that often, maybe once or twice a year at the local fair, perhaps in a parade, but every time that I am it amazing me as to how big these animals really are! When Julia asked if she could have her session shot with her favorite horse on the stable grounds where she rides – I heard opportunity knocking.  We used just about every area of the stable to shoot with and around – there even was a Tuscany-porch with grapes growing on the lattice! Truly a great location. Here’s a …

Emile – 2014 Senior – Sheboygan

  Had the wonderful opportunity to meet and photograph Emile, an aspiring photographer herself,  for her senior pictures. We traveled to quite a few different locations and got some really great looks while discussing some photographers lingo. I even got to use the secret courtyard that I found since moving back to Sheboygan. This city keeps giving me more and more prime locations to shoot portraits. Seeing with new eyes and perhaps a different mindset makes your home town not seem so “un-cool.” Sheboygan really has a lot to offer. Thanks so much Emile! Here are a few of my …

Ten Tips for the Aspiring Model

I probably get one email a week with some general questions from an aspiring model, or an email about a model letting me know that they are available for TF work, so I decided to start to use my blog as a place to answer questions and insight from others that I have worked with. Below is what she whipped up just for you. I asked Heidi because of her versatility, creativeness and outgoing positive attitude that she brings to the shoots. Yeah, she has a great look. Agreed. But what I really enjoy about working with Heidi is all …

2013 Tough Mudder Oshkosh

On Sunday the 8th of September 2o13 I had the joy of attending my very first Tough Mudder Event to photograph my sister and her other teammates throughout the event. I knew there would be ample photo opportunities to get, but still wanted to shoot an overall “theme” of work from the event. Well, if you talked to Tough Mudder Participant, they will tell you real quick how tough this obstacle course really is. It truly is a test physical and mental strength. Intense. That the word that I tried to keep in the back of my mind as the one …

Lainey – 2014 Senior – Manitowoc

Let me first start off with how great of a year it has been so far. Big THANK YOU to everyone who I have worked with and those who just like to follow along! Lainey was my very first Facebook contest winner this year. Lucky her! Sometimes being on Facebook can reward you big-time! Like with a FREE Deluxe Senior Picture Session. Here are the top 12 images that I pulled out to share from her senior picture session. If you happen to know Lainey, leave a comment below. If you don’t know Lainey, well, leave a comment for me ;). …