Category archives: HBP

Commercial Project | Cabins in Wine Country at Alto Pass, Illinois
 
FCA Banquet | Roger Powell
 
  • FCA Banquet | Roger Powell

  • The past few years I have had the pleasure of photographing the annual IlliniLand Fellowship of Christian Athletes fundraising banquet.  This year the main speaker was former Illini men's basketball player Roger Powell, who is now an assistant coach at Vanderbilt.  I enjoyed hearing him speak and al[...]
MagMod creative lighting system + speedlight modifiers
 
  • MagMod creative lighting system + speedlight modifiers

  • (This post contains affiliate links. You can read my FTC disclosure here.) I've posted before about off-camera flash and how I use it, but today I'm talking about one specific aspect of my off-camera flash arsenal -- Magnet Mod!  They are the sturdiest, strongest, most powerful flash modifiers on t[...]
The 2017 Reset Conference | For Photographers & Videographers
 
CoSchedule | Social media marketing for business
 
  • CoSchedule | Social media marketing for business

  • This post contains affiliate links. You can read my FTC     disclosure agreement here. I have long been searching for a solution to scheduling my blogging and social media posts that will help me stay organized and on top of my postings without costing me tons of time.  I tried a few different opti[...]
Fighting Illini Men's Basketball | NCAA sports photographer
 
CU at Home's One Winter Night
 
  • CU at Home's One Winter Night

  • This year's CU @ Home "One Winter Night" event raised more than $220,000 for the organization that strives to help our friends without an address.  More than 200 "box dwellers" slept outside on a cold February night to raise money for the organization and awareness about homelessness. In the event'[...]
Tips for Ushers | Bride's Planning Guide
 
  • Tips for Ushers | Bride's Planning Guide

  • My list of tips for ushers is very short, as the job description for ushers is also very short! Ha ;)  I find sometimes that my couples don’t have ushers and they have the groomsmen pull double duty.  Ushers can be a great part of the wedding though, and it’s a great way to get a few more friends an[...]
Sports Photography Workshop | For Beginner + Intermediate Photographers
 
Wedding Cake Tips from a Cake Decorator
 
  • Wedding Cake Tips from a Cake Decorator

  • One of cake decorators whose work I photograph the most is Lori from Cakes by Lori.  Her office is based out of the Hawthorn Suites in Champaign, and she answered a few questions for me pertaining to wedding cakes.  I've also shared a few of her creations that I've photographed (and tasted!!!) in th[...]
Using off-camera flash | Tips for photographers
 
  • Using off-camera flash | Tips for photographers

  • Most photographers start out as “natural light” photographers. This means that they use only the light available to them to photograph their subjects. They will often use natural reflectors, such as sidewalks, white walls, mirrors, etc to help “light” the subject, or will sometimes use a photograp[...]
How My Business Has Evolved with Technology
 
  • How My Business Has Evolved with Technology

  • I started my business more than 10 years ago when my cousin asked me photograph his wedding. Dave + Val celebrated their 10th anniversary in October -- so happy for them! I had previously worked for another photographer (not in a wedding capacity really, though) for 2 years, and sort of knew my[...]