Monday, January 9, 2017

Peter, Stacy's co-pilot

                                             The talk

This was shot during the last days of fall. We lucked out and got this beautiful light - a  giant (sky sized) soft box that softens the light and leads itself to pretty light that is evenly lit - perfect for portraits.
Stacy needed photos for her new website, and it's always nice to have photos with your beloved pup. Pete, his needs? Play, Love, Treats, and not necessarily in that order.

Stacy's also a talented photographer. We used to shoot weddings together and had a great time. We laugh a lot when we hang out as you might be able to tell.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Road Open

I got a call around 2pm in early November, when we were still having warmer than normal temps, from a woman wanting to know if I could take photos of her THAT day. Julie Henszey, was that energetic woman on the other end. She wanted to take advantage of the nice weather, the good light, and the construction down at the end of her street. It's not an everyday call, which had me intrigued.
I told her to give me 20 minutes to pack my gear and I'd be there. She had this idea for a book cover and theme after seeing the Road Closed sign. It's for a book she's working on. What was so great was the soft light, the props to play off, and her ability to bring different expressions to each frame.

I can't wait to read her book!

She's a professional certified coach. Learn more about her services here.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Oh Baby!

I met Rebecca & Taylor back around 2007 when I photographed them and their pup, Stewart in their first apartment together. A lot has changed since then. They got married. Got pregnant and bought a house. So much love and fun in one little family. I photographed baby Sylvan at the ripe old age of  1 month-ish. What a joy that sweet boy has added to their lives. It was yet another fun and playful photo shoot. Also, little known fact only by Stewart, Taylor has a lick-able head! Ha!

Monday, December 12, 2016

An Afternoon of Fetch, More Fetching, and Tasty Treats

Jeannine and I exchanged emails filled with laughs, stories, and fun facts about their dogs, Middie (lab) and Tony/Stone ( coon mix). I was excited to meet them all. We had a beautiful fall day to capture Andy (man pictured ) playing "rake" with Stone, a game of chase with a um a rake. Trust me it was fun to watch.  Middie was all about fetch in the water and on land. After the shoot, I received the sweetest text thanking me for the fun photo shoot,etc. Also, some dog licks from Stone as a thank you.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Santa Cycle Rampage 2016 or bust!

                    My Pippi Longstocking like pigtails.
                    They stand up on their own-magical!

  OMG my photo of the MADACC dogs that helped raised $$ is on the      Pabst Theater building!

River Walk Trail off of Water St. runs from the Third Ward through North of Downtown. Sweet ride!

Fueling up the Santas for the ride home. Photo credits Suzelle & yours truly  :)

This was my third Santa Rampage. Second with my pal Suzelle. This year was a bit cooler temp wise but fun as heck with lots of laughs and some coffee/good eats. For other Santas they get their drink on at local pubs/restaurants in Bayview, Walker's Point, Wauwatosa, Eats Side, and the South Side. Between 1,000- 2,500 is estimated since not all Santas register (naughty - now on the list!).

Next year YOU should join me!

Monday, November 28, 2016

15 Minutes with Dr. Marcelle Polednik

I was hired by M Magazine to photograph the new director, Dr. Marcelle Polednik ( fun, interesting, warm) of the Milwaukee Art Museum. We had a lively conversation and she played along with my silliness of a photo bomb from Laura, who works for MAM. I'm excited to see what she all does for MAM.

Read more about her in the December issue of M. 

Monday, November 21, 2016

Riverside + MADACC = a worthy FUNraiser

             Thank you Andi for the behind the scenes photos
I mean we're ON Stage at the RIVERSIDE! Andi & I.

I was asked to be a part of this great FUNraiser for MADACC-  Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Center.
The 1927 seats were taken out this summer and are now being auctioned off.

I had too much fun with all the wonderful dogs from the shelter, a few kittens too. It took a village to make it all happen. BIG THANKS to Gary and his helpful staff to pull this off. My talented and cool as a cucumber photo assistant Andi Loppnow. All the dog and kitten wranglers from MADACC. Special thanks to Lydia Jarvis for her magic touch with all of my images and making the final image beautiful!

Update $32,085.00 was raised and donated to MADACC!

Here's where you bid for your seats.

We got coverage on TMJ4. See the behind the scenes here. You can hear me laugh here as well. :)

More about who MADACC is and ways to get invloved.