Social Media Week: Instagram Insider Masterclass

I’m super excited to announce that I’ll be a participating speaker for the Social Media Week Masterclass; ‘Instgram Insider: Strategies & Secrets from Chicago’s Top Instagram Talent’. On Tuesday, September 23, some instafamous Instagrammers (@JasonMPetrerson, @DannyMota, and @BrandonExplores) and I will be talking about our experiences with Instagram, discussing shooting and editing strategies, and how the app has…read more

The Blue Angel high-speed sneak pass

Photographing the Chicago Air & Water Show (2014 edition)

I honestly have never been more excited for the Chicago Air & Water Show! After the military demonstration pulled-out of most air shows in 2013, I decided to take a year off from shooting Chicago’s as well. Up until then I had shot three shows in a row and figured It was a good time for…read more



From time to time I like to have a little fun and create some surreal composites with my photos, and yesterday was one of those instances. With the current weather pattern in Chicago, low-level clouds and fog have been beautifully intermixing with the skyline, but unfortunately, I didn’t have a chance to go out and…read more


Chitecture’s WWIM9 @ Montrose Beach

This weekend was Instagram’s Worldwide Instameet 9 (#WWIM9) and my buddies at @Chitecture organized an amazing meet up at Montrose Beach with 100+ Chicago-area instagrammers (Hats off to you guys). Aside from meeting a bunch of new people, I shot from the Montrose Pier and got a chance to shoot some steel-wool spinning (both of which I’ve…read more

Scenes from 'Destination Solar System' - Jupiter

Adler Planetarium: Destination Solar System

I’m so excited to finally show you some photos from the most out-of-this-world photoshoot I’ve executed to date! The project was for the Adler Planetarium, and the goal was to create captivating images for their upcoming premier show, Destination Solar System. The show, which launches May 16th, will take adventurous space explorers on an immersive tour of…read more


Out Of Chicago Conference Announcment

I have some exciting news – I’ll be a feature presenter  at the inaugural Out Of Chicago Conference this coming June. Over the two day conference, you’ll can choose from six different photo classes taught by 16 amazing photographers, choose from an array of photo walks on Friday and/or Saturday night led by the presenters (me included), and an opening reception…read more

Bear Hugs at United Center

Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation

This past Saturday I donated a canvas gallery wrap to the Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation‘s annual Bear Tie Ball. I was really happy to learn the winning bidder paid $550 for it, but was even more shocked when I learned that Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation raised over $650,000 that night!  The money raised is used for children…read more