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Faith

I believe whole heartedly in the Lord Jesus Christ. He is my personal Savior. Hallelujah! I am not ashamed of that in any way, shape, or form. I know that people have the freedom to believe what they choose and that some people have never been able to cross this divide between sin and salvation. Some believe very strongly that God does not exist. Can not exist. I am very grateful that this is...
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Life is a Blessing!

Isn’t life a blessing? I can’t imagine it not being so. Even during strife and stress, financial struggle, ill health, family calamity, and all other sufferings when some might say no, I still believe it to be so. God blesses us in so many ways that we may take for granted, or refuse to accept, or refuse to believe when we face some of those challenges. But His gift of life to us is intended for...
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Portrait Clothing

So… people sometimes have a difficult time knowing what to wear when having their portraits taken. Individual and family portrait clothing suggestions differ somewhat, but there are many similarities, too. For starters, focus on your skin. Facial shine will be picked up by the camera, so a little powder or a towel is advisable to minimize that shine. Typically, a little makeup and a light powder...
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To Watermark or Not to Watermark

I’ll admit… I’m torn. There are times when I just want to give away my work to someone. There are other times where I know that’s a kind and welcome gesture. There are other times where I know it is not a sensible thing to do for my business. Even for friends and (not immediate) family, there are times where I want to hand out the images and there are times where I know I shouldn’t. In business,...
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Christian Concerts

I don’t know about the rest of you, but there is something remarkably powerful and truly special about a packed concert where the entire audience is like one big Praise and Worship choir. In March of 2009, I had the distinct pleasure, honor, and blessing to be able to photograph the Chris Tomlin and Israel Houghton “Hello Love” concert at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN. It was fantastic!...
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