Benchmark Birds of Spring – Indiana

The other day, my wife asked me to name five birds I look forward to in spring. Since I’ve been taking phenology notes this spring, the question got me thinking, and this blog post is the result. These five birds return across spring, with Blackbirds arriving in the latter part of winter and warblers making the… Read More

Liz & Jack – Wedding Preview

I love shooting weddings for couples I know. My second wedding shoot of the weekend was for Liz and Jack, whom I both knew from time spent at IU. I first met Jack when I started leading trips for IU Outdoor Adventures in 2008. In August 2009, we led a freshman orientation trip on the Appalachian… Read More

Kate & Ben – Wedding Preview

I had the privilege of shooting Kate and Ben’s wedding this past weekend at beautiful St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Columbus, Indiana. Columbus has a reputation as a midwestern mecca of modernist architecture, and the lofty, round sanctuary doesn’t disappoint. This was a shorter shoot, including just the ceremony and some formal shots afterwards. It was wonderful to work with… Read More

Sara & Ryan – Wedding Preview

This past Saturday, I had the pleasure of shooting Sara and Ryan’s wedding at the beautiful Redeemer Presbyterian Church in downtown Indianapolis, on what turned out to be a buzzing day in the neighborhood – the Indy 500 parade was passing nearby, which meant there were news helicopters and planes with ad banners overhead, the house… Read More

Wood Frog

It’s early March, but a warm spell has given life in the woods a jump start. Here’s a Wood Frog in our vernal pond. Shot with a 100mm macro lens by slowly creeping in closer and closer.


I spent part of New Year’s Eve at Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge in Seymour, Ind. It was a quiet day, and I used the time away to reflect on the year and get in a longer run in the beautiful and still refuge. I did scan the park for birds — it was predictably slow for this time of year — but did find this slumbering Barred Owl.

To speak truly, few adult persons can see nature. Most persons do not see the sun. At least they have a very superficial seeing. The sun illuminates only the eye of the man, but shines into the eye and heart of the child. The lover of nature is he whose inward and outward senses are still truly adjusted to each other; who has retained the spirit of infancy even into the era of manhood.Ralph Waldo Emerson

Website Upgrade

Hi everyone – I’m in the process of a large update to the web site – a process I’ve come to realize is vital every few years. It will be a few days before I have everything sorted again. Happy Holidays!

Alexis + Brian Preview

Last month, I had the pleasure of shooting the wedding of Alexis and Brian in beautiful St. Charles, Illinois — an area I’d never been to. Alexis and Brian held their wedding ceremony at Kane County’s Brewster Creek Forest Preserve before moving over to gorgeous Heritage Prairie Farm for their tented reception. Alexis and Brian… Read More