Visual Storyteller + Seeker of Light
Dawn & I are an international wedding photography and design, husband and wife team based in the Chicagoland area. We have had the privilege of covering celebrity weddings and speak at photography conferences/workshops around the world, but that's not what defines us.
We are passionate about our faith, our marriage, our family and making the best of our lives. We are blessed to have been given these talents and we want to share them with the world.
I'm not a newcomer to the photographic industry. I've been a professional photographer for over 25 years. It was obvious to me at an early age that being a photographer was what I wanted to do with my life!
My passion for photography began back in high school when I became the editor of my newspaper. I then went on to Columbia College and was named College Photographer of the Year. With this came a full time job at a daily newspaper in Chicago and then on to the Chicago Sun-Times newspaper for 14 years.
My cameras have always been a passport allowing me a front seat to history. I am continually honored when doors open and people invite me in to document their life. While at the paper, I had covered countless amazing events, such as presidential elections, Michael Jordan's entire career with the Chicago Bulls, many faiths celebrations and rituals. I've traveled around the world to places such as El Salvador, Taiwan, Lithuania, Romania, Moldova, Kenya, Italy, Tanzania for human interest stories for none profit organizations.
I have since moved on from the newspaper industry. Today, I have the privilege of photographing the most important events in my client's lives and I couldn't be more happy to have this honor. Now I have the pleasure of traveling the world photographing weddings. I have had the honor to photograph the weddings of Eva Longoria and Tony Parker, Eddie Murphy and Tracey Edmonds, Salma Hayek and Francois-Henri Pinault, La La Vasquez and Carmelo Anthony and many events for Oprah Winfrey. Most recently, the ABC's The Bachelorette Ashley Hebert's wedding to J.P. Rosenbaum.
I am honored to be a member Canons Explorers of Light, one of FJ Westcott's Elite Top Pros and a part of Apple’s Aperture Advisory Board. I am the author of Lights, Camera, Capture, Creative Lighting Techniques for Digital Photographers. I am proud to say it's also an App for the iPad and was the number one selling photography App on the Apple App Store.
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