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Beloved Photography

Beloved – An Emerging Genre In Portrait Photography

I’ve been exploring the Beloved Techinique with Daniel and Naomi’s family. Thank you for allowing me toView full post »

Katie and Keith

Online gallery: (use bride’s maiden name for access code, all lower case)View full post »

for photographers

Light Stick

I recently put together a “light stick” that I’m pretty happy with. I started with a 160 LED workView full post »

High School Senior Photography

This Spring would be a wonderful time to get started on High School Senior photography if you are of the class of 2015.View full post »

Graham Chapel & St. Louis Zoo – Vernon and Diana

Florist: Walter Knoll Florist Hotel: Homewood Suites Cake Designer: The Cakery Ceremony Venue: Graham Chapel onView full post »

wedding mass

Fearless Photographers Awards

Fearless Photographers is a directory of more than 2,500 of the world’s boldest wedding photographers for couplesView full post »

Mature couple

Saint Francis Xavier Wedding – Paul and Mary Ann

Paul and Mary Ann’s wedding was in December of 2013 and we made a few engagement photographs a few weeks beforeView full post »

romantic picture of a couple in Forest Park, St. Louis

Diana and Vernon

Diana and Vernon’s wedding is coming up this weekend! I’m looking forward to it. Here are a few photographsView full post »

bride and groom kissing

Katie and Steve’s Wedding Day

Katie and Steve’s wedding day was a pleasure to photograph. I appreciate both Katie and Steve’s family andView full post »

Baby and Father


Here’s a few pictures of Ellena and Rowen, two super sweet little ones I got to photograph. They are bigger nowView full post »

wedding photograph of couple in St. Louis on their wedding day

Julie and Bob’s Wedding Day + an announcement about Kotori Jewelry

I’ve gotten out of the habit of making a blog post after weddings, so I have a little catching up to do. Julie andView full post »

Living Room Activities

Living Room Activities

I’ve thought for a while about putting up a chin up bar in the house, but I wasn’t sure where. We are a lotView full post »


My Family

I’m married to a wonderful woman and we have 8 children. My oldest son, Billy, recently married a sweet girl,View full post »

A contra dance in Elsah, IL

My Family Enjoys Dancing

A couple of years ago, or so, my family went to a wedding reception where there was a caller who called dances for theView full post »

The photographer

Plans for 2014

I’m not much of a blogger, but I’m going to make an concerted effort to blog weekly and keep it up all yearView full post »

Special Portrait Opportunity for January

It’s cold outside and a nice time for closer up portraits made indoors.  These are normally of one person at aView full post »

Recent Photographs – Fall 2013

I haven’t updated my blog that much this Fall, but I’ve started to make some video slideshows and post someView full post »

Cindy and Josh Got Married

Josh and Cindy got married in a little chapel on the Illinois side. I think the town is called Windriver. It’s aView full post »

T.J. and Angie in Downtown St. Charles

It was really nice to meet T.J. and Angie.  We met to make engagement photographs in Downtown St. Charles.  It was aView full post »

Kari and Paul’s wedding day, at St. Cecilia’s in St. Louis, and the Soulard Preservation Hall

I really enjoyed making Paul and Kari’s wedding day photographs.  They were a pleasure to work with and it justView full post »

Michelle and James at Chandler Hill Winery in Defiance, MO

Michelle and James had a beautiful wedding day at the Chandler Hill Winery, just west of St. Louis.View full post »

St. Francis Xavier & the Whittemore House – Jason and Yvonne

It was a special experience for me, being with Jason and Yvonne on their wedding day.  The Chinese traditions were newView full post »

Kate and Nathan at the Beall Mansion in Alton, IL

I really enjoyed being a part of Kate and Nathan’s wedding day last Thursday.  Kate called me only a couple ofView full post »

Christopher and Colleen’s Wedding at St. Simon the Apostle Catholic Church & Missouri Botanical Gardens

It was a special day with a special group of people.  Thanks Christopher and Colleen for having me as your weddingView full post »

Johanna and Bobby’s wedding at St. Francis of Assisi & Sheraton Clayton Plaza

The ladies got ready for the day at the Sheraton Clayton Plaza in St. Louis while the men got ready at home.  TheView full post »

Stephanie and Joe: St. Louis Wedding at Messiah Lutheran Church and Third Degree Glass Factory

Quite the wedding day for Stephanie and Joe!  They were great to work with and they seemed to really enjoy theirView full post »

Heather and Jay’s wedding at “Olivia…on the Hill”, in St. Louis’s historic Italian neighborhood

Heather and Jay had a very nice wedding, and a really nice bunch of friends and family.  The original plans were forView full post »

Holly and Kelvin at Webster Hills United Methodist and Forest Park in St. Louis

Holly and Kelvin had a beautiful wedding day in St. Louis last Saturday. Kelvin injured himself playing basketball, justView full post »

Christina and Jason

I’m trying to spruce up my website with some title slides for the galleries.  I started with Jason and ChristinaView full post »

Mark and Annette’s wedding at St. John’s Lutheran in St. Louis, MO

Mark and Annette had a wonderful wedding day on June 30th 2012.  I think the temperature was over 100 degrees, but theyView full post »

Becky, Rob, Madeline and Miles

I’ve been really getting into family portraits this year, and I think Becky & Rob’s family was one ofView full post »

Christopher and Colleen in Forest Park, St. Louis MO

Colleen and Christopher are a sweet couple I have enjoyed working with.  We made their engagement photographs in someView full post »

Kirsten and Eric – St. Agatha’s in St. Louis, and the Top of the Met

Thanks for choosing me as your photographer, Eric and Kirsten!  It was good to see familiar faces, and your venuesView full post »

Thomas and Kate, in St. Louis

Mrs. Wacker, Thank you for choosing me as the photographer for your daughter’s wedding.  It was wonderful just toView full post »

Barb and David at the Villa Marie Winery in Maryville IL

Friday, I photographed Barb and David’s wedding day.  Everything started at her mom’s house in Swansea.  View full post »

Jeni & Matt

I photographed Jeni and Matt’s wedding back in 2003 and now they have two beautiful daughters, Sidney and OliviaView full post »

The Robberson Family (Edwardsville, IL)

I don’t usually go so far as Edwardville, IL for portrait session, but I asked Katie and her family if she wouldView full post »

Jennifer and Eliot at The Chase Park Plaza in St. Louis

What a special wedding day! Jennifer and Eliot prepared for their wedding day at the beautiful Chase Park Plaza.  AfterView full post »

Will Jackson Wins Missouri Professional Photographer’s Fall Print Competition (Wedding Division)

The Missouri Professional Photographers Association is a state affiliate of the Professional Photographers of AmericaView full post »

A video of wedding photography in Downtown, St. Louis

My assistant, Billy, made this video of some of our wedding photography last Saturday.View full post »

A Couple Wedding Day Portraits

A video my assistant, Billy, made of me making some wedding day portraits.View full post »

Signature Book

This is a book that was made from Nicole and Steve’s engagement photographs for guests to sign on their weddingView full post »

Wow! The new Standard!

I’ve been experimenting with albums for a while now, trying to find that one album that really would work well forView full post »

Amber and Nick’s album

Just a few photographs of Amber and Nick’s finished album.  It’s a Custom Fold Out Album by La-vie of 100View full post »

Custom Fold Out Albums, by La-vie

Some sample photographs from La-vie of their Custom Fold Out Albums.View full post »

Beloved Session – Roy & Connie

Beloved Sessions are portrait sessions for couples who have been together awhile.  Roy & Connie were great!View full post »

Vienna Album

This is the Vienna album, and the starting point (price-wise) of the albums I offer.  A very nice album crafted to lastView full post »

Art Book

The Art Book is printed in thick archival mat paper.  I think a 10″x10″ or 12″x12″ size is aView full post »

Assistant Photographer, Billy Jackson

This is my assistant photographer, and my son, Billy Jackson.  He’s with me at most weddings.  He plans to beView full post »

Signature Print for guests to sign at the reception

This is a Signature Print. This one, made from the couple’s engagement portrait session, is 20″x30″View full post »

The La-vie “C” album

La-vie Album is synonymous with world-class quality with a personal touch.  Their uniquely designed albums willView full post »

Amber and Nick’s Wedding Photography – March 11, 2011

Amber and Nick’s wedding at the Old Cathedral and the Millennium  Hotel, Downtown Saint Louis, MOView full post »