Category Archives: Flowers


Wedding Bouquet from Rick & Sophie’s Reception

It was about 3 years ago when we were all gathering in Chicago to celebrate Rick & Sophie getting married.  They had this cool venue decorated beautifully…and this flower was attached to this fantastic metal door.  Had to get the photo.  It’s blown up in our living room printed onto wood through my website.

Hope you like it as much as we do.

Wedding Bouquet from Rick & Sophie’s Reception


Up close and personal with Mums

Took this at Urban Fresh when we had a group of wonderful red mums all lined up.  We have this one blown up in our place at about 6-feet wide.  Just adds a burst of red to any room.

Hope you like it.

Red Mums


Celebration toss

Took this at our friend’s wedding reception…the light level was outrageously low.  The ceilings were high so not much to bounce the flash off of.  The only thing left to do was adjust the ISO and pray.  Luckily, I caught this photo mid throw.  This is one of my favorite photos and I was able to salvage some of the grain in the photo by enhancing the grain and just enjoying the different look and feel.

Sophie enjoying her day


Yellow Tulips

Took these in Boston in May and just loved the perspective of the yellow tulips and how they caught the sun.

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Yellow Tulips in Boston


Into the flower

I took this photo with my first macro lens….had my tripod out and kept adjusting the aperature to get just the right photo.  The inside of this flower was simply beautiful and I wanted it just right.  Not sure I ever got there, but this was one of my favorites.  I really like that the flower fills the frame and then some.

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Into the Flower we go


Tulips in Boston…can’t decide which one

Back in May, my wife and I took a train up to Boston for the weekend.  While wandering through the park, we were over taken by tulips.  They were everywhere.

I had so much fun taking photos (I prefer taking photos of tulips from below), but I can’t decide whether I like the original photo or the HDR version better.  Any preferences?


White Tulips in Boston


White tulips in Boston…HDR

If that isn’t enough…I have plenty more Tulip photos (yes, all from below).  See my galleries with tulips as the keywords:



Yellow Bird on a Yellow Flower

While visiting my in-laws in the Western side of Illinois, the birds couldn’t stay away from the yellow flowers.  This one was kind enough to hold still long enough for a nice portrait.

Hope you like it.

Yellow bird on a yellow flower


Tulip in Chicago from our Wedding Day

My wife and I decided to behave somewhat differently for our wedding…we didn’t tell anyone we were getting married.  On our day, we decided to walk around Chicago like every other tourist and found these beautiful tulips and thought they looked great from below.  Here is one of the fun images we found on our day.

Hope you like it.

Tulip from our wedding day