Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Laney, Kyle & Isaiah

These fashionable high school students are Laney, Kyle and Isaiah.  They were dressed up for their school's homecoming and when I saw them they were having fun writing on the "Before I Die..." community board in the NewBo district.  Laney, Kyle and Isaiah it was really fun to meet you all!  :) 


I met Emily this month at Brewed Café.  I was throwing a birthday party for my wife and saw Emily reading at the bar table in this photo.  I absolutely loved her unique style and was glad to learn that she works at the café.  Always fun to see people express their personality in their fashion!  

Sunday, October 13, 2013


Erin, is a wonderful artist with many talents, one of which is being able to make the best soy latte I've ever had!  :) She is a barista at my favorite coffee house and has excellent taste in fashion and a delightful personality!   


This is my friend, Chandler.  I like to call her a champion for people's hearts.  If you want to feel empowered and inspired you need to have a cup of coffee with this young lady and soak in the sunshine she exudes!  I first met Chandler last year around this time when I approached her to be featured on this blog.  Not only did I get to feature someone with great style, but I also gained a really good friend.  :)


This is my beautiful sister and youngest sibling, Serena.  She was hanging out with my wife and I and had on this awesome blues dress and sported her rockstar hairstyle.  

Saturday, September 21, 2013


I was grocery shopping this week at HyVee when I met Whitney.  She glowed brilliantly in this dress which she had recently bought at Express.  And the accessory addtions of the belt, earrings and shoes created the perfect combo!  Whitney is recently engaged (I'm hoping they will consider me for photography for their wedding!) and I wish her the very best!  :)

Maggie & Chad

This couple is so cool! I met Maggie and Chad when I was in Iowa City for their annual Soul Fest and was walking thru the Ped Mall when I saw them.  Such a great looking duo with impressive style!  They own a crepe shop in Davenport, which I will definitely visit next time I'm there.  Please check out their site:  www.thecrepeguy.com or on Facebook www.facebook.com/cushmancrepes


This is Jessica.  She was at Barnes & Noble with her boyfriend, Michael, when I saw this fun outfit she styled!  Such a cool dress, great accessories and awesome boots!  


It's really fun to be able to feature the absolutely beautiful, Meara, again!  She is a barista at Brewed Awakenings, my favorite coffeehouse, and has an amazing sense of style and delightful personality!  :)


Bridget looked electric in this blue dress which she wore for an event in support of her mom.  Bridget is from CA and is the sister of my good friend, Shannon.  

Tuesday, September 10, 2013


I love this summer style modeled by Haile.  Her t-shirt is awesome.  Such a fun print! Haile is an aspiring model, talented musician and more!  I have the cool honor of being her piano teacher!  :)
I believe Haile has a very bright future ahead and I'm excited for her!  Did I mention she drives a cool mustang? 


Paige was at a benefit event for a mutual friend this past weekend and was totally rockin' this early fall style.  Her dress is amazing and I love that shade of blue!  The addition of the boots, cardi, necklace and bag all made for a terrific combo!  Paige and I share an interest in gaming, sci-fi, anime and comic-con.  I keep telling her that she has to come with me to a Comic-Con event in San Diego!  :)

Amanda & Melissa

I have been meaning to post this for awhile now.  During one of our trips to Hy-Vee, Melissa and I had the privilege of running into one of her former co-workers.  Amanda is a wonderful individual and has become one of my favorite fashion bloggers!  Please check out her site at: http://www.midriffmadrid.com/

Both Melissa and Amanda were displaying really fun casual style outfits and both had really cool animal print shoes!  Don't forget to check out and follow Amanda's blog!  You won't be disappointed! :)


Here is another post of my beautiful wife, Melissa sporting another new pair of leggings she found.  I really like the galaxy print. It reminds me of the fabric style one of my favorite clothing companies, Black Milk Clothing http://blackmilkclothing.com/, sales.  Using the leggings as the main item, Melissa put together a fantastic combo!  

Inner Beauty in Outward Expression

When it comes to fashion & style, for me it's not so much about the fabric itself, as it is about the one wearing the fabric. I think the whole “who made what”; “what's in-style” approach is cool and interesting, but for me, it's what's inside the human canvas that makes the fabric come alive! I believe authentic style exists within first and then manifests outside. Our personal style reveals quite a lot about our heart and who we are. When I approach an individual for a photograph it's because something within them is empowering their outfit and giving it illumination. And it's that inner light that makes their outfit so spectacular. The clothes don't just energize the individual, the individual energizes the clothes! And to me, that's the true beauty of fashion & style.

Saturday, September 7, 2013


I love getting to do posts featuring my favorite lady, my wife, Melissa!  She was looking absolutely fantastic (as she so often does!!) this particular night which just happened to be date night.  :) she was excited about the leggings she had just bought (which are so cool!).  I loved the outfit she put together with them.  Doesn't she look awesome? ;)


Allow me to introduce you to Leah.  She is one of those people who make you feel amazing just by being around her.  She is a multi-talented, creative powerhouse and her passion is highly contagious!  She is such a blessing to my wife and I and has helped us hang art and set up various events on several occasions.  Leah is absolutely one of my favorite artists and she is going places! So remember her name!  ;) oh, and did I mention that she also has amazing style?

Please take a moment and check out her site:   www.facebook.com/leahkatleduc


Alisabeth is one of those amazing individuals who could pretty much be photographed every single day.  She lives and breathes creativity and I admire and I'm very inspired by her lifestyle.  My wife and I were leaving Starbucks when this photo of Alisabeth was made.  There she was with her bike and getting ready to ride away in style! So cool!  :)


I met up with Kelsey, who is a gifted pianist, and her family at this year's Marion Arts Festival.  I love the summer style she is displaying here.  Such a great combo! Awhile back I had the privilege of doing Kelsey's senior photos.  So it was fun to photograph her again!  :)

Saturday, May 18, 2013


Marie was also at the fashion show by Melissa Lockwood and is friends with my wife. Marie has such a fun personality and style and is also an artist who does amazing oil paintings.  She and her husband are new friends that I'm glad to have met!  


I met Mallory at a fashion show by Melissa Lockwood. Her sister was one of the models in the show.  Mallory has a great presence about her and awesome style so I wasn't surprised to learn that she does modeling and would like to go into fashion design.  Always fun meeting creative people!  

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


Melissa and I were heading into the NewBo Market to wait for some friends whom we were meeting for dinner when I saw Monica. She and her date, Grant, were enjoying a fun night together and were wonderful to meet and photograph. I absolutely love this outfit that Monica put together!


I met Bethany at Barnes & Noble today. Her awesome outfit immediately caught my eye and I was really glad when she agreed to a photo. She was kind enough to brave the cold weather so I could do the photo outside in better light. It was really fun to meet Bethany and to learn that she is an artist, entrepreneur, model and more! I am always inspired by just being around creative people like her! :)


I met Sarah at Brewed Awakenings Coffeehouse and absolutely loved her style! The colors and layers in her outfit are awesome! Sarah is a massage therapist and energy worker and has an amazing perspective on life. It was truly a blessing to meet her!


Say hello to Nichole! She is such a delightful person and like a little sister to me. Nichole is a creative powerhouse and an amazing singer. I can't wait for her first album to come out! :) Nichole was sporting this cool style at Fern Hill Gifts in South Amana, IA, where she was helping out with their Meet the Artist's event.


Meet my good friend and business partner, Jennifer. She is one of those people that you want to know! Jennifer is a dedicated mom and wife, personal trainer, photographer and entrepreneur. And as you can see in this post, she has amazing style! :)


This cool guy is Edgar. Melissa and I were shopping at the Oakland Road Hy-Vee and it was actually Melissa who initially spotted Edgar as he was in the checkout lane. So we waited for him to finish up and he was willing to be featured for my blog. It's always cool to see guys around this area who take an interest in their personal style. Edgar is a fun, upbeat guy and a local Entrepreneur.


I love my wife's style in this photo! It really matches her beautiful and colorful personality! She has begun to design amazing clothes recently and was a featured designer at the Recycle in Style Fashion Celebration this month. I will hopefully have a post from the fashion show up soon!

Melissa and Amy

My wife, Melissa, and her friend, Amy, have been friends since they were students at Springville HS. They are both fun, playful, and creative individuals and its so much fun to watch them interact! They were hanging out at Java Creek Cafè in this photo they looked great, so of course I had to snap a photo! :)

My Apologies For The Long Absence!

I have been so behind in posting the recent street fashion posts and I am looking forward to getting caught up! My goal is to get into a regular posting rhythm starting this month, so be on the lookout for some amazing style artists! :)

Friday, January 11, 2013


I experienced perfect timing today! I had just arrived at Barnes & Noble after going out to capture some landscapes on this foggy morning and as I was walking into the store, Amber was walking out. Her entire appearance - from her awesome hairstyle to her amazing boots - was incredible! I complimented her and she even complimented me on my style which was really cool to hear! :) Amber is a very creative individual and has studied at Capri College and also does modeling. I hope to work with her on some future projects! It was wonderful to meet you, Amber! :)