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: or on Facebook


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:

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, 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:


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!  :)