Remembering Dad

Few investments appreciate in value over time. A portrait of someone you love is one of those rare possessions that increases in value the longer you own it. This portrait of my father has done just that. Today is the anniversary of my father’s passing. Dr. James R. Juhl, better know as Bob, died four years ago today, on November … Read More

Outdoor Maternity Portraits at Sertoma Park in Sioux Falls

It was a beautiful September afternoon with a light breeze and lots of sunshine; perfect to create outdoor maternity portraits of expectant mother Jewell and her family. I’m thankful when clients come to me with portrait ideas. Since a picture is worth a thousand words, it’s even better to get photos of exactly the style they want. Jewell described “a … Read More

Senior Picture Ideas for Guys Part 2

Creativity in senior pictures comes in many forms but the most important tip to be yourself. You yourself are creative, so just be yourself. And for guys being yourself often includes your gear. That gear can include vehicles, sports gear, hunting gear and maybe even that special someone in your life. In this, the second installment of tips for creative … Read More

iPhone Photography Tips – Lower Your Camera

How low can you go? No, we’re not doing the limbo. We’re working on composition. One rut that’s easy to get into when taking photos with your iPhone is to always compose at eye level. Sure, it’s easy to just whip out your phone and take a quick snap without thinking but when you slow down and spend some time … Read More

Senior Picture Ideas for Guys – Part 1

The best advice in coming up with creative senior picture ideas for guys is simple: be yourself. Show what you’re all about by bringing along your gear. A guy’s gear is his way of illustrating what’s important in his life. So bring along gear that reflects your personality. I’ve seen lots of interesting gear this senior season, all the way … Read More

Location Senior Portraits with a 40th Anniversary Ford Mustang

West Central Senior Brandon brought his 2004 40th anniversary Ford Mustang for his senior pictures. He takes great care of his red pony car and it sounds as good as it looks. Since we had a beautiful June morning for outdoor senior portraits, we started on location with Brandon and his car. Ideal Location for Car Senior Portraits When looking … Read More

Dramatic Chroma Key Senior Portraits of West Lyon Senior Jed

We had a wonderful morning senior portrait session with West Lyon Senior Jed. He was a member of the 2013 West Lyon Wildcats Class A state championship football team. Jed brought along his football jersey, helmet and pads so it was only natural to do a few dramatic images wearing his sports gear. He also brought along his well-worn football … Read More

Retro Senior Picture Outfits Include High-Waisted Jeans

It was another beautiful June morning to be creating senior portraits of the beautiful Hannah. I’ve had the privilege of doing senior shoots with Hannah’s older Sister Sarah in 2007 and her brothers Andrew and Aaron in 2009 and 2012. They all have very different personalities but have been some of my favorite sessions over the years and Hannah’s session was no exception. Hannah … Read More