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Chicago Gay Wedding Photographer: Pete & Mike

The blazing sunlight shining through the stained glass windows of the church as well as the late afternoon sun skimming off of the gentle swells of Lake Michigan helped to make for a beautiful set of images showcasing their momentous day.

Comcast United Way Campaign

For the second year in a row, Comcast hired me to create portraits for their national United Way campaign. This year’s poster features WMAQ Traffic Reporter Kye Martin.

AIDS Run & Walk Chicago Integrated Marketing Campaign

If you haven’t already seen them, this video and print fundraising ad campaign is now appearing online, in print and on buses all over Chicago. Shooting an integrated marketing campaign with both videos and stills for the AIDS Foundation of Chicago gave me a great opportunity to create effective visuals that I hope will allow this charity organization to exceed their fundraising goals! It was also been another opportunity for me to work with talented graphic designer Dan Paterno.

No really, it's 2014

CHICAGO,IL – AUGUST 21: Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney shakes hands with his former running mate U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) on August 21, 2014 in Chicago. The duo was on hand to publicize Ryan’s new book, “The Way Forward.” (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

Headshots: Fitness Model Jamal Akakpo

Often times when I do a shoot I will alternate between different lighting approaches, and this shoot with fitness model Jamal Akakpo was no exception.

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