Holiday Pet Pop-Up Photo Booth

Join us for a fun and festive holiday photo booth for you and your beloved fur family! I’ll be making portraits in classic black and white that will become your treasured mementos for years to come.
WHEN: Dec 16th
HOURS: 11-am-2pm
WHERE: 1839 S Halsted St
These fun mini sittings will give you plenty of options to choose from. You’ll receive a hand-made print on fine art paper of the very best one sent to your address after the shoot.
We give back in two ways!
1. For every photo we make, we donate the same service to One Tail at a Time dog rescue in Chicago!
2. Helping local homeless people with some winter essentials. Bring one pair of clean winter socks (either men’s or women’s size) brand new and still with the tags on for our holiday sock drive for local homeless people. The socks will be distributed during Christmas week.
Free street parking.

Chicago Polar Plunge 2017 #CrazyGood

I’m wicked happy to have had the chance to make a few pictures today for the Chicago Polar Bear Club and their 16th Annual Polar Plunge! Started by Brian Marchal as a way to raise funds for families in real need. They do #crazygood and have a great time. Needless to say, though I froze my ass off, it was so much fun and so very inspiring. I hope that the feeling returns to my fingers soon. And you plungers… YOU GUYS ROCK! For real. Happy defrosting.

If you were a Plunger, please feel free to download any pictures you see of yourself here.

Hire Me to Make Photographs for You and I’ll Donate In-Kind Photo Services

So, this is my business model:

Every time you hire me to photograph something, an event, make a portrait, whatever, I’ll donate my photography to a person or organization who could really use some photos of something that means a great deal to them.

For example, iMentor, an awesome organization which champions high school students through mentoring support from high school into college, hired me to make photographs of an event they were having. To pay that kindness forward, I’m donating my services to The Lakeview Polar Bear Club for their annual Polar Bear Plunge, (NOTE: You can still register!) which raises funds for families in need. The idea is simple. You pay a fee to plunge yourself into ice cold Lake Michigan and if you want, attend an awesome after-party, and the money goes to help the families. How awesome is that? I can’t think of a better way to spend my Sunday that wading into freezing water to photograph the madness. Win win!

Stay tuned for those pictures! The plunge is Saturday and I’ll be putting all the good ones on this site for free download.


This is a photo of William Seiyo Sheehan, who teaches shurikenjutsu as well as many other things, and as an army veteran does important work spreading peace and helping prevent veteran suicide. You can learn more about that at his site, 8030k.  I donate photography for anything he needs a picture of.

So, please, hire me and I’ll pay your trust in my skills forward. If you have a cause in mind, please, let’s talk about that.

Thank you.