12 inch brook trout decoy for a customer in Minnesota. Carved from cedar, aluminum fins, airbrush, and hand painted. Carefully weighted to swim a slow circle.
Had a great time taking photos for the Wisconsin State Fair Dairy Promotion Board yesterday! Started off with capturing the blue ribbon dairy products auction, which raised over $51,000 for student scholarships and dairy promotions at the Wisconsin State Fair. I also took photos of families enjoying the new, state of the art, Dairy Lane exhibit. Anyone attending the fair should definitely go check it out!
Happy to learn that I earned two first place awards in the photography division at Ag Media Summit last night and moved up to level five in the Master Photographer program.
Congratulations to my friend and ag photography icon, Jim Patrico (front center), on earning the AAEA Lifetime Achievement Award. Also congratulations to my friend Corral Creek Communications (Martha Mintz on earning the Photographer of the Year award!
AAEA- The Ag Communicators Network is hosting their 100th Anniversary next year in Kansas City. I've been helping create a book to commemorate the milestone and showcase the changes in ag publishing over the past 100 years.
Taylor and Rachael’s engagement session.
Riverside Park, Lacrosse, WI
Spent the morning as the host volunteer at the Farmers Market Kids Art Tent. Made forty four wood fish cutouts for kids to paint, which is the exact number of children that stopped by. Had many examples of fish decoys, both completed and in progress, for people to check out too. Was a great morning sharing my passion with the community and discussing the art that is part of pike and sturgeon spearing.
Mini session with Whitewater area musician, Samuel Vondra. Photos will be for use in his social media outlets.
Henry & Jenni
It's a party day here at the office! Loki, our head of HR, is one year old today! He joined us last September, after moving here from Texas, and has been employee of the month ever since. I knew he'd be the perfect addition because of our mutual love of nature, treats, and Wisconsin winters.
Fun shoot with the Andre family. Ended with a cake smash to celebrate Joseph’s birthday and the whole family got involved.
Nathan & Olivia
Beautiful backyard home wedding outside of Fort Atkinson, WI.
Sean & Laura
Married June 15, 2019 outside Lake Mill, WI.
Spent the morning capturing the new summer additions to the Mangiami Italiano menu. Of course we had to taste test them too.
Had a great time at The National Fish Decoy Associations 22nd Annual The Gathering. Amazed by how the quality level, of what my fellow carvers create, goes up another notch every year. Really tough competition, as always. Managed to place in three classes and be the lone Wisconsinite representing in the top placings for the contests.
Also excited to be elected to the Board of Director for the NFDA. Looking forward to bringing fresh ideas to the association.
The new website I built for Four Oaks LLC went live today! Site also includes many images I took during a visit to their shop. They're a veteran and family owned carpentry business that is dedicated to creating heirloom quality and unique wood products for the home.
Check them out!