Tara & Josh

Wedding season is definitely here, and while I really enjoyed last weekend off, It was great to get back to my passion, shooting weddings! Tara and Josh got married at Beavercreek Golf Club and we couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day – ok, maybe a bit less heat! Tara & Josh were troopers, along with the wedding party, when it came to shooting outside but we were all glad to hit the reception and the a/c.


The reception was a blast! They exited in the true spirit of July with the biggest sparklers I’ve ever seen – four footers! Best wishes to Tara & Josh….

Carroll Seniors everywhere!

Sometimes it seems all the high school seniors in the area have no idea there’s a great Senior Portrait Artist right down the street, accept for Carroll! Nearly 90% of our years seniors are Carroll students and truth is, we don’t mind a bit! We recently had ’09 grads Evan Pridmore and Mike Escobar in the studio for their sessions.

Evan plays baseball (see intimidating image above) and is a member of a seemingly ‘rockstar’ group known as flag patrol – Those red and blue paint covered spirit leaders at all the Carroll football games waving the flags.


Mike Escobar is that football team leading, does whatever it takes attitude, doesnt let it go to his head kind of guys. Carrolls quaterback, and I’m sure, man on campus that all the women want to sign their yearbook! We shot the images above at a shady backdoor laden alley that was just too cool, and of course, Carroll’s home field.

Carroll Seniors everywhere!

Sometimes it seems all the high school seniors in the area have no idea there’s a great Senior Portrait Artist right down the street, accept for Carroll! Nearly 90% of our years seniors are Carroll students and truth is, we don’t mind a bit! We recently had ’09 grads Evan Pridmore and Mike Escobar in the studio for their sessions.

Evan plays baseball (see intimidating image above) and is a member of a seemingly ‘rockstar’ group known as flag patrol – Those red and blue paint covered spirit leaders at all the Carroll football games waving the flags.


Mike Escobar is that football team leading, does whatever it takes attitude, doesnt let it go to his head kind of guys. Carrolls quaterback, and I’m sure, man on campus that all the women want to sign their yearbook! We shot the images above at a shady backdoor laden alley that was just too cool, and of course, Carroll’s home field.

At the old ball game…

I had last weekend off from weddings, luck of the draw, or so I thought. After a few calls I got the guys together for a ballgame in Chicago, and dubbed it my best friends Bachelor party. But not any ball game, this was Sox vs Cubs, crosstown rivals! I won’t be able to be in his wedding, I have one to shoot that day for a client, so I thought I’d treat and it was worth every penny. These kind of weekends are the whole reason we all do what we do day in and day out. I needed to recharge my batteries, and just kick it with the homies. Luckily I was able to do that and be reminded of just how great friends can be, cause when it comes down to it they’re all you really need.

At the old ball game…

I had last weekend off from weddings, luck of the draw, or so I thought. After a few calls I got the guys together for a ballgame in Chicago, and dubbed it my best friends Bachelor party. But not any ball game, this was Sox vs Cubs, crosstown rivals! I won’t be able to be in his wedding, I have one to shoot that day for a client, so I thought I’d treat and it was worth every penny. These kind of weekends are the whole reason we all do what we do day in and day out. I needed to recharge my batteries, and just kick it with the homies. Luckily I was able to do that and be reminded of just how great friends can be, cause when it comes down to it they’re all you really need.

The birth of an Americans dream…

Today is the fourth of July, 2008, Appropriate for the birth of an americans dream. This is the blog of Shooting for the Soul. Shooting for the Soul is a project I came up with a few years ago to help charitable organizations raise funds during the holidays that would go to families less fortunate than me. This blog is a dedication to those who will be changing the world with their contributions and a center for news and sessions that will be “that little idea that changed the world.” The flag in the image above belonged to my Grandma, Margaret J Stratemeyer. She was one of the largest inspirations in my life and one of the many reasons I started Shooting for the Soul. A few weeks before her death in 2007 she told me the most important thing in life is to be happy, doing this and impacting the world with change has brought me much happiness. A heartfelt thank you to her and everyone who has encouraged me with their insight. Miss you beautiful!

The birth of an Americans dream…

Today is the fourth of July, 2008, Appropriate for the birth of an americans dream. This is the blog of Shooting for the Soul. Shooting for the Soul is a project I came up with a few years ago to help charitable organizations raise funds during the holidays that would go to families less fortunate than me. This blog is a dedication to those who will be changing the world with their contributions and a center for news and sessions that will be “that little idea that changed the world.” The flag in the image above belonged to my Grandma, Margaret J Stratemeyer. She was one of the largest inspirations in my life and one of the many reasons I started Shooting for the Soul. A few weeks before her death in 2007 she told me the most important thing in life is to be happy, doing this and impacting the world with change has brought me much happiness. A heartfelt thank you to her and everyone who has encouraged me with their insight. Miss you beautiful!