XO Mike


Posted in Family, Trips by Michael on October 10, 2013

Flickr recently updated their site in a big way and it looks fantastic. In fact, most of Yahoo! has been updated with a great new look and feel all around. I’ve posted some photos over there and will share a few here as well. Check it out over here: Flickr


Crawl so Hard

Nike Shoot

Happy Mom and Baby

Driver T

Bicycle Built for Two

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…And We’re Back

Posted in Events, Family, Personal by Michael on July 8, 2013

It has been quite some time since my last post and I think I finally know why. After leaving the Daily Illini, taking photos changed a lot. I no longer had assignments, no reason to bring my camera, no reason to get in people’s faces, and finally, a good reason to stop living behind some glass.

I brought my camera to my company’s Farm Party a few weeks ago and had an absolute blast enjoying time with my family, co-workers and friends but also enjoying taking photos that pleased me. In the past, I felt a need to critique my work and worried about how others would critique it which took away the fun of shooting. That day for the first time I was taking photos for me and it was an absolute blast! Enjoy some shots since then:

Pat and Meredith

Ethan and Alex


Shannon and Michael




Happy Fourth

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Belated Easter Post

Posted in Events, Family, Portraits by Michael on May 4, 2010

Reaghan peers over the balcony as the Easter Bunny arrives.

I have meant to edit and post about this since the day after Easter but I forgot about it until now. I won’t say much,¬†other than it was a great day complete with the Easter Bunny. We took another family portrait which I tried to organize a little better this year. It’s nothing flashy, but it is a good piece of history for the family so long as we do it every year.

Making faces while I setup the shot.

Everyone is welcome and this was our crowd for the day.