website re-launch

Posted in design, dreamweaver, freelance, lightroom, magazine photography, photography, photoshop, sitegrinder, web design on February 4, 2009 by chris


Last night I discovered, by good fortune, that my website was down (due to a corrupt .xml file, I think). As I’ve been actively promoting my business in 2009, this was not good. So I took the opportunity to do a complete re-design and upgrade.

The new design is something I’ve been kinda tinkering with for a couple of weeks, but was holding onto it until I was ready to commit to re-doing the site. It’s much deeper than my original site, and gives the visitor a better look at my business and what I can do for my photography and design customers. The site was built with a combination of Photoshop, SiteGrinder, Lightroom, and Dreamweaver.

Of course, it’s not “done”; there are still a few upgrades I’m working on, especially on the contact page. I also am working on integrating joomla as I continue to learn that.

So hop on over there and take a look. All feedback is welcomed!


hot air on a cold morning

Posted in Uncategorized on January 25, 2009 by chris


this landed in front of my house this morning.


Posted in design, facebook, freelance, miscellaneous, photography, twitter, web design on January 21, 2009 by chris

when i first heard of twitter, i thought it was a silly, narcissistic gimmick. but as i’ve developed my freelance photography and graphic design business, i’ve come to realize that it can be a very useful tool to keep clients and friends updated on the projects i’m working on, while also serving as a valuable networking opportunity to get in touch with fellow creatives.

so last night i finally signed up. if you’re interested in following me, you can do so here: i promise to not post silly, wasteful updates, like “just ate a ham sandwich!” and the like.

hope to hear from you!

trophies of grace

Posted in design, freelance, inspiration, photoshop, web design on January 19, 2009 by chris


finally finished phase 1 of a major web design project:  trophies of grace.  these guys are a father and two sons out of Florida who are avid hunters, and they use that passion in order to get out their faith-based message.

the site’s not 100% done, but it’s a vast improvement over where it was before i was hired to re-design it.  have a visit & let me know what you think.

busy busy

Posted in magazine photography, photography, photoshop on January 12, 2009 by chris

no, i haven’t given up on the blog, although i’ve gone about 6 weeks between posts.  the good news is that actual work has kept me from updating this, but i promise i’ll be sharing the fruits of my labors soon.

an overview of things i’ve been working on that i’ll soon share:

–photos for issue #19 of WORK magazine

–3 web design projects

–a portraiture promotion for my photography business

–my successful attempt at building my own beauty dish

more updates soon!

website update

Posted in design, photography, photoshop on November 15, 2008 by chris


finally took the time this morning to update my website.  nothing huge, just put in some more current images and some new tearsheets from recent magazines.  check it out!

lindsey the model

Posted in photography, photoshop on October 28, 2008 by chris

In anticipation of two portrait sessions this weekend (as gifts to friends), my wife Lindsey was kind enough to allow me to use her for practice in front of my new seamless white background.  No retouching to the photos–minor color correction & a fancy frame from Photoshop.


doesn’t she look great!