Editorial Photography

Editorial shoot of a hard working veterinarian

Back in November, I was hired by Loomis Chaffee, an independent prep school located in Windsor, Connecticut, to do an editorial shoot for the winter issue of their alumni magazine. The assignment had me travel out to Plainville, KS to photograph Lauren Mack, Loomis Chaffee alumn and hardest working veterinarian I’ve ever met.

Plainville, KS is in the definition for “middle of nowhere”, about a 4hr drive from my studio in Lawrence. I arrived in Plainville at 8am(an early rise for sure!) and followed Lauren out to a ranch where she proceeded to do internal exams and vaccinations on 70 pregnant cows….and these cows were not happy about this exam. It was Crazytown. As a photographer, there are times that I have to get dirty in order to “get the shot” and I did get pretty dirty on this assignment, but I have never witnessed a person doing a job quite as physical and downright filthy as the amazing vet, Lauren. She was the boss of those cows and it was awe-inspiring to watch/photograph.

These are my favorite assignments, hands down. Traveling to new places and photographing people in their own unique environments is what keeps me excited about being a photographer. Below is the cover shot and the article about Lauren in the new issue of the Loomis Chaffee Magazine. I’ve even included a little behind the scenes video for your viewing pleasures…bonus!

Magazine Time!

I recently had a couple of cover shoots for two local magazines, Lawrence Magazine and Discover Eudora. The shoot for Lawrence Magazine featured three local-ish bartenders who have created their own special cocktails. I visited J. Wilson’s restaurant, Ladybird Diner, and the super cool/funky Myers Hotel in Tonganoxie, KS. Kate from the Myers Hotel is featured on the cover and she made a delicious Smoky Sage Carrot Margarita. She actually smoked the sage in the glass before adding all the fixings(upside down glass with the smoke in the photo below)…and it really put that Marg over the top! Big perk to this assignment was getting to sample all of the drinks…

For Discover Eudora I got to spend some time hanging with the Eudora Fire Department. They just got a brand spankin’ new fire truck and I even got to sit in it. It’s a volunteer fire department and they were super nice and accommodating. Firefighter Genevieve was adorable and I’m glad she made it to the cover.

One more bonus cover was for the Kaw Valley Farm Tour booklet that features a pretty stellar image I shot of one handsome chicken.

Check out the spreads!

A flight with the Kansas Air National Guard

Back in October of 2017, I was commissioned to ride along with the 190th Air Refueling Wing of the Kansas Air National Guard.  This particular mission was to refuel three B-2 Spirits, otherwise known as Stealth Bombers.  The images that I shot for this story were recently published in the new Spring issue of Topeka Magazine and I'm excited to finally be able to share it.

I arrived at Forbes Field in Topeka, KS and climbed aboard a KC-135.  The crew was super accommodating and allowed me to sit right behind the two pilots on take off.  It was such a unique experience to be in the cockpit on take off that I had to keep reminding myself "more shooting, less sitting here in awe!".  After about an hour in the air, the first B-2 came in sight and I was lucky enough to be down in the refueling bay with the boom operator as the B-2 came up for refueling.  It was truly awesome to be laying down in the belly of the plane, shoulder to shoulder with the boom operator, watching a B-2 come in for refueling.  It was a WOW! moment for sure.  I got some great shots of the operator with the B-2 hooked up.  The B-2 was so close, I could see the pilots.  Pretty freaking sweet.  Anyway, here are the images of mine that were used for the cover and the article.