Christmas with the Powers

A few from the holiday celebrations...


Kentucky Gold

Instead of a bachelor party, the boys and I did a little road trip in early September through central Kentucky...we just happen to stop at a few bourbon distilleries on the way.


Pumpkin Patch

A long time ago we went pumpkin picking...


The things we carry





...and since we ended with family, with family shall we begin again.

Well hello...

So it's been awhile...a long while and before Christmas sets things back even farther lets play a little catch up:


Birthday Boy

Dad turned the page on another year last week. Happy B-day Dad!


Costa Rica

Slowly starting to work my way through images from Jordan and my honeymoon. Here is one as I keep at it...


A day at The Ryder

As promised..... More from Sunday at The Ryder Cup:

Ryder Cup

I spent Sunday with 24 of the worlds greatest golfers out at Medinah Country Club. I will leave you with just one for now, but much more to come from the Ryder Cup!


Rain Drops


Angry Birds


Naperville's Last Fling

Setup continues for a labor day tradition in Naperville- The Last Fling


Party On

As I was shooting cocktail hour at a wedding last weekend, another bridal party danced their way across a walkway in the lobby...I couldn't resist.


First day of High School


Soccer Header



In the Summer, In the City

There's not much better than Chicago in the summertime.


On the move

Jordan, at left, and I are moving into a new place and hired who I consider to be the worlds greatest moving crew ever. Mainly because they are bound by blood to help, but hey, they do a great job. Thanks guys for giving up your Tuesday night to lift heavy things and put them in places.


Illinois PGA Open

Ye Olde Tire Flip



Ever since 2008 this blog has been an amazing tool for me to share my vision with the world.
Last year I was lucky enough to start the "VISUALOGUE" a photo blog on the website of my paper, the Beacon-News as a way to share some behind the scene thoughts from my daily work.
Now, I'm happy to say there is one more avenue for me to clutter the visual word, "THE PLACES WE'VE BEEN," is a place for all of life's memories both from work and beyond. Check it out if you so feel motivated. If not, I'll see you on the other side...

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Belated B-Day

A few from my excursions around the Fox Valley for America's Birthday Bash.

My coverage of the festivities kicked off with heat features and set up shots of Naperville's Ribfest which was held during one of the hottest weeks on record.
Next it was on to the parades... both Naperville and Aurora's parades were pretty well attended despite the heat and lack of shade.


Players of 2012

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NATO: Day 1

NATO came to town this past weekend and brought with it scores of protestors. My NATO weekend kicked off with a kite fest at Montrose Harbor. A few miles west a protest broke out in front of Mayor Rahm Emanual's house, but the big event was that night when protesters marched throughout the loop.

Stay tuned, much more to come...