Brighter Future, Better Kansas City

This weekend I had the privilege of photographing Donnelly College’s 10th annual SHINE gala, held at Arrowhead Stadium, home of the Kansas City Chiefs. Our advancement team started the day early, with a quick break for a stadium tour before guests started arriving. (In addition to photography, I also designed the invitations, program, signage, slideshow, and more.) The evening included lots of mingling, excellent hors d’oeuvres, a program featuring student and alumni panelists, and a time to raise more funds to keep costs down for underserved students. It was an incredible evening, and I’m so happy I had the chance to capture it!

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Project 52 Week 20: Remembering Italy

In an effort to populate my etsy site with Kansas City photographic prints, I took some photos of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception this week. It’s not quite like the cathedrals I saw a year ago in Italy, but it’s still a beautiful structure.

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in downtown Kansas City.

If you would like to purchase Kansas City wall art with 100% proceeds going to Relay For Life, check out my etsy site.

Day 81: Zoom, Zoom

My first comparison between my old Pentax K100d and my new Canon 60d is regarding the lens. My old camera had an 18-55 mm lens, and my new one has an 18-200 mm lens. Look how much farther I can zoom in!


Pentax K100d
1/350 sec., f/6.7, ISO 200
18-55 mm lens (55 mm), natural light


Canon 60d
1/250 sec., f/7.0, ISO 200
18-200 mm lens (200 mm), natural light