A walk in the park...

shooting the next few days outside in the sun, and to top it off it's at my local childhood park! We were super lucky to have great weather and some equally great talent to work with! 



Hot day downtown shoot

Hot day downtown but I love shooting in the city, it a great reminder of what makes me love living in St. Louis.  Sometimes it's easy to criticizes the place you live but when you slow your life down a bit it's much clearer to see why you love where you live...


Virtue Cide

This very well be one of my favorite places on earth.... A beautiful farm and multiple ageing rooms makes this a truly unique and unbelievable experience....


Nathaniel Reid Bakery

Fantastic new bakery and sandwich shop in St. Louis called Nathaniel Reid Bakery many different offerings, from sandwiches on a variety of different house made breads and some of the most beautiful French pastry you will ever see!  Nathaniel Reid is a very highly awarded and accomplished pastry chef and St. Louis is that much better of a city with this place here! Highly recommended for breakfast, lunch or any reason you could possibly think of!....


11243 Manchester Rd. Kirkwood, MO 63122

11243 Manchester Rd. Kirkwood, MO 63122

Hot Peppers

Hot Peppers!!!

Bumper Crop

Bumper Crop

A long HOT summer means, a LOT of peppers! I'll be drying some making hot sauce and pretty much putting them in anything I can!

Sugar rush...

A little late afternoon sugar rush never hurts every now and then! If you're going to eat something like a doughnut ( fried bread and sugar with more sugar on top) to over simplifie, then make sure it's worth it, right?!? Well the apple fritter at Drive in Donuts in St. Louis is worth it! A perfect balance of soft and crunchy with big chunks of real apple and a very light glaze definitely makes it perfect late afternoon pick me up, who needs 5 hour energy.... 

Drive in Donuts 6525 Chippewa St Louis, MO 63109 

Drive in Donuts 6525 Chippewa St Louis, MO 63109 


Two women I love to be with and cook for!!!!!! I only hope my food tastes as good good as theses ladies look...  #beautiful #tooperfect 



Happy dog

It's no surprise to anyone that know my wife and I that we are both huge Princess Bride fans, so it's also no surprise that we named our new dog after one of the main characters so with that said... Meet Princess Buttercup 



Nice weather

Once the temperature rises above I feel compelled to cook outside, something about the smells and sounds, the different textures and flavors you can get on a grill is something special! 



Spring time is coming...

For my money I don't care what any groundhog has to say, spring is around the corner when I see these little basterds in all the store, I know nothing about them is "good" but they're definitely a childhood favorite of mine and I always find myself having at least one every year. 



Good dinners with great people

As an only child and a latchkey kid it was hard for me to understand the importance of a great "sit down and shut up,...so.....what kind of day day did you have"...... dinner!?!???'..... My wife grew up with 5 younger siblings and loves it... And after 14 amazing years with her and of corse her great.... Big itilan famliy I've never looked back no matter if it's a good or bad day with her I would never give A single one back!

The power of the sun

Solar power is a great way to leave less of a footprint and I'm very happy that the St. Louis area is using much more in the recent years, that being said, when it's 90 degrees at 6 AM it may not be the best day to do a photo shoot in the middle of a solar field. Hot hot hot!