photo updates from Jim and Mary Whitmer


Marriott Cypress Harbour

We had another wonderful get-away at Marriott Cypress Harbour in Orlando.  A peaceful, relaxing environment was just what we were looking for.  With over 40 years of travel photography experience, we never get tired of showing good things about the right travel destinations.

Marriott Cypress 2015 Collage


I had a great photo shoot this week with the local and national YFC team.   It was a powerful strategy session for fixing broken patterns for kids in crisis.  Please check out

Symmetry event

Honoring Those Who Sacrificed Their Lives

Memorial Day Weekend – 2014

Remembering those who died

Homecoming – Wheaton College

It was another colorful and energetic Homecoming at Wheaton College this past weekend.  There were plenty of things to shoot, and always takes me back to my “career roots” of shooting sports at my Alma Mater.


Kids Modeling Photography

Our studio has been visited by a wide range of well known, and not-so-well known models and actors over the years, including the “younger variety.”  On a recent shoot, Carlie was my star for a day.  If you have friends or families with a similar “potential star,” let us know.
Here’s a web site with information and pricing:  Kids Modeling Photos

Carlie collage

Vacation Experiences

In marketing a travel destination, showing what the vacation experience can be has considerable impact on decision making.  See how you feel after seeing this short video

Hawaii – Photo Highlights

We picked a good time to escape Midwest weather worry, and have enjoyed Hawaii to the fullest.  There are wonderful travel gems almost everywhere, and this collage represents some results from our first few days collage 2

Envision3 – Location Shooting

I visited Envision3 yesterday in nearby Bloomingdale – and discovered a great team of high quality image and business professionals – who really understand insight, innovation and communications. Check them out: www.Envision-3.comEnvision3 for blog 2

China Update

I continue to serve as part time Director of Communications for Bibles for China, a wonderful 501c3 organization raising funds for one purpose: to deliver Bibles legally and openly to rural Chinese Christians. The need for Bibles continues to grow quickly because the Church in China is expanding at an amazing rate, especially in rural areas. These are some of my images and I have been designing layouts like this for the Bibles for China FaceBook page. (

Honoring Troops and Veterans

One of the favorite video slide shows I’ve done will help to celebrate and honor those who have served and are serving now: