photo updates from Jim and Mary Whitmer


Wheaton in the Fall

As often as we can, Mary and I enjoy adding new fall imagery to our files, and the campus of Wheaton College is usually on our list, not just because we’re Alumni.  It’s a gorgeous campus and the iconic Blanchard Hall is fun (and challenging) to photograph.  The president of Wheaton College, Dr. Phil Ryken, happened to be walking by during our front campus shooting, so he obliged us and is included in this collage.

All Access Photos Online

We’ve stepped into completely new territory by offering our images in a unique and unusual way.  Our customers can purchase an entire gallery which becomes their own, available at any time.    We have a “start” page that features the first 6 galleries.  Come visit:

Amazing Kids Graphics

WE have officially launched a new business product: an “All Access All The Time” online gallery. Come check us out:

In Celebration of Life

One of our established art gallery locations is at First Baptist Church here in Wheaton, and we normally display seasonal images that provides an interesting creative art decor in the church lobby. “In Celebration of Life” is the current show – a great way to feel and enjoy the beauty and freshness of spring.

California – Here We Came

Our trip to California again this year was extraordinary:  the weather, the sunsets, the activities, the energy, the connection with friends, the view of the Pacific Ocean from our deck….    Just another delightful travel and photo experience – memories we will always value.

Celebrating Life – in Worship and More

There’s something really invigorating and inspiring with a crisp, clean sunset at the ocean’s edge.  Here’s a classic “celebrate life” or “God is good” visualization.


Room With a View

Much of our inspiration for photo work this week in southern CAL comes from the view we have of the Pacific Ocean from our time share unit deck.  This image is a blend from a couple images taken this week followed by some art-style applications.

Phil the Love

We’re currently on a working vacation in Orange County, California, and it turned out that there was a benefit concert for a wonderfully gifted keyboard player by the name of Phil Kristianson.   We got to know Phil well during photo coverage for Franklin Graham crusades years ago.  Phil is in a serious health battle, and this concert was designed as a night of worship, combined with fund raising for he medical expenses.  Please visit this site for more information:    We were pleased to contribute our photo work to help with this effort.

Faces and Places – A World-Wide Look

From time to time, we enjoy the chance to put our work “on display.”  These images below will be included in an art gallery presentation at First Baptist Church for their annual Global Celebration event.  We have been fortunate to travel to a wide range of world wide destinations, and these images have been used to help tell the story of hope in the midst of hurt.

Yamaha Golf Car Photo Shoot

Had an excellent new shoot project last week for the Yamaha Motor Car company. The assignment was at the Village Greens Golf Course in Woodridge, IL, and worked closely with General Manager Byron Evans. See the links below for the company web site, and their agency, Nelson Creative out of Atlanta.

Yamaha Motor Car Company:
Nelson Creative: