Andrew, the owner at a new MMA and fitness studio in Appleton, Wisconsin, contacted us to find out if we could photograph his club's grand opening. Sure we can, we told him!

For the second year in a row, our friends at the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley asked us to photograph their major annual fundraising event, Vintage in the Valley.

February 14, 2016: Valentine's Day, and the day of the first inaugural Fat Cupid Classic held in Appleton, Wisconsin - the first "fat bike" race held in the area. Sponsored by our friends at the Recyclist Bicycle Company, this was a great opportunity to get some shots of the fat bike racing action.


Rawley Point Lighthouse, on the Lake Michigan shore, near Two Rivers, Wisconsin

A landmark structure in Door County, the historic Anderson Dock is thought to have been built around 1855. Restored 100 years later, it remains a popular stop in the village of Ephraim, Wisconsin.


Rawley Point Lighthouse, on the Lake Michigan shore, near Two Rivers, Wisconsin

Located in Point Beach State Forest, a few miles north of Two Rivers, Wisconsin, Rawley Point Lighthouse remains a working light on the shore of Lake Michigan. The current tower, constructed of steel, was erected in 1895, but the site has been home to a lighthouse since before the Civil War. Dozens of ships have sunk or been stranded off the shore here, but apparently none since the new lighthouse tower entered operation.


Butterflies at the Heckrodt Wetland Reserve, Menasha, Wisconsin

In the middle of one of the two coldest winters experienced in Wisconsin in the last 30 years, it's good to be reminded that the snow will eventually melt and the weather will improve. As a reminder of summer, here two monarch butterflies take a break on blooms in the butterfly garden at Heckrodt Wetland Reserve in Menasha, Wisconsin.


A horse logging team at work in Wisconsin

On what turned out to be an unusually warm day in January (meaning the lower 20s F.), horse logging enthusiasts gathered at a farm in Northeast Wisconsin to skid timber from the woods.