Happy Birthday Jean

We Had The Honor Of Photographing Jean’s 80th Birthday Party. It Was A Surprise And A Lot Of Fun!

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Karen and Jason

Karen And Jason Were Married At The Orrington Hotel. Great New York Style Party. Everyone Had So Much Fun!

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Karen Up On The Roof

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The Ladies

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The Men Hanging Out On The Roof

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Jason

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The Rings

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Joe Knows Where To Go

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The Orrington Has Lots Of Cool Windows But Only One With A Beautiful Bride

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Candlelit Ceremony

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Just Married Is A Very Happy Moment

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Outdoor Photos At Night Were Fun

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The First Dance Started A Really Fun Night

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A Romantic Moment At A Rockin Reception

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Cool Good Night

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Claire and Donovan

Claire And Donovan Had A Great Day For Their Wedding! Great Couple! We Had Fun Being Part Of Their Wedding. Enjoy A Few Of Our Favs!

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Claire Is……….

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A Classic Beauty

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Donovan Get’s A Pre Ceremony Look At Claire

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Donovan Is…….

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A Stud

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Cuff And Links

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There Were Two Beatles Songs Playing In My Head When We took This Photo

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Cool Moment Captured By Lynne

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Just Married

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Great Bridal Party

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Cool Kiss

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It Was Windy In A Very Good Way

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The Golden Hour Of Wedding Photography Light

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Start The Celebration

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First Dance

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We Love Taking Family Photos At Weddings

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Moonlight Kiss At The Flossmoor Country Club

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Katie and Dave

We Had The Honor Of Photographing Katie And Dave’s Wedding. Beautiful Couple, Beautiful Day, Great Party! Enjoy A Few Of Our Favorites.

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Dave Gets Ready

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Katie’s Jewelry Box

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Glamour Bridal Photo Inspired By Yervant

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The Incredibly Beautiful Katie At The Hyatt Lodge – Oak Brook, IL

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Just Married

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Katie And Dave’s Crew

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The Ladies And Dave

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The Men

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We Love Shooting Fall Weddings!

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Dave Was A Happy Groom

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Celebrate!

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Sweet!

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Several Blackhawks Were In Attendance

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Purple Background

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Great Night Had By All!

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South Haven Home

Fred Kunz Is A Custom Builder That Specializes In Remodeling Rooms. We have Worked Together On A Book And On Fred’s Web Page. Fred Is Working On A House In South Haven And He Invited Us Up To Take Some Photos. South Haven Is Beautiful! When We Arrived It Was Late Afternoon And The Light Was So Nice. Enjoy A Few Of Our Favorite Images.

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Fred Added This Sun Room To The House. Very Nice!

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Looking At Chicago Over Lake Michigan. Seemed Like A Million Miles Away

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South Haven Light House

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Really Cool Tree Near The Lake. A Vortex Is Good Luck And Brings Peace.

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Back Of The House

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Justin

Justin

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Schroeder DB7

The Pursuit Of Great Tone Has Been My Holy Grail For Years. Being Able To Hear The Difference Between Great And Many Times Better Than Great can Be A Curse. After Leaving Maken Music In Chicago A Few Years Ago, I Stumbled Into Schroeder Guitar Repair. Now Schroeder Audio. Tim Schroeder Has Repaired All My Guitars And Amps At One Time Or Another And Every Time I Get Something Back From His Shop It Played And Sounded SO Much Better. A While Back Tim Introduced The DB7. We Have Similar Tastes In Music And I Toyed With The Idea Of Getting A DB7. Finally Ordered My DB7 And Could Not Be Happier.

The DB7 Is Hand Made With The Best Stuff You Can Make An Amp With. (If You Want A Technical Explanation, Call Tim Schroeder) Quality is Beyond Superior, However, That Is Not The Most Important Factor In Choosing This Amp. The Sound Is So Wonderful. Clean, Punchy, Rocks, Smooth, Creamy, Chimey. Usually When I get A New Amp It Takes A few Hours Over A Few Sessions To Get The Mojo. The DB7 Responded Exactly As expected From The First Cowboy Chord I Played. My Initial Session Went 3 Hours Because I Was Floating On Tone Clouds From Heaven. Played A Little Wes Montgomery, A Little Jackson Brown – David Lindley, A Little Neil Young, A Lot Of Duane Allman (This Amp Loves Slide Guitar) A Little Zepplin, A Lot Of Santana, A Little Beatles, A Little Who (Live Magic Bus). The Les Paul Has Never Had As Much Clean Sustain. Even At Loud Volumes When I Went From Playing A lead To Chords, I Can Get Clean Chords Without Dialing Down The Volume, Then Get A little Dirty By Attacking The Strings Harder.

My Gang Of Electric Guitars Have All Been Played Through The DB7. Some Amps Sound Better With Humbuckers, Some With Single Coil Pups. The DB7 Sounds Great With Both. I am Look Forward To Many Years Of Playing The DB7 With A Big Smile On My Face.

In The Photo Below Tim Schroeder And ¬†Myself. I was Thinking, Wow, Is This What It Was Like In The 60′s When You Went To Jim Marshall Or Leo Fender To Pick Up Your New Amp? Enjoy A few Of My Favorite Photos Of The DB7!

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Blue Is My Color And Tim Nailed It For Me. Does The Color Or The Look Of An Amp Make A Difference To The Sound? Yes Because It Makes Me Want To Play It More.

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The Sidecar Speaker Bottom. This One Has An Alnico Speaker And Something Else In It. 2 12s That Just Rock!. Like The Handle Built In. This Is A Ported Cabinet That Adds To The Chimeyness.

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Get The Better Cables. Clean Power You Can Hear.

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Very Simple Controls. I Played For Over An Hour With These Settings And The Tone Was Excellent. Then I realized The Bass Was On Zero And That Tim Told Me That The Magic Starts When You Play With The Boost Lever. YES IT DOES!!!

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The Back. Simple And Easy.

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The Bias Pot Is Adjustable For All You Gearheads That Go Under The Hood. Very Handy. Note That I Have #35 And It Is Hand Signed.

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This Was A Great Surprise. I Never Know What Ohm Rating My Cabinets Are. Schroeder Must Have Done This With People Like Me In Mind.

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This Is My Number One Electric Guitar. Best Les Paul I Have Ever Played. Went Through 6 To Find This One In 1972. This late 50′s – Early 60″s LP Has Had A Lot Of Modifications Including WCR Pickups. I could Not Stop Playing The Les Paul And The DB7. What A Combination. Got The Best Duane Allman Sounds. Great Sounding Slide Guitar Amp.

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63 Strat With Lindy Fralins. Got Everything From Clapton To Country To Jeff Beck Sounds With The DB7. Very Clean And Chimey!

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This Is The Last PRS Santana I Made. It Has Great Sustain And Loud Pickups. The DB7 Brought Out Sounds I Have Not Been ABle To Produce With My Other Amps. Great Combo.

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My Test Lab With The Shameless Studio Promotion On The Wall. Note My Pedal Board. Never Used A Pedal. They Say That The DB7 Is Pedal Friendly But The Sounds You Get Will Make You Think Twice About Adding Pedals. My Late 60′s Marshall 50 Watt And Early 90′s Vibro King Thought They Were Up To The Challenge.

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Karen And Jason

Karen And Jason Met Us At The Adler Planetarium For Some Engagement Photos. We Had A Great Time. Enjoy A Few Of Our Favorites!

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Part Of The Pop Art

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Looking At…………….

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The Ring

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The Cover Shot! Cool Chicago Skyline Behind A Very Nice Couple!

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Jason And Karen

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Photo Safari Hike

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Special Couple! Going To Be A Great Wedding!

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Happy Memorial Day Dad

Memorial Day Is A Special Day To Remember Veterans. We Remember “Our” Veterans Every Day And Miss Them So Much. Thank A Veteran Every Day.

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Jimmy Webb

We Got To See Jimmy Webb At SPACE In Evanston, IL. This Was A Special Experience. In My Teens I Had A Few Classic Guitar Song Books That Had Songs From Various Pop Artists. Jimmy Webb Wrote So Many of The Songs. We Had General Admittance Seats And Wound Up Sitting 3 Feet Behind Jimmy, Stage Left. Best Seats In The House.

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Between Songs Jimmy Told Stories About The Songs, His Life As Songwriter To Everyone From Frank Sinatra, Waylon Jennings, Linda Ronstand, Glen Campbell And So Many Others

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A Little Rock And Roll

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Jimmy’s Vocal And Piano Style Is Described As “Ragged” Hear Him Perform His Classics Was So Emotional. Give Me Emotion Over Technical Expertise Any Day!

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Jimmy’s Note Book Had The Set List For The Show And We Were Reading It All Night. How Cool Was That! He Did Not Play MacCarther Park, Lynne’s Favorite JW Song. Jimmy Said His Voice Was Not Up To It.

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Encore!

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