Author Archives: Rick Bella

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Brotherhood, Fraternity, Virtue, not just words to these Acacia Alumni

I was honored to attend a retirement party for one of my fraternity brothers this week at the Acacia Fraternity House at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. Christ Drossos was honored by 35 fellow brothers for […]

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45 Gallons of Paint, 28 Volunteers, 10 Hours, 1 Worthy Cause

For the Forste Family, it’s almost ‘move-in’ day! Bernie Hohner can’t wait to hand the keys of this beautiful six-bedroom house over to its new owners, Kathie and Jacob Forste. Hohner, Construction Manager and Volunteer […]

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Capturing high school senior memories are rewarding…

Meet Hannah – a delightful young lady and high schooler that Jodi and I had the pleasure of photographing. It is such an honor to document this particular time in high school seniors life. They […]

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Two Swans, 9 years, and 3 beautiful girls…

It was just about 9 years ago, on July 11, 2009 that Jodi and I had the honor of photographing our friends (Pat and Bob) daughter Kari’s wedding. It was a beautiful July day, typically […]

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Beasley ‘sub’ did a good job.

After purchasing tickets in January for the Walter Beasley performance at the Indianapolis Jazz Kitchen, we were disappointed to learn that Walter had a family emergency and was not going to be able to make […]

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Willing and able fourth-generation company owner made this photoshoot fun!

I always enjoy capturing feature story images for Industrial Supply magazine. The assignments take me to interesting locations and I get to meet some really awesome business owners. Tommy Black was just that. A fourth-generation […]

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Naming Ceremony for Dr. Clarence Boone

On Thursday, May 3, 2018 Chancellor William J. Lowe & Dr. Patrick Bankston unveiled the notice of renaming of room 2024 at the Indiana University School of Medicine in honor of Dr. Clarence Boone. With […]

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Big City Shooting Always Interesting

Providing Real Estate photography in Chicago is very rewarding. It allows me to see many various ways people live in a large U.S. city. I’ve noticed that location is as important as the actual house, […]

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Photographing unique homes is a treat for a Real Estate photographer

One of the many enjoyments I receive from capturing real estate photography is that I get to see a wide variety of different homes. From 100-year-old home to brand new construction any given week can […]

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Waiting for Mother Nature to wake up!

Okay, we are week into April now and the weather is just miserable! Normally by now we’re well into senior photo time of the year, but this year we find ourselves with many clients waiting […]

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Example of How a Product Photo Shoot Can Work!

We provide many types of photography including product/marketing imagery for a variety of companies. Some of our favorite have been shooting for food companies because we usually receive a bunch of great food to use […]

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The Fairmont Chicago Celebrates 30 Years of Service in Back to the Future Style

The Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park Hotel celebrated their colleagues and 30 years of service in the city with a Winter Gala event on Saturday evening January 27, 2018.  The Back to the Future theme worked […]

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Wedding Imagery

For most all photographers, photographing a wedding allows them to test all of their photographic skills. We often chuckle when asked “what type of photography do you offer?” A wedding photographer provides a wide variety […]

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NO… MY Luncheon will be at Teibel’s

  In my last post, I mentioned how thoughtful my dad was in having his funeral arrangements all pre-determined.  We only needed to sign a couple papers to activate everything and it was done.  One […]

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“Cookies and Pants on your Front Porch, Oh… and here’s a Pork Roast!”

Cookies and pants on your front porch. It was a simple text, but one that meant so much. What I read though was we want to help you in your time of grief. I will […]

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Artist ‘Nick’ doing his part to help Opportunity Enterprises

Jodi and I are always honored when asked to photograph events throughout the region.  It allows us to support local companies and nonprofits in our community.  We captured event memories for Opportunity Enterprises, a Valparaiso […]

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