Deep Waters

Just thought I would share two of the slide graphics recently done for a church. Working with churches, helping with series graphics, promotional needs etc. is rewarding to me.

Church creatives, sermon series graphics, deep waters series, church images, church creativity, church graphic design

David - February 27, 2012 - 10:21 pm

beautiful work Robert, please keep sharing.

Christian - August 6, 2015 - 4:23 pm

I am looking for a new designer to do our ministry graphics. What is your rate and typical turnaround/availability?

foto//friday . happiness

I read a beautiful post about happiness today. Then, as I was preparing this post I realized that what I love about this photo is that it makes me happy. I can’t help but smile every time I look at it. This Nepali man was so joyful and hospitable in his roadside restaurant/home and it was here that I had some rice pudding made from buffalo milk. I hope that you smile when you see this photo, and that you can find a little piece of happiness today…no matter where you are!

christian photojournalist, young church creatives, young christian creatives,

foto//friday . overwhelming

I am working on my photo edit for the next issue of TEAMHorizons and started looking through the little bit of time I spent in Piazza San Marco, surrounded by pigeons. People willingly transformed into human scarecrows as flocks of birds would light on their heads, arms, and shoulders fighting for any free space and pecking at their hands for the birdseed that was so enticing. I almost convinced myself to try it.

But more than that just looking at these images, I feel that they represent where I am at right now. I feel l surrounded with a swarm of “to-do’s” that are all pecking at me – trying  to get the best out of me – leaving my head feather-beaten, my arms tired, and everything feeling forced and demanded.  (Happy Friday! Can you tell I am looking forward to the weekend?)

So I smile when I look at these photos, but the reality is that I am exactly in that spot. Maybe I should just open up my hands and let some of this go, relying on the One who has given me the strength and the talent to be doing what I am doing. God, I look to you…

creative overload, christian photojournalists, young church creatives,

Love Never Fails 2012 Giveaway

The Love Never Fails 2012 Wedding Giveaway

I love a good love story. I love them so much, in fact, that I’ve dedicated my life’s work to capturing them in photographs. And I’ve worked with enough couples to know that every love story is a good one—full of sweetness, tenderness, plus twists and turns and inevitably, moments where love truly conquers all.

What’s your love story? Has your love overcome sickness or tragedy? Did it beat the odds? When you think of your upcoming wedding, do you think of it as the pinnacle moment of celebration after all you’ve been through together…and also the moment of an adventure just beginning?

Well, then it should be shared with all—and rewarded!

I’m getting together with a local florist to offer you a chance to win an amazing wedding package for your 2012 wedding!

Here’s what is included:

  • Wedding day photography coverage and a custom designed photo album from rojo foto//design (valued at over $1950)
  • A complete wedding ceremony floral package from Forget Me Knodt flowers – that’s bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages, and all your ceremony décor, too (valued at $1500).

We will even travel to a destination up to 200 miles from Aurora, Illinois!


1. Start by “liking” rojo foto //design and Forget Me Knodt on Facebook:

2. Tell us your story and send it to by midnight on February 29th.
(Write it out and email it to us or video it and send us a link…whatever you want to do!) 

Want to see who won last year?! Gina and Jordan had an amazing story. This could be you! (Click here if you would like to see the blog post from their wedding…)

Forget Me Knodt is an amazing florist providing stunning arrangements! With florals recently featured on Style Me Pretty, Janessa knows how to capture who you are and what you want your florals to look like on your special day. Have a look:

Love Never Fails, Wedding Photography Giveaway, Chicago Wedding Photography Giveaway, Chicagoland wedding photographer, Forget Me Knodt florist, Free wedding flowers

Each and every story will be given our full attention, and the winner will be announced on March 12th.

If you are selected, we will work with you and your wedding date. While there are dates still available for 2012, if we are already booked on the day you have chosen you would need to be willing to move your date. We can also suggest dates that are open in our schedules when we announce you are the winner.

Remember – love never fails! We look forward to hearing your story soon, and ultimately to telling the winning couple’s story through photographs.

By entering this giveaway, you agree that (if chosen) you are giving rojo foto//design and Forget Me Knodt permission to publish your story. You also understand that this giveaway includes wedding photography on your chosen date, a custom photo album, plus ceremony and personal flowers floral package, and travel up to 200 miles. The winner will also be willing to sign rojo foto//design’s wedding contract and a model release.

:: This is what it’s all about!:: - October 15, 2012 - 8:51 am

[...] Riane and her fiance Evan were the winners of the Love Never Fails Giveaway I participated in with Robert Johnson of Rojo Foto Design last year, and they are so, so sweet! [...]