Monday, July 26, 2010

New Website

Well, it was out of date for a while, but I finally got around to redesigning the website and adding new photos.  Check it out at:  We have added new photos, and updated price lists (don't worry...the prices haven't changed!).  If you have any questions, or find any typos...let me know.  I hope you like the new site!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Even More new stuff

Yesterday I got in a couple of new backgrounds that I wanted to try out.  Luckily I had two sittings in a row that fit them perfectly.   As always, we are constantly looking for new scenes and ideas for all of your photography needs.  Thanks to Spencer and Tyler for being good sports in letting me try out my new backgrounds. 

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Lighting by IPad

Okay....very cool.   I had a senior sitting today and unfortunately it rained out his outdoor sitting.  HOWEVER!...we got a very cool shot because we had a bit more time to work on his studio sitting.  As it turns out, JT is a big fan of his IPad and wanted it in one of his photos.  I had the thought to try to use it as the main light in the photo.  I have to admit that I was a bit surprised that it worked as well as it did.  I used only it and the modeling lights on my studio strobes to light the photo.....pretty cool.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Senior Portraits for my Neice.

Well, my niece Caitlyn came down for a visit this weekend.  We thought she could hang out with us, play with Simon and get her senior pictures taken.  Here are a couple of the cool ones we did today and yesterday.  I have a lot of editing to do to finish all of them, but we wanted to get these done right away. 

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Still editing the fashion shoot!!

After further editing of my recent fashion photography shoot...I found another really cool photo.  What do you think of this one?  I think it has just the right "Vibe" for what we were trying to do.  I am hoping to use a little of what I learned during this shoot to create really cool senior portraits.  Attitude, fashion, creativity, style and fun....that is what makes great photos.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Creative Experimentation

Okay....we had a little downtime today so Dana and I decided to play a little with the studio lighting. I have been wanting to do some photos that have that "old school" glamour/film noir style lighting. I wanted to find a way to do it that would work easily in one of our studio sessions. I normally could spend up to a half hour setting up the lights for that style of photograph, so I had to simplify it enough that we can use it during a sitting. I think they came out pretty cool. Keep in mind...neither of us were really dressed or prepared to be photographed today.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

ART Mondays

Being a professional photographer doesn't mean that at some point you "know it all" and simply apply what you know. Photography, for me, is a lifelong passion and a lifelong education. I hope to always push myself to learn more, do more and create quality images. In order to continue learning and evolving as a photographer I have dedicated my Mondays (wife at work and son in Daycare and my only other day off) to creating my personal images. What does that mean? Well, I guess it means that on Mondays I am going to photograph what I want and do it in a way that improves my overall knowledge as a photographer. It may be a simple fashion shoot, an art project session, or simple studio experimentation with equipment, lighting etc.
This Monday, I got a call from a model who wanted to shoot some images for a clothing line. Pretty simple stuff, but with a fashion edge. I used this as an opportunity to work on my photo technique, lighting, framing and posing. In all....I got some pretty cool images. Here are a couple that I really like.Who knows what future Mondays will bring!!!! I am currently also working on an art project in which I will create images of the characters from my favorite novels. I will post some of those as I get them completed.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Xander and Ayla

Okay....two of my favorite kids in the whole world came in today. Xander and Ayla are the children of two of our best friends, Dan and Jana. I have been so excited since Jana made the appointment and this morning I finally got to take their photos. They came out amazing. I think Jana is going to have a hard time picking since we took a ton of photos. Here are two that I really like.