Breaking the Ice

Breaking the Ice

The biggest challenge I face as a wedding photographer is breaking the ice with subjects when I first get to a wedding location. Most couples want “getting ready” shots, but few know how to be at ease with a camera hovering about. The day is already hectic...
My Favorite Model (and Chuck)

My Favorite Model (and Chuck)

A few years back, Allison and I photographed our amazing friends Chuck and Tara at an airstrip during a brutal heatwave. It was like 120 degrees on the tarmac and I just couldn’t drag the bride-to-be out of the air conditioned car to do test shots for 10 minutes...
Let There Be Light

Let There Be Light

My first attempt at hanging Christmas lights and my first real attempt at an HDR. The following photo was made after close to 10 hours of climbing up and down ladders, clasping strands of lights to shingles, and countless trips to Home Depot. I’m officially done...

Think Different: Steve Jobs 1955 – 2011

Today we lost Steve Jobs and I shed a tear. Few people have inspired me to succeed like the man who helped popularize the personal computer, created a company that changed the way we interact with technology, and pioneered cartooning far past the next level. Look...
Penny For Your Thoughts

Penny For Your Thoughts

As wedding photographers, it’s often easy to forget that we’re not just hired to photograph the important moments during a ceremony. Sure, the exchange of the rings, the vows and the first kiss are “must have” shots, but it’s these little...
Five Years of Wedded Bliss

Five Years of Wedded Bliss

It’s hard to believe that five years have passed since I spoke my vows to my beloved Allison. That day is forever etched into my mind, even though I don’t remember much from the actual reception. I remember Allison leaving with her bridal party in the...