A Little R&R Never Hurt

I have been working on a new business venture with a great friend of mine.  Someone I respect a ton, and work well with.  We’re looking to launch THIS MONDAY.  I can’t wait to finally be able to tell you all about it!


Oh, Tuesday: Perspective

Perspective. A way of regarding situations.  What’s your perspective?

This weekend I shot a proposal.  See the previous TWO posts about it.  Yes, I was that excited.  The proposal took place half way up a giant hill, on a sidewalk, with nowhere to hide.  Well, nowhere comfy.  The nearest object this giant body could hide behind was an electrical box about the same size as me.  Chances of getting a better angle were slim-to-none thanks to my serious and irrational fear of snakes, and the rural setting we were in.  This just HAD to work!

Finding perspective in the tightest of situations is something I’ve struggled with.  I usually see things from my eyes only, because I’m inside of my own head and that’s actually where my eyes are located.  All kidding aside, you learn a lot from putting a camera to your face.  It’s a lot like the idea when you’re a kid that if you can’t see them, they can’t see you.  I feel so invisible, so free when there’s a camera over my face.  It’s nice to hide, even if I’m not hidden.  But it’s my true desire to shoot moments that make you stupidly smile, when you don’t even realize it.  I know that 99% of my time in front of my computer screen editing photos is pretty much me with this dumb grin on my face.  Even thinking about it now.

Thanks to my clients this year, for making me smile, letting me hide, and throwing the most ridiculous and crazy parties I’ve ever been to!  I have goals for this next year, that I’d love to share with you.  Just you wait.  Let’s double, nay TRIPLE the awesome in 2013!

Sweet Home California: Part I

If you know me to any extent, you’ll know that I rarely get away from home. I rarely put down my camera and just breathe. In December (This validates that last sentence. It is now mid-March), I attempted to “vacation” with my wife. Most days, I did really well. A couple trips to my favorite NorCal brewery with my bro-in-laws was the perfect cure to over working myself.  Along the drive, I obviously snapped photos.  Here are a couple photos from the first part of the trip.  We traveled to Point Reyes, CA on Christmas day! It was one of the most peaceful drives of my entire life.  I sure hope you can enjoy some of the serenity I got to enjoy!

(You can click on any of the photos to purchase a print for yourself.  There are even canvases available!) (double parentheses … the boat you see was recently seen in the keynote where Apple debuted the iPad 3!!)

Thanks for coming by.  Thanks for trusting me with your Engagement/Wedding/Maternity shoots. I have a BLAST doing those, and am blessed beyond belief to already have my calendar filling up through the end of the year.  You’re all the reason I do what I do.  And the reason I was able to take a few days off with my wife.  Thank you!

Stay tuned, there are more photos from our drive down the coast coming your way!

Wedding: Jonathan And Julie

This wedding was particularly special to me. The groom, Jonathan, is a friend who has been a big part of my life for the last 6 or 7 years. He has been in bands for a good part of my musical AND photographic life, and I have traveled the world with him to Japan and back. Not to mention the countless times I have shot him and featured him on my other site.  His, now, wife Julie is truly a blessing as well!  This was an honor for me to be trusted with his fantastic wedding day, and start to finish, it was completely flawless.  Love this couple.  Hope you enjoy looking at she shots as much as I enjoyed creating them!