Friday, March 19, 2010

Continuing to put together some bridal albums this fine spring day. For all of those brides that still need to get me images, please do so soon. Summer is coming and so is wedding season. Please visit my Twitter page : also find me on Facebook:
Here is another sample from Elizabeth and Brendon:

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Clayton the Calf

Is it bad to fall fast asleep by 8pm on the couch while the kids are still awake? Long but productive day was had by the Mama and the Papa. I have been recently working on a children's book with Ali's sister, Jessi. She lives in Cow Hampshire and has written an awesome little story about a calf named Clayton. I think I have found the perfect model. He is all white and really cute. The Mama cow did not like me hanging around taking pictures. She snorted and stomped at me so I didn't stay long. This shot is by no means a final product, just a chance for Jessi to see what the potential Clayton looks like. I am experimenting with some Photoshop filters to give the images a more painterly/illustrative look. The really manipulated image is definitely a rough draft. I was thinking that if Clayton and the other characters in the story were painterly/illustrative while the backgrounds were a more abstract, that it might be a cool look. Any thoughts?

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

One of the album spreads from Elizabeth and Brendon's wedding.

Hey there. Thanks for following up with me. It's always interesting to see who is out there. Saw this guys work for the first time today and fell in love with everything about him: I am also very excited about being featured soon on my old friend Liza's blog. Please see her stuff, as she is a wonderful person and an even better artist. Please help me figure out new and exciting ways to keep this going. Liza, I may bite off your idea and feature cool work on my blog. Cool?

Monday, March 15, 2010

Blog Post 1_3/15/10

Hi there folks. It has been a long time coming for this blog. I have never really felt that anyone would truly want to hear from me on a weekly/daily basis, but having spent time on many blogs that are out there today, I am confident that some people might want to. I have just recently returned form WPPI 201o. That is the Wedding Portrait Professional International. It was an inspiring week with many new techniques learned. The biggest thing I got out of the conference other than the fact that I NEED my family in order to feel secure and stable, is that social media and blogging is such an essential tool in today's marketing strategies. I will devote the next 6 months to a year researching this. If any of you have had successes or failures please feel free to share, as I will share what I find. Please stay tuned as I hope to update this as often as I can.