Thursday, June 25, 2015

Time on Fathers Day

This last Fathers Day, I was awoken by my wife...early. Not because she was awake with a child and wanted company, but because the light was amazing and we had a great layer of fog. (Can I brag for a sec? I love that my wife has learned to recognize great photography light!) Anyway, I texted a friend and we set out to see what we could find. I hesitate to call it a photo walk...but we walked, talked, and took a couple photos.


I learned long ago that great light makes a huge difference in image making. And I was reminded again of that...and moody light is even more fun. But, an unexpected lesson was that it takes time to make photos. Something I have not had a lot of lately. Thank you Sarah, for giving me the time to make photos this Fathers Day.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Brothers Wedding

The hardest part about being in your brothers wedding, is not photographing it. Although, I am not saying that I wanted to be the primary photographer, because then I would not be able to enjoy the wedding, but more so that I wanted to photograph it because that is how I sometimes remember things better, or experience them fully. (Yes, I know, my wife also tells me that I need to get over this.)

I was able to grab my camera for a little bit though, especially after the kids were asleep.

Congrats little bro, had a blast and it was an honor to stand next to you. What a way to ring in the new year!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Christmas in Oceanside - 2014

Growing up, we had a tradition of joining my Dad's sisters the day after Christmas. After I moved out of state, it seems like we all went and had kids. So for the first time in over 9 years, I was able to connect with cousins and all their kids.  Problem was, several of us were sick, so lets just say that photography was not my first (or second, or third) priority.   But I did manage to get a hand full of snaps.

A tradition since before I was born. Proud to take it over from Grandpa at least once. E-mail me if you would like a higher resolution file to print.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

one last hurrah - walk and lightpainting

My wife and I are expecting our second child this week, so I was allowed to head out on one last hurrah the other night. Steve, Adam and I walked around waiting for the sun to set, then we attempted to do a little light painting. Every time I try this, I think I need to do it more.


Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Honduras - the video that was shot

On a previous post (look here) I talked about a video shoot that took me to Honduras. Well, now that InterVarsity's Staff Conference is over, I can share the video with you. I was lucky to be the backup video producer for this shoot, the original producer was not able to travel at the time Will was going to be able to host us. Therefore, I traveled to Honduras solo, but was well taken care of by Will and his team of sales associates as they visited the factory. Back state side, a coworker (who was originally supposed to go) edited the following video.

For more info on Tegu, visit their website,and by a couple blocks...we did and they are a lot of fun.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

lot of travel lately

I have been in a lot of airports lately. This morning was particularly beautiful in Reagan International. And with a longer than normal layover in Chicago, I just kept shooting.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Johnson Family Portraits

To be honest, I am not sure if the first time I photographed the Johnson's (see that here) was easier than the most recent two years later....because now the boys (and adults) know me and I have less of the "be good for the strange man with camera" behavior. Now it is more of the "poke Matt with a stick to make the kids smile" trick.

But it is fun photographing good friends, knowing the lives and stories I am trying to capture, and knowing how fast they have grown up, makes it feel like an intimate family excursion. Proof that I am "part of the family" came when a passerby offered to take our picture so that I could be in the photo too.