The Kauai Destination Wedding Teaser
I enjoy being a destination photographer. I get to photograph amazing weddings in places like Hawaii, Mexico, Jamaica, during the coldest months of the year. That's part of the reason my higher end packages include travel - I like to travel, and photographing a wedding just makes it better!
You might recognize these two lovebird ...
February 12, 2016
I love you, not for the way you speak….
"I love you:
Not for the way you speak
or the way you smile
or the way your beautiful eyes stare into my soul.
I love you because every time
I think of you I feel like
a lost traveller, who has finally
found the way back home."
-Ji Tesh Khanna
You can see the rest of this beautiful shoot here
February 2, 2016
Vernon Photography Lessons & Family Shoots
I've got some killer shoots coming up. It's kinda depressing, though, because the lights I ordered last week just got shipped today! I've got a shoot coming up on the second that I'd like them for.
But that's okay. I simply don't want boring shoots. Part of the enjoyment of my job is keeping everything sp ...
January 26, 2016
“I have an idea that this is what enduring love really means.”
“I have an idea that this is what enduring love really means. Your memories of a girl at seventeen become as real and vivid as the middle-aged woman sitting in front of you. It is a happy sort of double vision, this seeing and remembering. To be seen this way is to be known.”
― William Landay, Defending Jacob
January 21, 2016
Weddings & Engagements & Family Shoots, Oh My!
Just updated the Engagement Gallery! Click Here to see my latest Engagements!
That's a photo I've been wanting to get forever. Some of you will remember Rebecca from the summer, when we did a maternity shoot. Well, shooting that little guy was one of the best experiences I've ever had. I think I've got baby fever. As long as I can ...
January 18, 2016
Love is the force…..
"Love is the force that expands consciousness"
I've been looking over all my weddings and engagements from 2015. It turns out I've done a few more than I thought! I didn't even blog all of them. If you'd like to see the rest of the wedding, check it out here.
And yes, the new project - Dr ...
January 14, 2016
Hibernation, a Few Family Shoots, and an extra project
I don't think it's any secret how much I enjoy smoke bombs. You'd think that the photo above was caused by an illegal fire in a public park, but no. Orange smoke bomb! If anyone's wondering where I get them, I put in orders over $250 at Rocket Fireworks. The good ones come to about $20 each, but they sure are worth it.
January 8, 2016
Vernon Photography Lessons are Back!
Well, we're back. And I'm pretty excited about it. We've got a fairly easy to follow lesson plan. As always, with new content.
It's hard to believe this is round 7! That means that this is the seventh round of beginner classes I've taught. This has been amazing for me. It's given me great insight as to how students learn. How t ...
January 5, 2016
The Top 9 Photos of the Year
What a year it's been.
Near the end of 2014, I was exhilarated. It had been an incredible year, both personally and professionally. I had quit my part time job and made the jump to become a photographer. My Instagram had 450 likes, and my business twitter didn't exist yet.
Things have changed. My social media has 15,000 follo ...
December 31, 2015
BX Creek Galleries, and more Santa Photos
It's not secret that BX Creek and BX dog park is one of my favorite places in Vernon to photograph. It's amazing all of the people who have lived here and haven't heard of it! That's the beauty of this little town. There's so many beaches, parks, hikes and mountains that are just waiting to happen!
Two galleries are here and her ...
December 21, 2015
Family Photos in the Snow, More Santa Photos
Yesterday, the snow covered everything. Here in Vernon, it's the first real snowfall we've had yet. Just in time for christmas. As I write this, it is still a stale -2. We've been blessed with autumn temperatures.
You start to understand how rare a good snowfall is when you chase it. I'm always after thos ...
December 16, 2015
Santa Photos at the Vernon Mall & A Bit More
Sometimes things get smokey....
To see the rest of this shoot, head to http://goo.gl/0dfYII
And while you're at it, come visit us at the Village Green Mall! Image Studios and I are taking photos of the kids with Santa.
December 12, 2015
A Grand Adventure
A grand adventure is about to begin.
– Winnie the Pooh
Still busy taking Santa photos at the mall and touching up an occasional photo session! I'll post the gallery for this one tonight. It's a pretty adorable one. I might have to make a new section of my website for maternity shoots. I just love them!
December 8, 2015
The Sky Broke Like An Egg
The sky broke like an egg into full sunset and the water caught fire.
~ Pamela Hansford Johnson
Sometimes, I go through my weddings and am reminded of the silent moments no one even noticed. Here two best friends are taking in the sunset on a boat, just past 8pm.
December 4, 2015
The Butterflies He Gave Me
he used to give me
To see the rest of this amazing maternity shoot, head to http://goo.gl/cQdXM1 and prepare to be amazed. Feel free to follow my instagram or facebook while you're at it. :-D
Or toss out an inquiry.
November 30, 2015
Grad Shoots and Winter Wonderland
I'm particularly pleased with the photo above. I love grad shoots, and I especially love good color theory. This photo combines both.
This whole hasn't been all roses, though. My spam filter was filtering out inquiries from my page! If you're one of those inquiries, I apologize. I think I got back to ...
November 25, 2015
Family Photos & The Snow
You might have noticed that I'm updating a little less frequently. It's not due to lack of shoots - I've simply been crazy busy!
But how about that photo above, hey? I had a pretty fun shoot on Sunday (Two, actually, but I have to keep the second one secret. It's an announcement and I've already said too much!), with an awesome ...
November 21, 2015
Find Someone who Doesn’t Need
Who doesn't need
Your words to know
It's time to kiss you
On a rainy afternoon
One of my favorite days. A beautiful wedding in victoria with a lighthouse in the background. My heart grew that day. It meant so much to me to be part of that.
We're doing family shoots this tim ...
November 17, 2015
“He who contemplates the depths of Paris is seized with vertigo.
Nothing is more fantastic. Nothing is more tragic.
Nothing is more sublime.”
― Victor Hugo
Our thoughts and prayers go out out to those affected in these tragic, senseless killings. We're left speechless. For now, we must pray.#prayforparis
November 13, 2015
Slot Canyons and Grand Canyons
Many of you remember a stunning wedding I was part of back in April.
Well, the first day there, I rented a car and drove out. There's a ton of destinations in Vegas. We have the Valley of Fire, Spring Mountains, Lamoille Canyon, Cathedral Gorge, and of course - the biggest of them all, the Grand Canyon (And nearby slot canyons.) ...
November 10, 2015