Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Hunter worked as my assistant for several years and as a result I got many great shots of him while I tested light. He was fifteen years old here. Hard to believe he's eighteen now.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Ready for Spring

       I've decided to not overcomplicate the blogging and just post an image when I can. Who knows how long that will last! It's been a mild winter so far but ran across this shot and it made me excited for spring.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Green Grass

      We have had a really rough winter this year.  It was fun at first. I mean, if you have to endure the cold of winter, you may as well have something pretty and white to look at.  But I'm ready for the warmth of summer now.  I forgot all about this little group of images I took last year until I ran across them a few days ago.  There are some grumpy little boy faces because I forced them to get out of the pool, put their shirts on, and comb their hair.  I get it, who would want to pose for a camera when you could be swimming.  But I knew there would be a moment in the dead of winter when I would long for the green, green grass these images would provide.  I take tons of candids (too many) but every once in awhile, I like a nice posed image.  Summer is just around the corner.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

A Fresh Snow

Warming cold hands after posing for mom.

      I am the opposite of a winter person.  Give me summer heat any day over the cold dreary days of winter.  But I can't deny the beauty of a good snow.  Those first few hours while everything looks perfect and white are incredible.  Of course reality of its mess sets in when you're slushing through the parking lot of target and can't fathom where all the mud and dirt came from.  Snow can be a little difficult to shoot in but I always love a good challenge when shooting.  It's a little like shooting the exit of a bride and groom while people are throwing bird seed or rice.  The camera tends to grab the little pieces in front and you lose the focus on the face.  You also have to be careful of overexposure with all of the white.  That's more of an issue on a sunny day but not too big of a problem with overcast skies.  The biggest challenge for me was to put an 8 year old in the snow and tell him not to roll around in it.  Of course we had to end with a few snow balls!