Archives for November, 2008

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All you photographer droolers, this one’s for you

So my lovely 5D mk2 just arrived this morning from Pictureline (in SLC).  Lovely camera.  Battery is currently charging, but I have a full weekend of shooting ahead of me, perfect timing for it’s arrival :)   Got A couple family portraits, 1 wedding, engagement session and possibly a model shoot.  I might venture into some quickie HD video recordings if time permits.

Expect a lot of REAL (yes, client assignments) pictures in the next few days with a good review as well.  I might even have some video posted as well, we’ll see . . . Make sure you sign up for our RRS updates to be informed!

Sneak peak . . .




Its coming . . . [UPDATE] It’s here!

. . . on Friday!!!  Man, I can’t even tell you how long I’ve been waiting for my camera to ship.  Pictureline in SLC has long been a favorite retailer for me, since I visit SLC a lot, and luckily, they had a couple not claimed for.  I had to order the kit to get it, but, at least it will be here on Friday.  I’m going to cross my fingers for UPS that they will deliver it, since I’ve had a number of unpleasant experiences with them in the not so distant past :(   Overnight usually does a good job :)

For all you non-techie photographer people, simply put, the Canon 5D mk2 produces the very best image quality and resolution of ANY digital SLR camera every produced.  Period.  Oh ya, it shoots full 1080P video too, lol.  I don’t get anything but the best!

Happy TURKEY DAY everyone!  May we all be a little more grateful for everything that we have been given to us!

Emma & Danny

I had a super awesome time with a new couple I am working with, Emma & Danny.  They are getting married in January and it was time for their engagement photos, and a beautiful day it was!  We went to the La Encantada mall (big thanks to Melanie for allowing us on the beautiful property) and just had a blast there!  Beautiful place, hard to take a bad picture with a great couple and great location.  Anyways, the original plan was to go to the Zoo afterwards for some more photos, but it had closed at 4pm :(   For some strange reason I was under the impression that it stayed open later, but I was wrong I guess.  We left La Encantada mall and headed downtown for some more casual type portraits where we wrapped up the evening.

Super awesome couple, great locations, what more could I ask?  Thanks again guys, you are the best!  Here’s a couple teasers . . .

tucson wedding photography emma danny

tucson wedding photography emma danny

tucson wedding photography emma danny

tucson wedding photography emma danny

tucson wedding photography emma danny

tucson wedding photography emma danny

tucson wedding photography emma danny

tucson wedding photography emma danny

tucson wedding photography emma danny

tucson wedding photography emma danny

tucson wedding photography emma danny

tucson wedding photography emma danny

tucson wedding photography emma danny

tucson wedding photography emma danny

tucson wedding photography emma danny

Nashville Wedding!

It’s hard to sum up the experience I had shooting on Saturday in Nashville, it was a totally different experience than I am used to.  Many of you may know (that have worked with me or have followed my work) that my style is a mix of traditional and photojournalistic.  I don’t like to control parts of the day, but I do like taking the time to get some cool, sexy and creative portraits of the bride & groom.  At the same time I like to let things just work themselves out, let the day unfold without me asking people or groups to “say cheese”!  Shooting with Evan Baines was different because I was not the one with all the pressure on my shoulders, I was just another photographer in the background with a different eye.

I will say that I love working under pressure . . . I like a little fire under my pants to keep me on my toes and to keep me thinking outside the box.  Saturday was a day full of photojournalistic approach with little intervention and guidance.  The couple was super relaxed and just relished in the joy and beauty of the day, so capturing awesome moments was a common occurance for the day.  Getting to see how another excellent photographer works is always awesome, and to that I can thank Evan for the great experience.

Out of the many thousand photographs we captured that day, here’s just a small small small few of my favs :)

Headin’ to Nashville!

I don’t remember commenting about this, but I get to head off to Nashville this weekend to shoot a wedding with a friend of mine, Evan Baines.  Evan is an amazing photographer whose work is simply top notch!  He asked me to come out and help him with this important wedding he has and I couldn’t be more delighted to go.  I’ve always wanted to travel to Tennessee and I’m looking forward to it.  I’ll be sure to spoil you all with some awesome wedding pics on my way back :)

You can view some of Evan’s great works at www.evanbaines.com

Nikki’s Pics!

I had a super fun session with Nikki yesterday at Agua Caliente park.  I had totally forgot that it would be a holiday and that the park would be packed . . . but we worked it out and still had a lot of fun.  I’m not sure if they were prepared for my goofy-ness and I kept them laughing at myself the entire time :)   Beautiful day with an a-m-a-z-i-n-g sunset.  Thanks again Nikki, you rock!

tucson senior portraits nikki

tucson senior portraits nikki

tucson senior portraits nikki

tucson senior portraits nikki

Aren’t her eyes just amazing???

tucson senior portraits nikki

tucson senior portraits nikki

tucson senior portraits nikki

tucson senior portraits nikki

tucson senior portraits nikki

Super awesome sunset, couldn’t have seen anything more awesome.

tucson senior portraits nikki

Nathan’s rockin pics!

Got to shoot an awesome senior today, Nathan from Benson High.  It was just a whole lot of fun and we were laughing all afternoon. These were shot in a pretty remote location in AZ along the freeway, very very cool area to shoot.  Texas Canyon to be specific (just East of Benson about 15 minutes or so).  The weather was absolutely amazing, so it was extremely pleasant outside.  Spent quite a while out there getting some really cool stuff, then we went back to his school to get a few more, worked with the stage and had some more fun.  Nathan is a big sports guy but we focused more on his wide variety of musical talents (like guitar, electric violin, electric guitar, piano, etc).  I had a blast!!!

I don’t know many photographers that go out of the way to plan Senior pics as cool as these are!  Thanks again Nathan, it was a super rockin’ afternoon!

tucson senior portrait nathan benson

tucson senior portrait nathan benson

This one is probably one of my favs . . . doesn’t he look like he’s a country music star??  This pic belongs on a CD album!

tucson senior portrait nathan benson

tucson senior portrait nathan benson

tucson senior portrait nathan benson

If I got too close to him we would both start laughing, lol!  Super fun dood.

tucson senior portrait nathan benson

tucson senior portrait nathan benson

Look at those eyes ladies!

tucson senior portrait nathan benson

tucson senior portrait nathan benson

I don’t know why but this makes me think of guitar hero or something.

tucson senior portrait nathan benson

I told him to do a mix of Kurt Kobane and KISS.  I think he nailed it!

tucson senior portrait nathan benson

tucson senior portrait nathan benson

tucson senior portrait nathan benson