Archives for July, 2010

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cason // birth photography

In case you didn’t see the slideshow, go check out the post below this one, you don’t want to miss it. Although it is a multimedia piece using still images in video format, I still tend to LOVE traditional blogging (and that way you can study individual photographs at your own pace, instead of hitting the pause button)! So, more details on the experience in the post below, but, this was shot on film with 2 lenses (for all that care). Love the look that film gives me for this type of approach, but at the same time there are things that I miss about digital. Verdict is still out, what do you guys think?

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tucson birth documentary newborn labor childbirth pregnancy arizona photograph

tucson birth documentary newborn labor childbirth pregnancy arizona photograph

tucson birth documentary newborn labor childbirth pregnancy arizona photograph

tucson birth documentary newborn labor childbirth pregnancy arizona photograph

tucson birth documentary newborn labor childbirth pregnancy arizona photograph

tucson birth documentary newborn labor childbirth pregnancy arizona photograph

tucson birth documentary newborn labor childbirth pregnancy arizona photograph

tucson birth documentary newborn labor childbirth pregnancy arizona photograph

tucson birth documentary newborn labor childbirth pregnancy arizona photograph

tucson birth documentary newborn labor childbirth pregnancy arizona photograph

tucson birth documentary newborn labor childbirth pregnancy arizona photograph

tucson birth documentary newborn labor childbirth pregnancy arizona photograph

tucson birth documentary newborn labor childbirth pregnancy arizona photograph

tucson birth documentary newborn labor childbirth pregnancy arizona photograph

tucson birth documentary newborn labor childbirth pregnancy arizona photograph

tucson birth documentary newborn labor childbirth pregnancy arizona photograph

tucson birth documentary newborn labor childbirth pregnancy arizona photograph

tucson birth documentary newborn labor childbirth pregnancy arizona photograph

tucson birth documentary newborn labor childbirth pregnancy arizona photograph

tucson birth documentary newborn labor childbirth pregnancy arizona photograph

tucson birth documentary newborn labor childbirth pregnancy arizona photograph

tucson birth documentary newborn labor childbirth pregnancy arizona photograph

tucson birth documentary newborn labor childbirth pregnancy arizona photograph

tucson birth documentary newborn labor childbirth pregnancy arizona photograph

tucson birth documentary newborn labor childbirth pregnancy arizona photograph

tucson birth documentary newborn labor childbirth pregnancy arizona photograph

tucson birth documentary newborn labor childbirth pregnancy arizona photograph

tucson birth documentary newborn labor childbirth pregnancy arizona photograph

tucson birth documentary newborn labor childbirth pregnancy arizona photograph

cason // birth documentary

I’ve been an active photographer for about 5 years now and have loved every minute of it.  I’m fortunate to say I have a successful business that allows me to to what I LOVE to do, and what I LOVE most about my job is working with the people I work with.  I love weddings, I love portraits, I love interacting with people and watching their emotions, and being part of those memories.  I find it rather corny to say that “I love capturing moments” . . . bleh, it just sounds soooo corny to me.  But, what I love most is just being a fly on the wall, a front row seat in the lives of others . . .

About 3 years ago, I came across a set of documentary images by a good friend of mine, Daniel Shaw, who captured an amazing documentary of his wife giving birth to their son.  Being the father, it was easy for him to be front and center, and the emotion and pure wonder of child birth was captured with striking imagery.  Since then I have always wanted to document an actual birth, and I finally mustered up the guts to do it.

My experience was a whirlwind of 20 hours that is still quite vivid in my memory.  They arrived 8pm the night before, and Cason was finally born around 2:15pm the next day. I got very little sleep, but, I didn’t mind.  I loved just being able to be there, in the same room as the family, and experience life’s most amazing and sacred events.  Maybe I didn’t sleep because I wanted to know what it might feel like to not sleep at all, to help me put myself in a father’s shoes moments before the birth of his first child.  In short, I walked away completely amazed at the miracle of life, and how amazing both Kelly and Roger are.  Thank you so much for letting me be part of something so special, I will never forget it!

Now, this is the first time I’ve created a slideshow for the blog, would love your thoughts and I’m sure the new mom & dad would love to hear your thoughts as well!


greer family // family portraits

This past weekend is always a wonderful weekend, being able to celebrate the Independence of this blessed country we live in is hard to capture in words. But, as I was sitting in church yesterday, singing our beautiful National Anthem, I was reminded in it’s fourth verse what makes it so memorable and special to me:

“O! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war’s desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav’n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: “In God is our trust.”
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!”

I hope we all (Americans or citizens living in this amazing land) remember the many, many great and very serious sacrifices of the men that signed the Declaration of Indepence and the many thousands that fought to protect our Freedom.  I believe that we live in a land that was preserved by God and it is our duty to help keep that reason prominent in our minds and across the nation.

Now, what better way to celebrate this great nation than by sharing what I believe to be at the core of our mortal existence, and the fundamental core of our nation: the family.  The Greer family contacted me a while back about creating family portraits that were very dear and important to them.  Shannon mentioned that it could very well be some of the very last portraits where the entire family is together and I thank them for trusting me with such an important occasion.  If you know them, you’ll know that they have an AWESOME family and I was proud to be able to help create something so meaningful!  Thanks again, look forward to working with you all in the future!

We photographed a LOT of individual families, some fun a crazy individual portraits, a LARGE group photo, and even a group portrait where ALL the grandkids are smiling . . . that’s an accomplishment itself :)  Hope you enjoy!

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tucson family portraits arizona group desert photographs

tucson family portraits arizona group desert photographs

tucson family portraits arizona group desert photographs

tucson family portraits arizona group desert photographs

tucson family portraits arizona group desert photographs

I LOVED these, there are so many more too, this is just a tip of the iceberg of fun

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tucson family portraits arizona group desert photographs

Aren’t they a good looking family?

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And the reason this all started, they are 2 awesome people with one amazing family, thanks Greers!

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