Monday, September 29, 2008

Washington Monument in the rain

Below are pictures from the Washington Monument taken during a fantastic rain storm in DC on Friday night of last week. Life has been crazy right now traveling through Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and DC last week...then I flew down to Pensacola, Florida for a wedding Saturday morning from DC. I'm now doing a one-day 700-mile drive from Pensacola to Miami for meetings there tomorrow!

But back to these pictures......these were taken no tripod during an absolute down pour in DC at about 11pm at night. I shot them at about 6500 ISO (you have to love the D3). I took a foil wrapper from a Wendy's hamburger I had eaten, cleaned it off with a napkin, wrapped my camera as best I could, and then ran out into the rain leaving my car with hazards on in the middle of the road....there's no parking directly around the monument due to security concerns. I'm excited in how they turned out. I circled the monument to get some different angles of it. I was also crazy (stupid) enough to use my video light as well just trying to cover it with my shirt to splash some light on the sidewalk shots.

I want to dedicate these shots to my family who I miss terribly. To Kevin for the way you say, "Daddy," to Michael for the way you make me laugh, and to Jason for the courage you inspire inside of me. And lastly to Kara for the way you love me. I will always love you every day as much as I love you today...

Friday, September 19, 2008

True Companion

Below is a link to the slideshow for Bill and Molly Bracken as promised. Click on the picture or link to view. I hope you enjoy!


Bill and Molly Bracken

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Bill and Molly Bracken on their marriage!!! Below are pictures posted from their wedding three weeks ago. Molly is a personal friend and I had such a great time shooting both her and Bill...and their families are fantastic! It was a wonderful and beautiful wedding where the entire evening felt magical. I have to thank Mollie Salazar for shooting with me as well as Cameron my videographer. We have weddings pretty much every weekend until the end of November so no rest for us now. I will be posting a slideshow of Bill and Molly's wedding tomorrow once it's posted on the web. Thanks Bill and Molly!!!!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Rancho Bernardo Courtyard

Below are shots taken from a bridal portrait session for Chelsee Bopp (now Epperly). We did this shoot on Friday, the night before her wedding. We planned on going to the beach to do the shoot...but while driving up to the hotel I saw this fence and decided we'd try to get some shots there...after finishing with the fence we decided to look inside the complex to see what there was....and we found a perfect place for a photo shoot...plenty of light, different lines and shapes and a great bride. Thanks to Chelsee for making the shoot so great...I couldn't have done it without her.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

New Website Coming

I know I haven't posted for a long time.....not since August actually! I've been wanting to add so much content to the existing website and while working on that...I didn't shoot last weekend for the first time in 4 I had a little time to think...and while reviewing the new content I thought, "Why not just make a better website?!!" Well, to those of you with websites you know that is no small undertaking. But I can't resist....the website could be up as soon as the end of this week or as late as the end of the month....but it will be up this month. I'll make sure to let you know when it's up!