Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Pittsburgh- Triangle Institute

I always enjoy teaching other photographers. I often learn as much from them as they do from me. I just returned from giving a class on weddings at the Triangle Photographers Association's Spring seminar. I met a lot of great people, and had a super time in my class. I had some time just to walk around the suburb of Pittsburgh I was in (Greenville), and just enjoyed capturing some of the scenes. The weather was AWESOME, too! I must have walked 7 or 8 miles!


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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

I just had the pleasure of photographing Erin and Ryan Bodie, owners of Studio 26 productions. They are close friends and we share a commitment to creativity, quality, and enjoying our jobs. The Studio 26 team cover everything from weddings to feature films. (Shameless Plug-

They both wanted something that was fun, and creative.... What a blast!

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Saturday, May 12

Saturday at the John Ringling Museum was a BLAST! Kendra and Joe we such fun to photograph. It was a perfect day. The families were wonderful, and such great dancers!The band, DeLeon, was fantastic. The food, catered by Mattison's, was raved about by everyone.

What an incredible dress. Kendra was stunning! Here are a few images from the day!

Tuesday, May 8, 2007


I got the chance to spend some real time with my family last week. I snapped this shot of my group fishing in the Manatee river, I saw my sister in law reach over to help her kids, and I knew I had something special The tall one is my son, Dean.


Sunday, May 6, 2007

Sunday Morning

This morning I went to Saint Bernard Catholic Church in Anna Maria, Florida, to photograph their First Communion. A young guest violinist was rehearsing a wonderful piece of music with the church organist/ music director. It was obvious the man had true musical talent, and a real passion in his playing. After the rehearsal, he walked to a back room to warm up a bit more. I saw the stained glass behind him and had to capture that moment. I quietly went in and asked if I could take a few shots. He agreed graciously and continued playing. Although I originally planned to make it a silhouette, I changed my mind once I looked at the images. The passion and love for music was so prevalent in his face that I had to bring that out. I am sending him these images. I love my job!


Thursday, May 3, 2007