Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Once a Photographer Always a Photographer

I thought this was just too funny to pass up. Now I am proud of my experience as a wedding photographer but once in a while people look at me a little funny when I say I have been doing this since I was a kid.

Below is a picture of me from today and the next one is me at a wedding back in 1985. I was tagging along with my dad who is also a photographer and as you can see, I was pretty happy to be there.

Some things never change.

Enjoy the laugh!

Me at 34 (just hitting my prime!!)

Me at 11 (wishing for auto-focus)

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Wedding- Marisa and Joseph

After six weeks without a wedding, Marian and I were excited for Marisa and Joseph's wedding last weekend. Such a great couple to work with, we had a great time and captured some wonderful moments.

We got to shoot at both of my favorite Gville venues- Baughman Center and Sweetwater Branch. Even though we go there often, it is fun to come up with new and fresh ways to approach these classy and picturesque locations.

We had the pleasure of working with Angela Renick and her talented staff at Avie. Angela is an amazing coordinator and she does not let even the smallest detail go by. What a talent she is!

Mike from Videotronics was there for the video and we had a great time catching up after not working together for some time.

I could go on forever but let's let the pictures speak for themselves.

Congratulations Marisa and Joseph!


Monday, September 1, 2008

Contest Winner!!


As you may or may not know, I am a member of the Wedding Photojournalists Association. The members are a hand picked group of wedding photographers who specialize in documentary coverage. It was not easy to get in and I have to reapply to renew every year.

OK, so they have a contest four times a year that spans the membership worldwide. Now I have had great success in contests over the years with the Hearst Award being the crown jewel. Well, after entering the WPJA contests for more than a year and only getting a 16th place entry I was starting to sweat it.

Not this time.

I placed 5th overall this recent quarter. That is with international entries in all (10) categories combined. I had a first place entry for humor and a second place in reception. You can see all the latest winners at I am happy to finally do well in this especially difficult contest.

The best part is I will have a gold medallion next to my directory link so when clients search for photographers they associate my name with the very best photojournalists in the group.

Here are the winners.

First Place-

This was actually a former bride, Cara, inspecting the tooling of her sister's dress. I cropped the bride's head off for maximum humor factor.

Second Place-

Just being in the right place at the right time. Quite a party going on!

Take Care!!