New Work: Loving the Studio Again

May 22, 2014 / shoots
If any of you follow me on social media, you know that I've been exploring this month. Drawing, painting, shooting, printing, you name it. I've never had so much fun creating as I've had this month. Well, during the process, I've developed some new techniques. One of the techniques has really made shooting in the studio a lot of fun. I've always hated sh ...

New Work: St. Thomas Health

May 07, 2014 / shoots
Every once in a while, a gig comes along that qualifies as "the job of a lifetime". Thankfully I've had a few of them in my 8 years of photography but the latest qualifies as extra special for a few reasons, which I'll explain. I got an email recently from a guy named Jeff who works at a local ad agency called Bohan. I was very familiar with Bohan but ...

Photographing Kids

January 29, 2014 / shoots
I recently photographed some of my friends children for fun. At least as a temporary experiment/series. Not the traditional "say cheese" kind of stuff, but more editorial, like I'd approach any other shoot. After thinking more about it, I've realized how intriguing this is for a long list of reasons: • No hair/makeup needed • No 8-12 hour shoots. 1 ...

A Rare Connection: My Photo Shoot with John Schneider

January 16, 2014 / Stories
I recently got asked to shoot photos for a show called "The Haves and HaveNots" for the Oprah Winfrey Network. I've shot many shows in my career and I always enjoy these shoots because there are so many challenges involved. There's tons of "talent" aka celebrities involved, all their teams, all the hair, makeup and wardrobe involved, there's very limited tim ...

Photographers are Car Dealers

October 31, 2013 / Philosophy
Photoshoots are kind of like cars. Photographers are kind of like car dealerships. People often want me to take their photos for cheap, thinking it will look like the expensive photos I take. They think I just sell cars and that all cars are the same. But sometimes I sell Ferrarris and sometimes I sell Hondas. My ferrari has room in the budget f ...

Claire and Travis Wedding

February 19, 2013 / shoots
I recently found out that a couple good friends were getting married. I didn't even know at the time that they knew each other! It was a very pleasant surprise. I was so thrilled to hear they were getting married that I said "I want to shoot your wedding." Granted, I don't shoot weddings but this was one I wanted to be a part of. I knew it would be beautiful ...