Archive for May, 2009

Somebody… Stop Me…

Posted: May 27, 2009 in Shoot

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Memorial Day fun…

Posted: May 27, 2009 in Shoot

Holidays are for family… and we did spend the holiday with family… cool stuff.Mem Day Char 2009 (22 of 96)Mem Day Char 2009 (49 of 96)Memorial Day Diana-2960Memorial Day Diana-2992

Mystikos Quintet…

Posted: May 22, 2009 in Shoot

These guys rock…  We will be playing alot of these guys on our site. They are a Indianapolis based group with a very unique and exciting sound… I love their stuff … check them out… you can listen to a sample of their tunes by clicking on them in our links page or in this blog you will see a link on the right hand side. Please check them out and support them by buying some tunes if you like what you hear… and I think you will like it… I am jamming on it right now…mystikos

The Reward…

Posted: May 19, 2009 in Shoot

I have really been examining what it is about photography that gets me so excited. The fact is, that it is somewhat … but not purely… selfish… I really love it when I get that shot… you know, the one that just knocks you out… and you know that it will be a photo that the family you took it for will keep their entire lives, and for generations, and the one they will fight over when the estate is settled… It is the reaction you get when you can tell that whoever you took the photo of or for,

Remember when you could sleep like that?... Me either.

Remember when you could sleep like that?... Me either.

 just loves it… that is the sweet spot. The ones you look at and say, “oh my lord”, I can’t even believe that I took that… it’s the ones where you know you caught their spirit or the magic of a special moment… yep that is what I love about it…

How Sweet it is...

How Sweet it is...

Yep… when you catch that image that you look back at and say, “I wish I could shoot like that”,… and then it hits you, and you go… I did shoot that.  I really love this …
Dude that's sweet...
Dude that’s sweet…

Amy and I met for lunch and decided that we would go to pick up a few props for the shoot with Jackson on Saturday. She and I looked at a bunch of stuff and it was a fun experience and what I learned was that Amy has an eye for what might look good in a capture…  I was surprised, a little… it was fun… as we hauled the goods from the store Amy went for the jugular and said… we could go take some pictures with the girls now if you want….

Now how fair is that? Two carts full of cool little baby picture stuff and two of the cutest little girls in the world and she asks me that… how fair is that? So at nine- O’clock that evening as we picked out the last shots… seriously… how fair was that? I gotta tell you it was great, it was fun, and we have some of the most precious glimpses of life that you will ever lay eyes on…

Ali Unleashed

Ali Unleashed

Kaylee...

Kaylee...

Prince....

Prince....

Saturday came… and Jackson arrived on time with mom and dad… OMG… as Sharon would say, that little wrinkle pup forehead… that is one cute little baby… I determined that this was going to be one great Baby weekend… and here are two examples… Sharon worked to keep me focused as well as moving forward… ( I have a tendency to want to look at them on the screeen before we are done shooting)… I look at these and It literally takes my breath away thinking that we snagged these morsels… Meg, Jay, Sharon and I looked at them briefly before they left… then Sharon and I flagged them all later …  these two examples are as close to catching the soul visually as I will likely ever come… Then of course I would be remiss if Ali was not mentioned… Amy had gotten this emergency person type outfit… Ali takes her best pictures when you just let her go and show her little spirit… it is pretty cool actually… then you just catch a single 1/300th of a second frame… and you can see so much about her little personality… how fun is that?

So it was a true collaboration, all Mom’s and dad’s, Sharon and myself, and of course, Ali, Kaylee, and Jackson, the stars for the weekend… all worked together for these shots… I will work on the rest and put them in the recent work folder…