Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Sneak Peek... Erica & Isaac

Congratulations to Erica and Isaac, here's a little sneak peek from your day...

(Click on the image to take you to more!)

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Puppy Love

OK, so she's not really a puppy, but we are in love. Here's a few shots I took out back this afternoon, what a ham! She is fitting in here so well!

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Our Newest Family Member

After almost 2 years of keeping an eye out for that perfect addition to our family, we have finally found her.

I am proud to introduce Chase, our newest family member! Adopted today, and we are all in love with her already. She's a 5 year old English Pointer. She is so sweet, well mannered, and seems so far to be exactly what we expected and dreamed of! She's pretty easy on the eyes too, look at that face! She wasn't exactly sure what the camera was all about, she'll get used to that in a hurry no doubt!

Friday, August 17, 2007

Evening in Suburbia

Middle working class America. This is home baby! I shot this one out front this evening while playing with a 10 mm wide angle. I thought the clouds were cool, and I am diggin' this lens!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Mock Senior Portraits

OK, so Josh is only 16, not quite senior portraits. Since he was here visiting his Mom for a month we did up a great photo session. It was really fun, I hope I get a chance to shoot when you really are a senior, then we can compare them!

Here's a few to share from our session:

Monday, August 13, 2007

Backyard Visitor

I happened to be going into my kitchen for a drink of water, looked out the window, and this guy was visiting in our tree. I quickly ran for the camera, as I have tried to shoot him over the past 4 years to no avail. He is very very shy, I have only seem him a handful of times, and the second he sees me he is gone.

I feared it was our backyard squirrel he had in his possession, I didn't really have time to scrutinize as I held my lens up to the window pane and shot right through the glass (hence the bit of distortion) He gave me time for 5 rapid shots as he turned around on his perch, took his prize and moved on.

Looking at the image now, I wonder if this is a common sparrow, or one of our pair of beloved wild doves that visit twice daily. Guess we will find out. Any birders out there know exactly what this guy is? My guess would be a female, or juvenile Northern Harrier, but the circle pattern around the eye doesn't seem quite right to me. The long tail would narrow it down a bit I am sure....

I guess I can sacrifice a couple sparrows here and there to have a bird of prey 25 feet off my back window now and again!

Friday, August 10, 2007

A Home Office for ME!

Well, the time has finally arrived, no more coffee shop meetings! I officially have an office in our house now! I plan to add a bistro table and chairs to the left of my desk for clients to sit at, and of course more and larger images on the walls. (Now that I have a place for displays :) )

Of course the downside to all this is, I now have to keep the house clean!

Here's a couple of views. My desk is the one with the Mac...... The other work space is our PC station... Kewl huh?

The colors aren't real true. The walls by my desk are like the color of a "cherry-mocha" The other side of the room is for lack of a better description "peach-flesh"

What do you think?

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Senior Session

Here are a few shots I played with from last nights Senior Portrait session. We really got some fun stuff, I will be editing for a couple days getting creative! Thanks Brittany, I know you will love these!

Monday, August 06, 2007

My assistant

This is April, she will be assisting me as I need it. Thanks April!

Click on the image to see a larger version, her eyes really pop!

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Police Dogs

Today we ran up to a local K-9 police dog event. It was really cool to watch. I was dying shooting from the grandstand, it was way to far away. I could just imagine the shots I could get if I was right out there where the OP (on site photographer) was! It would have been so cool to be out on that field shooting! Here's are a couple of shots from the sidelines just for fun, this was the agility class...

Oh, how I wish I could of been this guy :)......... Heck, I would second shoot anytime!

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Tubbie Toes

After a 2 hour bath, dance in the shower, bath combo this afternoon (yep 2 hours!) my daughter was showing me her feet afterwards, and I thought, HEY, photo opp! I shot these with available light from our sliding glass doors.

Here are some resulting images.