Sunday, July 29, 2007


I met with a wedding couple today, they asked me what my philosophy was. I had to quickly dig for a response. I mean I had an answer but was it the right answer. I guess I should start at the beginning. I stopped this dream a few years back. Honestly I was not that good, I had a really thick skull and I had the attitude that my way was the way. Since that time I have met some really talented people and got tons of help and vision from industry leaders and friends who are some of the best artists I have ever met. Now I know where I want to go, I just really haven't thought about how to explain it to people. So here is my "philosophy" I want to be the best photographer I can be. I have a massive technical base of knowledge being a camera tech for many years there is not much that scares me, I have a really solid classic portraiture style but that does not really satisfy my heart. I want to capture emotion. Hugs, tears, laughter, love. Every assignment i take I want to create something timeless, so that when they open their album decades later they still go wow. Or when they pull out that portrait it still holds weight, its not hokey. On the business end I don't want to be swamped. I want to be able to give my customers the time and attention they deserve so I can get a real feel for what they want. Sure I have been taking pictures for many many years but I feel like I am really just starting over but this time with the right tools and a deep commitment to really doing it right every step of the way.

Saturday, July 28, 2007


Has stunning eyes.
Is only 4 1/2 months old.
Can do sit ups and push ups.
His dads nickname is walterbeast.
He is a chip off the the old block.
His mom is just a petite little flower.
His dad, while all muscle, is not really all that beastly.
If you meet them you can tell they are very proud of their boy.
They love him dearly
One for now and maybe some more later.

Thursday, July 19, 2007


Most wedding videos, well they are what they are. Sometimes you watch them once maybe twice and then its closet time.
There are some outstanding artists out there though, and I say if the moving visual is what moves you then do a little more research. I have been looking at this company's site in awe for a little while now.
Cinematic Studios
whats also stunning is that most of the shorts they have on their blog are same day edits meaning they show that vid at the reception!

google "wedding cinematography" if moving pictures is whats important in capturing your special day. I have yet to run across one of these types in my wedding travels.

Friday, July 13, 2007


Cruising through my pics and had to post this one. A hearder so this shot was culled from alot of misses and a bunch of photoshopping. I think what makes me different is I will spend whatever time, an hour or more getting a shot. I have ultimate patience and will just keep trying.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

First real HDR

4th of july the weekend after. My favorite stream, barkaboom falls in the Catskills NY.
My first real HDR image.
Click here for really large
or here for my flickr site

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Thank YOU!

wow a personal hand written thank you card and the cover is plastered with the wedding pics. I was very happy to get this in the mail. I always try my hardest to do my best. I live for these kinds of moments. It makes all the late night hours worthwhile.

Monday, July 9, 2007

So behind

So behind in blogging. Not really busy but after the month of almost all work everyday. I have been catching up on friends and being lazy just researching and finalizing my business plan and ordering samples. Stick with me and over the next couple days I will be back here with something to look at.
2008 I need to do this.
This heat is brutal to do real work in.