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Archive for July, 2009


Sunday, July 19th, 2009

The last two days have been downright amazing. Both for personal reasons and, more specifically, for a ceremony that took place yesterday that made for an incredible visual experience that encapsulated the joyous beauty.

If it wasn’t for the fact that I’d gotten to know John and Michelle personally, I would have been hesitant to offer to shoot the photography for their wedding. I’m just still not entirely sure I’m able to guarantee results for such a momentous day of two people’s lives…but apparently they trusted me enough. And…I’m surprisingly pleased with just the tip of the iceberg of the shots from yesterday.

In order to avoid violating what surely must be some official rule of wedding photography (that the bride and groom be the first to receive/see wedding pictures) I have sent these three starting images to them already. Granted, they may not get around to actually looking at them for a while since they are likely happily distracted by the Caribbean sun at the moment…but I did my part!

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Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

It’s nice when, despite having recused myself from most mediums that would directly put me in contact with models, I can still have an unexpectedly pleasant surprise fall into my lap.

I met Amber while at work and, after peeking at the little portable portfolio I keep on my mp3 player, she thought it would be great to set up an opportunity to shoot. We found the time to do so yesterday.

She’s quite statuesque and I realized after we’d toyed with themes and had finished shooting that I’d neglected to figure out a particular set idea which would be devoted towards accentuating it…but it’s likely to be a situation where we’ll be shooting again. In the meantime, though:



Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

It’s still 8 days before I’ll be heading to wedding (rehearsal) #2 of the summer.

However, after about a week of telling myself I’d get around to purchasing it, I succumbed this evening to temptation and meandered onto Google videos to find this. Consequently, I shall have the entire new album before tomorrow is over.