I had the privilege to photograph this sweet girl adopted by some friends of mine. I don't photograph newborns very often, but I enjoy how peaceful and sweet they are. I also love being there when first time parents are learning the ropes. Here is a little book I put together for them. You can see that I got it through adoramapix, because the plaster their logo on it, which is annoying, but the book was nice nonetheless.
Click on the book to turn the pages.
If I'm honest, it's night photography that I enjoy most. And within that realm it is lightning that I most enjoy photographing. I'm not exactly sure what it is, but a small list of what draws me to night photography and storms in particular include:
- I like to be outside
- There are less people out there
- It is quiet
- I can take my time
- I have my thoughts all to myself
- I love the power of lightning
- I enjoy the "WHOA" that was close... and then I get into my car and enjoy the show.
Here is a composite of the lightning I captured over downtown. I've wanted this shot for a few years now. I've made the drive to my vantage point a number of times only to be skunked. This week I finally got them.
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I enjoy heading out into nature to find the beautiful shot. My wife calls it "the hunt." I agree. Sometimes I have an image in my mind for a long time, sometimes I've just got to find it.
BUT, what I love about photography is the joy that it can bring. Living in the states provides luxuries that I don't think we even realize. One of those luxuries is the access we have to photos. Memories recorded for eternity. It could be a lack of access to technology issue, which is fading in some situations, but I think it is also a resource issue.
I spent many years working amongst the poor along the border in Mexico. One thing I noticed lacking were photos. Traveling to Ecuador over the past few years I noticed the same... a lack of real photo prints.
This past week, I was able to return to Ecuador with some framed and matted prints that I took last year. I surprised the family with photos of their four beautiful girls.
THIS IS WHAT I LOVE ABOUT PHOTOGRAPHY!
Here are a few photos from a recent senior portrait session. Clarissa was great! This was my second senior this spring and although I don't typically seek out portrait work, I'm starting to enjoy it more. I've already started making mental notes about some things I may need to start investing in if I continue down this road. But with the 100+ degree weather outdoor sessions may need to be put on hold until the fall.
Two things I love... traveling and photography. And the 3rd thing that I love is how these two interests create friendships. My good friend Brittany Girle is a great artist who can take the everyday and see it in a new and amazing way... Here is an example of that ability.
This print is available for sale and makes it possible for her to travel the states and tell people about the needs of the people of Uganda. Interested in getting your hands on this framed print... you can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org ... tell her I sent ya!
Excited to have some of my area landscape photographs on the cover of the June edition of the El Paso Scene. We've lived here for nearly 19 years and love it here. There are so many places to see and visit within just a couple hours. The El Paso Scene is a great resource for all there is to do.
I'm excited to capture some of the beauty that you can find right here in the city and nearby.
Thanks EP Scene for showcasing some of my work!
I had the privilege to photograph an amazing senior this weekend. I don't have the opportunity to do portraits very often, but this was a joy. Here are few samples of her beautiful portraits!
After nearly 19 years this is a city that we have come to call home. No doubt our city has it's issues, but I imagine most cities this size do and the smaller ones have their own unique set of problems. We have been blessed to find some amazing friends that have walked with us, served with us and supported us in all the adventures we've had while living in this area.
This is a photo of downtown El Paso at sunset with Juarez in the distance. I hope you enjoy it!