Sunday, November 23, 2008


Here is a shot from this little cutie that I was able to get into the studio yesterday. What can I say, but he is such a cutie, and full of energy. He was such a ball to shoot, and when he gave out one of his belly laughs, it was so heartwarming.

His mom is going to LOVE his pictures. I've only got a handful edited so far, but they are turning out great. Hopefully, I'll have them all ready fore viewing shortly after Thanksgiving, but I've only been able to cull the keeper shots down to 57. That is a lot of editing left to do.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Studio Expansion!

I'm am EXTREMELY happy to announce that my wife and I are expecting our third child. Our little angel should be arriving in late June. We are so very pleased, and excited.

Thankfully, we have had a great year here at the studio, and we are already booking into several dates into 2009. If everything goes as planned, we can move to a larger home, which will grant us much needed room for this growing family. It would also afford us the opportunity to add more variety for location shots beyond what we are using already.

If anyone has any name suggestions (don't know the sex of the baby), we are all ears.
It's going to be a GREAT Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Back in the studio

The last few days have been a whole lot of fun. I've been out in Texas helping the largest retailer of motorcycle apparel set up their photoroom so they can do their own product shots. It turned out to be quite a fun challenge as I got to stretch my creativity a bit and think about more than just fine art portraiture. I also got to get back into the teaching mode, as I had to train their staff on basic camera functions, lighting, and even post processing. The most fun, though was the people. I was treated like family from the very beginning.

Even with as much fun as I had, I'm really glad to be home. I miss my family when I travel, and it's always good to come home to their little angelic faces (ok, so I admit that I often have my "daddy goggles" on).

I've got another announcement regarding an addition to the studio. I'll add that to the next blog for It's pretty much the biggest thing that has happened in the last 2 years. With any luck, I'll be able to announce it this Friday.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Busy, Busy, Busy

Man, October has just been one hectic month. I've been working hard on finishing up the studio space, and office space. Most of the artwork is up, new lighting is in place, and the office cabnetry is nearly done (just need some trim work). I've got a few more touch-ups on some things, and maybe some repainting will be done too, but for the most part everything is good to go!

November looks like it will be just as busy as October. Besides the normal holiday feasts, and related Black Friday, I've got several family events and birthdays. Requests for Christmas/Holiday portraits and cards are filling out most of the calendar at this time, but I'm still holding out some days for some nice outdoor portraits. I just love shooting this time of year, as it is a great time to be outside.

Later in the month, I'll be heading out to Texas. I've been working with the largest retailer of motorcycle apparel in the U.S., and they want to set up their own dedicated camera room. I've ordered a bunch of stuff for them, and I'll fly out there for a couple days to get everything all set up. It's going to be a great time!

I've got one other fun announcement, but I'll save that for later in the month. :)