Thursday, February 28, 2008

This is two incredibly lively and outgoing boys from Argentina. Nico and Agu came to visit their Aunt Emma in the states for a couple of months and we had the pleasure of spending time with them. They were very grateful to be here and showed it with their eager attitudes. I think they spoiled allison because they did all her house cleaning for her. It was fun learning a little bit of their culture and language. We look forward to seeing them next year!

We miss you Nicolas and Agustin!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

This our lovely niece Kadi Mai. We don't get to see her much, so this was a special treat. Since she is chancing so much everyday we wanted to document this phase of her little life. She definitely gave us a wide range of emotions and facial expressions ranging from sweet smiles to hard core mean mugging. With her brown dress and the woodsy setting most of the pictures had a vintage feel to them. My favorite is the one of her hugging her doll, because it makes her look so sweet.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

If anyone happens to get engaged or if you know someone who gets engaged on this day of the love, keep us in mind for your wedding photography. It's never too early to start planning. If your guy asked you to be his forever love today (or you asked him, it's modern times), we want to reward you for being so romantic. So the hopeless romantics get a special somethin somethin!!

Now to my valentine... Allison, thank you so much for being the most wonderful wife a guy could ask for. You support me, encourage me, and are always there for me. Thank you so much for everything that you do. No amount of words could every truly say how much I love you!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Saturday we made a trip to Starkville to meet with an AMAZING bride, Whitney! We can not wait for her wedding... it's going to be a BLAST! We would also like to say thanks to her mother and sister for teaching us a little bit about the bride's spunky personality!

On the way home I saw this road. It is one of those simple scenes that I really love.

Allison saw me editing the file and had to comment on the fact that I filled in some trees and removed a light pole. We playfully bickered a bit about the use and over use of photoshop. This is a good example of my philosophy on using photoshop.

When I edit an image I am not editing for what was there, but what I SAW. The reality of a scene and what my mind's eye shows me are two different things. Some of this is seeing what it could be and some is my mind removing the clutter. This particular scene, I saw as simple and clean. I think I achieved that.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

This is an image from last year that I entered into a recent contest the Wedding Photography Project was hosting. They did not specify places but it looks like we got 8th place! All the images that won are simply amazing. I am honored to be among such great talent.

I want to give props to Cory Porris not only because he was one of the judges to pick our image but for setting up the Wedding Photography Project. There are numerous blogs and websites on the web devoted to advancing photography, more specifically wedding photography. Sites like these continue to push the industry forward and ultimately make us better photographers for our clients.