Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Chrismakkuh '07 recap

Happy holidays everyone! As usual Hanukkah took a backseat to Christmas, so much so we just have one quick shot of Phoebe and Liz lighting the Menorah. :) It's especially hard when Hanukkah comes so early in December....OK - I know that's lame. :)

We didn't even get a tree until just last week....

Fortunately, Liz and Phoebe avoided the mall madness by visiting Santa at the CVS which is fitting if you know my wife and her obsession for health and beauty products.

Phoebe dictated her letter to Santa which we left with a few cookies and of course a glass of milk and she was excited to receive a letter from him this morning, too.

Phoebe was very lucky to receive gifts from family and friends and predictably her favorite parts of the holiday so far are the tree and the wrapping paper!

Hope everyone has a great holiday!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Lauren Hillary Rocks!

My west coast friends have been so nice to me this year! I hope I can return the favor someday!

About a week ago I received a phone call from bride-to-be Stephani who said Lauren Hillary had referred me. They were looking to have some engagement pictures taken in NYC before their upcoming wedding in California. I said, "well, it's awfully cold outside, but if you'll brave the weather I will, too!"

Stephani and Anthony wanted to meet me in Madison Square Park which is also the spot where they got engaged. I think it was about 30 degrees, with a brisk breeze blowing, but jackets were not necessary for these two. :)

Good luck with your wedding! Hope you enjoy the show! (click the photo below)

Sunday, December 16, 2007

The stars at night......

I took a quick trip down to Austin, TX this week to take care of some details for the REVOLUTION seminar. While we were there, we got to meet some new friends for dinner.

From left to right - Amy DeYoung, Stacy Cross, Fred Egan, Courtney Sprague, Kellie Finch, Sarah Quiara, and Jennifer Nichols. Thanks for a fun night out! These guys all do such amazing work, I had so much fun looking a their websites and seeing how creative they all are.

Of course, Fred and I had to do some shooting ourselves.....meet Molly, Laura and Chris.

A couple of Fred directing - and - chimping. :) Check his blog for more fun shots from the shoot.

Also - I've added lots of details for the workshop, so make sure to check out the REVO blog, for more about the seminar.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

A winter stroll through DUMBO.

Micah is as tall the Evergreens that grow in the hills of Portland, OR where they first met and Cristina is......well, not.

I'll admit, this does pose quite a challenge for me, but I like challenges. :) I also don't typically shoot engagement sessions in the winter time, but Micah & Cristina promised me Grimaldi's pizza to warm me up after the shoot, so how could I say no?

I haven't eaten pizza at Grimaldi's in a long time and I'm not sure why I was waiting because this is just simply the one of the best pies in the world. We even stood in line and I don't like standing in line. :)

Anyway - to get started we took some time talking about Micah and Cristina's wedding, strolling about DUMBO and warming up on hot chocolate from Jacques Torres (another delicious place not to missed).

Of course, what trip in DUMBO would be complete without a walk on the Brooklyn Bridge Promenade? That is where I grabbed this shot of Cristina reaching up for a kiss....

Click on the image below for their slideshow!

Monday, December 03, 2007


About a year ago when the concept for The REVOLUTION workshop was born, I was on a 2 week long trip out in California. TJ and I clocked nearly 800 miles in the car we rented. Our trip started in Southern California and included 2 trips up and down the coast. Why was I there?


I needed a "jolt" to my insides - something to get my creative juices flowing. What better than spending time shooting along the California coast, meeting and making new friends along way? While out there, we got together for an "unconference" sponsored by Big Folio.

Not only did I come home with some amazing images that charged me to the core - I met so many people who have given me so much inspiration.

Out of that inspiration is where REVOLUTION was born. I wanted a way to share the charge I get out of shooting and trying new things. It's that "feeling" you get every time you open a new gallery of images, and finding the one - that "perfect" image. It's what makes us photographers, it consumes us - you know what I mean?

Because in the beginning, it was all about the images. And in the end, that's all that counts. Revolution isn't about workflow, marketing, or sales - it's about your passion: photography. Your imagery, your growth, & your belief in yourself...everything else in your business flows from this.

I am proud to announce the 2nd phase of the REVOLUTION workshop. I am also super stoked that Texas super star Fred Egan will be joining us! His imagery is as big as the state he calls home, and he's challenged me to a "walk-off" - you won't want to miss it! :)

Make sure to check the REVO blog for all the details.

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Two times two

Last week Jess and I traded our time for our holiday family photos. Both of us agreed we are not used to having the camera turned on us. About ten minutes into the session she turned to me and said, "Jason, I think you got the tougher end of this deal." :)

I'll admit, I haven't photographed too many 2 year old kids, and add twins to the mix - I had my hands full! Fortunately, Jess is a pro at shooting kids and shared some secrets to help us get these fun shots!

Being new parents ourselves, my wife and I are amazed at how Jess and her husband are managing with their adorable twins, Mason & Kendall!

Make sure to check Jess's awesome blog for her beautiful portrait work.