Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Death Valley Day 2

OK - as promised....more pictures. Honestly, the weather was pretty awful the second day. It rained most of the day and when it wasn't raining it was completely overcast. We made the best of it by making fun of each other and complaining all day. :)

Here's a quick video of us packing it in @ 9:30AM.

Death Valley Day 1

OK - trying something new. Little videos to go with the blog - will post one short video to accompany photos from each day.

Since day one was mostly traveling I only grabbed a couple of quick shots, so much more tomorrow! (I promise!)

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Back from Death Valley!

I'm back! I just returned from my 4 day photo trek in Death Valley, CA with some of my buddies. What an incredible place! While it is one of the most forbidding places on earth, the vast stretches of land surrounded by beautiful mountain ranges are incredible. This trip had many firsts for me:

It was the first time I ate beef jerky. :) While it was tasty, I think there is a reason I've never eaten it.

The first time I heard coyotes howling. Umm. I'm sorry, but they are scary sounding, despite the rest of the guys laughing at me.

The first lunar eclipse I've seen, and being so far from the city light, it was unreal.

The brightest moon and stars I've ever seen. So bright you could walk around without needing a flashlight. This came in handy for our walks back to the campsite from the saloon down the road. :)

While this trip had many firsts I think it might be the last camping trip I'm going on. Freezing my a-- off on the ground listening to people snore (not naming names) with background vocals from coyotes is enough for me. :) After two nights on the ground, I talked Colin into checking into the motel next to the campsite. Call me a wuss, but losing another night of sleep was too much! :)

Thanks guys for an amazing time and big-time thanks to Colin for planning the trip!
Here's one quick photo of us at Tea Kettle Junction. More to come soon!

Pictured below - TJ Cameron, me, John Griffin, and Colin Michael. Unfortunately, Tim had to take off the night before. Hope you made it back safe!

Monday, February 18, 2008

Off to Death Valley!

But first, one quick pic from Rowena and Christian's wedding.

They had a beautiful wedding in NYC last evening and I have TON of amazing shots to share with you, but I'm racing to finish packing for my trip to Death Valley.

I'm meeting my buddies Colin Michael, TJ Cameron, John Griffin, and my moss eating friend Tim Halberg for a week-long photo trek. I've never been in this part of the country, but I'm looking forward to it. We are taking the week to challenge ourselves creatively and to "recharge". These guys are some of the top shooters in the country so I look forward to this awesome opportunity to hang with them!

From what they tell me, cell availability is sparse, so I will be blogging and returning calls when I can! We're also camping which is something I haven't done in about ten years, so I hope the scorpions don't get me. :)

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Warm nights.

I'm ready for spring! We can't always count on warm days in February, but we can always count on the warm beautiful glow of night in NYC.

One quick post from Amy and Joe's wedding - a warm night and a beautiful bride.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's day!

Happy Valentines day from Elizabeth, Phoebe and I! Good luck to all those people who have decided to "pop the question" today! I'm sure your intended will say yes! And if you tell your story here - I'll shoot your engagement pics for free. :)

TJ is going to kill me for posting this picture, but it was just too cute. I don't know who looks more uncomfortable.

Phoebe also came for a visit to the studio this week while I had some lunch with Michelle Kersten from GraphiStudio. It was nice catching up - see you in Vegas!

I'd also like to take a second to introduce my new studio manager, Lindsey. She's been with me for a few months now. She has been awesome - taking on any task thrown at her from shooting to editing, color correction, album design and, well, sometimes babysitting too! Phoebe absolutely adores her and we are lucky to have Lindsey on board. I'm sure you'll be seeing lots more of her this year.

Here's a pic of helping out at a wedding with me this weekend.

I've been super deliquent with posting, so check back soon for lots more posts...

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Rowena and Christian

With just a few weeks left before their wedding - rescheduling their engagement shoot was not an option. Rowena came up with a great suggestion, why not meet at the NYC transit museum? Filled with old subway cars and memorabilia, the museum made for a great cold weather spot. Fortunately, it was warm enough to grab a few shots outdoors in DUMBO.

Click the picture below for their slideshow!

Sunday, February 03, 2008

A little diversion.

I found this on Brooklyn Brides blog this morning and just had to share it. Check out this video:

It was filmed by videographers Rockmelon, who have been doing some very cool stuff. They also have an entertaining blog that I like to check out and their last post featuring a break dancing first dance did not disappoint. :)

Help this couple make their one million hits on you tube!