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The groom was dancing or moshing, lost his balance and fell to the dance floor….exhausted…

The groom was dancing or moshing, lost his balance and fell to the dance floor….exhausted from a long run. While I anticipated something would happen, I assumed position when the bride ran over to jump on top of him. They loved the capture.

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Even though I usually don't make New Years resolutions, I am making a promise…

Even though I usually don't make New Years resolutions, I am making a promise to myself to be more active on GPlus and on my blog. No excuses for 2012. So decided to go through some old wedding photos where I felt I was trying to be creative and hopefully reliving these moments will push me to be even more creative every time I shoot. The worst thing that could happen to any artist is to have a template mind set, especially when shooting a wedding.

I positioned my quantum t-5dr behind this couple during their first dance. I was anticipating capturing a flare from the light that would in some way look like the shape of the star on the floor in which they are dancing. I dig it.

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Ringing in the New Year

For 2012, one of the goals I wish to accomplish for my connection to my business and my clients is to create a more active blog. I must admit, I don’t post nearly as often as I would like because I do not like to write, but sometimes I can’t help it. I really use my blog as a picture blog, which is fine because I’m not a writer. But at the very least, I believe the images need a backstory to set the table for anyone that is viewing the blog. I certainly do not post pictures from every shoot, whether it be due to time constraints or simply a respect for the clients privacy. My plan is to post at least a couple of times a week, with thoughts and some images from every shoot. I feel it it much more productive than updating my portfolio. The blog gives me the opportunity to post a series of images and as many as I feel necessary. If I was to update my portfolio from every wedding I shoot, I would use maybe 3 images at the most, but this means that I would most likely remove 3 images for a swap. I try to keep my portfolio small and simple. The blog is really the latest and greatest.

That being said, I am starting off this year late with images taken from a wedding on New Years Eve. The coverage ended at 1am on 1/1/2012, so technically it is my first wedding of 2012 and it could not have been for a more awesome couple. They were completely cool and wanted to make sure I was on the level, or I would not have gotten the job. No bullshit sales talks, they were interested in my images and style before we actually met. We talked about how they met, how the wedding was going to flow, and what they expected from the day. I was going to have plenty of time to get pictures of the bride and groom alone and was given total creative freedom for what images I felt told the story of their wedding day. I feel totally and completely comfortable when this is the case. My biggest motivation when I shoot is to get as many cool rockin images as I can with the time I have cause I didn’t get these types of images when I got married. I’m not much of a picture person when on the other side of the camera, but if my photographer took the time to create some of these images, that would have kicked so much ass! I like to create more than just the expected images, or even the expected images with a twist.

They met when they worked together at an Enterprise rent-a-car place…..and the rest is history.

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Congratulations Lauren & Ryan. You guys are awesome and I wish you guys all the best.

Festive Engagement Session – Mike & Peggy

As we say goodbye to 2011, I can’t help but look back at all the great opportunities I was given this past year to capture some awesome images. 2011 was my busiest year so far for bookings and I hope to take it to the next level in 2012. You really do need to give it your everything in order to do this things you love and be successful. Nothing short of my best will do in life. I really believe that I raise my expectations for self-satisfaction every time I shoot.

I look forward to posting a mash up of my favorite images from 2011, but not before my final event which happens to be a wedding on the last day of the year. This post is to congratulate an awesome couple I met earlier this year. We had a recent engagement session at RexCorp plaza and is decorated beautifully this time of year. Great festive outdoor scenery, while allowing for indoor shelter and décor to get the feeling back in our fingers. Especially mine, which was on the shutter most of the time.

Congratulations Peggy & Mike. I look forward to shooting you guys again soon….

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Happy Holidays! I wish everyone a Happy and Safe New Year!

TJ & Kelly Koerner Wedding

I had the recent pleasure of documenting an awesome wedding for an awesome couple. I met Kelly & TJ over a year ago when they were referred to me from a mutual friend. Since then, they both friended me on facebook and in real life. This is an opportunity that most photographers are not given. Getting to know your bride and groom before you actually photograph them. I am very fortunate to have this time to get to know Kelly & TJ over this past year and I wish them all the best on their journey into their new life together.

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There was one place card left on the table at the end of the night, but it wasn’t for this little guy. He tried to sneak in undetected and unrecognized, but I busted him. Nice Try!

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Congratulations Kelly & TJ!