Thursday, December 31, 2009

Photo Essay in Alabama

The LA Times just posted an amazing photo essay from Alabama. It's a bit gut-wrenching to think about kids living in this kind of environment.

The photos speak for themselves.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

How To Organize A Redneck Wedding

Oh, you can find just about anything -- and I mean anything -- on the Internet. Even a how-to guide for couples who want to plan the perfect redneck wedding.

Some choice excerpts from this article:

"Decide what the bride will be wearing. Consider tight blue jeans and a tank top. Don’t forget to have a barbecue or chewing tobacco stain on the front and a wrench in your back pocket."


"Instead of a wedding cake, you can use cupcakes or serve individual fried pies (a favorite of many rednecks). You can even set up a table of Twinkies or Ding Dongs."


"Decide on a menu for your reception--“road kill” is an excellent option. Squirrel, opossum and turtle (all cooked according to redneck recipes) would be great choices for the main course."

I would totally love to take pictures of a squirrel BBQ at a wedding reception. Seriously.

My grandma (who lives in Arkansas) makes a killer turtle soup. I could go for some of that on this cold Nebraska Wednesday...

Monday, December 28, 2009

Winter Portraits

Not even blizzards can stop us! Here are a couple of outtakes from a recent outdoor portrait session. Piper is the cutest thing ever.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Wedding Package Pricing (and Xmas portraits)

I've recently updated my wedding packages. I have been loading my packages with a lot of extras that most photographers just don't offer, and I added even more goodies this time around.

If you've booked with me already (or even just emailed), no worries, the older packages still apply!

Looks like we are in for a very nice Christmas week. If you're looking for a last-minute gift, some adventure portraits in the snow are a great idea! I offer quick turnaround on portrait shoots, so you can still have prints before Friday.


Thursday, December 10, 2009

-5 Degrees Outside = Wicked Frost

My new apartment has weird windows that generate all sorts of moisture-related phenomena. Here are some macro shots of frost I found today.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Commissioned Project

I was hired recently to capture some photos out at an old corn crib in Defiance, Iowa. We dragged out the generator and lights and hung around after sunset. It was a great night to be out.