Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The New Pinterest Site

If you're planning a wedding and haven't joined Pinterest yet -- you're missing out.

Pinterest is yet another social media site. It lets you quickly browse images of all kinds, including all sorts of wedding pictures, from dresses, to reception decorations, cakes, flowers, and much more.

I'll be posting into those categories and more on my Pinterest page, which you can find here:

Happy Pinning and see you on the Web!


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Hello everyone -- I put together a 5-minute slideshow of highlights from the past year. It's now on the front page of my web site. If you check it out please let me know what you think!

Just go here:

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

LCAD Billboard Project

I recently finished shooting images for a billboard campaign for LCAD (Lincoln Council on Alcoholism and Drugs). These billboards will begin appearing around the city beginning in January.

The campaign slogan is, "What's Your High?" and features local high school students showing off fun activities that -- obviously -- don't involve substance use.

This was a crazy-fun project, for a number of reasons. For one, LCAD was kind enough to give me a lot of control in terms of creative direction. To that end, I decided to take things to an extreme. We played directly into the idea of combining a trippy (and hopefully attention-grabbing) visual appeal with their chosen non-drug activity.

While the the kids went with drug-free activities, their photographer (me) went Photoshop-less. The the idea is to show that creativity, spontaneity and imagination trump artificiality -- that there is magic to be found in everything we do without resorting to the easiest solution.

So, none of these images features any sort of Photoshop trickery. They're all single, unaltered images straight out of the camera. Exposure times ranged from 20 seconds to nearly 2 minutes.

My thanks (again) to LCAD and all of the students who participated. These images were a lot of work but I think the results were worth the effort.

The following images are outtakes from our sessions. I'll hopefully have access to the actual billboard layouts later and I'll of course share those here and on Facebook.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Kevin, Heather & Drayton

It was a chilly night (thus the huge coats on Drayton) but we still managed to make some fun pictures. These were taken at a state park down by Fairbury.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

GJ & Alita Wedding

GJ and Alita really, really enjoy each other...and that means that taking pictures of them was a lot of fun for me. Congratulations to them!

GJ is also an author and motivational speaker. You can see some of his work here: