I welcome the crazy! In fact it is the crazy that makes the best photos. I love the energy of a toddler figuring out life. It is so cool to watch and document different seasons of life. From the crazy early years to the teens I love it all. Family is everything. Don’t forget to document it all!
Are photos important? While they are not as important as, say food and shelter, they should rank high on your priority list. The value of a photo goes up the moment it is created. You might not always see the full value immediately. A photograph is like a fine wine that takes time to develop. In a photograph, you can pause a moment that you may have otherwise have forgotten.
The photographs you see below were taken a few years ago. Carl and Gayle became clients and quick friends after I photographed their grandsons' senior portraits. They lived in downtown Denver right on the 16th street mall in an amazing condo. Carl was a psychologist and had an office walking distance from their front door.
Carl passed away a few months ago and as I was revisiting the photo shoot I realized the value of these photos now. Carl is gone but a piece of him remains. Photos of him doing some of his favorite things, with his favorite person, in his favorite city. I hope you enjoy the photos and catch a glimpse of the value of photography.
I encourage you. Take out your camera today, and take some photos of those you love. Or call me and I can get you set up.
Rest in Peace Carl.
The Spillman were an amazing couple to photograph. When I got the call I felt a deep gratitude and was a bit shocked because they are some of the coolest people I know. I thought for sure they would hire some hip Seattle dude with a sweet beard and a small camera. Brian is a pastor and an artist (Instagram @B_line_dot) and Sam works at an awesome coffee roaster in the heart of Seattle. B and I go back for forevers (Pueblo Slang).
Everything about their day was non-traditional and I loved that. I think a wedding should be about the individuals and not about obligations or empty traditions. The coolest part for me was they gave me a vision of what they wanted and gave me the creative freedom and trust to do what I do. I highly recommend this approach to couples. When there is a mutual trust and respect between client and photographer awesome images are made.
Thank you, Spillman's for trusting me with your beautiful day.
If you are engaged and looking for a photographer I would love to connect over a cup of coffee or chat on the phone.
Hello friends and followers. The phrase that keeps ringing in my head this month is from an old friend named Trevor. He always says " don't talk about it, be about it". This year I am going to be about it! I am going to be about photography, be about my family, be about my music, be about getting dreams done and finding new ones. I would love for you to be a part of that. Lets connect and make some awesome images together this year!
I was blessed to spend my morning with this lovely family today. I have never had the opportunity to photograph twins. These lovelies were a joy to work with! This post is just a quick iPhone preview. Expect to see some more images soon.
I have known Hannah and Andy for several years. Hannah and I used to work together at My Wedding.com and my wife Arissa has known their families even longer. A couple of months ago I did a promotion on Facebook and they were the lucky winners of a free mini shoot. I was so pleased when their name was drawn. I love their hearts for Jesus and family. At first their daughter wasn't so sure about the lights and the camera but I was able to eventually use a few tricks to get everyone to engage.