December 24, 2014

Fearlessly Talented

I'm seriously convinced this young lady, Michelle, has no fear...or more precisely...she knows how to put fear aside, take life by the horns, and show the world there is no such thing as girls and boys boundaries.  If the truth be told, this young lady has schooled her share of boys in showing them where the real boundaries of mind-over-matter live while shouting "Catch Me If You Can" in the process!

Michelle and her older brother's raising by her father and mother was of the ski-bum life (though one would be hard pressed to believe any part of the "bum"

A major raising of Michelle and her older brother by their father and mother is in the philosophy of the ski-bum...though one would be hard pressed to believe any of the bum part when witnessing the highly successful business their mom and dad run and the work ethic they and their kids exhibit!

Nay, it's more that they have not only raised their kids on how to work hard but then how to play hard in nature's back yard and to fearlessly enjoy every moment they are lucky enough to be in it...

December 23, 2014

Beauty, Positivity, and Soul

Ok...I admit...when I was typing out the title of this blog, the word "positivity" got the red squiggly underline...

The passionate artist in me said..."So?..the word describes this high school senior perfectly!"

...While the anal-retentive ex-software developer in me cringed in disdain at the offensiveness of made up words...

As luck would have it, the passionate artist was able to give the raspberry to its counterpart personality as proved the word to be valid!

Well!...Enough about me and my dueling self.... Meet Jaquelynn. 

When I met with Jaquelynn and her mom, dad, and sweet little sister (though her sister may now want to kick me in the shins for stating her as such), I could just feel the "positivity" in the room.

December 22, 2014

Fellowship-Nature-Food..and a Viola!

Meet Irene. Irene is the eldest daughter of a family we adore. Where, good food, laughs, and fellowship are always to be found when we have the blessed opportunity to get together.

Irene is one of the beautiful paradoxes of human nature where the yen and the yang of personality and talent are in perfect harmony. She's intensely smart and talented and takes her education very seriously. And she's compassionately nice and welcoming to all she meets.

She comes from a family line of music that bears evidence from the moment your ears are treated to the passionate sounds that envelope you when you hear her play her viola...

As we sat around the dinner table at her parents house, sipping coffee and developing her creative plan for the photo shoot, it also became quite apparent that this family is full of fabulous, fun, and sometimes, scary stories!  I felt like I should have been taking notes in anticipation of preparing a movie script!  What fun.

December 21, 2014

Latest Photography & Motion Showreel

(Music Information: Another World via FirstCom Music  Library UTS006, Track 2)

I decided to create a new showreel that combines both my photography and motion work.  So much of my passion in capturing personality, style, and grace is embodied in both.  I feel so lucky to be in a time, technologically, where we can create both with so much more than in years past. DSLRs that create gorgeous photos AND motion. 4k Video cameras that allow us to create beautiful stories in gorgeous glory.

In the very beginning I started out professionally with the then hot Nikon D70 for stills and the fabulous Sony DVCAM PD-170 and a MiniDV Sony DCR-TRV950 (which I still have!).