Thursday, March 17, 2011

Mother and Child

Recently had a somewhat rare opportunity to do a family sitting for the extended family of a friend, Katrina Crowe, who recently gave birth to daughter Maysen. The session went well, except for the fact that Maysen, after having been fed, slept through the better part of the sitting.

Yet you can't hide mother love. 

Thursday, March 10, 2011

When the Light is Right Part 2

Always a good idea to review your images to find things that you might otherwise have overlooked. Rediscovered this little bit of Americana in reworking some images for a bride's book.

Three peas in a pod . . .

Saturday, March 5, 2011

NASCAR Sports Grille

Had a recent opportunity to shoot at the NASCAR Sports Grille in Hampton, VA. remarkable place.

My ignorance of NASCAR and racing is almost total. Just not something I ever got involved with or wanted to pursue. So it was with interest that I did this shoot on the afternoon of the Daytona 500. To say that the place came alive is to beggar language.

The place was packed with devoted racing fans who filled booths, an area with giant TVs and stadium style seating, and the bar. By race time the interior was full. There is also an outdoor seating area with a large bar which is heated to make cold weather quite comfortable.

The food runs to what you would expect with any bar and grille, and is quite nicely done.

Remarkable place. Would be a great venue to watch any sporting event.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Quiet moments . . .

They abound when covering a wedding. Reviewing some images I've fond some that appeal. An eye for the small details can reveal a bride's intention, attitudes and plans. Certainly her good taste.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

When the Light is Right

Currently assembling a book for a bride who has placed her order, and am considering some images.

When listening to masters like Martin Graeme-Dunn or Fuzzy Duenkel, you learn how their hyper-awareness of light is fundamental to making a good image. Thus it is really important to remain aware of the possibilities offered by light-- no matter what else you may have planned.