Many of you know that a few years back we made the decision to switch to as strict a wedding workflow as possible. But following this years news that i will be having more work done on my ailing … Continue reading
Please enjoy these samples from Jared and Hillary’s awesome intimate wedding at the beautiful Villa Bed and Breakfast in Tacoma. What a fun group and event. To view these and photo booth photos visit the couples website at Enjoyphotos.com username … Continue reading
Our First shoot yesterday was a bit more difficult, poured!. I was driven by my lack of sleep from working the Keeley wedding Saturday and figured if i drove all the way out we were taking pictures by golly! We … Continue reading
Man have the years gone by. We caught up with Dan and Amber (wedding class of 2003) at their new home for some updated family photos. Weather was dicey yesterday but we got a few, enjoy these samples!
I am SOO overdue on these samples but i am pounding away on summer editing still. Enjoy these random samples from our windy, sunny and always beautiful trip to lovely Thornewood castle on American Lake. Look for Rev Laura as … Continue reading
Some more samples to enjoy from last weeks Display Session in downtown Puyallup.
We made a trip up to Lake Fenwick for some new family shots and had some decent weather for early Fall color. Melissa is a long time acquaintance who coordinates at Wine and Roses Country Estate in Auburn (Awesome venue)!.This … Continue reading
Ok , i will just get this out. I know most people don’t read negative posts but i have a bone to pick with some photographers in the area. Now i know it’s getting harder and harder to find good open space to take photos. Parks are getting predictable and with so many shooters these days everyone is scrambling to find new locations. I myself can look at at the background of a photo and tell you instantly where it was shot. Fact is free open space is hard to come by so some spots become very popular.
That said i am tired of seeing photographers writing all over the walls, trees and whatever else with chalk thinking it will just wash away, bullpuckey! Most of the time we shoot in shade and these areas are not exposed and some of these words can stay for 3-4 years, no kidding!. In fact on some of the historical barns at Fort Steilacoom the chalk will never go away and permanently damages the siding. Last nights shoot i was by the museum of glass and someone wrote a big heart and another “Class of” sign on the side of the Albers building. First of all they are nice enough to let us shoot that stairwell, it is trespassing, but to write all over someones condo wall and walk off is pretty rude not to mention ruining the spot for others. And tress count also. I saw someone carved, thats right CARVED a V+H 2015 sign, idiots!
Look, buy a sign board or bring some hot water but clean up. As my wife always says “Leave the campground cleaner than when you came!” If we don’t start self policing this these locations will disappear or worse parks will be forced to to move to a permit process. They are ALLOWING us to use there locations treat them with respect.
Off on another tangent, shooting on railroad tracks is also dumb. I myself got caught up in this phenomenon a few years ago. It’s also trespassing, dangerous and actually illegal. Even though i used “Dead” lines in the hills upstarts copy your work and with no clue go to busy local tracks risking more that they should.
Ok, i am done preaching.Grrrr.!
A late afternoon trip to downtown Tacoma for a long overdue family session, it is starting to feel Fall out there!
We had a fun time incorporating Hallie’s job into our display session and then had great shoot in beautiful light at the old Oak tree! Enjoy these samples.