Sunday, August 31, 2008

Shontelle and Eric's Wedding

Last Saturday I had the opportunity to shoot one of the funnest weddings in the last little while (not to mention one of the funnest couples, too). Their wedding was at the Jordan River Temple, and to be honest I was kinda worried about shooting there. That particular location, in my opinion, isn't as fun to shoot as say.... Mt. Timpanogos Temple or the Salt Lake Temple, but I think I got some great shots! And it wasn't nearly as crowded. Actually, We were the only wedding party there. It was great!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Photo of the Week

In the above image (and in some of the below images) you'll notice I've figured out to make my images post larger on the blog. =) For that I can thank my friend Mike for the assistance. Anyway, the above image was shot the day after Independence Day and beleive it or not... that's their backyard!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

State Photo Contest - I need your help!

I'm having trouble trying to decide which photo to enter in the state photo contest, under the wedding category. To the right I have a poll. Please, please take the time to vote and let me know which one you like better... the color portrait or the sepia portrait.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Photo of the Week

I know, I know... I just posted a photo of the week yesterday. Well technically today is a new week, so we get a new photo. I recently had a client request that I send a few images of their wedding via email so they can have some images to show at their 2nd wedding reception... in Singapore! Anyway, while I was going through their images, I came across a few that I nearly forgot about. It's always nice to take a trip back into a photo album and see one that makes you say "Wow!". With the above image, that's what we have. An image that I almost forgot about that's worth sharing. The image was shot at 18mm, 1/500 @ f3.5 and at 200iso. Of course in Photoshop I adjusted the levels and color to my liking, add a happy newlywed couple and you have a portrait worth sharing.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Photo of the Week

Last week, before I left for the IPI conference in Vegas, I took some portraits of one of the funnest families. It's always a fun time when there's several children under the age of five. Anyway, I won't bore you with how the image was captured or how it was adjusted. I'll just let you enjoy a nice portrait of a nice family.

Monday, August 4, 2008


This evening I attended my family reunion. It was held at my Aunt and Uncle's house, they have a wonderful view of the west half of the valley. The sunset this eveing was especially nice, and I just so happened to have my camera gear with me... I'm sure you can figure out the rest.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Provo Canyon Fire

I took a few photos of the fire near Bridal Veil Falls. Here are a couple of them, enjoy!

Photo of the Week

This morning I had the opportunity to shoot something a little different, something that wasn't too posed, something a little more candid. The above image was shot at f4.0 @ 1/350 at 200iso. In photoshop I adjusted the color and levels to my liking. (If I remember correctly, the psd file of this image has nine or ten layers. I do all my photoshop work from scratch, I don't rely on any online purchased actions that do the work for you.) Anyway, one great exposure + a little ps work + one adorable toddler with an over sized lolly pop = The Photo of the Week