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Swept Away

I’m really jealous of the SoCal wedding photographers – anywhere you point the camera is a good background.  Still – the focus of the picture in any wedding is the bride and groom.  Mostly the bride.  It’s pretty hard to take a bad picture of Dano and Jacqie too – and this is another of […]

Amy, Whatcha Gonna Do?

Apologies for the bad 70’s song reference.. This is Amy.  I had the chance to shoot her picture on her birthday a few weeks ago.  This is nothing but natural light, a big aperture, and a good subject.  I really like the low-key sedate look of this picture. Vital Stats: Canon 5D Mark II w/Canon […]

Across the Bridge

Here is another photo of the Klein family that I took during their family portrait session at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.  There story is a great one – after a lot of challenges they now have a beautiful little family that includes little Max. Shooting 1-year-olds seems to be one of the biggest challenges – […]

Mister Seven

Recognize the man in black (and yellow)?  Yep – it’s Mr. Livestrong himself.  Since it’s the starting day of RAGBRAI, I thought I’d post a snapshot taken at RAGBRAI 2006 of Lance riding through a small town in Iowa. Techically – it’s nothing to write home about.  I had about 15 seconds to pull my […]

The Klein Family

Here is a picture of my friends – the Klein family.  These are their first family photos – and I’m very honored to have been the guy that got to shoot the pictures.  These were taken at one of my favorite spots – the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.  This is a spot right next to the […]

Tadliness is next to Godliness

This is my friend Tad – and when you see this picture, you’ll know what Tad is about.  As his cousin-in-law said, “Ooh!  That picture captures the Essence of Tad!”.  Having known Tad now for almost twenty years (hard to believe it’s been that long!) – I have to agree, It’s him. Vital Stats: Canon […]

Elementary My Dear Carter.. or Watson..

Here’s another shot from the Sheard family shoot last fall.  This time, it’s Carter and Watson – or is it Watson and Carter?  Anyway – nothing better than shooting boys being boys and twins being twins! Vital Stats: Canon 5D Mark II w/Canon 50mm f/1.8II  ISO 100, f/7.1, 1/160 sec.

Duck.. duck.. duck.. duck..

I can’t describe how blazingly hot it was when I took this picture.  It’s not that the temperature was super high, it’s more that it seemed that it shouldn’t be that hot right at dusk.  We went for a quick run to the park at that time because it was simply too hot earlier in […]

High Score

Low light pictures in an arcade are hard to pull off – you have a choice between using a flash, a very fast lens, or a high ISO setting on the camera.  All have disadvantages – using a flash gives that harsh ‘flash’ look (unless done carefully).  A fast lens (like f/1.8) is good, but […]

Mmmm.. Frosting!

This is another picture from Elizabeth’s one-year-old “Cake Smash” photo shoot.  She’s got a heck of a sweet tooth – so it really didn’t take much cajoling to get her to dig in. I love high key shots – perhaps because you work so hard to NOT have white backgrounds when you do nature photography. […]