Monday, August 07, 2006


Last Thursday, I spent several hours downtown with photographers David Wright and Dave Pavol, and model Sara Wiedenhoeft (who looks a little bit like Misha Barton). The goal was to practice using available light, and try some new poses--things you don't have time for on a wedding day. Sara was able to get some great shots for her portfolio in the process. We specifically sought out some very dramatic lighting that wouldn't go over well with your average bridal portrait client, but has a very high-fashion feel.

It was nearly 100 degrees downtown at 5:00 PM, and we were dripping sweat. We were working outside of Merchants, and they manager invited us to use the empty dining room on the 3rd floor--with air conditioning! Thanks, Merchants!

Here are some of my favorite shots from the day:

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Good Friends, the Lake, and a Bottle of Red...

We had a great time at Percy Priest Lake Saturday afternoon with our good friends, Scott and Sarah. They have a nice boat, and are gracious enough to invite us out several times a year. When we woke up that morning, it was stormy and raining, so we thought for sure that our plans would be cancelled. But towards lunchtime, the skies began to clear, and we decided to head over to their house. We had a nice little picnic lunch on the boat, and let Logan swim while Liam napped. Kelly and Sarah enjoyed a nice bottle of red, we sat around chatting for a while. We went for a swim after dark, and finally headed back to the launch point at around 10 PM. The lake was so peaceful at night! Now Kelly is talking about buying a boat for next summer!
Sarah was nice enough to take some photos of Kelly, Parrish and I, since Parrish is leaving for college in a couple of weeks.