Monday, May 28, 2007

Lauren & Owen's slideshow

Hope you enjoy the show...

Sunday, May 27, 2007

May 26 Wedding

It's after 2:00 AM, my feet hurt and my back aches, but I couldn't wait to share some of the photos from Lauren and Owen's awesome wedding! The couple were married at the historic Hiland Presbyterian Church in the North Hills and their reception was held at Heinz Field. In between we made a brief stop on Mt. Washington for some fun pictures, just as a hard rainstorm ended. It will take some time to carefully go through the 3,000 + photos we made, but here are a few of my early favorites. Enjoy!

Do I get gorgeous brides or what?

The girls even wanted a picture with me. Now that's a first!!

I love the emotion in the father / daughter dance.

After a delicious dinner the party really began to rock!

I'll have a lot more to post from this wedding in the coming days so check back often.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

New York City e!Session

Last Thursday I flew to one of my favorite cities to photograph Mao and Nicholas' e!Session. What an awesome adventure. Nicholas had a printed itinerary for the day which amazed me, and I'm pretty darn organized! But, nine hours after we began we sat down for dinner exactly on schedule. The best part -- we had a blast walking all over Brooklyn and Manhattan. Hope you enjoy the show...

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

May Crowning

Recently, while photographing the May Crowning at Saint Philip Catholic Church, I was blessed (pun intended) when someone decided to take a flash picture at the exact instant I made my image. The result was quite pleasing and looks like I lit the scene with an off camera flash. In reality I did, it just wasn't planned!

Technically I was very, very lucky. The person who "assisted" me with their lighting was using a very weak on camera flash at a considerable distance, thus not overpowering my available light high ISO exposure. If they had been closer or using a more robust flash my exposure would have been unusable without considerable highlight compression. If it could have been saved at all.

Sometime you just have to accept a little divine intervention.

Monday, May 14, 2007

May 12 Wedding

Saturday I had the honor and pleasure to photograph Katie and Joshua's wedding at Saint John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Carnegie. The pastor, Rev. Bruce Nordeen, was also the groom's father. I hope you enjoy the show.