Friday, November 26, 2010


This is the second time I've photographed this great family. My kids go to school with one of these tykes. It was a little chilly that day, but I thought that we got some great stuff. I used a couple of speed lights through umbrellas since we were shooting right in the middle of the day.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Rudolph/Jancewicz Wedding

An incredible wedding at the Andaluz downtown. It was a traditional Jewish wedding, with the ceremony beginning at sundown, so I leaned on my speedlights heavily, eventually finding a good groove with them. The bride was, as you can see I hope, incredibly elegant and beautiful, and brought her family in from Russia, which added something special to the night. I'm very proud of these images  -- things came together this night in a way that reminded me of my days playing soccer, when occasionally the game would slow down for me and start to really make sense. This was my first day with my new D700, and I'm a believer -- in the low light performance and focusing in particular. Great couple to work with from start to finish.  

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Nob Hill Bar & Grill

I love shooting here. Beautiful airy dining space with great window light and delicious food combine with a sleek and elegant back-lit bar. I used my speedlights for the drinks and reflectors for the food, which includes a warm duck-spinach salad, cranberry goat cheese chicken, a delicious apple and maple bread pudding with banana ice cram and an ice cream trio sundae

Monday, November 15, 2010

Calvin & Dionne

These guys are former UNM athletes (football and basketball) and recently married. Dionne called me to get some images for the family. We went to the park as the sun went down. It's hard not to get good photos with a good looking couple like this!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Sturges Wedding

This wedding was a new challenge. Middle of the day, not a cloud in the sky. I typically like to shoot natural light, but had to dial down the background and use on board flash a lot. After the ceremony in the mountains we went to the parents' home in the North Valley. The wedding was very relaxed and enjoyable, and the bride and groom were elated, so that made for some great images.