• I love capturing that moment.
    That moment when fleeting light attaches itself to an object in a magical way.
    That moment when surprise turns to tears or smiles turn to laughter.
    That moment when you feel you have the world in the palm of your hand.
    That moment when you realize you don’t.
    That moment when you delight in your youthful
    spirit no matter what age you are.

  • It might be a moment I’ve intently planned and
    choreographed or one that I stumble upon as it
    unfolds in front of me. It can be when I am surrounded
    by a world of people or when I am alone with my
    thoughts and wandering camera in hand. I love seeing
    those moments through my lens and hearing the shutter click.

    In that moment I know I have captured something wonderful.

  • LET’S GET SOCIAL!

They happen often enough in my line of work; sometimes when I don’t want them to. Most times I work hard to reposition, repose, reshoot. But for certain images…oh man, do I love them. Those little spots of sun that dance through into your frame.  They add a little extra emotion to the picture, whether it’s giddiness or serenity. They mean that the sun is out but the light is soft and there is a little bit of magic in the air. I’m not one to add them as overlays in post production. They either happen or they don’t. And I certainly don’t want to deliver them in the main portraits for clients. But, to have a few dancing through individual shots or candid images in a client’s gallery hopefully helps cement the memories we made playing in the sunshine together.

They really do make me happy–so much so that I used them for my logo years ago when I moved to Texas. You may not have got what those little circles under my name were supposed to be,  but that is what they represent. It’s what I hope for every photography session, that a little bit of magic finds its way in.

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I had the Meyer clan out recently for their family session and we had a ball playing with an old farm truck. With 6 kids and a puppy there was no shortage of action. They ran, they climbed, they took turns “driving” and flipping every button in the cabin, they swung on the swings and occasionally they stopped to smile for my camera. I’ll certainly be posting more images from their session–6 kids and a puppy!!!!– but for now I thought I would include some of the fun shots that the sun danced through.

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Recently, I collaborated with Captured Simplicity and the talented Amy Vecchio during one of her underwater photo sessions.  I shot video during the session to create a short film for the client. It was definitely challenging work for all of us. I have to give our model a lot of praise; it is no small feat to reflect serenity and calmness underwater while managing a heavy and fluid dress, holding your breath, juggling weights to stay submerged, and following directions to remain in the proper light. While reviewing the footage I was amazed at the composure she was able maintain! Although I had to make some difficult choices during editing, I love how the final video turned out. Enjoy!

Camera:  Sony RX100V with Sony underwater camera housing

Music: Main Title (River View) by Michael Brook

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Had a lot of fun with the ladies at Jillian O’Neill Interiors again! We were busy capturing some images of the Emma bench for an upcoming event invitation. Laura Rathe Fine Art in Houston will be hosting the Jillian O’Neill Collection and showing off some of the pieces at a private party. Laura was completely accommodating to let us move the art around to try different angles. She has some really interesting and beautiful art in her gallery–I’m sure it will be a fantastic event!

 

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