Cassidy and Zak

Cassidy and Zak
Cassidy and Zak downtown enjoying a beautiful sunset


A Different Kind of Friday Afternoon

This image was taken as I was leaving a photography convention in New York City.  One of the major vendors is a Jewish owned company based in NYC. It seemed as if hundreds of orthodox Jews left work all at once to go home before the Sabbath started.  As I passed the men who were waiting for the bus,  I really wanted to take a picture of them, but I felt a little strange about it for some reason, so I quickly turned around and took "snapped" a picture as without even slowing down. 

Twin Prom Night

I had a lot of fun playing with this image.  It's a picture of my daughter Cassidy and the group that she went to prom with.  I took the girls head and put it on their dates.  I posted on facebook as a joke, some got it, some where confused.


Bride and Groom

I've been making some new actions (recipes) for editing pictures.  This one has a toned down look of yesteryear.  

Still Sweet at Seventeen

Today is my daughter Cassidy's 17th birthday, so I thought it was appropriate to post her portrait on my blog.    Cassidy is just as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside and my life is so much richer because I am blessed enough to be her Mom. 


Land of the Beautiful

This is one of the few times that I have posted a picture on my blog and didn't do any editing, why would you when your subjects are as gorgeous as these two ladies.  I felt like a little girl in a candy store when it was my privilege to be the wedding photographer and every where you looked, there were beautiful people willing to have their picture made.


This is my son Hunter who happened to be a guest at a wedding that I was shooting.  When I was editing the wedding pictures, it became obvious that the photographer had a special interest in Hunter.  When I spend long days in front of the computer screen editing, it's hard to do anything but smile when one of my children is in front of me, giving me a constant reminder of just how blessed I am. 


Cassidy on the Tracks

This is my wonderful daughter Cassidy at a photo shoot that I did with her in downtown Greensboro.  The train tracks are one of my favorite places to photograph younger people and there alway seems to be a train coming down the tracks whenever we are there.


I had fun playing in photoshop with this image.  The original image had the red lipstick applied in the shape of a heart which was fun, but for the black and white image I wanted something a little more traditional.  Thank you Nina for being such a wonderful model, it was a lot of fun, as always.



I really like the nostalgic feel of this portrait of my son Zak tubing on the golf course.   

Sparks at the Castle

This is a composite I made of the Sparks at Castle McCullock.  I took the image of the castle earlier in the evening while there was still some light, and the image of the couple later in the evening when I had to use flash and stand in closer.  I did some photoshop on the couple before adding it to the castle.


NYC 2010

Emily and I took a trip to NYC to attend a photography conference.  I was fascinated seeing this large group of Jewish men, I guess in part because it's not something I see in North Carolina and also because my step-dad was Jewish.  I took this picture while I was walking without stopping, because I felt a little rude taking it,  so that's my excuse for the camera shake.


Scooter Crash of the Less Serious Kind

As some of you might remember, my son had a serious scooter crash this past September and broke several bones, had nine hours of surgery, and his lungs were 75% full of fluid.  But this was an earlier crash that I caught with my camera.  I was shooting him riding his scooter when he laid it down. It didn't take Hunter long to hop right back on and ride off as if nothing had happened.



"When I talk to the camera, mate, it's not like I'm talking to the camera, I'm talking to you because I want to whip you around and plunk you right there with me" Steve Irwin. 
Cassidy and I saw this copperhead on the way home tonight. It got a little unnerving at 
times being so close to get a picture, because when they strike, it can be that quick, that if they're within range, you're dead, you're dead in your tracks. Oh what we photographers won't do! 


Storm Watching

I was shooting a wedding recently, and towards the end of the reception, I noticed this cut little boy looking out the door at a torrential downpour.  I went outside and photographed him from the other side.  I believe he would have stood there as long as I was photographing him. I got some good pictures of him later on hamming it up.


Cassidy and Cameron

Cassidy and Cameron did a photo shoot recently on a miserably hot and humid night. At 9:15 that night, it was still 91 degrees. Cameron wanted an industrial/downtown look so we headed to downtown Greensboro.  Cameron was a little surprised when a train started approaching, I told him to stand next to the tracks.  We had a lot of fun in spite of the heat.


Roberts Wedding

I shot this image while I was photographing a wedding in Asheboro.  I love how this image captured the town spirit.  There was a big bike race downtown and several of the streets were closed off. So in this image I have the groom who is in the navy with the flags, the homeless man who is an Asheboro icon, and the biker.


Spring Internship

I interned with Rhonda Lester at Memory Lane Portraits this past spring semester.  It was a great learning experience and I got to put into practice all that I have learned thus far at Randolph Community College.  Rhonda helped me put the pieces together and so much came together during those eight weeks.  This image of me was taken while Rhonda and I were scouting a location.  It was so much fun to be on the other side of the camera and see what it is like to be posed.