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Remind Yourself Why You Do What You Do

By | August 26th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Originally posted August 10, 2015     On Saturday evening my wife, son, and I had tickets to see Maceo Parker at Jazz Alley in Seattle. If you’re not familiar with Maceo, he played for years with James Brown, had some top hits with his own bands, and has worked with such diverse acts as Parliament-Funkadelic, Prince, De [...]

7 MUST Photo Tips To Sell Your Property

By | August 26th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Originally posted July 30, 2015   A Mid Century Modern home in Bellevue, WA.   I don't know what the rest of the country is like but the real estate market here in the Pacific Northwest is HOT! No doubt, we're back to the same feverish buying and selling frenzy we saw in the mid 00s. Short supply has [...]

Five Reasons You Should NEVER Select Your Portraits Online

By | August 26th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Love the look of the 8x10 portrait on the wall above? Believe it or not, this is what most people consider a "big" portrait.Originally posted July 20, 2015Photographers are hired as much for their guidance as they are their talents. Your photographer should have a good understanding of what your intentions are with your images and [...]

No Tears Over This Spilled Wine!

By | August 26th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Originally posted July 07, 2015  About ten days ago I received an email from Madeline Puckette, founder of the popular blog Wine Folly, to create a portrait of her to accompany an article in Wine Enthusiast Magazine featuring her as one of the top forty most influential people in the wine industry under the age of forty. [...]

What Can a Bike Teach You About Life and Business Goals?

By | August 26th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Originally posted June 16, 2015I’m a pretty competitive person. Actually, very competitive. Not so much with other people but mostly with myself. And nowhere is my competitiveness more evident than when I’m on my bike. Even before I knew what it meant to be competitive I always wanted to push myself to go farther and faster than [...]

Music To My Eyes

By | August 26th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Originally posted May 28, 2015  Since the day I bought my first camera one of my favorite subjects to photograph has been musicians. Whether in the studio, on location, or in concert I just love capturing their creative energy and mood. During my decade in NYC I photographed bands at clubs like CBGB, Max’s Kansas City, and [...]

Five Easy Tips for Great Summertime Photos!

By | August 26th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Originally posted May 19, 2015 This image was created in the bright, midday sunshine using both a reflector to block most of the sunlight and a flash to fill in the shadows. Summer is almost here and, with it, will arrive more beautiful warm, sunny days. To most people these sunny days are the best times to take pictures of [...]

Keep Your Eyes Open, Even In the Worst of Circumstances

By | August 26th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Originally posted April 16, 2015  What started as a cloudy, windless day quickly turned into a sunny wind tunnel with gusts hitting forty miles per hour by the time we got to La Conner, WA to photograph the blooming tulip fields. My daughter and I were disappointed the conditions had turned so badly for creating images. We [...]

Out of Confusion, The Essence of Carrie

By | August 26th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Originally posted December 30, 2014There are a couple of portraits I’ve created in my career that, by all rights, should never have been successfully executed. At the top of the list is this image of Carrie.Carrie is severely affected by autism. Because of her need for constant stimulus she is in constant, unpredictable motion and attended [...]