Shannon & Trout

18 08 2014

Of all the different types of photography I do, I enjoy engagements and weddings the most. Everyone is happy and the expectation for the future great.  It is fun to be invited into this positive energy and captured these shared moments.  Recently, I met up with Shannon and Trout to photograph their engagement announcement.

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Shannon and Trout

They are still finalizing their wedding plans and I am happy to say, I will be there to capture their day.  Stay tuned!!

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Forth (Rail) Bridge

15 08 2014

Have you ever had a scene or image that you cannot shake?  Seven years ago I traveled to Scotland to photograph Carrie and Tony’s wedding.  One evening, we went to the small village of South Queensferry to have dinner.  This bridge was right outside and loomed so large.  I took the photo.

Forth Rail Bridge

It is called the “Forth Bridge” or the “Forth Rail Bridge” as this one only carries trains.  It took seven years to complete and was opened in 1890. You can find out more information by clicking HERE.

I think of this bridge often – though I am not sure why.  It just seems so surreal and dream-like as if it’s reaching out of another time.. bridging centuries.

 





Summer Love – or Not….

18 07 2012

I recently traveled to Ohio for a special engagement photo session.  You never know how these are going to go…

This weekend was especially hot and we had to hike a bit to the waterfall that held special meaning for the couple.  The cicada were singing, deer fly were biting, the rocks slippery and the sweat was running. It was fun!

Or not…

You’ve gotta love love.

More on this very special engagement session shortly!  🙂

— Jeff





Summer Love

12 07 2012

Summer doesn’t arrive in the Pacific Northwest until after the beginning of July.  Ha!  If you aren’t raised here, it takes a bit getting used to watching the rest of the world enjoying the sunshine, heat and shorts… while we’re shivering in the cold rain and clouds.  But for a photographer, the diffused light from the grey skies softens the skin tones and eliminates the extreme contrasts of bright sunlight.

A few weeks I received a call to take photos of a family’s new addition – a new baby boy.

A father’s love is strong and complete…

Summer brings the sunshine (to some areas sooner than others), flowers, baby birds, butterflies, and bees.  Wait… I sense something here. Yes, summer brings out love.  Shortly, this summer will bring together Lauren and Anthony.

Ah!  Summer love, it is something to behold… through a lens.





Weddings

10 04 2008

Amber and Bill start their lives together!

The simple matter of the fact is that I am a hopeless romantic and therefore really enjoy photographing weddings.  Weddings are hectic, fun, stressful, exciting, nerve-racking and meaningful… and that is just what I am experiencing!  Seriously, though… weddings are one of the few special times in our lives where friends and family can come together and share in the happiness, love and dreams of two souls joining to face the world together.

I am always humbled and honored to be a part of their lives at this special time.

Wedding photography requires fast thinking while on the run. Yes, somethings are scripted (and in some churches, more scripted than others!) but inside that structure and ceremony, a photographer has to be ready for the unexpected.  This requires wide open eyes, good peripheral vision and a fast camera and shutter finger!

Looking forward to the wedding!

Camera gear must be top notch, reliable and trusted.  Lenses need to be clean and dust free.  Batteries need to be fully topped off with the spares ready to go.  For the past four years I have been shooting weddings exclusively in digital, so instead of pouches of film, I need to make sure I have memory cards ready to swap into place when one is full.  It is not a task to be taken lightly.

Weddings are very special times in two people’s lives.  I take the responsibility of capturing that day seriously and bask in the joy and happiness the day brings.  

Thank you for reading.