Sunday, December 26, 2010

A Wedding Day

Here is a shot of Adriana and Val from their wedding day a week ago. Adriana owns a great reception hall in Mesa, AZ called Villa Tuscana I work this hall often and it is a wonderful place.

Well this is why we live in AZ. Great days like this in December when the rest of the country is freezing. You can't ask for better weather than this to photograph in.

Next wedding shoot New Years Day!

Monday, December 20, 2010


Ah! What it would be like to be fifteen again. That is a guy at fifteen not a girl which is obviously what Yazari is. Though I do look great in blue also.

The skies were not blue on this day but overcast which is a nice change at times from our normal extra bright blinding skies.

Well Christmas will be here in just a few days and I am looking forward to what is in store for me in 2011.

A new project for the coming year is to develop a few products for photography that I have feel are needed or products that I think could be improved on.

The first is on its way in a few weeks so I will keep you posted!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Progression of a Cross-Eyed Cat

Our little cat Jocee is getting bigger and bigger it seems almost every day now. Gone are the days of her fitting in my palm, now she is like a wild two year old child running around a hundred miles an hour, climbing the curtains and getting into trouble every step of the way.

She is adorable though and it is hard to get mad at her even when she completely unwinds the paper towel roll all over the kitchen floor.

She loves being outside in the back yard and she puts up a complete fuss when she has to come in. Of course that is after she makes you chase her around for five or ten minutes till she tires out enough to catch her.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Mountain Lake

Pembroke Virginia is the home to the famous Mountain Lake Hotel where the movie Dirty Dancing was filmed.

This shot is a view as you travel down the mountain road heading back down from the hotel. It is one of those long twisty mountain roads that are common in Virginia. If your not use to them motion sickness is almost a sure thing.

If you are ever in south west Virginia this is a must see place so don't forget to stop in and check it out.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


A few weeks back I helped to shoot an event at Saint Mary's Basilica in down town Phoenix for the 800 year anniversary of the Crosier's

I had taken up a position up in the back balcony of the Basilica with my trusty D700 and my Tamron 70-200mm 2.8 lens to get all the action below and while I was waiting for things to get started snapped this image of the towering pillars making there way from front to back.

It was a challenging event that day shooting at 1600 ISO and wide open aperture but ended up with some good images.