Hey everyone, it’s time for my semi-annual blog post! I would put blogging in the same company as wearing a suit, or watching figure skating – I don’t enjoy any of them. There are very valid reasons that one should blog. It’s good for SEO (search engine optimization) – that helps people find me. It’s good to express yourself on a blog, so people can get to know you better. It’s a great way to feature and share my favorite images, whether they be client images or my personal work. That last reason is what brings me (and now you) here today. These images are from Katie’s senior portrait session – taken last Fall. Just like her sister Bree, Katie was great to work with and I couldn’t take a bad image of her if I tried. What I really love about these images, is that the emphasis was on some of her interests; her painting and her photography.
Cailin and Andrew are getting married! First things first though – an engagement session at Abbott’s Mill in Milford, DE. We still had nice Fall colors to work with and maybe best of all – I got to boss her mom around as my assistant (we’re friends, so that makes it okay…and fun). Looking forward to capturing the wedding – it won’t be long!
Congratulations to newlyweds Christine and John! When I first sat down with them and found out that they are both avid motorcyclists, I knew we had to work that in somewhere. With it getting dark earlier, we had to make some adjustments to the timing of things, but in the end, I got what I…I mean they wanted. Perfect weather, an emotional ceremony, a great job by the Duncan Center staff, and two motorcycles waiting for us down on the Legislative Green – nice. 🙂
Several months ago, I bought my beloved first “Harley” – the V-Rod and..I love her. If you know me at all, you know also of my affection for our cat – “Pumpkin”. Where am I going with this? Just hang in there for a minute, I promise it’s totally worth it.
I was recently motivated to do some personal work – not for any commercial purpose, but solely for personal and artistic satisfaction. It was an online class and what they were saying really hit home. A lot of good comes from just exploring ideas and trying new things. This piece, aka, “The Pumpkin Project” is my first real effort at what I consider a complex composite, and despite (or maybe, because of) the taunting and mockery of friends and family, I have arrived at exactly where I wanted to be. I love doing composites and I see endless possibilities with them in both my portrait and wedding imagery. More to come on that. For now, I thought it would be cool to show the individual images and the final piece. Of course, I only used one image of Pumpkin, but I thought the others added to the story, and… you can never get too much Pumpkin. 🙂
Special thanks to:
Darryl Sigmon: friend, “stand-in model” and photographer
Pumpkin: Your attention and patience were…fleeting, but I know you had crickets to catch. The time you gave me was appreciated.
The artist “appigator” over at deviantART – his image in the background