This post has been a long time coming. As we all know once the holidays hit things turn upside down, sideways and get a little crazy to say the least. Just a heads of for the two of you that read this haha, this will be my last blog until after the new year. Along with the holidays my family and I are taking a trip to Italy, so my priorities are going to be elsewhere, but enough about me. Read More
This session was a little different than most. We broke it up into two separate sessions, one on the Beartooths in the Spring and one after harvest in the fall. Read More
It’s been a couple weeks since I’ve had a Monochrome Montana post so while I’m editing my latest senior shoot I thought it would be a great time to show you some of the images I captured around the state in October. Read More
We couldn’t have picked a better day to photograph this future rock star. Read More
A couple weekends ago I was hired to do a sweet 16 birthday session. So on Saturday morning we loaded up the car with photography equipment, the lady of honor and two of her closest friends and headed over the hill to Red Lodge. Read More
This week my travels took me to the Absarokee, Red Lodge and Bridger areas. Whether it’s old buildings or landscapes there is so much visual interest around this great state of ours. Read More
Last week I was up North again working along the highline in the Shelby area. I have heard a lot of people complain about the North country, that it’s not very scenic, that’s it’s too flat, etc, etc. Read More
I love black and white photography so I thought ( yes it was painful) as my job takes me all over the state why not document what I see in B&W, everyone photographs this beautiful state in color so why not be a little different and original. Read More
When ordering my new gear I decided to get a macro lens for my portrait photography sessions that require extreme closeups. . This lens allows you to get up close and personal with your subject like baby toes and fingers, wedding rings or flowers like below Read More
As anyone who follows me probably knows I really enjoy taking candid images of people. When you catch people being themselves and not posing you can capture who that person really is and a lot of priceless images. Read More
A few weeks ago I was approached by the owners of Rustic Rails to do product photography. I've never ventured into that area before but thought I would give it a try. After meeting with them and getting a feel for what they wanted I went to work. Before we get to the product images lets take a minute to meet these ladies and what they offer. Read More
Welcome to 1982, this was the year I let my hair grow out like Scott Baio and gave myself my first tattoo with a pin and non-toxic ink. What else happened in 82? I'm glad you asked. Jump into the Delorean and let's take a trip back in time.
In 1982 Doctors performed the first implant of a permanent heart, Michael Jackson releases Thriller, the very first CD player was sold in Japan, Time magazines man of the year was the computer, EPCOT Center opened and commercial Whaling was ended.
The median price of a home was $67,800, average income was $21,050.0, gas was $0.91 cents, a bag of cheese puffs was $0.89 cents and a GMC 1500 Pickup was $5,400.
The hot movies were, E.T., Rocky 3, Porky's, An Officer and a Gentleman and Poltergeist. On TV we watched, Magnum, P.I., Dynasty, Falcon Crest and Knight Rider
Now to make you feel really old, born this year was Kelly Clarkson and LeAnn Rimes.
Now for my favorite part, the Music. Here are my favorite songs in order from 1982. Enjoy Read More
The year was 1980, I was paddled three times in one day for skipping school, The Empire Strikes Back and 9 to 5 were in theaters. John Lennon was shot and killed in New York. Post-It Notes go on sale. The MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas was destroyed by fire. Mount St. Helens erupted on the 27th of March, the Pac-Man arcade game was released as well as the Rubik's cube, and the world tunes in to find out who Shot JR? Read More
A couple weeks ago I did an article pertaining to things you didn't know about me. When I wrote that I mentioned my love of music. I thought it would be fun to go through the decades of my life and share with you songs that inspired me, moved me, or were just downright fun. Let's start with the 70's. This decade has so many great songs from soulful love ballads from groups like the Carpenters and Bread to the rise of Disco and Hard rock with bands like ABBA, The Bee Gee's, Led Zepplin and Black Sabbath. It's so hard to narrow this list to 20 I could literally have hundreds of songs on this list but in order here are the ones that meant the most to me. Thank you Youtube and Wikipedia for helping me put this together. Read More
Your photo session starts the very second you contact me. Whether by phone, FaceBook or my Website this initial contact is probably one of the most important parts of your session. When we meet we will discuss everything you have in mind and I have several key questions to help me get to know you and what you expect. Questions like: Read More
#1. I was born waaaayyyyy back in December of 1968 in Atlantic City, NJ and to this day my father-in-law swears I'm a little mafia baby. This may explain why I like to gamble and have always had a fascination with the mob. But to put all questions of my ethnicity to rest I'm actually French and Scandinavian which makes me a lover and a fighter but not Mafia. Read More
Last week I covered a few of my favorite tips for taking better cell phone pictures, so naturally, that leads to the next question. What phones have the best cameras?
They say the best camera is the one you have with you, with that said if you’re like me the camera you have with you the most is your phone camera. It’s amazing how fast the quality of cell phone camera's has advanced since my first phone just a few short years ago. I would trust most phone camera’s to print out an 8x10 and have it look pretty good. For the ultimate in Image quality, incredible optical zoom and the best low light performance you still need a DSLR, but if you’re looking for the best of the best in cell cams and money is no object here are my picks (without getting too techy) for the best cell phone camera’s on the market. Read More