Continuing from last week's blog post, here's another awesome maternity session I photographed very early this year! Jennifer is absolutely beautiful, which made my job all the more enjoyable. Rick was a great guy to work with as well.....Read More
A few months back Black Mayes reached out to me over the phone. He said he loved my style of head shots, and asked for my rates. The numbers were right in his ballpark so he said he'd call me back after the weekend to schedule a shoot date.....Read More
"Adventure is worthwhile" - Aristotle. I find that taking an adventure every once in a while does so much good for the body and mind. Which, is why this past Monday morning my buddy James and I took to the hills....Read More
Hello anyone who reads this blog! I have a few goals I would like work towards.
1 ~ Really start using my blog more. I have roughly 8 half written photography related tutorials / articles as well as around maybe 30 unshared photo shoots from the past half of the year. I must reveal the awesome that is on brandontigrett.com/blog!.....Read More
Get ready for the most epic birthday adventure weekend ever! That's right, I took Chloe kayaking, and hiking, among other spontaneous events.
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I recently had the pleasure of photographing Sneha and Heemesh Seth's amazing family. Our shoot started out with just Sneha, Heemesh, and their 2 young daughters. What made this shoot extra special is as we progressed, more family members were able to show up, and soon we had multiple generations of their family taking part. It was great to get to see the young girls interact with their grandparents, and them taking so much joy in the experience. Here are a few photos from the shoot. Enjoy!
I would also like to thank Sneha especially, because she has referred more friends to me than anyone I have ever photographed!
If you happen to be up and going around 5:30 in the morning Monday - Friday and out on the trails of the Dreamy Draw Mountain Preserve, you'll probably come across a group of extremely dedicated boot campers......Read More
After one of the busiest months I've had in my career, I had a few days of downtime before more scheduled shoots. So I decided to finally put together a small product shoot I had wanted to do for quite some time. The plan for this shoot was long in the works, but the time to do so didn't exist.....Read More
About a month ago I had the pleasure of photographing Caraline and Markus. Markus is finishing up law school this semester and in May will hopefully leave school with a job as a lawyer! I can only imagine his relief having just finished up school last May myself.....Read More
It only took me about a year of living in Arizona to make my first trip to Sedona, AZ.... I've not yet been to the Grand Canyon, but from what people had told me prior to my visit to Sedona, was that Sedona was much more magnificent than the big hole in the Earth we have come to love (Grand Canyon)....Read More
When it comes to maternity photos I'm not the expert. I'll start off with saying that much. Maybe because I'm a guy and have never been pregnant...(not possible I know, unless you've seen that movie where Arnold Schwarzenegger becomes pregnant, which is very improbable. Maybe a side effect of steroids.) Ok lets start over. That was an awkward introduction to this post. I enjoy doing maternity shoots because there is a real connection between the mother to be and her unborn child, a connection so strong you can feel the emotion through a photograph. So, when Cherie contacted me about doing her maternity shoot and told me the location she wanted I knew I needed to do something different. Of course the Scottsdale Civic Center park is one of the hot spots for local photographers around town, it's so overdone that I needed to do something different here. Especially since the LOVE sculpture by Robert Indiana is the most over photographed thing in the park. Here's what I came up with.
Lucky for me that day the fountains were turned off due to maintenance allowing for a clean reflection in the foreground water!
When Cherie requested this location I knew she would also request a photo with the LOVE statue by Robert Indiana. The two go hand in hand. But, I wasn't just going to plop her right in front, I needed the focus to be on her, after all that's why we were there! So we walked around a little bit and I decided to put her on the opposite side of the fountains from me in hopes i could get a nice reflection of her and the statue in the water. The stars aligned and I came out with a totally unique photo from a non unique location!
Here are a few more photos from the session, by the time of me writing this Cherie will have had her baby. Best wishes to both of them!
I was fortunate enough to be hosting Benjamin Wong otherwise known as just Von Wong in the photography community during the week of my photo shoot with Mike Ryan and his lovely girlfriend and her daughter. Ben's an accomplished photographer already, but to keep his skill set growing he plans to move into video. So with a generous amount of gear lent from Sony he opted to follow me around on my shoot with Mike, and shoot some awesome behind the scenes footage. Here's the epic finished product of my first ever behind the scenes video! ***EXCITING!!!**
Luckily Triple Scoop Music has some amazing royalty free music I was able to use, which really added to the awesomeness of the video.
On top of the great video, I also came out of this shoot with some awesome stills. -->
The month is now October, which means if we lived in any other state besides Arizona, we might be seeing the leaves change colors right now, along with a rapid drop in temperature. Well we don't, we're in Phoenix, AZ, and we have just made it through our first summer here. That's right, 115 degrees was our daily high, with a low of 107 if we were fortunate. But, we moved here for what we now get to experience, the 9 remaining months of perfect weather! Being that it is now October, we are into those amazing months. This post and accompanying video is to show a little update of what all has gone on over these summer months, and also to give a little update as to what the future holds for me, and Brandon Tigrett Photography LLC.
So little recap of what happened over the summer:
-Moved to Scottsdale, Arizona -Mackenzie(sister) & Maddy(cousin) came to visit for a week at our new apartment -Got a new kitten, Gracie -Saw 4th of July fireworks, TWICE! -Worked with some awesome people on photography assignments -Filed my articles of organization and was awarded my LLC for the photography business -Flew to Nashville, drove to Benton, KY and attended our good friend's wedding! -Made new friends
Ok so now youve got a brief recap of the summer, here's what I have planned for the future!
CANT TELL YOU YET! TOP SECRET!
Just kidding! :) I'm actually in the planning process of a book similar to what Chase Jarvis did with the Seattle 100 book. The idea stemmed from wanting to do something for the Hot Shot firefighters from the Yarnell, AZ fire earlier this summer. And then once I looked further into what Chase had done, I thought I could do something even bigger for the AZ firefighter's, and the rest of the people in Arizona who are really giving it all to make this state a better place.
On top of that the weather has been amazing lately so we've been hiking a ton lately, and here's a panoramic photo I stitched together made up of 4 photos, shot with a 50mm prime lens.
I also have a few other plans in the pipes that I can't necessarily share, but they will hopefully be out for everyone to see soon.
Here's a recent short video I edited together from some GoPro footage I took from last summer while golfing with my buddy. I didn't know what I wanted to do with it at the time so I was glad to finally get around to making a small story out of it.