For Doug Smith the Bourbon Cellar is a 10 year dream turned into reality.Read More
This post is long overdue! The Culver Academy senior class of 2015 graduates in less than 4 days! But, I am finally posting about my shoot with Spencer from back in the fall. A little bit about our shoot. It was early. It was very cold. It was windy. And, it was awesome! Spencer was a rockstar. He didn't complain about the cold or having to be up before the sun a single time. I still remember the first time I met Spencer.Read More
There are few instances where you'll watch a kid play and instantly know he's destined for greatness. Karch Bachman will be one of the greats. When he's on the ice he controls the game. Combine his talent with an amazing team and you're unstoppable.........Read More
If you ask me my favorite restaurant in all of Arizona, it's such an easy answer. I'll tell you The Roaring Fork. Which is why, I actually did a lap around my apartment in excitement after I got an email asking me to photograph their executive chef, Santiago Estrada. BOOM!Read More
Zach’s senior session ended a bit differently than we would have planned. Although, it definitely added a bit of extra excitement into the day. We met up with Zach Saturday morning, about an hour or so after the sun had risen. Not ideal, but not horrible lighting either. Especially since I was no longer shooting in the desert, where full tree’s seem to be as mythical as big foot......Read More
"The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand." - Vince Lombardi........Read More
"Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm" - Winston Churchill
Earlier in the year, I had the pleasure of flying back to the midwest where I was able to enjoy a few days of true fall weather.Read More
Thanksgiving. A time for family, copious amounts of food, football, and hopefully thankfulness. As the year is nearing it's end, I have taken some time to reflect on all that has happened. It's been a great year for business, as well as a great year for relationships, health, and happiness.Read More
Hey guys, for today's teaser post we have an awesome couple, Kayla and Ryan! Kayla is currently in grad school at ASU, while Ryan just started working at Yelp. Did I mention they're newlyweds! They recently hired me to photograph them with their adorable dogs....Read More
This past Friday Chloe and I drove up to Sedona in preparation for our photo shoot with Melissa Madsen. I wanted to give Melissa some amazing senior photos, so we spent Friday evening and most of Saturday location scouting. Everything had to be perfect! And, I'd say things turned out better than perfect.....Read More
Culver Academy strives to instill strong values, leadership, and character in their students. Having the opportunity to now meet and photograph 6 of the academy's finest seniors, I can proudly say they are doing a fine job! This post is short and very sweet!.....Read More
For today's blog post I would love to give a back story to a new image I created just this past evening. Last night I had an idea in mind for some awesome hiking boots photos! So Chloe and I set off to Lost Dog Trail, which is part of the McDowell Mountain Range in Scottsdale. As I'm always looking to build my commercial / advertising portfolio I thought this would be a great opportunity.......Read More
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
I had the pleasure of working with Crystal earlier this year on her maternity photos. And as I'm trying to finally share all of my shoots, it's time you get to meet Crystal! By the time we shot Crystal's photos, she was very very pregnant.Read More
If there's one thing that has helped my photography business, it's the relationships I made at the University of Kentucky. College is a perfect place for networking, and building your "rolodex"......Read More
I've just realized I never posted this shoot, and I was just rehired by the MenloCRE team to shoot a new member of their team. Well here's the original 9 members of the Menlo Group based in Tempe, AZ. First we have Tanner Milne!
Next we've got Grafton Milne!
Following Grafton is Rich Andrus!
Then we have Stuart Milne!
Then Lisa Royal!
And Robbie Thomson!
My main man Kevin Shoemaker!
Then there's Tiffanie Prince!
And the newest member of the team, and my most recent subject, Matt Porter!
The MenloCRE team is a great group of guys and gals. They even gave me a cookie the last time I was in the office to photograph Matt. :D
You can find them at their website www.menlocre.com
Here's a little team collage I threw together for them as well, just for fun.
First off I'd like to wish everyone a happy Labor Day. I hope you're all getting to take some time off and spend it with some family. Today's blog post is a short one, since I'm on vacation in Kentucky and didn't have a chance to write a nice long one. I recently was re hired to shoot another member of the Menlo Commercial Real Estate team.....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