Nov 012012
 

San Francisco Family portrait

An aspect of being a photographer which I never foresaw, was that because the making of photographs is so intimate, many of my clients would become friends. I photographed Alice and John’s wedding a few years back and just me up with them again for lunch while I was visiting San Francisco. This visit was extra wonderful as I was able to meet their beautiful Emerson! After eating at Nopalito in the Inner Sunset(I highly recommend you go there), we walked through the park and snapped a few portraits. Here are a few….

San Francisco Family portrait

San Francisco Family portrait

San Francisco Family portrait

San Francisco Family portrait

Nov 182010
 

Family portrait from the Ketchum, Idaho area.

The world works in mysterious ways. Shorty after Maritt and I moved back to the Wood River Valley from Truckee, we met Stephanie McCord through a “Mom’s Group.” She had just moved West from Tennessee and though our attendance at the mom’s group was short lived (too much drama), our friendship continued and grew. To be honest, there really was no way our relationship with the McCord’s could be anything other than family–one of the mysteries that made it obvious this would be the case is that both sets of children in each family were born within 12 hours of each other; the first set on the same day, but coasts apart; the second set, while on separate days, was in the same hospital and only a wall was between Maritt and Steph as they labored! We had the McCords down for dinner this past Sunday and I took them out for a quick family portrait session, here are some images…

Family portrait from the Ketchum, Idaho area.

Family portrait from the Ketchum, Idaho area.

Family portrait from the Ketchum, Idaho area.

Family portrait from the Ketchum, Idaho area.

Family portrait from the Ketchum, Idaho area.

Family portrait from the Ketchum, Idaho area.

Family portrait from the Ketchum, Idaho area.

Nov 072010
 

Image from a family portrait session in Bellevue, Idaho.

If you are a social teacher, you better coach. So, my wife’s first year teaching social studies at the local high school was pretty unreal when she found another woman in her same department, Tizz Miller. Unfortunately for the local teenagers (and my wife), Tizz stepped aside from the classroom when her first son was born and switched to teaching an online high school. Three years ago I began photographing her family’s annual Fall portrait session. Every year the boys get bigger, but, their cheesy smiles never change! The Miller boys are like me–go, go, go. You gotta let ‘em run if you want their attention! Thanks Tizz for another fun excursion. Happy Holidays!

Image from a family portrait session in Bellevue, Idaho.

Image from a family portrait session in Bellevue, Idaho.

Image from a family portrait session in Bellevue, Idaho.

Image from a family portrait session in Bellevue, Idaho.

Image from a family portrait session in Bellevue, Idaho.

Image from a family portrait session in Bellevue, Idaho.

Image from a family portrait session in Bellevue, Idaho.

Image from a family portrait session in Bellevue, Idaho.

Image from a family portrait session in Bellevue, Idaho.

Image from a family portrait session in Bellevue, Idaho.

Image from a family portrait session in Bellevue, Idaho.

Image from a family portrait session in Bellevue, Idaho.

Image from a family portrait session in Bellevue, Idaho.

Image from a family portrait session in Bellevue, Idaho.

Image from a family portrait session in Bellevue, Idaho.

Image from a family portrait session in Bellevue, Idaho.

Nov 012010
 

Family portrait at The Farm in Murray, Utah, near Salt Lake City.

This past weekend I took my family down to Salt Lake City to visit with friends my wife and I have both known since our Bozeman days. I wanted to get out and photograph family portraits for them on my visit and we tried to time the session between rain squalls. We headed to “The Wheeler Farm” in Murray where it proceeded to rain in sheets! Their girls were great and gave me almost a 1/2 hour of their time before being 2 and 4 took over!

Family portrait at The Farm in Murray, Utah, near Salt Lake City.

Family portrait at The Farm in Murray, Utah, near Salt Lake City.

Family portrait at The Farm in Murray, Utah, near Salt Lake City.

Family portrait at The Farm in Murray, Utah, near Salt Lake City.

Family portrait at The Farm in Murray, Utah, near Salt Lake City.

Family portrait at The Farm in Murray, Utah, near Salt Lake City.

Family portrait at The Farm in Murray, Utah, near Salt Lake City.

Family portrait at The Farm in Murray, Utah, near Salt Lake City.

Family portrait at The Farm in Murray, Utah, near Salt Lake City.

Sep 222010
 

Four or five years ago, Noilyn asked if I would be her high school Senior Project mentor. It was my first time as a mentor and I think we both learned a lot; me about teaching and Noilyn about photography. Looking back, I have to say Noilyn was one of the most dedicated and passionate students I have mentored since–especially considering she learned with a film camera.

A few months back, I dropped a line on Facebook saying I was considering bringing an intern into the fold. Within a few minutes, Noilyn posted her interest and I was psyched to interview her for the gig. So, for the next year, Noilyn will be learning from and shooting with me. Keep an eye out in the coming posts, as she’ll be given proper credit on all her images.

Last night I headed out with Noilyn and her man, Rob, to capture some portraits for them and to get to know one another better. I’m looking forward to having Noilyn as my intern and also the assets she will bring to my clients this next year.