Sunday, November 29, 2009


Now that the wedding season has slowed down, I was invited by a friend to shoot some models. We were very excited as we got a makeup artist and hair stylist that day!

Hair and Makeup by Shana and Ashley of "Shana Nicole Beauty"

So, here is the dark side of model photography that almost every pro knows: some models like to no call no show, and no respond when you try to reach them.

Anyways, enough about that. So, what do we do when we have spare time and a bunch of pros sitting around? We turn one of our photographers into a model of course! :D She said she wanted to look like Taylor Swift, so then our beauty team goes to work, and this is what we came up with... P.S. I got more of the same series coming, so check back soon!

Just so you know, you can see more at my Flickr page:



Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Wedding: Stephanie + Jack

Always wanting to meet new photographers, so this time I tagged along with Laura of Laura Kathryn Photography and this is what I came out with.

By the way, the groomsmen from this wedding were super fun, and the bridesmaids stole the dance floor at reception! Oh, and this is one of the first weddings I shot with my new 5D Mark II :D

Gotta always have the dress shots! :)

Sunday, November 22, 2009


Man, been super busy with wedding photos lately that I don't even get to do modeling photos anymore! I apologize to my original viewers for that, but I will do more once the weather gets better in the spring or I get to work in studio...

I met Courtney at a local photographers get together, and after showing her some of my work and left her my card, I got an e-mail from her wanting to shoot. I thought she just want to come out and have a great time, but she actually got hair stylists and wardrobe designers to collaborate with her! I am very impressed. Only if all models can be like her... :)

So, here are the important people you need to get in touch with if you like any of the photos you see here!

Clothing Designer:
Jocelyn of Joscelyn Himes Textile

Whitney of Bangs Salon

And then of course, photos by me!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Kansas City Plaza

So, it's not all about work here, I like to have fun too! I was invited by some local photographers to a Friday night shootout at the Kansas City Plaza, and since I just acquired my new fancy camera that is supposedly very capable in low light situations, I was very excited to take it for a test drive!

We walked around for a few blocks, traded techniques, and laughed a lot. Below is what I got from the night, enjoy!









Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Wedding: Jen + Jerod

Wow, look at that, new post when I just posted yesterday! Told you I have been busy... :)

So, after just having gotten the 24-70L, I was eager to use it. My friend Jim called me up and asked if I want to come second shoot with him, since he was passing a kidney stone and probably will need help. Being the good friend I am (ha ha) I agreed to come along.

We shot at the Overland Park Arboretum in Kansas. Beautiful place! And a popular photography place too, saw like 2 other photographers by just walking around the place once! Anyways, we had direct sun most of the time, so the lighting isn't ideal, but the wedding was beautiful and Jen has one of the best dress design to me. I love red/black/white color combos. (Please book me if those are your wedding colors!)

So, for this wedding, I was armed with my 70-200mm f/2.8L IS on the XSi, and the 24-70mm f/2.8L on the 1D Mark II.

(Sorry about the small images~)

First Sight

Walking around the park...

Intimate moment

Beautiful park!

Red vibrant flowers...

Ceremony right by the pond

I love the contrasty B&W!

Wedding cake yum!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Perfect Wedding Guide Expo

Hi guys and girls, I have been busy with wedding stuff, but mainly getting more gigs and other wedding related stuff, so haven't posted any photos in a while. I went to the wedding expo put up by the Perfect Wedding Guide as an Associate Photographer for Sara Tafoya Photography, and I think it went well! Here are some shots I got while they were having a fashion show.

These were straight out of the camera shots from my 5D Mark II that I just got (yay) and the 24-70L. We were too far away, so these are crops from the amazing 21MP images!

Cake Shot! It was huge!