Friday, January 15, 2010

This blog has a new home! NEW BLOG LINK!

2010 is already bringing changes! :)

This blog has been great & served its purpose, but I've finally taken the plunge to "upgrade" to something a little nicer & with more features.

Please make note that no further posts will be posted here..... Come find me at my new blog home:

So go..... check it out!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Charity & Jason - A "Just Because" Session - Cincinnati Photographer

Last weekend I sweet-talked Charity & Jason into allowing me to shoot a mock-engagement session with them. Okay, so actually no sweet talking was involved, but they were kind enough to brave the cold! Charity & Jason have been married 14 years (right, guys?) but had no problem at all acting as if they were newly in love... I'm pretty sure no acting was required for them.

This session was set up for a little practice shoot with my super awesome interns, Lane & Michelle... Stay tuned for a post in the upcoming weeks to learn more about who they are & see a little bit of their work!

Here's a few from my POV during our quick time in the bitter cold... Thanks again, C&J for being such troopers!

Charity = Hot. 'Nuff said.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Trevor - Model/Actor

My good friend Trevor who lives in LA came through town during a visit & had dinner with us & his girlfriend, Pam. It was so great to get to see him & we had to (of course) go outside to take a few shots. It was COLD (note the snow) so we were only out for about 10 minutes, but was fun none the less!

Trevor & I have been friends over 10 years now (We're getting old, Trev!) and I'm so proud of his hard work in Hollywood! I'm used to seeing him with long hair, so it's still weird for me to get used to the short 'do, but he recently had to cut it off for a movie he was working on. (He is Paul Bettany's stand-in in the upcoming movie, Priest, which finished production right before he came here to visit). I talked to him yesterday & he was on the set of some other movie that's in production with Steve Carell. It's always fun to hear the scoop from an "insider" on so many of my favorite tv shows & movies that he has been on! What an awesome job to have!

Anyways, here's just a couple from our 10 minutes outside in the cold! Can't wait to do a REAL shoot eventually with him... Preferably in LA! :) (Ah... beach!

Carrie & Colin - Engagement Session - Claremore, Oklahoma

I hope everyone had a great Christmas & New Years! I enjoyed allowing myself a few weeks of NO work (...and no blogging :) and had a great time celebrating the holidays with my family & friends.

We spend Christmas in Oklahoma with Hayden's family this year & I was able to squeeze in a quick engagement shoot for his cousin, Carrie, and her fiance, Colin.

For some reason, Oklahoma HATES me! This is my second back-to-back trip down that has had absolutely HORRIFIC weather! My last trip was specifically to do photo shoots, and some had to be moved around or canceled all together because roads were flooded, etc. This time around there was a straight up BLIZZARD. Oklahoma "blizzards" aren't a bunch of snow (like it would be here in Cincinnati) - it starts off with freezing rain which puts a good 2 inches (at least) of ice on the ground, and then the snow starts. This session went down during the freezing rain portion - It was FREEZING cold, with the craziest wind ever. I literally had to hold on to things or I would have blown away.

I can honestly say this was hands down the worst weather I've ever shot in, and I'm SO proud of Colin & Carrie for being such troopers in that craptastic weather. We turned this into a mini-session & made the best out of it! Guys, I'm hoping OK is much nicer to me in August for your wedding :)

Who knew freezing cold look so good?! Gorgeous!

We stopped by an old museum for a few quick indoor shots before wrapping it up (Yes, Will Rogers Memorial for those reading this in Claremore).