the blog.

Jun 7, 2018

My friend, Ercan.  We first met at an event about 16 years ago. I was photographing and he was catering the food.  We both were just starting out in our careers and the thing that I admired most about Ercan (pronunciation: ERH-jaan) was his genuine kind nature. He is also such a giving person.  I […]

Jun 1, 2018

Every once in a while, I have a client come in for a portrait session and they ask me about their old photos and how to preserve them. It’s important to preserve your family history! Protect your valuables! We all have old photos laying around in a box, in the attic, or in a junk drawer. […]

May 10, 2018

What can I say, Moms are awesome!  They make you feel secure, happy, and provide unconditional love.    Tell me what you remember first about your mother. I think we all recollect a first-time memory of Mom. Maybe it’s just her voice or maybe something she was wearing.  I believe that I was around age […]

May 2, 2018

Life is a Journey! A journey can mean a couple of things. For instance, it could be a mental journey, a physical journey, or it may be both at the same time.  I recently visited San Antonio, Texas for one thing: to get my hat.  I’ll explain shortly… We all go through phases in life […]

Apr 19, 2018

Giving Back… As a business owner for the past 30 years, you learn to do certain things in your business to succeed. At least, that’s how I roll.  A couple of these things: paying your creditors on time, keeping in good communication with your clients, and giving back to charity. Now, you can’t give to […]

Apr 3, 2018

  Motherhood When does it start, when does it end? Today’s photographs are of a good friend of ours, Crystal.  We have done many projects together over the years including the “B-Pink” breast cancer project.  Crystal has such an outstanding personality. You can’t help but to love her after just meeting her.  Crystal is also […]

Mar 20, 2018

Traditional Portraits Tradition : A tradition is a belief or behavior passed down within a group or society with symbolic meaning or special significance with origins in the past. What do this mean to you?  Do you partake in tradition? I think that all of us at some time or another practice tradition. It’s important […]

Mar 8, 2018

To Flash or Not to Flash… That is the question. Over the years of shooting outside I sometimes needed to rely on that UGLY flash.  Never really cared to use it because I didn’t know how to use it.  I often struggled with using flash.  Why?  Well, because it looks like crap!  My photographs looked […]

Mar 1, 2018

Women’s Photography 39 ish…     Everyone gets to go through those major decade milestones, even me…. At 20 I was starting my life.  30, I was celebrating my family. 40, I was celebrating my accomplishments.  And, at 50, I was thinking about minimizing, however that didn’t work. I was still buying crap.  We all have […]

Feb 19, 2018

It was just a “flash” when I can remember my children being this tiny, time does not stop.  As a father,  raising my children I sometimes feel that I didn’t give them enough attention. I was working hard to provide the things a family needs.  We did however spend quality time together, fishing, camping, and […]