Timing is everything.
This young dad was throwing his kid gently up in the air, right in front of Lake Como at the Bellagio. The kid was looking around everywhere but my camera, as you can imagine. On the third throw, for whatever reason, the baby looked over at me and in that split second I pushed the shutter button: *SNAP*
Whatever came before and whatever comes after doesn’t matter when it comes to the world of photography. The only thing that matters is the present, what is happening right then at that exact moment, that moment when all the ducks are in a row and you snap that perfect pic. That quest for perfection and the perfect picture is why I love photography!
For example, look at the other versions of this picture below... they both work, but they are both missing that magical connection that exists in the other version. That little spark is what makes the other one special.
Taking pictures is like fishing. Many of the fish you catch are fine, they’ll get the job done, but every so often, when everything aligns, you finally catch the big one, the one that didn’t get away.
To me, the picture above is one of those Big Fish.
Who’s ready to go fishing with me?
Every so often it’s important to take a look at the world from somebody else’s perspective.
I saw this shot when someone set Nolan down for a moment. I’m always looking for a natural frame to spotlight my subject and I couldn’t resist framing Nolan among family member legs.
I love this shot!
Ashley just graduated from high school and celebrated with friends and family at her home last week. During the festivities, Ashley, her boyfriend, and I snuck away to snap a few photos at a nearby park. They came out great!
Her friends and family are all so proud of her accomplishments and her plans for what’s next: Ashley will study nursing in the fall.
Back at the Arts District for another shoot! The theme was Vans so everyone wore Vans apparel and shoes. I love that shot of the kids’ feet in a circle... was was kismet that the colors of their shoes matched the color of the graffiti on the sidewalk!
I was out here a couple weeks ago and I noticed on my second trip that the artwork downtown is very fluid. There were murals in this area that had since been covered up with new artwork. I love how this area provides an ever-evolving backdrop for our shoot!
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