Monday, June 30, 2008

Beauty and the Classic Car

I shot Becky and Kevin's wedding at the Great Oak Country Club. A friend of the family brought this great classic car for the bride's big arrival and stuck around for some formals.

Natural beauty vs. artificial flames. I think Becky is the clear winner, but they go well together, too!

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Table Shot Without a Table

So....... shooting a wedding and we're between major events. Time to get those all important guest shots. Table shots, you might say. I'm about halfway through, when one table tells me they want to do something more creative. Am I game?

Of course I'm game! And probably a little gamey by that point. So their fearless leader leads the guests and me into the men's room. Ladies and all. And here is one of the shots.

I'm not entirely sure I get it, but they were having fun. It's definitely different. It's unique. It's creative. And now I want to wash my hands!

Friday, June 27, 2008

Can You Say "Ortonville" ???

OK, what can I say? I love the pix from this wedding. I keep playing and things just keep catching my eye. And I hope yours, too.

The couple (and family) did a great job of posing themselves. I offered suggestions, but they had some swell ideas of their own. This one was pretty cute. And everybody just kept right on smooching even after I took the shot!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Arty in Ortonville

The more you process, the more you love! One more image from Saturday for your enjoyment.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Hitched In Ortonville

Colleen and Ben are a fun-lovin' couple. Here's a few faves from the weekend.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


This young man is trying to put me out of business! And he doesn't even have to pose the formals! Lucky guy.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Phillip & Katrenia

I had the pleasure of shooting the lovely wedding of Katrenia and Phillip on Saturday at the Athenium Hotel in downtown Detroit.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Lightning II

That's right, another storm passed through town. And there I was on my porch to give it another go. And I managed a whopper. Next, time I think I'll try to find an open expanse or perhaps a nice city skyline for my backdrop. But I'll give you a break from storms for awhile and tackle some new subject matter for the next post.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Lightning Strikes

The lightning was most definitely not on strike 'round these parts recently. SE Michiganders know we had some crazy storm action on Sunday. Last night (Monday) brought another batch of storms, although they didn't seem near as crazy, at least here in Clawson. So Dawn and I sat out on the covered porch (Cosmo wanted nothing to do with it and cowered away from the thunder in the bathroom right next to the tub).

And I tried to shoot the lightning. The lightning was not particularly cooperative. I was running 30 second exposures on a tripod. My D40 then needed 20-30 seconds to process the crazy long exposure and that was inevitably when a good bolt of lightning would hit. But after a half-hour of attempts, I got this.

Not terrific, but it is lightning. Looks like dusk, doesn't it? It was full dark. F/22, 30 seconds, ISO 100 and I went with Tungsten WB in order to get the blue in the sky. F/22 to maximize depth of field as I couldn't pre-focus on the lightning. 30 seconds because that's the best the 40D will do without being in bulb. I tried bulb but my hand got tired and kept me away from my beverage. So, there's some lightning. I'll be trying again at the next storm.

Friday, June 06, 2008

Little Guy, Big Thirst

Stumbled upon this little guy yesterday, dawdling well behind his Mom, fully intent on his drink. I like the expanse in front of him beckoning him forth and the slightly Kim Anderson quality of the image. One shot, off the cuff, and I made a nice image. So what am I getting at?

Keep your camera handy! All the time!

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Another Beautiful Wedding

Yup, that's right. Shot another wedding and everything just couldn't have been lovelier. A brief panic regarding missing flowers (that turned up and all was well) and that was about it for problems (at least as far as I noticed -- and I see all!).

Not like the horror stories I just read about in this CNN article. Take a look, it's a hoot!

But, as the saying goes, "The worse the wedding, the better the marriage!"