Thursday, May 28, 2009

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Charlie & Tay

3 quad americanos + 1 Red Bull + 2 crazy teenage boys + 3 photographers + 2 wool trench coats + 1 bling necklace + [Quannahers together] + 2 hours of [lots and lots of] rain = an afternoon
photoshoot unlike any other.



Tay and Charlie are best friends, and have been since they were old enough to talk. Neither of them like to be in front of the camera. But Charlie is graduating high school, and Linz needed to do his senior portraits. So she asked Tay to come along to... put him at ease. And I needed portraits of Tay, so... yes.

This was the result. Believe me— it was epic. The stuff songs are made of.







"I'm tough. I can take you."


"Wanna see me blow up my muscle?"




I was there. Truly, I was.


And so was Lindsey.


And Pete came along, too.


This is Charlie's favorite way to get into pictures.


"Whoa, whoa, whoa... this is not my batman cup."


Charlie found chains to play with.


Pete looks pretty good in this one, I do think.


Classic, buddy. Classic.


"I be home teached."


Linz & me. I love this girl so, so very much.


A tall guy needs a tall shot.



[poke]


This was the point at which they lost patience with the camera folks. And started to push each others' funny buttons.


Gangsta.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Going Home



I’ve been feeling kind of restless
I’ve been feeling out of place
I can hear a distant singing
A song that I can’t write
And it echoes of what I’m always trying to say

There’s a feeling I can’t capture

It’s always just a prayer away
I want to know the ending
Things hoped for but not seen

But I guess that’s the point of hoping anyway


Of going home, I’ll meet you at the table

Going home, I’ll meet you in the air
And you are never too young to think about it
Oh, I cannot wait to be home


I’m confined by my senses

To really know what you are like

You are more than I can fathom

And more than I can guess
And more than I can see with you in sight

But I have felt you with my spirit

I have felt you fill this room

And this is just an invitation

Just a sample of the whole

And I cannot wait to be going home


Going home, I’ll meet you at the table
Going home, I’ll meet you in the air
And you are never too young to think about it
Oh, I cannot wait to be going, to be going home

Face to face, how can it be

Face to face, how can it be

Face to face, how can it be

'Cuz this is just an invitation
Just a sample of the whole

And I cannot wait to be going home

Monday, May 25, 2009

Hadassah Howell

Last month I did belly shots for Shelly Howell. Well, five days after we did Shelly's portraits, Hadassah Joy decided to make her appearance, and three weeks after that, I got to do her portraits.





























Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Death is Not Dying

This was posted on the Desiring God Blog this morning. Please read it. Please watch the video.

"Rachel Barkey is a 37 year-old wife and mother of two who is dying of cancer. She only has weeks to live.


On March 4, she addressed 600 women and in 55 minutes delivered one of the most God-centered, gospel-soaked, honest, moving, and beautiful messages I have heard. I don’t know that Rachel has read John’s article, Don’t Waste Your Cancer, but she is a beautiful example of every point John made.

Check out Rachel’s website where you can watch or download the video and audio. You will not regret the 55 minutes. Very little is more important than the things she says."



I want this kind of faith. I want this kind of love for God, and trust in His providence.

Friday, May 8, 2009

More from the archives

This is becoming more and more of a common occurrence— I get so busy processing through required images that I forget to stop and enjoy the images that I take. So it shouldn't surprise me that I come across some forgotten beauties in the process of compiling a wedding portfolio! These are just a couple of shots, but they make me smile, so I share them.


The front entrance of the Williamsburg Winery, taken the morning of a wedding shot at this location.


The upper part of Christ & Grace Episcopal Church in Petersburg, Virginia. Taken the morning of a wedding at this location.


My favorite ring shots— ever. From a November wedding.


Brides & bridesmaid flowers from a wedding in April.


Bridal portrait during this past.

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