Wednesday, November 30, 2011

My Inspirations - Part VIII - Nikon Coolpix L120

Those of you who know me personally have probably seen this feller... this is my current camera. Yes, I really did get the red, and I like it!  This thing has got lots of zoom, mexapixels, and video. I really like how it feels in my hands too. I would recommend this camera highly to someone just getting started... but if you want to be able to adjust shutter speed or aperture, it doesn't have that capability.

All around, though, it is a sweet little camera!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

My Inspirations - Part VII - Nikon CoolPix S220

In its lifetime, it captured thousands of wonderful pictures and videos. It traveled with me to Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri, Tennessee, California, Texas, Arkansas, and Florida. It captured one of the last NASA space shuttle launches. It took pictures of family, friends and strangers. It captured many beautiful sunsets.  It had been to Disneyland and California Adventure. It went with me to Santa Catalina island, where I took my best picture ever. It captured hundreds of audio recordings. 

It is, my very first and very faithful Nikon camera.

Thank you, 'Cammie', for getting me started on the great adventure of photography!

My Inspirations - Part VI - Kiefer Partridge

Meet Kiefer. He is another of my father's 'Mighty Men'. He has a talent for exceptional portrait shots! 

He's also a musician... check out his album here.

Thank you also for taking pictures of Matthew and Leah... and letting me watch you and Joël at your excellent work!

Monday, November 28, 2011

My Inspirations - Part V - Joël Quenneville

Meet Joël. He works for my father and is one of his 'Mighty Men'. 

You want to see some jaw-dropping nature photography? This is the man to go to! Head over to this page on his website to see some of his nature photos.

Thank you Joël for your kindness to take photos of Matthew and Leah... and letting me shadow you and Kiefer in your incredible work!

My Inspirations - Part IV - Miss Laura Adams

This is Laura. :)

She is so sweet... her photography is fabulous.

She and Allie took 3 days to teach me and 6 other young ladies at C.A.P.T.U.R.E. as I mentioned in my post about Allie. She and Allie were very patient and made it SO fun to learn! Thank you Laura!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

My Inspirations - Part III - Miss Allison Marshall

This is Allie. :)

She is a really sweet lady. You should meet her sometime. 
Her photography is awesome!

She took 3 days, along with her friend Laura (who you'll meet tomorrow) to teach me and 6 other young ladies about the art of photography in a class they called C.A.P.T.U.R.E. I never knew there was so much to learn but she and Laura made it so easy to understand and the fellowship was wonderful! Thank you Allie!

P.S. This is my post for tomorrow early. :)

My Inspirations - Part II - Mrs. Wendy Copeland

This wonderful lady is Mrs. Wendy Copeland. Her daughter, Madeline, is my best friend! Mrs. Copeland taught my very first 'official' photography class. I learned a lot in that class and I think it's what helped me take off. She helped me pick out my current camera, sending me all sorts of links and information about the cameras I was looking at. Thank you Mrs. Copeland for all your help!

Friday, November 25, 2011

My Inspirations - Part I - Dad

I wanted to give thanks for those who got me started in photography.

First off, my dad. He bought me my first trusty, busty point and shoot Nikon CoolPix. (Sorry, Canon people - I like your cameras too - really!)

P.S. He's a really good photographer in his own right!

I love you, Dad!

Preview of What is To Come

Ladies and Gentlemen, 

I'm starting a business!!! In early January, I will be launching Morning Light Photography. Here are a couple of examples of my work.

Can't wait!

Behind the Scenes...

Engagement Shoot

Today I shadowed two excellent photographersJoël Quenneville and Kiefer Partridge, at an engagement shoot for my brother and his fiancee Leah! It was an absolute thrill to watch them and take some of my own pictures. Here are some... 

The crew...

Kiefer noticed they're walking in sync! :)

Being silly

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Two Sisters

Again, camera courtesy of Kiefer. :)

Happy Thanksgiving!

Notice the M & L cookie... ;)

Leah's world-famous Challah bread!

Pecan Pie

Apple Pie
Hymn sing after dinner

Thanksgiving sunset...

Extra-extra special thanks to Kiefer P. for letting me use his camera!!!

Monday, November 21, 2011

CollegePlus! vs Vision Forum - THE Football Game of the Year!

Dave, Caleb and Brandon.

The thinker.

Wife and baby cheering Daddy on!

John making a run for it.

The paparazzi at work.

Game is getting a little slow for Emma...

Mrs. Kraemer being a cheerleader.

The videographer, Kiefer.

The ball carrier, Christopher.

Abigail being adorable.

Brooke and Abigail

Woody and Joshua.

VF was gaining on us at this point...

The coach, Luke.

Cheering them on!

Brandon and Joël.

I think we scored a point or something...

Team photo

I don't think coach Macias smiled until we won... :)

P.S. We won!!! 22 - 20!