Friday, April 02, 2010

100th Post and NEW BLOG ;)

It's my 100th post on this blog...YAYYYYYY.  And it's my last (on my Blogger blog).  I have moved the blog to my own server so I can match it more to my brand and bigger photos...YAY.

See the new blog here: 


Tuesday, March 30, 2010

I Love Some Spring

Winter makes me hate the outdoors and that if I am outside for 10 minutes, I lose feeling in my toes.  But once Spring hits, those worries are gone.  I can stand outside sans coat.  Well, expect for the first day of Spring this year.  Kansas City did have a freak snowstorm and we got about a foot of show.  It happens...I guess.  Another reason I like Spring more than Summer is because I can go outside and not unwillingly donate my blood to mosquitoes.  I loathe those annoying little things.
And another reason I love some Spring...I get to fire my grill back up.  You'd think I was a carnivore after my dinner tonight.  Dinner consisted of steak, chicken, and hamburger.  Well, I did consume a small amount of fruits and vegetables (pineapple and grilled onions).  Holleigh loves it when I grill because I smell like hickory smoke.  Here's to many more grillin' days...let's hope it doesn't rain too much!

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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Noel | 4 months

Today was the first time I saw Noël since she was 2 days old. Now she is 4 months old, and still flippin' adorable. Since she was born in December, this is her first time to experience the warmish weather.

I love seeing Noel's tiny hands wrap around her daddy's long fingers.

Garrick spending some time with his little sister.

If her current length is any indication of her future height, Noel will be tall like her father, Alex. She won't remember being this small, but she'll have the proof that once she was "knee-high to a grasshopper" and ....

.... she'll see how much she was loved from the very beginning.

I can't wait to shoot Noel again when we can go outside and enjoy the elements.

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010


One of my photographer friends, Chris Mullins, grew his beard out for 6 months. 3 days ago, he had one of the most awesomest beards I have seen in person.  Today, he looks 12 years old ;)

While we were in Las Vegas for the WPPI convention, the KC Photogs were talking about shaving it off in the middle of the desert. Things get crazy in Vegas and the plan never happened.  3 days ago he decided to put the plan back into motion, sans desert.

We met at fellow photographer Jason Domingues' house to do the deed.  Below is a video comprised of 1,006 frames (3 minutes) of said deed.

If the above video is not shown, click here to watch.

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Rosemary + Keith | Engagement

After my trip to Las Vegas, Holly, my wife, and I flew over to Los Angeles to see family. I was also there to do Rosemary + Keith's engagement session for their wedding on 10/10/10. We took some photos in Burbank and around the Santa Monica Pier. Holly and I had a blast with them. The worse thing is I won't be able to hang out with them until I go back to LA for their wedding in October :( Enough of being are some crazy faces:

Monday, March 22, 2010

The Jordan Family | 2010

While I was in Las Vegas for the WPPI convention, I had the opportunity to shoot some friends who recently moved out there from KC.  I first shot Dorian + Akilah a little over a year ago but this time I got to shoot the whole family.

I had a great time on the shoot and look forward to seeing them next year ;)

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

WPPI 2010

Last week in Las Vegas was a kick-start to the wedding season.  I attended the Wedding & Portrait Photographer Industry (WPPI) conference at the MGM Grand.  It was 5 days of photogasm.  This is the time that photographers come together and learn new things from each other, hang out & chit chat, and get inspired/pumped to the start of the new wedding season.

I will post a stop motion of the craziness soon ;)

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Thursday, March 04, 2010

At It Again...

I recently wrote a post about my niece giving her cat's whiskers a trim because they would tickle her face...well, my niece is at it again.  This time, she gave her eyebrows a trim....the innocence of children ;)



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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Shotguns and Mustaches

I have wanted to post these photos for SOOOOO long.  I told the boys that I would wait until they ordered the prints and hung them in the loft before releasing them to the public.  20 or so prints and a big ol' canvas have all been framed and hung, so I can now post this epic portrait session.



And a quick story about how I was first contacted to shoot this.  I received an email that said they wanted portraits of 3 guys in the West Bottoms and they wanted a black & white wall print 50 inches across.  I asked if they were in a they weren't.  I asked if they had an idea for the photos...mustaches, black turtlenecks, and coffee mugs.  At this point, I thought I was going to get jumped in the West Bottoms and taken for all my camera gear.  Turns out, I knew one of the guys and it all made sense [this very much so fit his personality].  They just wanted some crazy portraits for their new loft.  At the last minute they changed from the original idea to Shotguns and Mustaches...a good choice in my opinion ;)

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Monday, February 22, 2010

The Oglesbys 2009 Video

I have been going back to old sessions and making stop motion videos from the photos.  I take every last photo from the session and throw it in my editing program.  It is amazing when I am not shooting specifically for a stop motion video how well they can come out.  That is probably because I have a heavy shutter finger and take WAY too many photos on a shoot ;)

Anyway...this is a throw back from April of 2009 of The Oglesby family shoot.  It was a blast....[of water ;]

Click here if you can't see the video above.


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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Must Read KC | Cougar Hunting

I was asked to shoot the cover for Must Read Kansas City's February issue.  The cover idea was cougar hunting.  Cougar as in an older women looking for younger men...that type of cougar.  We came up with some different ideas but settled on remaking the original cougar story: The Graduate.  The funny thing about the shoot was that our leg model got an unintentional ab workout by holding her leg up so much.  Here is the cover:

To read the issue, click here and then click the cover on that page.

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Friday, February 12, 2010

Cortny + Ross | Engagement

I met Cortny + Ross at their house to do a quick engagement session that included their dog, Bentley.  What a whipper snapper he was ;)

We stepped outside to give Bentley a quick walk. When Cortny + Ross stopped in the street, Bentley circled around them and tied them up...he's got moves ;)

We left from Olathe and headed to Overland Park, Kansas to take some photos outside of Ra Sushi and a couple quick snaps inside the Aloft Hotel.

While I would want to quickly forget the cold weather during our shoot, I can't wait for the wedding.  Cortny + Ross have a great time making each other laugh and it makes my job a little bit easier (and more fun).


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