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 ;]

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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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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Eggtc | KC Photogs

Every month or so, a lot of us KC Photogs like to meet up and talk shop, not talk shop, and eat some good food. Yesterday, we braved the sub-freezing weather to go to Eggtc for breakfast. It was yummilicious and good to see everyone one more time before the Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) conference in March.

Here is a quick video of the few photos I took at the end of the meal.  Missing from the video is Stacey (he had to leave early) and myself (I forgot to turn the camera on myself).

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Monday, February 01, 2010

The Manly Mustache Bash

As I talked about earlier, my friends (Keith and Mike) decided to combine birthday parties and themed it: THE MANLY MUSTACHE BASH!

Click here to watch video if it is not above.

Mike and Keith...the mustached birthday boys.

I have been growing out my mustache for a couple weeks, but it got nowhere near the awesomeness that presided over Mike's upper lip.

Amanda rockin' the chapstick mustache...

And she made the most yummiest from-scratch cupcakes ever.

That Philly sandwich was delish...grrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

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