Monday, May 31, 2010

more gifts


She and Richard were married Sunday.

I love them both but this image of Char is more than I could have hoped for.

Many, many more to come. But this is a good start.


Sunday, May 23, 2010

Right Now

I'm finishing up Kate & Eric's wedding tonight. I came across this image and wanted to share it here now.

It's a picture of Kate and her mom near the end of the reception. It's a wonderful moment. It sums up everything I want to accomplish in photography: keeping moments like this forever.

I think it's about as close as we can get to keeping life from slipping away from us.

Mrs. Weber's house is filled with pictures of her family, pictures going back to when Kate was little and right up to a few months ago when her sister got married in Florida. It's all there on the walls of her house.

I would really like to go back there some day and see this one hanging along with the others.

Kate & Eric: I'm a little bit late with these. I'm sorry. Soon! I promise it will be worth the wait.


Bicycling Magazine

Well this is pretty cool.

Yesterday's mail brought the newest issue of Bicycling. They assigned me to shoot a local criterium for an article about racing.

I'm a huge cycling fan. I ride bike & love following the sport.

So cycling + photography was a good gig for me.

Here's the image they used & a picture of me shooting it from the back of a motorcycle, riding backwards. It wasn't terribly different than backpedaling down a church aisle.

The photo of me on the back of the motorcycle by Daniel Moyer. Thanks Dano.


Sunday, May 16, 2010

Kathleen & Tom's Engagement

When you meet Kathleen you can tell she’s a dancer. She’s beautiful and graceful just standing still.

Tom is no slouch either;)

So it was a great experience to photograph the two of them in Old City Philadelphia. I would position Tom and Kathleen could just drape herself across him.

And there was Lucy, their adorable Boxer who was drooling and slobbering all over Tom.

And there was the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts where Kathleen is taking classes.

We shot all that and it was good.

Thanks, you two, I’ll see you in October!


Monday, May 10, 2010

Kate + Eric 05.08.10

Kate and Eric are getting on a plane for Hawaii tomorrow morning & I promised them a few photos before they left. Honestly, it was nearly impossible to choose. I loved too many to put on here.

And that was all their fault.

Kate was stunning. Eric was having the time of his life. And their families were welcoming and warm. They totally made me feel like I was one of them.

It was an awesome wedding. I look through the images and see nothing but smiles all day long. Much joy.

You two have a wonderful honeymoon. I'll get to work on the rest and have them ready when you get home!


Friday, May 7, 2010

Definitely Not A Wedding

Unless it was the marriage of mud and suffering.

Pardon the wedding interruption to share some of the images I shot last weekend at the North American debut of the Tough Mudder.

My good friend and awesome wedding photographer Joe Craig suggested I run this with him. I suggested I shoot it instead. Just for me. Just for fun.

I did & it was.

The Tough Mudder was held last Sunday at Bear Creek Resort in Eastern Pennsylvania. It was a seven-mile course with 17 obstacles including steep climbs, mud pits, tunnel crawls and various other activities no sane person would want anything to do with.

But it was sure fun to photograph. Thanks for indulging me.