He changed her oil, once. The rest was history.
My Dad isn’t from Connecticut. Neither is the rest of the side of his family, go figure!
Which is why I spent the better part of last week and this weekend in Port Allegany, PA.
It’s a small town with a whole lot more character then people, which I am cool with because as usual I had a blast when I was out there!
My cousin Cassie + her now husband Mr. Nate tied the knot this past weekend so, I headed out earlier to shoot an engagement session with them, their closest friends and their two herdies.
We also shot some guns.
It was certainly a successful celebration, my only regret is that it couldn’t last longer.
Below are some pictures of Port Allegany and some quick sneak peek pictures of Cassi + Nate’s engagement. Be sure to like us on facebook to stay in touch for updates!
On with the pictures!
Have a rad Monday!
This is the house my dad and his family grew up in!
When my Dad was 19, he built a coffee table for my Aunt Melanie for her birthday. He made a card and a list of ‘commandments’ to accompany the coffee table. If you know my Dad and the way he thinks, these next two pictures are a riot!
Power wheels, packing heat.
Mr Nate’s gun safety 101
View from our engagement session. Pretty solid!
Here is a quick sneak peek of their engagement, be sure to stay tuned!
You know you love what you do when money falls far down on the list of reasons ‘why’ you do what you do.
This is one of the reasons I love what I do. This was an email I received from a recent client!
Made our week.
“Let me just tell you what I love about the one photo I’ve seen so far: (1) our left arms are the same – kaia’s too!, (2) Our feet are the same but opposite, (3) You’ve framed those aspects so that the lines are prominent and there is balance with asymmetry, (4) with only Kaia’s eyes in the photo, you’ve captured a unity – you can tell we’re all looking in the same direction and there is a relaxed loving emotion to it, and (5) The foreground is simple, your eye is drawn right to the dog, but the farm is there in the background so it has a beautifully, simple, rustic ambiance to it without taking away from the subject. — Basically I don’t know how you do it, but you win. I’m really excited to see the rest that are still to come – and that your’e photographing our wedding! Thank you for working with us!!!!”
-Have a rad Monday!!
I believe it’s important for all artists, whether it’s photography or otherwise, to compare your own work against its self. To see how you have grown and where you might improve.
I found a photograph from 2008 and I just wanted to show you a quick comparison from how I would photograph a dog then compared to now.
It’s amazing how quickly you loose sight on how much you’ve grown if you never take a step back to see what you’ve accomplished.
Have a rad Monday!