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Capturing the Dream

Capturing the Dream

It was a great privilege to be the one there and to create the images for her. Nothing better than being a part of someones dreams and capturing them….

Time for a New Direction

Time for a New Direction

I have had a thought in my head for a long, long while in regards to an area of photography that has been a huge part of my life— Rodeo Photography……

iPhone Photography Like A Pro

iPhone Photography Like A Pro

As a photographer we are expected and usually visualized as carting around a large body, bag with lens, among the tripods and flashes that help make the magic. However there is a subset that uses smaller technology or those like me who when out and about on a regular non-working day use smaller devices for fun and ease…

Amazing Moments

Amazing Moments

I think as a photographer when one thinks of amazing moments they think of the time they have stopped in a photograph…

Trip to the Good Zoo

Trip to the Good Zoo

I have been lucky to have time with both my aunt and my niece as of late between my scheduling. On a down day my aunt and I took the niece to the Good Zoo about twenty minutes from where we live.

My Niece's Birthday Surprise

My Niece's Birthday Surprise

It seems to be a right of passage for a little girl to request a pony from her parents, and admittedly the majority of said little girls never actually receive the pony…

My Photography Story

My Photography Story

It’s been nearly a decade for me now as a professional photographer, and a lot has changed from when I started. I discovered my style to be…..

Performance Photography

Performance Photography

To those who know me it is no secret I have spent the last decade as a rodeo photographer. Those long nights in rodeo pens, covered in sweat and dust is where I learned to be a better photographer in terrible light situations. It is where I learned stop action capturing, panning, artistic shots vs photojournalistic and so much more….

Pass the Torch Leadership Camp

Pass the Torch Leadership Camp

On the weekend of June 21-23rd, my talented equestrian and trick riding performer friends dream of a weekend camp to educate the next generation of equine performers became a reality. Sixteen riders ages 5-30 made their way to Belmont, OH to learn safety, technique, new tricks, and showmanship to be a performer….

Teach Them Young

Teach Them Young

…like anything in life, art, music, photography, business, or yes animal care it is time to teach her, for her to learn and put in the work to become good and capable. It isn’t overnight and it won’t be easy…. it’s time to teach them young.

Camp Photography

Camp Photography

Last weekend I helped out as a photographer for the first year of my friends Pass the Torch Leadership Camp which feature trick riding clinics designed to pass his knowledge of the equestrian thrill event of trick and roman riding to the next generation.

While I am busy working on edits from the camp my contribution was working on the marketing angle so this is something he can do again year to year.

Self Portraits or Selfies?

Self Portraits or Selfies?

As a photographer I am not prone to be up front of the camera often. But the question is when I am is for a selfie or a self portrait????

How to Travel with Photography Gear

How to Travel with Photography Gear

So traveling is expensive gear is always changing and fraught with anxiety. I should know I just got back from a trip to Alaska where my nerves were more on going through airport security than anywhere else.

To Alaska and Back

To Alaska and Back

To those who know me it is probably no surprise that I managed to make it to Alaska for a two week vacation… yes a true vacation for this photographer it is the first time in 9 years I did not pick up a contract while “on vacation” turning it into a working vacation….

A Model in Us All

 A Model in Us All

I feel there is a little model in us all. We all want to look and appear our best, to be desirable, and have the image of ourselves reflect the beauty, or masculinity within. While in my contracts and even day to day verbiage I do not refer to those I work with as a photographer as models the truth is that is how I see them during my shoots be they weddings, marketing, boudoir, or actually modeling.

Hoosier Horse Fair Attendee Perk

Hoosier Horse Fair Attendee Perk

So what you may wonder is the perk for attending the horse fair? I personally can not be there true…. but I ….

Also the release date for ‘Moments of Rodeo’ is revealed!

What are Copyrights in Regard to Photography?

What are Copyrights in Regard to Photography?

Copyright—the exclusive legal right, given to an originator or an assignee to print, publish, perform, film, or record literary, artistic, or musical material, and to authorize others to do the same.