Welcome to my photography blog! I hope you will enjoy my posts which will focus on work projects and personal projects and the people with whom I get to experience them.
I try to get out to Mount Cheaha, Alabama each fall and photograph the autumn colors and just be out in the beautiful hills and enjoy some cool weather. One of my favorite places in the area is Devils Den Falls just a bit outside the state park near Lake Chinnabee and off of the Chinnabee Silent Trail. It is a series of small cascading waterfalls and the rocks and trees are beautiful just about any time of the year, but I love the Fall colors the best. My buddy Robin Taylor had never been there, so I wanted to show it off to him. Here are a few photos from the day trip.
The last photo is by Robin Taylor of me posing looking at the falls.
My good friend Robin Taylor asked me if I'd like to go with him to Utah to shoot some landscape photography. I eagerly said "heck, yeah!" I had not taken a road trip like that in five years, so it was a great getaway to just go and shoot. We planned to go to Moab, Utah and spend our time at Canyonlands National Park and Arches National Park. I suggested on our way back to take a little time in Rocky Mountain National Park and also Great Sand Dunes National Park. And off we went! I had never been to Utah, and it really blew me away with its beauty and grandeur. Here are some of my favorite photos from the trip.
My wife and I just returned home from a fantastic vacation getaway to Maui, Hawaii. It was just what we needed and we had a great time! We stayed at the Grand Wailea Resort on the west side of Maui, so we enjoyed beautiful sunsets every night. We played on the beaches and the pool, ate some great food, explored the island such as driving the Road to Hana, got up early to view the sunrise above the clouds from atop the 10,000'+ Mt. Haleakala volcano, rappelled down tall waterfalls in the rain forest, shopped in local stores, watched hula dancing at a luau, and met many nice interesting people from around the world. I want to go back!!
I recently photographed our friend's daughter, beautiful Victoria, a senior at Homewood High School. It was also my first time to shoot at our new home where I have my studio. Well, for this the whole house and yard is our studio sometimes. What an honor to be able to shoot with Victoria and see the many different looks we could get! It was certainly fun!
Also, this is a new blog opportunity for me. I just changed my website over to a new host and a new look. And the blog is starting from scratch—I had not been keeping up to date on the old blog. I can do every update now in one place. That's why you don't see many blog posts here. It's all brand new! If you'd like to see the old blog, here is a link.
A few days ago Lesa and I met up with Kim, whom I had shot with a year or so ago when she needed some new professional headshots and casual shots to promote her business and a new book she was writing. We became friends from that, as usually happens with clients I work with. She soon moved to Paris, planning to stay for about six months. Not a bad place to take off to for awhile, right? Well, she is back home for a bit and needed some new photos. And she introduced us to Christian, visiting from Paris and we ended up shooting more photos of them together than expected. But, it was so much fun! And I always enjoy shooting at my friend Cheryl's converted warehouse loft in downtown. It is so open and has great light! Thanks again Cheryl!! And merci beaucoup, Kim and Christian for spending some time in front of my camera! Here are just a few of the images from that session.
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