WPPI 2013 Second Half Online Competition Awards & Canon Pixma My Favorite People and Places Contest

November 1, 2013 in Portrait

2nd Place - WPPI 2013 Second Half Online Competition

I’ve been extremely humbled to be awarded by the WPPI 2013 Second Half Online Competition and Canon Pixma My Favorite People and Places Contest – what an amazing two weeks!  In 2011 and 2012, I submitted photo entries to the US Army Digital Photo Contest and performed fairly well at the local and Army-wide levels.  I never had a desire to enter any other contest until I caught wind of the Canon-Pixma My Favorite People and Places photo contest in September this year.  I still can’t explain why, but I had an overwhelming itch to enter and I submitted a few of my photos.  

Fast-forward four weeks and Read the rest of this entry →

Ian & Jodi – Trash the Dress in Japan

August 11, 2013 in Portrait


When Jodi first approached me about doing a Trash the Dress shoot, I was a little apprehensive about tackling something new – but I knew that I couldn’t grow without challenging and pushing myself.  So Frances and I scoured the area for the perfect location, got our lighting ready, planned the shots as best we could, made a game plan and made the call.  We agreed on the first weekend of July and timed it just perfectly to take advantage of a local fireworks show Read the rest of this entry →

Yokohama Fireworks Festival 2013

August 4, 2013 in Uncategorized

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Fireworks light up the Minato Mirai 21 area in Yokohama, Japan

The Yokohama Fireworks Festival 2013 was held this past Thursday and it did not disappoint!  Officially called the 28th Kanagawa Shimbun Fireworks Festival 2013, 15,000 fireworks bursts lit up the Minato Mirai area of Japan’s port city of Yokohama.  The 1.5-hour Read the rest of this entry →

My First Collaborative Effort – Jewelry Model Shoot [Product Photography]

June 18, 2013 in Portrait

I love trying new things, and this was definitely the biggest project I’ve tackled to date.  We put four beautiful models, gorgeous jewelry, wardrobe, a talented hair & make-up artist, Read the rest of this entry →

30May13 – Bead Jewelry & Product Photography

May 30, 2013 in Uncategorized


I’m quickly discovering that collaboration can be an awesome venture, especially when syncing product photography efforts with an award-winning bead jewelry designer.  The labors of love you see here take many painstaking hours of devotion to create – each one crafted with the hopes of one day gracing necklines around the world.  Guziala Reed’s jewelry are equally astonishing and ornate – each one worth as much as some of Read the rest of this entry →

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