Saturday, September 27, 2008

Get pumped

This is my 100th post! I promise this blog won't revert to strictly political ads, but seriously, how can you not love this man... unless you're the CEO of a big ass company and he wants us, the middle class, to take your money. Meh, too bad :)

Now I KNOW there are a few readers out there. And since this is my 100th post, I'm going to have a give away. Yes, a real and truly awesome give away. Now I don't have a pile of money in my bank account unlike SOME "professional" bloggers so I'm not giving away a camera or photoshop, but I do have myself, my camera and some lenses, so I'm going to be giving away an hour long photo shoot. This shoot can be used for engagements, seniors, family, headshots, maternity or even a trash the dress session at a Twin Cities location of your choice (dates have to coordinate with my crazy schedule, of course) and all you have to do it comment and tell me who you are, and what you're planning on using the session for (you can gift it to a friend or family member too). The images will be posted on the HIGHLY regarded Red Apple Images blog. The winner will be selected at random, and entries must be in no later than Thursday, October 2 at 10:55am.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Just watch it

I promise America, it's worth the 3 minutes of your time. Oh yeah, and make sure to vote, as long as it's not for this guy

Thursday, September 25, 2008



Wednesday, September 24, 2008



Monday, September 22, 2008

More for Erin

Another view of Erin's Black Eyed Susan's


For Erin

Here are a few of your Black Eyed Susan's. Just wait for the images I shot in RAW, they're hot!


Sunday, September 14, 2008

Inspiration: The Sartorialist

As a photographer, manager, home owner, human, I find I take inspiration from many places... a lot of them other blogs. So I'm starting a new series: Inspiration.

Today's inspiration was a random moment at a wedding. This guy is totally amazing. He's like Richard Little meets Tony Soprano in Brooklyn Park.


The Sartorialist is one of the first blogs I ever read (if Live Journal doesn't count). I don't actually dress with much of a fashion sense (my favorite accessories are my Frye Boots and my Anthropologie Sunglasses) but I can recognize one. Scott Schuman actually knows what fashion is, and I once asked if I could travel with him to be his Italian translator (he never responded, what a snob). I think the guy in this picture would probably fail out of Sartorialst school, but the image is definitely Scott Schuman inspired.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


Night view of the city

Right outside our hotel room... too bad we weren't there longer :(


Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Retro is cool

Everyone loves retro things these days. The Smurfs, Rainbow Brite, My Little Pony, and even Benihana's are making a comeback. My mom just brought me a "family heirloom" to use. It's a 35+ year old 55mm 1.2mm that I shot my first SLR picture with, and it just so happens that it still works, even on my DSLR body.


I call it, a study on Depth of Field

Thanks Mom