month: January 2009




This is going to be Sherisse and Kevin’s first child. She or he will be a miracle child at that!. So I was excited to give them some maternity images. We were going to go to the beach and do some cool things, but the chilly air moved us to the studio. Which can be pretty fun as well.

Looking and praying for a healthy baby soon!

Congrats Sherisse and Kevin.





We photographed Erin’s sister’s wedding a few years ago (Cari and Paul), so we are looking forward to this wedding as well!

Beach photography is always fun, they were going to have a beach wedding, but opted for an engagement session on the beach instead.

The weather at the beach was good, until the sun started to set. It got cold in a hurry. I asked Erin and Zach if they wanted to go into the water but they decided it was a bit too chilly for that. But we had a great time as I put them in all kinds of spaces and places. I like to put them on the rocks…but it is not real comfortable there. They were very good about it. Less than one month to go!

Congrats Erin and Zach…see you soon.





I traveled to the Imaging USA conference in Phoenix last week. It is for the PPA (Professional Photographers of America) education and inspiration get together. While catching up with old friends, it was funny how we have all been approached by people at weddings with their horror photographer stories.

Now I normally stay away from these comments, but there has been an influx of 100′s of “photographers” in the last year or so looking for quick or “easy” cash. Most are not trained, not qualified and have no experience. Yes, they are cheaper, but with a pro you know that your images will look like the ones on the website. Your storybook will be amazing…just like the studio samples and years later, when you want more photos, they will STILL be here.

This may sound odd, but even if you don’t hire us, we urge you to choose a pro.

While in Phoenix, I got to take a portrait of Frank Lloyd Wright’s last living pupil who still lives on campus. and also check out the Barrett Jackson car auction.

Enjoy the images.

Frank Lloyd Wrights oldest student on campus. Wright died in the late 50's

Frank Lloyd Wrights oldest student on campus. Wright died in the late 50

Not many of these in Florida

Not many of these in Florida

Self portrait in the convention center..can you see me?

Self portrait in the convention center..can you see me?

My photographer friend Steve by the Sopranos

My photographer friend Steve by the Sopranos

Me, thinking "they paid how much?

Me, thinking they paid how much?

These are detail shots of some really cool cars

These are detail shots of some really cool cars





We photographed Lauren and David’s wedding at the Lion’s Eye Institute in Ybor. It is an old cigar factory that has been converted into the world’s largest eye research facility. But the old brick and curved windows still look great. A very distinctive venue for their wedding. They had a killer jazz band playing for the reception. Both music and photography were very important to them.

Dave and Lauren wanted to see each other before the ceremony so we would have more time for photos. So they chose to meet at the elevator. Dave was pretty nervous waiting for the elevator door to open, but when it finally did he was quite excited! So we went into the lobby to shoot some photos and have fun. I suggested Lauren climb up into the huge window and she didn’t even hesitate.  She thought it was funny that the price tag was still on her shoe, so we took a pic of it. Then to catch her reflection in the glass, I had Dave angle it a bit. You can see a before and after image with his hand in the lower left corner. They are still on their honeymoon so these are just some teasers.

I am off to Phoenix for the PPA (Pro Photographers of America) convention.

I hope to share some of the high lights next week. This is the new blog version, to read older blogs click here.