Monthly Archives: August 2011

Cuesta Grade Jump

09 Aug, 2011  |  4:21PM

I have some amazing friends. I talked to a few guys about this shoot, and then the day before it happened I sent them messages “Hey would tomorrow work?” They dropped everything and we headed up to Cuesta Grade. We had a blast on this shoot, it was a lot of fun, even though I managed to get all the way up there without my camera. One more quick trip, a bunch of jumps, and some reflector magic from Jake. Thanks to Andy, Klay, and Jake for modeling!

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Victorian Pitkin Conrow Estate Wedding | Owen & Emily

04 Aug, 2011  |  12:24PM

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I remember one time when Owen and Emily showed up to our house together for a dinner, and someone asked if they were late. Emily responded with  “We just got here,” which satisfied the person asking, but I noticed that Owen got a slightly embarrassed, but happy look on his face. Owen doesn’t really get embarrassed, he’s usually the one to play up awkward situations, so I knew that something was up.

After Owen and Emily got engaged, they asked me to photograph their wedding. I was secretly hoping that Katie would shoot the wedding with me, and then she suggested it! We had such an amazing day of running around, taking pictures, and being a fun photography team. Emily, Owen, and friends did such a good job with all of the flowers, centerpieces, music, and everything! Here are some of the moments that we captured of their day.

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Thoughts on Donald Miller’s blog

04 Aug, 2011  |  7:16AM

If you want to know what I’m talking about click here and here.

I read both of these posts this morning, and was very interested in what a lot of the people commenting had to say. It seemed that they were most upset by what he didn’t say, than what he said.

Here’s the gist of what I got from those two blog posts. Guys: Be a man, not a boy. Girls: Be a woman, not a sexual object.

Granted there’s a lot more to relationships than either one of those things, but to me it’s pretty hard to argue that those two things are unnecessary in a successful, godly relationship. Donald Miller wrote two blog posts, but I think people were looking for two books.

For the women that were upset by what he wrote (and will probably never read this), I have a couple of things to say. First, I do think that Miller could have validated a lot more about women than that they should keep their legs closed until they find the right man and get married. There is a lot more to women than their sexuality, and there is a lot more to strive for as a woman than purity. I do think what he wrote was actually very beautiful though. If a man makes the effort to see the woman as more than just a sexual object, there’s so much worth and beauty there for him to see. By using her sexuality to win guys, she’s probably not going to attract the man that will see her for who she truly is.

Second, I think a lot of the women that commented are underestimating the man that God could have for them. I’ve told several women that I know that I’m really excited to see the strength of the man that will marry them, because I see how strong they are, both emotionally, and in their faith. Just because they are strong, and have a lot to put into the marriage, doesn’t mean that God isn’t calling a man to lead them. And by lead, I mean follow God. I also wonder if women have a true sense of their worth, that they are worthy of having a strong and godly man pursue them, and not have to go out and “win them over.”

Well, just a few thoughts that I wanted to “put on paper.” The same thing that I said above for Miller’s post applies to mine, it’s just a blog, not a book. There are a lot of things to say that I didn’t, I just wanted to address a couple of things that I saw. I think he had some really good things to say, but it wasn’t an all encompassing guide to how to be in — or prepare yourself for — an awesome love story.

Underwater

02 Aug, 2011  |  12:37PM

I try not to buy toys too often. But when it’s an underwater camera that only costs 35 bucks, it’s kinda hard to resist. So I got it, and snapped some pics this last weekend in Katie’s pool. I hope to shoot more when I’m near an ocean again. Oh, and if you want to look at the camera, check out Photojojo.

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Mid State Fair

01 Aug, 2011  |  10:04AM

I feel like so many photographers have taken this picture, but I haven’t seen it done with a tilt shift. I’m sure it’s out there, but this one is mine. I had fun playing with the angles and focus, and just taking a ton of pictures and hoping that one would turn out. It’s hard to tell if the picture is good on the back of the camera after staring directly into the sun.

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