Summer 2017

It took a few days to detach from the typical hustle and bustle of daily life. I’ve been to the beach a good bit throughout my life, but the beaches were always the boardwalk tourist destinations with people everywhere, neon lights, and the constant smell of popcorn. Outer Banks was almost shocking to me. Everything closed by 8 or 9, and it was just very laid back and almost quiet. Especially toward Corolla. We had heard about the wild horses, and how they just walk along the beach, but it was still shockingly beautiful (majestic?) to see for real. A week went by like nothing, and it was back to the daily grind. I had my first real tan since I was 18, and I returned feeling very philosophical and relaxed. It was a great week.

 

You’ll see the horses, my wife, my brother-in-law, and the family dogs in the photos. Sorry for the lack of yours truly.

Black Hole Zion

As I attempt to enter into the world of

photographing more bands. My old pal Mark’s killer space metal band Black Hole Zion was playing at the Main St Cafe, which was just down a few streets from my house. I drank a few PBR’s and waited for them to start. I was highly impressed with the light show, and I hope I did it justice. I can’t wait to photograph them more and more.

 

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The Tuscan Sun Spa Hair Show

I like photographing bands. A LOT. I’d never done anything runway-oriented before, and I now realize that it is about as close to photographing bands as anything else could come. You get a limited time to shoot, you’re not 100% sure what the lighting situation will be, and the energy is really high. Dramatic cold lighting and pulsating music fill your eyes and ears. You strap yourself in and hope for the best. Thanks again to Tuscan Sun Spa and Salon for being very cool to me and asking me to shoot this. The Post-Apocalypse will hopefully look this cool.

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My wife, Michelle, did the makeup on quite a bit of the models for the hair show. Here she is flanked by two of the coolest models of the day. No, I’m not biased.

Mary and Brandon – engagement shoot in the rain.

We had been planning Mary and Brandon’s engagement session for over a month. All week, it was sunny and dry, but when Saturday came, it was cloudy and eventually rainy. We had talked about postponing the shoot, but I had the strange feeling that we could make it work. I drove out early and scouted out a few locations, and I found some definite winners. We had the clear umbrellas left over from our own wedding last fall. My wife suggested I pack them with me (she thinks they’re adorable). I really like the rain coming down over the clear plastic umbrellas. I think the rain also enhanced the fall leaves. By the time we started losing light, everyone’s hair was frizzy, and the bride and her sisters (my umbrella wranglers) were jumping in puddles. I’ve never had a shoot end with sisters jumping in mud puddles, so I had to throw in a few outtakes from that. You can’t take yourself too seriously.

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