I received word last week that one of my wakeboard images was published in Alliance Wakeboard Magazine. I’m pumped because this is a shot of my best friend Rick Knott. Rick single handedly has influenced me to start shooting wakeboarding images. I’ve actually been shooting with him for over 3 years now and this is the first shot of him that has ran in a publication. Not only that but it made the prestigious photo annual! Be sure to stop by your local magazine rack to check it out!
November 20th, 2007
Today I’ve been contacting most of my remaining Brides (except the ones that have hired Jaime Johnson because she takes care of all that for me! She is awesome!) and thats 5 to be exact! These last 5 weddings are going to be amazing and I love that I’m finishing up my wedding season in Hawaii!
I then decided to see what I had booked for Oct. and Nov. and its looking really slow! I don’t like to be sitting on my butt for long periods of time without using my camera. So I figured the best way to get the word out would be to post something on my blog. So here is what I want to offer………
All you new couples out there that just became engaged and want an SWP lifestyle session here is your chance for a deal. The session will stay $300 for 1.5 hrs of shooting. But I will give you a free SWP art image from the session! The print does have to be an 8X10 or smaller.
I’m also going to be getting into the modeling photography/business. If you know anyone who needs to update their modeling portfolio, or someone who wants to get into modeling please send them my way. The sessions last 3 hours and includes unlimited clothing changes and locations with 5 retouched images for $350.00.
Please pass on this info to friends and family. My business is mainly successful because of “word of mouth” marketing from great people like you. Without my past clients recommendations I would not be where I’m at today.
I hope everyone has a great long weekend and thank you in advance for passing my info to everyone.
August 30th, 2007
I can’t believe its already the end of July! This summer has been a whirlwind of weddings and lifestyle sessions, on top of all my traveling. I figured it’s time to update my schedule that way everyone knows where I’m at and what I’m up to.
First off I need to let everyone know that I made the cover of Northwest Bride & Newlywed! Its on stands now and it is a great reasource for all your wedding needs from Seattle, Portland all the way over to Montana. So if your getting married anytime soon make sure you pick one up. Then give me a call so you can book me for your wedding!
The next big news is SWP is going to Maui! I was just commissioned for a wedding there for the 26th of September. I will be in Maui from Sept. 23rd through the 28th. It’s going to be a very small event with about 30 people for a sunset ceremony. Then we will take a short walk to the 4 season for the reception. This should be a great way to end my wedding season!
My schedule for the next 8 weeks is as follows….
July 28th Chelsea and Sams wedding at a private residence in Hayden Lake.
Aug. 2-3 I will be in Lewiston photographing some of the local pro riders
Aug. 4th I will be in Sandpoint photograph Amber and Darby’s wedding.
Aug 6-9th I will be all over the lakes in the Northwest shooting more local wakeboard pros. I would love to give you more information on this but I’m not a liberty to. So I will post some shots when I am able to.
August 10th I have Sarah & Terry’s wedding in Post Falls. This should be a great one with a lot of “alternative wedding images”. You will know what I mean when I get them posted. Should be a blast.
August 11th I have Shawna and Kevins wedding just outside of Spokane. This is a great couple with a gorgeous home location for the ceremony and reception.
August 12 through the 15th I will be in Sandpoint shooting wakeboarding. There should be a lot of pros from the Northwest showing up for this video and photo shoot. While I’m up there I’m also going to be shooting a lifestyle session. On the 15th I’m shooting a lifestyle session with the family of Buck Knives. I’m REALLY excited about this session. I’ve had a buck knife since I was 8 and to have the opertunity to photograph this family is a great honor!
August 16th – 19th I fly to San Diego California to photograph Cara & Brocks wedding.
Gust 20th through 24 is currently open and I’m hoping to stay home and get everything caught up.
August 25th Is Holly and Richards wedding in Hayden. this should be another great wedding for the SWP wedding year!
August 31 I have Geneva & Adams wedding at The Davenport Hotel!
September 1st I have another wedding in Sandpoint at Schweitzer Mountain resort. Beverly and Kimber seem like such an amazing couple and I can’t wait to hangout with them in the mountains!
September 7th I have Melissa and Chad’s wedding! Make sure to checkout there lifestyle session from June. This couple created some great images!
The weeks in between I will be preparing for my 4day photography workshop with David Beckstead. The dates for that are Sept 10th thru the 14th. We stil have some space available so call today to save your spot.
September 20 thru 23 I’m in California to shoot Alicia and Mikes in Corona Del Mar!
September 23 thru 28th I will be in Maui! YEAH!
So now you can see why I needed to hire a couple people. Without these new teammates there is no way I can pull this off!
One last thing……I get my new Iphone on Friday! So excited to play with this new toy!
July 25th, 2007
I must admit I love summer time in Coeur d alene. There is nothing better than a long day at work and an evening on the boat with all your friends. Well actually there is one thing better and thats working hard all day on the boat and spending an evening with your friends wakeboarding!
Blue 541 which is an advertising company in Coeur d alene asked me to photograph their new ad campaign for Malibu boats. Of course I said “Yes” since I love being on the boat and I have a little experience in the wakeboard lifestyle. The concepts they came up with sounded so fun, we immediately came up with numerous photo ideas for this campaign. We also lucked on the weather the last couple days. It has been a long cold spring and Monday was our first real nice day with a temp of 70 degree’s and blue sky’s. Tuesday was the icing on the cake with it being 80 degrees and another gorgeous bluebird day. After a couple long days shooting I think we nailed everything they wanted. I need to thank all of the models that helped out. Especially Chris Craig (professional wakeboarder who is also sponsored by Malibu boats) for taking time off of work and helping me out. I need to give a shout out to Ten- Eighty wakeboard clothing for supplying product for the models. Everyone should check out Ten-Eighty’s site and buy some gear. This company really believes in supporting the industry and its riders. Not only that but a lot of the images on the website are mine. Thanks Scott! Last but not least I need to thank Rocky from the Coeur d Alene Yacht Club. Rocky set us up with some sweet brand new Malibu’s to use for the shoot. If your in the market for a new boat go see Rocky.
Now it’s time for some photos!
I even try to use flare in my commercial work. I love this image!
Last but not least, here are a couple images of me hard at work.
Chris Craig enjoying a cold one during our break. Make sure to get the new Wakeboard magazine, Chris and I collaborated last year and got a couple images in the most recent edition.
May 9th, 2007