Thursday, June 23, 2011

Mesa Temple - Monsoon Season 2010.

Look closely on the left side of the photo.  You'll find my friends the Lisonbee's there in the photo.

Monday, June 20, 2011

The Kids of Summer

Capture your kids this summer, the suntans, the smiles, the winning personality.  Before you know it, they'll be off to college (trust me, I know).  Preserve the memories!

I'm scheduling free studio photo sessions to photograph your children this summer.  You can purchase 13x19 inch ultraboard direct prints (like a very nice mounted poster).  These mounted posters have a museum mount affixed to the back which enables you to very easily and simply mount the print directly to your wall.  No custom frames are required to wall-mount these plus-size prints.

Here's how it works.  You schedule a session for your children at my home studio.  There is no charge for the session.  Bring the kids in their bathing suits, or their summer attire.  Bring your props or use mine.  We'll have a short session (about 15 minutes per child) getting several poses.  After the session, I'll put your proofs on my web server where you can make your selection.  Order large 13x19 inch prints as described above.  I'll edit the images (using some of my secret sauce) and add the child's name (or text of your choice) to the bottom of the image and send it off to the lab for printing.  I use a local lab, so I get the prints back very quickly.


  • 13x19 inch, ultraboard direct print, museum mount, single image and text - $45
  • 13x19 inch, ultraboard direct print, museum mount, 3-image composite and text - $55

Contact me with your questions or to schedule your studio session.  As you can see, I've photographed children as young as 7 months for this project (nice if they can sit up themselves) up to pre-teen.  I'm thinking children, but will be happy to photograph any and all your children this summer.

Call, text, email, smoke-signal me to find out more and reserve a place on my calendar.  Tell your BFF.  Since we're shooting in the nice cool studio, we can do this any time of the day.

For a downloadable flier, click here.

This actually came to me in a dream last week.  I've had fun putting together these samples - thanks to all my wonderful models.  Enjoy some more sample Summer Kid Portraits - click any thumbnail image for larger version.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Gene Martin - Happy Birthday

I was invited to attend the birthday party of a friend of mine.  He was turning 90.  He was surrounded with his family and seemed to be having the time of his life.  Here are a few snapshots; click the thumbnail to enlarge the images.

Sharing stories with the family.  Great-grandson looks on in admiration.

Here's Gene singing one of several songs he amused the family with.  He has a pretty good voice.  He even expressed fear that now that he's sung in public, that the church choir would probably be coming after him.

Here's the family.  It's my understanding that everyone if the family was able to make it to Queen Creek for the celebration.

I wish I knew more about Gene.  He has had many careers including a long one in the Air Force as Judge Advocate General (JAG).  He also claims the distinction of being one of the two great men born in Lamar MO, the other being Harry S. Truman.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Preview of an upcoming project - stay tuned for more.

I'm getting a special summer project ready.  I didn't get all the samples ready in time for a grand announcement today, but will in a couple of days.  In the meantime, enjoy the photogenic progeny of a happy little family I'm acquainted with.

As always, click thumbnail images to see a larger version.

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Here is where I post images from recent shoots and occasional personal info that I like to share with my friends. I will slowly add photos from old shoots as I have time. Check back from time to time to see what's new. Call or email if you'd like to chat about a photo opportunity. If you've come to visit, please just leave a brief comment. You don't have to like the photos, just let me know you were here. I'd really appreciate it.