Sarah and Phil in Tarrytown

Everything is underway… I photographed with Sarah and Phil before the rehearsal dinner last night and the light was beautiful by the Hudson River. Today, it’s snowing!

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By |March 28th, 2015|Categories: Destination Weddings|0 Comments

Tarrytown wedding – day 2

I had no idea I would be walking so much in NYC!  We ride the subway to some other part of this amazing city and take off walking and seeing, and walking and seeing… walking and seeing.  So here is my second installment of images from Prospect Park, Central Park and Saint John the Divine Cathedral.

I love this city and it’s most amazing history, but I don’t love the noise.  My ears are ringing.  It is so loud and noisey everwhere we go.  People plug their ears with headphones or ear plugs and close their eyes or divert them to their smart phones while riding the subways to escape the cacophony.  I sense that people shut themselves off because of the overload of sensory stimulus.

Tomorrow we head off to a Tarrytown Wedding.

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By |March 27th, 2015|Categories: Destination Weddings|2 Comments

Tarrytown Wedding

Tarrytown Wedding…  a pilgrimage to the east.

After too many long hours suffering the confines of a smallish place in a large aluminum tube breathing the recycled breath of a couple of hundred bodies, the sights and sounds of a new environment began to appear.  Day one of our adventure leading up to a Tarrytown Wedding on Saturday

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A fascinating hour in a cab with a young man from New Deli, a happy reunion with my brother’s sons and their families.  An authentic East Indian meal, some wine and laughter then much needed sleep.

This morning, I awoke to the reverberations of the city, Brooklyn New York. I was not expecting to find such comfort and brightness of heart in my new surrounds.

Here begins a collection of images from this adventure, which I have chosen to define a pilgrimage of sorts. A pilgrimage of seeing and capturing new things.  NOW… I am looking forward to the arisings of each day.

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7:30 am constructions begins next door

 

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Our library bedroom

 

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the locked door and the open door

 

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By |March 25th, 2015|Categories: Destination Weddings|0 Comments

Big Sky Weddings – Rainbow Ranch

Big Sky Weddings at the Rainbow Ranch are always something very special.  Tonie and Rance’s June wedding was amazing.  Here is the wedding album that I designed for them.  If you are considering the Rainbow Ranch for your wedding,  be sure to see the final album at the Ranch.

Click the picture below and Enjoy!

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By |March 13th, 2015|Categories: Big Sky Weddings|Tags: |0 Comments

Montana wedding in upstate NY

I know, it sounds complicated. But not so much. Montana boys with a farm in Grahamsville is not such a far-fetched reality. A Montana wedding in upstate NY. Yes.

Last August Heather, Jennie Lynn and I packed our bags and headed to the Catskill mountains(?) (more like foothills) for the wedding of Darlene and Frank. It was, by all relative measures, a smashingly wondrous occasion.
Here is the first draft album design. It’s crazy luscious! Enjoy.
In a couple of weeks we’re heading off for Tarrytown, NY for another wedding. OG I hope the snow is melted! Sarah and Phil are making it real. Then we’ll be visiting family in NYC and paying my respects to a Tibetan Lama friend in Walden.

Click the pic! and see the album
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By |March 6th, 2015|Categories: Destination Weddings, Montana Weddings|Tags: |0 Comments

Wedding gowns

Several weeks ago, I photographed wedding gowns for Megan Jacks from After 5 and Weddings. It was a wonderful day with some very talented individuals. Ok, so, I put my little GoPro to work, along with my Nikons and more importantly, my eye for moments… to capture some of the energy. Enjoy the moment!

By |March 5th, 2015|Categories: Big Sky Weddings, Montana Weddings|0 Comments

Yogatography 2014

Yogatography 2014

Big Sky Yoga Retreats featured Yogatography last October at the beautiful Double T River Ranch in Clyde Park, Montana. It was a three day yoga retreat for aspiring photographers that were hungry to learn more about their cameras and make insightful images around the ranch. It was a glorious fall weekend on the ranch. Check out the images they captured.

The next Cowgirl Yogatography retreat is September 17-20, 2015. There are two places still open. So if you like to practice yoga and you’ve always wanted to learn about using your camera and make great images like these ladies, don’t hesitate to check it out at Yogatography!

Beautiful photography! Enjoy the slide show…

By |March 5th, 2015|Categories: Big Sky Yoga Retreats|Tags: |1 Comment

Yogatography in winter

 Yogatography in winter

Oh yeah, I couldn’t resist photobombing this image of Maria when I saw myself and Jennie Lynn in the reflections in her Ray-ban sunglasses.

Big Sky Yoga Retreats featured Yogatography in winter at the Winter Wonderland Retreat at the beautiful Double T River Ranch in Clyde Park, Montana. For one full day I had six fine aspiring photographers that were hungry to learn more about their cameras and make insightful images around the ranch.  We were hoping for snow and we got it!  Check out the images they captured.

The next Cowgirl Yogatography retreat is September 17-20, 2015.  I think there are two places still open.  So if you like to practice yoga and you’ve always wanted to learn about using your camera and make great images like these ladies,  don’t hesitate to check it out at Yogatography!

Good work ladies!  Enjoy the slide show…

By |March 3rd, 2015|Categories: Big Sky Yoga Retreats|Tags: |0 Comments

film for weddings

I can’t believe how amazing b&w film is…

In this world of digital image files, I don’t see much use of film. Film for weddings should be coming back around again soon. But why wait when you can have the special quality images that only film can produce? Oh yes, I know there are actions and presets that do a pretty darn good job of making digital files look like film. I have a couple of varieties myself, but there is just something subtle with film that you can’t replicate. Personally I think it’s got something to do with the fact that a physical element (silver) is the medium that the image is permanently captured in. Crazy? Maybe but I love it.

Add some b&w film to your wedding photography ‘must have’ list. Some of my clients have loved the b&w touch, so I’ve decided to shoot a roll here and there. I still have a stock of good stuff in my fridge and my favorite film camera of all time.

These images were captured with my Nikon F100 with an 85mm 1.8 lens, Kodak Tmax 100.

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By |February 13th, 2015|Categories: Big Sky Weddings, Destination Weddings|Tags: |0 Comments

Meadow Camp wedding

They call it Meadow Camp, deep in the hills of the Catskill’s in up state New York.  I call it lusciousness.  The entire experience was so luscious!  And soon the album will be done.

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By |February 12th, 2015|Categories: Wedding Albums|Tags: |0 Comments