Jessica’s Senior Photos

I recently had the opportunity to work with Jessica on her Senior Photos.  She picked out some very fun locations and I had so much fun working with her that I almost wanted to cry when our time was up.  We had a great time and think we ended up with some really nice shots!  Here are Jessica’s favorites:

After our shoot my assistant Shea decided he wanted to take a dip, so Shea and Jessica traded roles for a couple of minutes!

Drew’s Senior Photos

I had a great time recently working with Drew on his Senior Photos.  We had a great location for the photos, I would not have minded a few more clouds in the sky, but other than that we could not have asked for a better day for a photo shoot!

Sneak Peek – Jessica’s Senior Photos

Here is a little teaser of the photos I am working on from yesterday’s Senior Photo session with Jessica.

Marissa and Rhaelyn (Sandpoint Photographer)

A few days ago Marissa joked with me that the wait to see her photos was giving her an anxiety attack, a little sneak peek helped hold her over for a little while.  Now finally her wait is over, the editing is finished and the completed photos will upload tonight!  Here are a few more photos to hold her over until the morning.  You will see that she is not alone, we were also joined by her niece for a few photos as well.  If you want to see some more photos from this shoot see this link.

One more for fun.  Marissa has an interest in photography and she volunteered to help me out whenever my assistant Shea is not available.  So, I figured it would be good to give her a little job interview right on the spot.  Here is her resume, what do you think should I give her the job?

Marissa’s Sneak Peek (Sandpoint Photographer)

This last week I have been blessed with photo shoots at some beautiful locations containing fields of tall wheat stalks that were just begging to make their way into the photographs.  For this shoot with Marissa we not only had great wheat fields but some of them were filled with daisies which of course begged just as much, if not more, than the wheat stalks!   I only have a handful of photos edited from our session, but since Marissa is getting a little anxious I better give her a sneak peek, here you go!

Willie and Amanda’s Engagement

A few days ago I embarked on a mission to the beautiful home of Amanda to take some photos of her and her fiance Willie. The location was beautiful, a great spot for some fun engagement photos.  The only downside . . . the mosquitoes! I am thankful for bug spray and I am thankful for the bug zapper tool, called the clone tool and the healing brush, because I ended up having to zap hundred’s of these little buggers in Photoshop.  Enough about annoying insects and on to some photos!

Demers Family (Sandpoint Photographer)

This last weekend the Dave and Cindy celebrated as their son Eric got married.  Just days before the event I had the opportunity to take their last set of family photos before Eric set of on the adventure of starting his own family.  I am blessed to have had the opportunity to capture this moment in time for such a great and beautiful family!

Joel and Moriah’s Engagement #2

A number of weeks ago I published some photos of Joel and Moriah’s first engagement shoot,(if you missed that one you can see that post here).  One of the locations that this couple really wanted to get some photos taken was down by the beach, but due to the rain we had to reschedule that part of our shoot.  Thankfully we were able to get some acceptable weather on a day that did not conflict with our schedules.  Here are some of the photos from our second round of engagement photos.

Shea’s Senior Photos (Sandpoint Photographer)

I am very blessed to have as an assistant a High School student that loves photography.  He is a very big part of running an efficient and successful photo shoot and is often instrumental in helping me produce great quality photographs.  Yesterday he assisted me in a Senior Photo shoot, but this time not only was he my assistant, he was also the model!  Here are some of my favorite photos from our shoot.

Joel and Moriah – Engagment Shoot #1

Earlier this week I had the privilege of working with Joel and Moriah to capture some engagement photos. We had great plans of spending a couple of hours shooting in three different outdoor locations, but the weather forced us to change our plans. We began our shoot at a nice outdoor location, it was a little chilly and dark clouds in the sky created a more difficult lighting situation that I had hoped, but none the less I think we were able to capture a few nice images before the rain started to fall

If anyone asks Moriah what really attracted her to Joel, do you think her answer will be “his bulging biceps”?  I am not going to draw any conclusions either way, but the question had to be asked!

At this point there began to be a few rain drops falling and in the distance we could see that it was about to pour.  We decided that we were going to have to reschedule the rest of our outdoor shoot until a later date.  But, since we together I thought we might as well go and see if we could find somewhere with a little bit of shelter and see if we could get a few more shots.  So we headed off into town and found a couple of spots on the streets of downtown Sandpoint where we could hang out under the awnings to stay dry.

Take another look at the above photo, do you see the rain falling?  I was using a slow enough shutter speed that I was able to capture the streaks of rain as they came crashing to the ground,  I think it adds a fun effect to the image.

After a short while the cold started to catch up with us, so we ducked inside of a local store.   Thanks to Coldwater Creek for graciously allowing us to use a couple of locations in their store to shoot some shots!

This image presented a few challenges.  The overhead light was great on Moriah but Joel was in the shadows.  It seemed everywhere that my assistant Shea held the light we would get a reflection in the window.  Finally we found the right spot and I was able to get some nice light to capture this shot.

These are the stairs that ascend to the Coldwater Creek Wine Bar.  At first I tried to light Joel and Moriah directly, but the stairway ended up being this dark void behind them.  So instead, I had Shea go hide out behind the top flight of stairs and direct a flash into the back corner of the stairway to open it up a bit.  I really like how it created a nice contrast of color in the image.  You have the warm tones on Joel and Moriah, then the cool tone of the light from the flash, and then the warm tones again of the upper room.

Our time was coming to an end, but I had to get just one more series of shots.  It was now dark outside and I wanted to capture some of the lights displayed along the sidewalk.

Well, that is all for this time.  I am glad we were able to shift gears and get some fun images when the weather did not agree with our plans and I am looking forward to our re-scheduled shoot!