Cocolalla Teen Camp – Photo Booth (Sandpoint Photographer)

Day 4 at Cocolalla Lake Bible Camp’s Teen Camp started out with rain.  What a perfect day for a photo booth!  Of course Cocolalla had plenty of props and I had the right equipment so we set up for some photo booth action in the gym.  This was a ton of fun and we ended up with well over 300 great photos.  Here are a few samples.

Cocolalla Teen Camp – Day 3 (Sandpoint Photographer)

Day 3 of the Cocolalla Lake Bible Camp Teen Camp was a blast!  Of course there were a lot of wet games to be played, but this time one of those games came at a price.  During what was supposed to be a harmless game of “Water Bomb Baseball” a slippery bat went flying and found a new home in the back seat of the Assistant Director’s truck.  Of course the bat forgot to open the window first!  The first photos here are a little reenactment that we did for the camera.

Now that is some brotherly love!

And now for the final photo, check out last night’s amazing sunset!

Cocolalla Teen Camp – Day 1 & 2 (Sandpoint Photographer)

One of the things I look forward to about summer is camp!  For a number of years now I have had the privilege of being involved with Cocolalla Lake Bible Camp, they do a great job and have an outstanding staff of servant hearted people that love what they do!  This week they kicked off the summer camp season with the Teen Camp.  Here are a few shots from the first couple of days of camp.

W.N.R.S.: Wednesday Night Ride Series (Sandpoint Photographer)

Yesterday afternoon I made my way to Farragut State Park to photograph the opening night of the Wednesday Night Ride Series put on by All About Adventures and Selkirk Powder Company.  Here are a few shots from the event as well as a video.  Below the video you can find a link to the entire gallery where you can see all the photos and order prints.

Now for the Video . . . by the way the video is 720HD so if you have a fast enough internet connection feel free to change the settings to 720 and watch it full screen!

Check out the full gallery and order prints here

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!

2011 Newport Rodeo (Newport Washington Photographer)

After a long day of shooting at the 2011 Hoopfest (click here for those photos) my assistant Shea and I stopped at Moon’s Mongolian Grill.  Our goal was twofold.  First we needed to get some nourishment.  Second, I needed to download my memory card and get some photos sent off to the Coeur d’Alene press for Sunday’s paper.

As we were having dinner I received a call from Nick, the Sports Editor of the Priest River Times.  Nick was in Spokane as a competitor in Hoopfest and was going to make the drive back home to get some photos of the Newport Rodeo, unless of course I was willing to stop by and get some shots.  After discussing it with Shea (who I found out is a huge rodeo fan) we decided that we were going to the Rodeo!

I captured photos while the light was good enough to get sharp photos,  then after it was too dark to get a decent photo I took the opportunity to capture some video clips. The following are some of my favorite shots of the evening along with a video fusing together some of the photos and video clips.  Below the video there is a link to the entire gallery where you can view all the photos and order prints.

Now for a video, this video is available in full HD so if you have a fast enough internet connection I recommend setting the quality to 720 HD and watching it full screen.

If you would like to see the entire photo gallery it can be viewed here.

Hoopfest 2011 (Spokane Photographer)

This last weekend I attended and photographed my first Hoopfest. Thank you to everyone that helped me figure out the teams that would be there, I wish I could have gotten photos of every one of them, but unfortunately that was physically impossible!  This blog post features a few of my favorite photos from the day as well as a video at the bottom of the post. Look for the link to the entire gallery below the video.

Check out the video.  If you have a fast internet connection you can watch it full screen in full HD!


To see the rest of the photos and to order your own prints or digital downloads visit the gallery here

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!