Friday, December 20, 2013
Just a little bit ago, I was able to document the delightful summer wedding of Liz and Mike in Richmond, Virginia. Occasionally I'm not permitted inside the church so I miss out on documenting the ceremony itself [it's not because I'm a heathen, though I probably am a heathen] but I'm always on the hunt- especially in those cases- for interesting transition shots - something that gets us into and out of the ceremony in a particularly striking fashion. Liz and Mike and the sunlight did not disappoint. The ceremony was held at St. Stevens in Richmond and the reception was at The Commonwealth Club. The day began at the bride's childhood home and I have to say, it's so delightful when people prepare in a place that has brings with it its own history and legacy. Everything becomes context and the images deepen and thicken with layers and meaning.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
A little while ago I was hired by the Denver Center Theatre Company to shoot their posters for the season. I was digging through my archives and thought it might be fun to share a few images along with the concepts that I received from the graphic team prior to our shoot. While the bulk of what I share publicly is my documentary family and wedding work, I'll usually take on some commercial commissions each year, which forces me to flex a completely different set of muscles. Being in and around the theatre and its amazing artists just feels like home.
Here are a few of the posters I shot for them the year before...
Friday, December 13, 2013
I made this image moments after Christiaan proposed to Stacy on a cliff with the San Francisco bridge in the distance. The clouds started to roll in and we were greeted with an incredible portrait, the moodiness juxtaposing the intense joy of the moment. A few fleeting seconds later the light was gone and they were off celebrating with families and friends.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Becca and Luke's wedding fell on Halloween at The Mountain Top Inn in Chittenden, VT and early on in their planning process, we had started talking about an interesting way to document their rehearsal dinner/gathering. What we settled on was something quite interesting. Normally I spend my time documenting human behavior as it reflects and defines character. For this evening, I went the opposite route - I set up a little portrait area with a simple light and a black piece of paper in the corner of the room. From there, I documented people's costume choice. We decided that this, just as much as behavior, would give us a really interesting glimpse into the lives and minds of their closest friends and family. Add in the fact that both Becca and Luke are theatre kids and they are surrounded by like souls and it's a veritable party in a box, VT style.
Cheers, adieu, and maple syrup.