Chincoteague Island Photographs

Hi all, It’s been a bit since my last posting. Been uber busy, but I managed to slip in a few days of vacation in between jobs. This week I just wanted to share a few images from our short vacation to Chincoteague Island in Virginia. Chincoteague is a small beach town on coastal northern Virginia in between Ocean City, Maryland and Virginia Beach, Virginia. The island is well known for their wild ponies, but I found some of the other aspects of the town pretty interesting. I’ve never been there before this trip so I was excited to explore a new area…and of course visually capture the trip! Usually for me, vacations consist of adult beverages, just 4-5 hours of sleep, searching for great food, relaxation, boogie boarding, and fishing. Recently though, in the last 10-15 years or so, I have incorporated just as much photography into vacationing as all of the above. Have a peek at the photos below and let me know what you think.¬†As always comments, questions, suggestions, and critiques are encouraged!              ...

What Is It About Photography That You Enjoy? Comments Welcome!

Hola Amigos, I wanted to open up the blog this week for everyone to give their opinion on what they love about photography. Obviously, if you are reading this either you are a friend, family member, business associate, client of mine, or someone randomly reading a blog about photography. In any instance, I think its safe to assume that you enjoy the art of photography. According to some statistics from a few reputable sources I’ve researched, there are over 1.3 TRILLION photos taken each year! So yea, people enjoy photography! I’ll open up some ideas for your comments: *Do you enjoy the candid, spur of the moment (or as Henri Cartier Bresson labeled it, “The Decisive Moment”) stoppage of time that photography creates? *Are you way into wedding, abstract, portraiture, street, or landscape photography? Why? What is it that you love about it? *Are you proud of someone or something and you take a photo to share with the world? *Are you another photographer or visual artist? Why? Share with us why you do what you do. *Are you in business for yourself and looking for that powerful image that will separate your business from others? What would that look like to you? *Do you enjoy seeing your children or grandchildren captured in a photograph? *Selfies? *Food? *Maybe you enjoy taking photos of people and things you come across. What types of photographs do you like to take? *Is it the emotional impact that a strong photograph conveys that interests you? There are countless reasons why we all, as humans, are drawn to photography. Some of these reasons could...

Happy 4th!

Hi everyone, and happy 4th of July! I hope that everybody has a great 4th, and that many of you shooting off the fireworks are safe, and for crying out loud…keep your digits intact! This weeks blog post centers around an engagement session Eric Pensenstadler, of Video Horizons LLC, and I shot for our awesome clients on Sunday. I probably don’t post wedding and engagement photo shoots as much as I should but I wanted to share this weeks behind the scenes blog and 1 of their final shots. Our location for the shoot was Raccoon Creek State Park in Beaver County. As we were making our way through the park focusing on some more traditional style engagement portraits, a crazy idea popped in my head. I mentioned that I thought it would be super cool to photograph a couple underneath the small waterfall that was there. I felt that the water splashing and dripping all over would create a very unique look. Dana and Matt hesitated at first, then agreed that they also liked the idea! Both were fully clothed in their engagement threads and I was totally surprised that they agreed to hop under the falls. I explained to them that it was a 1 shot deal and that I may not be able to pull off the crisp shot that I was looking to get. They understood and agreed to doing it anyhow. I love working with an adventurous couple! Unbeknownst to me, as Eric was directing the reflector light onto them, he was also taking sneaky spy footage and photos of me at work. Below...
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