Went around town with Titus and his mom on two separate mornings to get shots for a photo book. It's mocked up and includes a sequence of 76 photos, but isn't printed yet. Once it is, I'll post the spreads first thing! We've had a lot of fun with this.
The game is going on right across the way from my studio so I thought I'd wander around for a bit and see what I could see.. and enjoy a hot dog! Randomly encountered a staffer carrying last year's Vince Lombardi Trophy, and on his way to CenturyLink Field. Initially assumed it was a knockoff. Nope! Jealous of my peers who get to be taking snaps from the sidelines. Go Hawks!
In November I was commissioned for a third time by Public Health Seattle & King County to provide imagery promoting their newest campaign, which includes print ads in The Stranger and SGN, posters, web ads and, excitingly, billboards! These are the first two I've spotted - they're on Capitol Hill. A couple are also located around Tacoma and Everett, but I haven't seen them yet. Anyway, I'm really happy with how these two turned out! I'll share more work I did for the campaign, such as the full-page ads in the weeklies, as soon as I get a chance to get it all photographed.
I envy folks who are up on it enough to do those year-end review posts of their favorite photos of the past year. Maybe I'll have a chance to do something along those lines, but January's going to be busy. I'm set on revamping the wedding portfolio, focusing on client commitments, catching up this blog with selects from shoots and gigs, getting the 4-years-ago-today blog off to a smooth start, clearing out hard drive space, doing the books for the 4th quarter, and will hopefully start putting together some contest entries. We'll see where things are at in a month, but anyway, it's the plan. So far ahead of 365 days ago- still not where I want things to be. I guess that's what it's about, though. My favorite quote I read this year was from Humans of New York photographer Brandon Stanton: "There are so many people that use 'following your dreams' as an excuse to not work," he said. "When in reality, following your dreams, successfully, is nothing but work." Dude gets it.
First up, taking a much needed break from the studio and celebrating the new year with this pretty lady.
Congrats on the anniversary, Mom and Pop. We're all getting old!
I'm not headed to Indiana to spend it with extended family this holiday season - waited too long to get tickets, and prices to fly into Chicago or Detroit and back were easily upwards of $700. But mostly I decided to stay because I've just got too many photos yet to deliver to folks - two weddings, holiday parties, stock imagery for Public Health's We Are 1 campaign, etc etc. Now that I'm an entrepreneur myself, I totally understand my woodworker dad's relationship with deadlines while I was growing up - while still making time for the important things. Yesterday afternoon we had Svetlana's family over for a holiday dinner, tree decorating and gift giving, and I think this snap of Titus is one of my faves of the year. He was having a pretty damn good time, and it totally helped offset the fact that I've been working too much lately and will be missing having an Indiana Christmas this time around.
Tagged along to this Russian holiday event with Svetlana and her son yesterday. Amusingly and not surprisingly, Titus was the only kid who refused to sit on [evidently Amish] Santa's lap. Good times!
Swung by Team Diva Real Estate the other day, and it's always nifty seeing your photos made into holiday cards.. and ornaments!
Seattle area personal chef Aubrey Jenkins Instagrammed this shot from a beautiful backyard wedding this summer. Her meal was so delicious! I'm anxious to show off a Food gallery once I'm all caught up and able to focus on updating the site outside of the blog.