Photographed more than 100 families and made 300 photos at UW on a hot sunny day in August.
Here are just a handfull of selects that caught my eye, plus a few by my second photog Katie DeLorme mixed in, from this past weekend's wedding in LA. Hundreds more to come, including shots by my third, Janet Satanonchai, and film scans by Katie. It was so great to get the opportunity to provide a full day's coverage (only my third time) and to put together a top-notch team of shooters. Also, this goes without saying, but it was the best weekend of food I might ever have.
And one of your neighborhood friendly photographer getting a selfie with Sidney Poitier..
At Kate and Cameron Lazaroff-Puck's wedding rehearsal dinner, their nephew Titus was served lobster, but it was alive! He wanted to eat it, but the chef insisted it was his pet and he would get to eat another one. "But I want to eat this one," Titus muttered.
And a test shot that turned out nice...
Inadvertenty one of the hardest gigs I've ever worked. Early Sunday morning, it coincided with my worst hangover in a long, long time, after going out late after Capitol Hill Block Party with The Stranger's Kelly O as she searched for her weekly "Drunk of the Week" and we became contenders. Slugged it out, had fun, and delivered a batch of 130 images.
75 selects from this year's big day.
For the last time (we've been on and off for a couple months), Sveta and I decided to stop dating yesterday. So I'm going to be a little up and down this week, but I'm glad for everything that's been. Sometimes things don't work the way you try and hope they will, and that's okay. It's hard, but it's okay.
And a random snapshot from our walk there!
Everybody else does their tulips photos in color, so I thought I'd mix it up. Not that these don't look great in color, too :)
Grandma Helen lived a remarkable life, and raised a wonderful family. I can't get over how beautiful she is in this photo, and what style she had. She was the most proper person I've ever met. She always corrected my grammar, and so I went to school, became a newspaper editor. She still corrected my grammar. I helped my father write her obituary almost one year ago. What a thing to have to do, write your mother's obituary.
Love you, Mom. Love you, Dad. Very much.
Helen Evangeline (Gowdy) Hovey, 99, of Elkhart, died at 4:30 a.m. on Wednesday (April 30, 2014) at Hubbard Hill Estates. Helen E. Hawkins was born April 8, 1915, in Van Wert, Iowa, to Roy B. and Evangeline Hawkins. She graduated from Leon High School in 1932 and attended Simpson College. Helen grew up working in her father’s law firm. There, she attained skills as a typist and a stenographer, which served her throughout life. Her knowledge of English grammar established her as a resource for her entire family. Helen also had a natural talent for music and was the church organist in Des Moines, Iowa. ¶ It was this affinity for music that introduced her to William L. Gowdy. The two married on Aug. 29, 1937, and attended Drake University and Northwestern University. They moved to Elkhart, where they raised three children and Bill developed the choral music program at Elkhart High School. Helen worked for many years as receptionist and executive secretary at the Elkhart Rehabilitation Center. ¶ Bill and Helen enjoyed the music community in Elkhart and were active in the schools and church. They were members of Trinity Methodist Church and, later, First Presbyterian Church of Elkhart. Helen was also a member of Riverside Club, Matinee Musicale, and bridge clubs. Her husband Bill passed away on Dec. 19, 1974. ¶ Helen had experienced tragedy and loss earlier in her life. First, when her 17-year-old younger brother Roger Hawkins passed away unexpectedly before he was scheduled to attend West Point. Shortly after his funeral, she was involved in an automobile accident that claimed the life of her mother, her fiancé, and a close friend. These events seemed to form an empathetic nature and compassion towards others and their hardships. She will be remembered as a gracious, elegant lady. ¶ On June 28, 1979, she married Nilo W. Hovey. Nilo and his late wife Ruth had been Bill and Helen’s close friends. Helen formed a wonderful relationship with Nilo’s family and their children and grandchildren. Nilo passed away on March 14th, 1986. His family was of great joy and comfort to Helen through the rest of her life. ¶ Surviving are sons Roger (Marsie) Gowdy of Charlevoix, Michigan, and Bruce (Vickie) Gowdy; daughter Martha (Michael) Oyer; step-daughters Marjorie (James) Eger of Bristol, Indiana, and Lois (Wendall) Schmoe of Nokomois, Florida; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; and 20 step-great-grandchildren. ¶ She was preceded in death by a grandson, Jeffrey Gowdy. ¶ A family service will take place at Rice Cemetery. Hartzler-Gutermuth-Inman Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements. ¶ Memorial contributions may be given to First Presbyterian Church of Elkhart.
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.
Congrats on the anniversary, Mom and Pop. We're all getting old!
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!