Showing posts from August, 2009

Family Portrait Time

Last week I drove out into the country to capture a beautiful family for a big wall portrait. What a gorgeous place. We got the whole gang in on it. What fun!

Scenes from a Boat Show

Toledo's 5th annual Wooden Boat Show was last weekend, and what a blast it was! The weather was perfect, attendance was great, and the exhibits, live music and other events were awesome. The Toledo Chamber did a pancake breakfast both days, and it was a huge hit! Mayor Rod Cross and his clan stopped by to fuel up on Saturday. Former Toledo Police Chief Jerry Pryor and his wife Debbie had some breakfast, too. Along with Margaret Epperson and her granddaughters. Toledo's Port Manager Bud Shoemake came by for some hotcakes, too. This guy was really getting into it. Yum! There were artists... Log-rolling demonstrations... The life-ring toss was a big hit for folks of all ages... it's harder than it looks to get that life ring on the post! Live music on Saturday with a great variety of styles... And the family boat building was an interesting thing to watch. Six families built boats from start to finish over the weekend and launched them on Sunday afternoon. Some brought their

Time for a cool change...

Seems the time has come once again to make some changes. I will be going completely mobile starting September 1st and not working from the studio location anymore. It's time to cut down on the overhead and work strictly on location with the stunning scenery we have here as a backdrop. I'll still be offering all of the photographic services like High School Senior Portraits, Family and Individual Portraits, Weddings; everything I have been doing, just not from the Highway 20 location that I've occupied for the past 5+ years. If you'd like a studio portrait made, I'll bring my lights and backdrops and come to you, and we can set up an indoor location for the session. The website and blog will remain up and running, the cell phone number will remain the same, the new mailing address is PO Box 501 in Toledo, so you can still reach me... and I will still be plenty visible at Newport and Toledo Chamber events, other local events and as a Toledo City Councilor. I&#

Photo Class Field Trip

Had a great shoot last night on the Newport bayfront... we met at the Port Office and started looking around. There was a boat unloading some of the last dungeness crab of the season... I was struck by the pile of crab pot buoys where the captain would be steering the boat. They had a small catch, only enough to half-fill a couple of plastic trash cans... but they were big crabs. And pretty lively. He sat down to wait for his partner to go get the truck, and allowed me a quick shot. Then it was off to the docks where we got to watch a Great Blue Heron catch several fish for dinner. I don't know what the significance of the deer antlers hanging on the anchor might be, but it caught my eye. One of my all-time favorite movies is "Jaws" - the name of the boat in the movie is the "Orca". This boat has been around Newport for as long as I can remember, and it still makes me smile to see it. Even feathers laying on the docks make good photo subjects. Here are some