Minion Pumpkin

Susan is our resident artist, although she would never admit it herself. Compare her minion pumpkin to my mangled triangle eyed basic pumpkin (which wasn’t even worthy of a picture) and it is easy to see why I say this. These days at halloween each kid buys their own pumpkin to carve. Then usually right around the time we get the top … Read More

Family Photo

This family photo tells the story of us taking pictures with the kids. Tyler is a big cheese ball and loves to have his picture taken, while Anna generally refuses to let us take her picture. So Tyler’s big smile, and Anna’s scowl in this family photo is normal for us. It actually usually takes a good bit of convincing … Read More

Hidden Lake

While in Utah we went hiking on a trail in Guardsman Pass between Park City and Big Cottonwood Canyon. The drive itself is a beautiful one with great views into the Heber Valley, plenty of wild flowers, and mountains all around. Hiking here proved to be just as beautiful. We went exploring on a side trail and came across this hidden lake. … Read More

Pay Phone

You can always tell a trip is going to be a good one when the minute you step off the plane at your destination the kids find something new (even if it is really something old). Tyler walked off the plane at the LaGuardia airport and immediately saw pay phones. Of course he didn’t call it a pay phone, to him it … Read More

White Water

This was a typical bright sunny Utah day in Little Cottonwood Canyon. This bright day with the shade of the trees provided the challenge of trying to meter for both the bright section and the shady section. For this picture I decided to mainly meter for the shady section, and let the sunny section be a little bright (although I … Read More

Horse Show

Photos of our daughter at a horse show are always a challenge for us – both of us. Often at a horse show, the lighting is awful for photography because of the size of the barn interior. This picture from the winter show at High Caliber Stables in Greensboro, North Carolina is a good example. If you use a flash, … Read More

Sun Rays

Sun rays like this are one of those things that you can’t really predict when they will happen. Here we were hiking along at Wilson’s Creek in North Carolina when I noticed them coming through the trees. I stopped for the picture and through the view finder I couldn’t see the sun rays so I figured the picture wouldn’t turn … Read More

Beautiful Flowers

The contrast of colors between all the flowers, the blue jar, and the different colored wrappings around the jar, combined with the way the light is coming through makes for beautiful flowers. This pictures uses the rule of thirds to focus the viewer’s eye on the most colorful pedals in the flower arrangement. The idea behind the rule of thirds is to divide … Read More

Changing Seasons

The changing seasons are always a good time for photography. Trees are always interesting in the changing seasons, wether it is the bright green new leaves in the spring or the the varied colors of fall, both can provide great opportunities for photography. Susan and I went to Boone North Carolina for our anniversary weekend and decided to take a … Read More

Perfect Smile

Our daughter Anna and her cousin Rebecca are showing us their perfect smiles at Paul’s sister’s wedding. The thing to remember here though is that with portrait photography, it is all about eyes. Humans are naturally drawn to the eyes. In a picture like this, the eyes draw you in and make you feel connected to the people in the picture. … Read More