Monthly Archives: September 2011

Dance Into Love

A year ago yesterday we had a lovely sunny day after a long stretch of wet ones…. I think it made us all a little giddy. When Drew picked her up and danced her into the field, there was a collective grin on the face of the crowd. Quilted love letters courtesy of Jac, the beaming bride. ;0)

I love this work… the people are great!

A Heaven in Wasco

As in last week’s post, I am running an image from a recent wedding in Wasco. I was the second camera for Randy Kepple, my esteemed and wonderful friend. I don’t shoot for other photographers… still getting the hang of of it, I am not used to hanging back. With Randy, I try to keep out of his way and still bring him images he can use… this one was something he was shooting from a different angle and I lined mine up in a fashion that Amy and Juston might like. This is another of my mixed-tech shots. Digital camera focused on the viewfinder of a Kodak Duaflex from about 1950. It takes a little time and a few tries for the best focus but I love the feel of it… new becoming old and made to last for a very long time.

Lucky Man

I had the absolute pleasure of second shooting for Randy Kepple last Saturday… to start, it’s a compliment to be invited by a peer and a good friend. We have only shared three weddings but we have established a trust and a fine rhythm and it is something I enjoy. In this image, we were up on the sunset ridge above the party. I watched Juston watching his true love in front of Randy’s camera… he loves her beyond all measure and that is a good thing.

Witness

So many cranes… it was all bigger than I expected. We walked from Wall Street over to the windy construction site… big enough that you can’t really see across it very well. Caught in the steady traffic of the walking rush hour, we worked our way over to The Winter Garden where there is a place you can look into the site. Couldn’t get past the inner images of the way the streets must have looked that day.

Today, they are dedicating a more beautiful space to so many people… I wonder if we will ever heal.

Summer’s Cathedral

Just last week, the light seemed to start slipping away a little earlier… what used to be 9:00 is now a little before 8:00… it also becomes slanted and more sharply shaped. I am aware but never unfazed by the changes.

Ashlee married Micah in the lovely side garden of the Lewis River Golf Club last weekend… a charming couple… young, excited and very much in love. We waited until right before dinner to go down by the river for some portrait time. Micah was barefoot in no time and skipping stones across the dark water with Ashlee laughing on the bank. From there we spent a little more intimate picture time in the garden where they had promised to love each other forever.