December 18, 2008 we were invited over to Gregory Haerr’s house, one of the stars of FOX’s “Secret Millionaire” show, to view the episode he was in. Greg donated $150,000 total between three organizations and of course Melinda was crying throughout the whole show! You can view more on Greg at Gregoryhaerr.com or www.fox.com/secretmillionaire/
Check out a shot we did for his webpage:
Photo.net called me and asked to interview me for an October 2008 article. When I first started photography I would post my work on Photo.net and learn from it wether from criticism or compliments. I’m honored to be contacted by them. The link is below if you want to read it:
Meli and I spent the weekend of Nov 14th, 2008 in Ogden, UT judging the Miss Utah USA pageant. Ogden has some incredible restaurants and the pageant wined and dined us all weekend! Who knew? You must visit downtown Ogden. The other judges were a lot of fun and overall the whole experience was great. Laura Chukanov won the Miss Utah title and Tasha Smedley won the Miss Teen Utah title. We sponsor the pageant and are excited to shoot both of them soon Congrats ladies and to see more visit www.missutahusa.com!
I’m always asked how I got into photography, and I repeat the story of taking photos of my kids for fun, and realized I had a nack. I stumbled onto some of the very first images today! Thought I’d share…
In September 2008 I was asked by Canon and Pictureline to make a guest appearance at Digital Fest 08. I bought my first camera, and lights five years ago from Berkley at Pictureline and had no clue that a few years later I would be the person chosen to represent Canon. It was an honor to be a part of it and it made me appreciate my progress and all the hard work it took to get where I am today.
In August of 2008 Peter Lissner commissioned Chris DeRubeis to re-create and paint pictures we took of his wife Cass into pieces of artwork! You can check out more of his work at DeRubeisfineart.com.
In July of 2008 we took a family trip to Lake Powell… just in time for gas prices to raise to $4.50 per gallon! It was worth it though because we took the time to shoot some family pictures…
We heard bulldog’s can’t swim and luckily ours can because Stella fell in the lake and didn’t come back up and we thought she was gone… as Meli and I were searching for her close to where she fell in, McCade saw her pop up the other side of the boat with her head barely above water! Now she wears a lifejacket
My gorgeous daughter Brooklyn celebrated her 14th birthday in June 2008. Meli and I threw her a huge party for all of her friends. Happy Birthday Brooklyn! Time flies.
In May of 2008 after months of trying to find the perfect new studio we finally signed the lease on our new space! We are moving in July and can’t wait to have a state of the art facility. I will post photos soon.
In May of 2008 we had been shooting with the absolutely stunning Masha Kirilenko for her high end clothing boutique Fleur De Lis and also for her upcoming album. I hung out of a helicopter to get some arial shots of her while Meli stressed because I was not strapped in!
After saying no a million times to Meli about the idea of a second dog, my daughter Brooklyn said “daddy please” and I couldn’t resist! You can see Chloe is having to adjust to her new Mini English Bulldog sis Her name is Stella Soprano and here are pics from her first two shoots…
So after many years of wanting to get another boat we bought a Moomba Mobius wakeboarding boat in April 2008! Everyone is welcome to join us on it so if you want to ride just let us know As long as it’s 65 degrees or warmer you can find us on the lake…
In March 2008 Shona Barnthouse won a Maxim contest with pictures we had done together. I hope you and your mom have fun in Hawaii without me!! Congrats to her and I was excited to hear the news.
In February of 2008 our client Basic Research flew Melinda, the kids and I to enjoy a few days on their yacht “Dumb Luck” in Ensenada, Mexico. Next year we are available if you want to send us again…
In January 2008 Alphabay flew us to New York City. We took the lovely Brittany with us as our talent. Thanks to Jack, the owner, who let us use his brand new custom Big Dog chopper and took us out for steak every night!
January 2008 we see the Sony lifestyle shots we did over the summer at Best Buy, Target and other major retailers!
In January 2008 Tyson Daniel from the reality show “Shear Genius” on Bravo had images released on the popular hairstyling site “Behindthechair.com”.
In December 2007 we were shopping at Best Buy and were excited to see the new PSP box with my son, McCade allover the front!
In December 2007 I had been shooting for The Edge Eyewear a few days a week the past few months. The most memorable shoot was when we detonated a smoke bomb while shooting a SWAT guy in a back ally way. Melinda captured this shot with her IPhone. I also posted a few of my favorite shots from The Edge…