Tag Archives: Portraits

Anatomy of an Image #12

Photographing with Invisible Light: Infrared   Our eyes are capable of seeing only a tiny fraction of the electromagnetic spectrum known as visible light. Yet, we can use instruments to help us detect invisible light like x-rays, radio waves, and infrared light. Infrared light is the same light that night vision goggles use. It was[more…]

Family Portraits near Breckenridge, Colorado

Portraits in Alma, Colorado   These are a few sample images from a portrait session I did near Montgomery Reservoir above Alma, Colorado.  Alma is probably best known as the location where the Comedy Central show, South Park, is loosely based on.   We did the portrait session at the west side of the reservoir around[more…]

Natural Light Photography

  Natural light is one of best light sources for photography. Most artificial lighting is designed to emulate natural light. So why is it that so many established professionals cringe when hearing the phrase “natural light photographer” like it was nails on a chalkboard?   The answer is pretty simple. The problem is that when[more…]

Anatomy of an Image #10

Summer Wedding Fun     I love creating images that allow the subjects’ personality to come through. That was completely the case with this image. Nate and Joy are one of the most fun playful couples I have ever known. In fact they even met “playing” while mountain biking with mutual friends in Moab, Utah.  They[more…]

Personal Work: Old San Juan

Old San Juan   Recently, I was in San Juan, Puerto Rico for a bridal shoot. While I was there, I came across this man playing an accordion on a door step in Old San Juan. It was just after sunset and the streets were starting to grow dim except for this one bright area[more…]

Jennifer and Said’s Breckenridge Engagement Photos

Jennifer and Said’s engagement photo session in Breckenridge, Colorado  Jenifer and Said contacted me through my website about photographing their wedding next summer and their engagement photos this fall. We were originally planning on photographing on the Front Range, but due to the flooding, we moved things up to Breckenridge just in time to see[more…]

Anatomy of an Image #6

Refelections   I am always on the lookout for interesting or unusual compositions.  This image was shot on a hotel patio where the wedding was held earlier that afternoon.  When I saw the glass partition around the patio during the day, I thought there might be a a chance of using it to capture some[more…]

Anatomy of an Image #4

Window Light Portrait in Tibet  Many of you mostly know me as a wedding photographer.  Many years ago, I also worked quite a bit doing adventure travel photographer for magazines like Outside and National Geographic Adventure. While spending nearly two months traveling in Asia, I made a number or portraits throughout Tibet, China, and Nepal. Sometimes[more…]

Addie’s Senior Pictures in Breckenridge, CO

I was pretty excited when Addie and her mom came to me with their ideas for her senior pictures in Breckenridge, Colorado this year.  We decided to do an outdoor session in the morning and another session at dusk over looking Breckenridge. The best thing about the morning session is that everyone was willing to[more…]

Breckenridge Fall Bridal Shoot

  I never like to experiment on actual wedding couples, so when I had some ideas about a Breckenridge fall color bridal photo shoot, I called my friend, Angela, and asked her if she wouldn’t mind putting a wedding dress on and spending an hour at sunset on Boreas Pass Road.   One of the[more…]