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Monday, August 31, 2009

Becky and Travis: Digital

Recently I was asked to do an entire engagement session on my Holga. I was naturally nervous, but I picked up my negatives today and I am so excited for them. I'll be scanning them in tomorrow, so they'll be up here perhaps then, but I thought I'd post my favorite of the few digital images I took as backup.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Photobooth-stand at Brittany and Jacob's Reception

Last weekend my roommate Brittany got married and asked me to do a photobooth style type set up at her reception. We had a few ideas, but when we got there the house where her reception was held was too beautiful, so we just set up a chair on a path and went from there. Here are a few of my favorites from the night--to see more, you know where to click.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

The Purple Room turned Yellow

Once upon a time I moved into a purple room and I do not like the color purple. And so, my roommate, Alicia, and I painted it and now it is beautiful.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Cara's Bridals

I've had these done for a while now and I've been anxious to blog them, but there's the whole superstition about the groom not seeing the bride in white until the wedding day, so I've been holding off. I had two great photo sessions with Cara, both in really beautiful locations, and with a photogenic girl, that makes my job so much easier. Cara and Steve got married a little over a week ago, so be looking for their photographs soon!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The Santiago Monument

What I love about the Dominican Republic is that it was the first of everything Western in the Americas. The first cathedrial, settlements, everything. Santiago [de los Treinta Caballeros] is even the first city named Santiago in the Americas. This monument was orgionally built by Trujillo in 1944 as a monument to himself (the president at the time). At the time it was the tallest building in the city, but I'm not so sure if that still holds true today. When he built it, it was named the "Monument of the Peace of Trujillo", but since he was assisned, it became the "Monument to the Heros of Restoration", celebrating the heros during the revolution, freeing the Dominican Republic from Spain. There are two monuments that I feel represent the Dominican Republic: this one and the arch in Santo Domingo. Each built by a president/dictator and each representing a different part of the country. I passed the arch on Boulevard 27 de Febrero every day and yet never managed to take a picture of it, but at least I got these of the Santiago monument.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Beth and Marshall Comstock and their Wedding

Earlier this month I made a trip out to California to photograph a friend's wedding at the Oakland temple. Later we went out to the groom's home town called Middleton in Napa Valley. At a beautiful ranch there was a reception which involved traditional dances from Hawaii and BBQ, two things you can never go wrong with. To view more images or to order prints, go here.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

The Subway

Yesterday I went to Zions National Park to hike this canyoneering treck known as The Subway. It's roughly 9 miles up and down a mountain, through a river, repelling, and climbing over rocks through a slot canyon. It's known as The Subway because, well, it looks like one once you descend into the canyon.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Dominican Food

Just a few photographs I found recently of various food I ate in the Dominican Republic. The first one is a traditional breakfast plate while the second is the traditional lunch (or sometimes even dinner) plate. The last two are at a resort I had lunch at in Jarabacoa.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Satan's Land and a Destroyed Organ

Holga images I took at this abandoned place in the woods known as Satan's Land on my last birthday. It's a very surreal place, this giant cement structure out in the middle of no where and covered in grafitti. The art is always changing, but I've never seen anyone there actually doing it. I once did a portrait there that will have to be blogged one day and ended up in the hospital with a split forehead. But that's for another day. The last few images are of an organ there. I've always liked how broken down it is, but never knew how to photograph it. I've done it many times digitally, but I think these are my favorite so far that I've done.