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Way to a Man’s Heart

December 2, 2011 | By | One Comment

Little Steven @ 6 mos old, hungry for whatever momma is cooking!

They say The way to a man’s heart is food. Well, it’s true! Been married 13 years and it still works. I’ll give you a recipe that’s so easy and so yummy, he’ll think you got it from a resturant. I love www.allrecipes.com.

Cream of Tomato Blue Cheese Soup

1 (26oz.) can tomato soup
2 (14.5oz) cans Italian style tomatoes (blended up for smaller chunks, if you like)
1/2 cup water
1 cup milk
put in pot over medium heat.

stir in:
4 oz. crumbled blue cheese
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 Tbs. dried basil
1 tsp. onion powder

Simmer for 15-20 min., stir often.
Eat with bread. And enjoy.
I’d love to hear who tried it and what you think.

 

“Trash The Dress” / “Day After” / “Bridal” Portraits

December 2, 2011 | By | No Comments




“Trash The Dress” / “Day After” / “Bridal” Portraits. Whatever you call them, I think they’re a really good idea.

Often, when a bride or a couple want the very best portraits of themselves in their wedding finery, time is an issue. Finding two hours on the wedding day is difficult, and requires seeing one another before the ceremony. A good solution is a “Day After” portrait session – which is usually not done the day after, but several days or even a week or more after the actual wedding day. The obvious disadvantage is that you have to get all gussied up again. The advantages, though, are really big.

  • You can spend much more time on your wedding day being with family and friends
  • With less to worry about, you will be much less stressed on your wedding day
  • You don’t have to get ready so early
  • You can honor the tradition of not seeing one another before the ceremony, if that is important to you
  • You can be much more creative and flexible, visiting multiple locations and taking advantage of lighting equipment that is impractical on a wedding day. I’m referring to the studio-quality lighting that I used to create these photos out in the Nevada/California desert. I would never bring 3 powerful studio lights and their c-stands and batteries and softboxes etc on a wedding day. On a Day After portrait, I always bring such gear.

Rene & Chris – Tenderness Among Cactus

November 30, 2011 | By | One Comment

These guys rocked the house, loving all over each other, making my job so easy. We had so much fun making these photos. I can’t wait to photograph their wedding in April. Cool couples RAWK!

Keri & Roger & Ethan in a desert oasis

November 27, 2011 | By | No Comments

Check out this sneak peek of the gorgeous Macanas clan. Keri, Roger & Ethan were incredibly easy going and adventurous. I could not have asked for a better family to work with.

 

The tattoos on Roger’s arm tell some great stories. Check out the tat of his little guy’s tiny hand on his arm – HOW COOL IS THAT?!

MineCon Minecraft Zombie photo booth – EEK!

November 23, 2011 | By | No Comments

While I’m not much of a video gamer myself, I was really looking forward to MineCon, after the famous Bui Brothers asked me to set up the lighting and manage the cool Minecraft-themed photo booth they created for the conference. I am grateful to my friend Chelsea Nicole, who hooked us up. All 1,700 photos will be posted to the Minecraft Facebook page in the near future.

Las Vegas Woman Magazine Cover

November 22, 2011 | By | No Comments

I am honored to have been invited to shoot yet another magazine cover – this time for the Winter 2011-2012 issue of Las Vegas Woman Magazine. Great big thanks to everyone involved in this shoot, especially publisher Tammy Shaw Shaffer for making it happen.

We gathered in the beautiful & chic Blue Martini Lounge in Town Square, Las Vegas. Shannen cordoned off one of the bar areas, and we shot and had fun for several hours. Incredibly, all the while we were shooting, Shannen continued to manager her staff. That’s some serious multi-tasking!

To see some out-takes – photos that almost made it to the cover – check out this Facebook gallery below this main photo. And while you’re at it, check out my other work on my Facebook fan page. 😉

Thanks to everyone, and I can’t wait ’til the next time we work together.

Las Vegas Woman Magazine Cover Shoot

The lovely Shannen Lind in the restaurant she manages – the Blue Martini