I had the privilege of shooting a great little intimate wedding at a private residence in the Tampa Bay area mid October. The weather was great, the vendors were perfect and the day went without a hitch! The happy couple looked great and it was just a real fun time for everyone there and their home to enjoy the evening. The pool area was transformed for t[...]
I have been a member of the Association of Bridal Consultants as a vendor fro quite a while now, and attended the meetings on my own long before joining. If anyone is on the fence, do yourself a favor and at least attend 3 meetings (goes for any organization) and try it for yourself. At least around the Tampa area, we all get to meet and network with some [...]
Getting places at dawn has advantages like having spaces to yourself and gorgeous light but when it's at the Florida Botanical Gardens for an engagement session with a wonderful couple, they are compounded by nature's beauty. I met Jamie & Jon at the entrance and we strolled the grounds while we talked and laughed, taking breaks to use the spectacular b[...]
I had the pleasure of working with Vitae, an Italian Wine and Sommelier magazine who was writing an article on cigars. I got in a full page shot of a band, from a very top-end manufacturer to go with the copy opposite. I have been published many times in the States but that's my first international tear-sheet!
Julia and Patrick were married at the Don Vicente de Ybor Historic Inn in Tampa! The theme was a 'speakeasy' with many guests dressed in wonderful period costumes and really getting in to the swing of things! Decor, details, refreshment and event he music was all period right down to the custom font printing on the book of matches at the door. The bride w[...]
Here's another Tampa Bay area client and Realtor that knows the value of high quality architecture photos to move a home! Some time spent in prep, staging and a proper shoot means fast turnaround and top dollar for your investment. This home is brand new inside, fully renovated, never lived in. It's available for $325k furnishings optional. [...]
Pinar Del Rio Cigars is launching a new line complete with custom tin to hold 5 cigars and I had the pleasure of producing the website, catalog and advertising shots for it! Below are some of the highlights!
Commercial photography is one of my passions along with weddings and my other businesses - cigars! So mixing them is always a pleasure and working with these guys doubly so. I have worked with them over the years as a photography client, watching them grow to be quite a large force in the cigar industry here in Tampa. They are launching a SWEET new website v[...]
I've been absolutely inundated with work of the last few months of 2013 and 2014 is looking to be no different. I have a bunch of blog posts to catch up on real soon but I just got this in and wanted to get this one up! I love seeing the end results of my work, and this was a Realty brochure made with my shots. Now tell me THIS kind of thing doesn't contr[...]
What a way to close out a banner year, winning TWO Best Wedding Photographer awards! This time it was from Tampa A-List and I couldn't be more thankful to all my clients and vendors for making it possible! Wedding photography is a huge portion of what I love to do, have a passion for and continue to improve on year after year. I'm thankful to have the opport[...]
I happened to notice a good bit of web traffic this afternoon in the middle of my vacation coming from The Love Collective and I thought hmmm that's odd...so I checked it out to see why that would be. To my shock, I am featured as a Top Wedding Photographer for 2013! I'm humbled and flattered and especially want to thank Pretty Pear Bride for nominating an[...]
I had the pleasure of both speaking at and shooting, along with a fellow photographer from Orlando Allan Saltman, the annual conference for ABC held this year in West Palm Beach at the main convention center. It was a whirlwind event, the first time it had been covered as such by photographers with realtime edits throughout the long weekend with everything [...]
A new client came my way needing inventory shots for a new website. I have many such cigar store and manufacturer clients, in fact I'm in the middle of another huge such shoot now for yet a different store! I often get asked if I have any stock photos to use for these projects and while technically yes I do and could use them, it always works out that each[...]
Getting good clear sky shots in Florida is next to impossible most of the year and in most of the accessible locations. Several factors need to align to be able to capture the clarity and number of clear sky stars without the aid of a tracking scope mount and that would preclude any stationary foreground subjects in the shot! I journeyed several hours in the[...]
Myriah and Brad Johnson were married at the lovely Lake Ashton Club House in Lake Wales, FL with perfect timing from the weather! Huge storms couldn't keep them from the ceremony of their dreams and everyone got inside just before the downpour began! The reception was a blast, with a full dance production setup with lights fit for a downtown club, provided[...]
This was a quick little wedding brunch held at the Don Vicente Inn located in Yboy City part of Tampa. It was a beautiful little setup, coordinated by Tammy Waterman of Special Moments. They had scrumptious looking food, drinks, a DJ and plenty of happy people mingling for a couple hours hanging out!
I covered the 2013 IPCPR (International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers) Show in Las Vegas this year, both as a photographer and videographer doing interviews and promos for one of my other websites CigarObsession.com This was the 2nd year I did photos for the event, covering booth setups, product displays, candid and posed portraits throughout the exhibit[...]
Stephanie & Phil were married in the fantastic setting of the main pavilion at the Gaylord Palms resort near Orlando, FL! Even though the venue was absolutely huge, the wedding itself was very intimate with a few dozen family and friends to share in the love :) The reception was held in a private section of one of the many restaurants with awesome food and[...]
I love mixing my passions, photography with cigars! I'm fortunate enough to get quite a few cigar companies and stores that need great photo work be it for a new website, or store displays, banners, booths, brochures etc. In this case I did the complete line for the new website which will launch shortly, plus store shots and a video tour! [...]
As a professional shooter I knew the day would come eventually when I had no choice but to send equipment off for factory service. I'm glad it wasn't under warranty and you might think that strange, but the simple truth is I expect my equipment to last for many, many years with good service, far beyond the warranty period and so far (knock on wood) that's he[...]