Category archives: personal

How Can I Help?

How Can I Help?
It's only a little over one week into the Trump presidency and every single day I've been asking myself "What can I do to help?" There are so many groups of people in this country who are scared, whose lifestyles and beliefs are under threat, whose jobs and livelihoods could disappear... how can I help these people?As a photographer, one skill that I have is tel[...]

2016 Favorite Personal Photos

2016 Favorite Personal Photos
Every year I like to look back and revisit photos that I've taken for myself. I spend a lot of the year photographing other people's special moments, so spending a bit of time reviewing a few of my own is a great way to end the year. In 2016 I continued to explore in and around San Francisco, but also ended up going on some amazing trips. From a quick trip down the co[...]

I’m An Educator!

I'm An Educator!
One thing that many of you might not know about me is that I am a contributing writer for Photography Life, a popular photography blog. While writing for Photography Life, I've been able to review different types of products, philosophize about photography and even write a few educational articles.Another thing about me that many of you might not know is that I lo[...]

2015 Favorite Personal Photos

2015 Favorite Personal Photos
There's nothing better to get the creative juices flowing than travel, and travel I did in 2015! The biggest change of scenery came from my move from Denver to San Francisco. Being in such a big and wonderful city on a daily basis presents so many photo opportunities, so forgive me if there are lots of California photos in here. Life wasn't just full of sourdough and [...]

2015 Resolutions

2015 Resolutions
Every year I make a set of business resolutions. If you’re interested, here are last year’s. How did I do on them? Let’s just see…– Do more inspiring things to be more inspired. I didn't do so well on this one. I tried a few new recipes and took a few more walks than usual, but I didn't really change any habits or drastically change my behaviors. I did get to trav[...]

Permission

Permission
I keep forgetting that it's ok to stop and take a photo, even if that's not what I set out to do. That I don't have to drive straight home after dropping my wife off. That driving someplace is more than just getting from Point A to Point B. I have to constantly give myself permission to pull over, get out of the car and take a photo when I see something that I think i[...]

The Best

The Best
I just ate breakfast and am pretty sure I just had the best blueberries I've eaten in my entire life. I'm not a huge fan of blueberries. I like them in pancakes and muffins. I like blueberry yogurt. But if I'm going to eat a plain berry, I'll usually pass on the blueberries. The blueberries I ate this morning might just change all that. They weren't tart like they usu[...]