The Faces of Freedom Project – Veteran Sgt. John Davis, US Army Infantry

Hi Friends, This morning, I had the distinct privilege of photographing US Army veteran, Sgt. John Davis, as part of my “Faces of Freedom” project: a series of simple black and white portraits honoring our nation’s veterans.  Just a small token of thanks for their service and sacrifice. John was terrific! Not only did he Read more about The Faces of Freedom Project – Veteran Sgt. John Davis, US Army Infantry[…]

Spirit Week Portrait: “Splinter Cell” costume…

Hi Friends, This is spirit week at my son’s high school – leading up to homecoming on Thursday night. The theme for this year’s homecoming is “Hush, Hush…” and is apparently spy-oriented.  (Don’t ask me why). My son has read all of the Tom Clancy “Splinter Cell” novels, and determined to dress up as Sam Read more about Spirit Week Portrait: “Splinter Cell” costume…[…]

I spent all day Monday in the Emergency Room…

…creating totally cool images for a medical device manufacturer! Hi friends! Had a terrific day shooting in the ER at LA County / USC Medical Center this past Monday with my good friend, Royce. We had arranged to set up a trauma bay for location images of a medical device in use.  With the invaluable Read more about I spent all day Monday in the Emergency Room…[…]

The “Faces of Freedom” Project – Navy Chaplain Captain Craig Wesley Rench

Hi Friends, Another portrait in the “Faces of Freedom” project – my pastor and dear brother, Craig Rench – a 30-year veteran of the US Navy. Please thank a veteran today… Thanks for dropping by! J

“The Faces of Freedom Project” – Honoring our Veterans

Hi Friends, I’ve had this project on my heart for some time: a series of simple black and white portraits to honor our nation’s veterans.  Just a small token of thanks for their service and sacrifice. I approached our local VFW / American Legion post last week, and the commander is happy to let me Read more about “The Faces of Freedom Project” – Honoring our Veterans[…]

The Men of the 122nd Fighter Wing – The Blacksnakes

Hi Friends, While visiting family this week for my niece and soon-to-be nephew’s wedding, my nephew, David, arranged for a visit to his workplace: the 122nd Fighter Wing (“The Blacksnakes”) stationed in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  The airmen of the 122nd were terrific! Showed us around the shop, took us out to the flight line to do Read more about The Men of the 122nd Fighter Wing – The Blacksnakes[…]

Portraits: USAF Airman First Class – David Haas

Hi Friends, My niece and her fiance, David, were out to visit last weekend to shoot a series of engagement portraits.  I’d asked David to bring his USAF dress blues for a portrait to add to my gallery of military / emergency services personnel.  My favorites: Though not from this specific portrait session, the lighting Read more about Portraits: USAF Airman First Class – David Haas[…]

Low Key Edgy Portrait

Hi Friends, My son’s getting in the spirit for an airsoft overnighter next weekend, and while I had the lighting setup, thought we’d do a new portrait. He was going for the “Medal of Honor” video game look… Here’s the setup: Key light: SB-800 in a Bowens beauty dish with diffuser and grid, high and Read more about Low Key Edgy Portrait[…]

USMC Portrait Event – Smiles Across the Miles

Yesterday, our Smiles Across the Miles team had the opportunity to provide free professional portraiture for US Marines and their families from Camp Pendleton at an honorary BBQ/picnic hosted by Mariners Church in Irvine, CA.  These young men are deploying to Afghanistan in about 3 months. First, my heartfelt thanks to the Marines and families Read more about USMC Portrait Event – Smiles Across the Miles[…]

Our first Smiles Across the Miles Event: over 300 USMC families served!

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpsWH-FFHDk] Hi Friends, Some of you have been hearing about our new photo philanthropy volunteer venture: Smiles Across the Miles (www.smilesacrossthemiles.org).  Our mission is to provide free portraiture for the families of our deployed military to keep them in touch and connected with their loved ones who are risking all to protect our freedoms here Read more about Our first Smiles Across the Miles Event: over 300 USMC families served![…]