First Dance at the Moundsville State Penitentiary

This image was taken at my real wedding workshop for Ryan and Janette at the Moundsville State Penitentiary.  It was an amazing wedding workshop where we shot their wedding while I brought photographers who could learn and build their portfolios…at a real wedding!

During the first dance they unleashed a cloud of fog which made it beautiful.  Congrats to Ryan and Janette! We are currently working on finalizing more real wedding workshops for this year and next.

Camera settings: Nikon D800, 1/200 sec at f/7.1, 19mm at ISO 1000, flash fired.  Taken at 7:14pm.


A Lazy Stream in Yellowstone…

This image was taken at my landscape workshop in Yellowstone just last month.  We put our hiking boots on and went for a walk out to this stream about 1 hour before sunset.  It was such a peaceful and beautiful place…finding these types of locations is the reason I love landscape photography.

Next Workshops:

*Estes, Colorado- July 23-24

*East Coast Workshop Series- Myrtle Beach, SC, Savannah Georgia, Knoxville TN, Morgantown WV, Washington DC- August 11-31…

Camera settings: Nikon D800, 1 sec at f/22, 16mm at ISO 50, flash did not fire.  Taken at 8:06pm.

Landscape Workshops with Jason Lanier- Next Up, Colorado in 2 weeks!

I always say that the best photographers in the world are landscape photographers.  Why?  Because we have to work around so many elements that are out of our control.  Rain, snow, sun (or lack thereof), whether or not we are blessed with the right amount of clouds etc.  And then those who decide to incorporate landscape photography into their fashion, wedding etc. have even more of an advantage.

Well, this image was taken at my Yellowstone landscape workshop in June.  Shot with a slow exposure during sunrise to capture the mist and spray coming off of a geyser.

Next up!  Rocky Mountain National Park in 2 weeks!!!!

Camera settings: Nikon D800, 4 sec at f/20, ISO 50, flash did not fire.  Taken at 5:46am.

Shooting Behind a Movie Theater Screen

This production image was taken of us at the Warner Theater in downtown Morgantown.  We were granted exclusive access to the theater that is no longer in use.  We were able to get behind the movie screen and shoot which was AWESOME!

East Coast Summer 2013 Workshop Series- the following dates could be used for workshops in your area. If you are interested please let me know and if there is a big enough group we can make it happen!

*Myrtle Beach, SC- August 12-17
*Savannah, GA- August 12-17
*Knoxville, TN- August 19-20
*Morgantown, WV- August 21-24
*Moundsville, WV- August 21-24
*Pittsburgh, PA- August 21-24
*Harpers Ferry, WV- August 26
*Washington, DC- August 27-31

If you are interested please comment back or let me know via message which one you'd like to attend and how many people you have…thanks!!!

North Shore Hawaiian Sunset Production Image

This image was taken at my workshop in Oahu, Hawaii off the north shore by my attendee Minori Inoue.  It was a beautiful sunset and she sent me this shot which I REALLY appreciated!  I did a little editing magic on it, but the shot is all hers from what she took in the camera and it shows you just how much you can learn at one of my workshops….:)

Next Workshop: Estes, Colorado- July 23-24, 2013

A Day at the Park

This image was taken at my family shoot for the Huang family in Westlake Village two days ago.  James and Kathryn were my wedding clients from a few years back and they (as do many clients) asked me to take their family portraits.  I love how the very gently swung Mia back and forth as they walked down the bridge of the Pagoda.  I really do love doing family sessions!

Camera settings: Nikon D800,  1/800 sec at f/5.6, 18mm at ISO 50, flash fired.  Taken at 12:08pm.

Sing me a Love Song, images for wedding photography

This image was taken at my wedding happening NOW!  Danny and Heather just couldn't wait to show their love for each other and that spilled over to the piano…what a fun couple and a great wedding!

Camera settings: Nikon D800, 1/80 sec at f/4.0, 17mm at ISO 2000, flash did not fire.  Taken at 7:46pm.

Palace of Gold Couple Shoot, images for wedding photography

This image was taken at my REAL wedding workshop for Ryan and Janette at the Palace of Gold in Moundsville, West Virginia.  I always love to incorporate the surroundings into the shots because that's the whole reason why the couple chose that place to get married.  Had a great time with the couple, the venue, and all the attendees!!

Camera settings: Nikon D800, 1/250 sec at f/10, 14mm at ISO 50, flash fired.  Taken at 4:35pm.