Wednesday, May 26, 2010

N.E.M. Photo Shoot - Batch 2 - Wheeler Farm

Here are some more pictures of this cute family...

I was amazed at how many pictures I was able to get with BOTH of the cute little girls looking at the same time.



Here is one of those fun, kissy-kissy pictures I was telling you about. They were giddy like a new engaged couple.

I just love how bright the eyes are on this darling little girl.


Of course we had a little bit of fun chasing the ducks (after we finished playing in the tree house!)


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

N.E.M. Family Photo Shoot - Wheeler Farm - Utah Photographer

Tonight I was supposed to do a photo shoot at the Sugar Factory in West Jordan. When I arrived, I was unpleasantly surprised to see locks, chains and "No Trespassing" signs. When the family arrived we discussed the dilemma and they suggested going to Wheeler Farm. So we headed to Wheeler Farm to have some fun on the farm.

I love the casual feeling of this photo. You sure can see the love this family has for each other.



Mom & Dad asked if they could get some pictures with just the two of them. They look so happy together. I asked them to kiss each other and had a lot of fun teasing them when they were kissing. That proved to be a good thing. I have a lot of cute pictures of them talking, laughing and kissing.

I think this cute little girl has a future in modeling! "Strike a pose, there's nothing to it!"

Now doesn't this cute little girl warm your heart. I actually have several cute pictures like this where she is laughing. She was ready and willing to smile at a moment's notice (or a moment's tickle).

Hana Panorama

Along the road to Hana there were lots of places to stop and take pictures of the beautiful scenery.

I love this panorama. It has such great color and it shows a great little secluded Maui town.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Maui Sights

I informed my wife before our Maui trip that I would be an annoying photographer. I asked my family to be patient with me as I frequently stopped to take pictures. Now that I look back, I should have put a big yellow sticker on my back that says "MAKES FREQUENT STOPS!" They were very patient and understanding.

One of the days we hung out at the Grand Wilea Beach. It was a beautiful beach with groomed sand (who would have thought they groomed the beaches). This picture originally had a helecopter in the top left-hand corner. Adam Sandler was filming a movie and I snapped a picture of it on one of the passes. When I got home and looked at this picture, I thought it was postcard perfect... except for the helecopter. Fortunately it came out easily.

I thought I would try my hand at some Diptych pictures. A Diptych is two pictures which are not actually connected, but belong together (or look good together). I happen to like this presentation style. It is kind of like a "2 for 1 deal" on pictures.



For some reason, I can't get the one above to load in 600, so sorry it is smaller.

This next set is an attempt at Tilt-shift or in other words, making it look like a mineature or "tiny town".


I love how this one looks like a toy fire truck.

This is the famous "Road to Hana". What a beautiful view.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Maui Sunsets- SOOC

Here are a few sunset pictures SOOC (Straight Out Of Camera). Sorry I don't have time to post-process right now. Basically I sat on this beach for 1 1/2 hours changing my settings and snapping away to get these. It was quite fun.





Here is one that I touched up just a bit (below).
Notice how the reflection has created a star effect on the silhouettes. I love it!

If you click on the pictures, you will be taken to my Flickr account and you can view it in higher resolution to see the details.