Saturday, August 28, 2010

Seattle Jazz for The NY Times

I recently worked on a story for the NY Times on the jazz scene in Seattle. It was fun to explore some of these venues as well as try and photograph music in a creative way. My favorite part about shooting music is not actually the music, but the in between moments that portray something about the musicians and fans. Here is a link to the article and the slideshow. Be sure to check it out in this Sunday's paper.
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Saturday, August 21, 2010

After Iraq, Troops Fill Base Towns for The NY Times

Yesterday morning I got a last minute assignment to head down to Fort Lewis near Tacoma to shoot a story on the town and the constant stream of homecomings. I had about two hours to shoot and edit this assignment for the next day's paper so I spent some time at the local cleaners where a constant stream of soldiers were bringing in their uniforms to either be mended or cleaned. I also spent some time at the local diner, where everywhere you looked, there was a reminder about the men and women serving overseas. Click Here to View Article>>>

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Weekend Wedding Marathon

This last weekend was a blur of weddings. Terry and I started our adventure in the San Juan Islands where we stayed on a beautiful old sail boat that was converted to a bed and breakfast. Our hosts were an older Austrian man and his son, who were a wealth of knowledge and extremely hospitable hosts. The next day we met up with the bride and groom, Heidi and Jacob, and photographed their wedding overlooking Friday Harbor and their reception, which was on a whale watching boat. After the reception Terry and I ran on to the last ferry heading back to Seattle where we slept for 3 hours before I had to catch a flight to Sacramento for Nathan and Sarah's wedding in Grass Valley. The wedding was in a beautiful state park surrounded by towering trees and lots of old buildings to use as backdrops. A preview of both of these weddings can be viewed at the Two Peas Wedding Photography Blog. Special thanks to my wonderful girlfriend for helping me photograph these events and missing out on countless hours of sleep to get me to the airport in the morning.

Monday, August 09, 2010

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Marmot Lake and Deception Pass Loop

Terry and I decided to explore the other side of Snoqualmie Pass and hike into the Alpine Lakes Wilderness for another 3 day adventure. We ended up hiking to Marmot Lake, which is a beautiful lake nestled in a remote valley 8 miles in from the trailhead. The bugs weren't as bad this time and we ended up hiking about 22 miles. Here are some pics from the trip...

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