Bozeman Magazine, June 2014

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The Ever-Unique Portrait

April 6, 2014 No Comments

The more I photograph portraits, the more I’ve come to love how unique every photo session is. This was taken on a sunny, chilly and very windy evening this winter in Montana. We decided to drive around, scout out some good photo locations and snap a few shots in the process. After only a few minutes out of the shelter of the car, we realized just how windy it was that evening. But we brought our cameras, and I couldn’t bring myself to leave without taking at least one photo.

I wasn’t expecting to come home with a handful of great photos, but I was pleased to see how the few quick shots turned out. A perfect example of how every portrait shoot is different. The angle and quality of light, the unique expressions and perfect moments. How a wildly windy day can make for a photo that depicts just that. That’s the beauty of outdoor portraiture. Unlike an iconic landscape on a sunny day, you never quite know what you’ll capture, but you can be sure it will be unique to that person, that place and that moment.

The Ever-Unique Portrait

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Kendra and David

February 26, 2014 2 Comments

Kendra and David are a beautiful, outgoing and enthusiastic couple. They’re wonderful people to be around simply because of the energy the give off. They clearly have a zest for life that many of us can learn from. Needless to say, they’re always up for a hike or an outdoor adventure, and we recently had the pleasure of having them spend the weekend with us in Bozeman.

On our pre-Super Bowl hike, it was obvious that David was much more shy in front of the camera then Kendra, but we wanted to get a shot of both of them. Not a smiling “look at the camera… ok … cheese!” type of shot – but one that really captured their personalities, their playfulness and their relationship to each other.

They clearly have a zest for life that many of us can learn from.

When the light was right, and after everyone had a chance to warm up (both in front of the camera and behind it), we paused for a quick shot. Angel must have blurted out something funny – right on queue – and all I had to do was capture the moment at 1/1000 of a second.

Kendra and David

The moment I captured was a perfect representation of Kendra and David: Smiling, laughing and loving life. David, slightly shy and slightly out of frame, and Kendra, center stage and seizing the moment.

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