A little over a week ago, I covered the launch party for Canvas Interiors. It was a night filled with good food, good music, laughter and a lot of amazing people. One recurring theme I noticed in the images – people touching all of the textures in the store. Tone and texture are a big part of this new brand. Check out this new furniture store HERE.
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This year was my most memorable year behind the camera as of yet. I met so many great people, saw amazing places and rejuvenated my passion for visual storytelling. Here are some of my favorite images I made this year, and since no one is a good editor of their own work, there are 101 of them. Here’s to a healthy, fun, and successful 2012 packed full of adventures!

Anybody who knows me knows that the LAST genre my work fits in is fashion! But on Thursday, Nov. 17th I shoot two fashion models while tethered to a big screen in front of a peanut gallery of opinionated people. Also, I wasn’t able to touch the lights. All I had was 5 minutes, and I HAD to use the provided APS-C Canon camera! So why in the world would I volunteer for this? Because the room was filled with buddies I rarely get to see. There was free beer and food, and I was just curious how I’d do in this ridiculous situation… I did Ok. As expected when working with any Canon camera, there were some technical issues, which took some of my time. HA! But the models were a pleasure to photograph and were happy to do what I asked. Basically, I had them take off their high heals, so they could move around without worrying about rolling their ankles. I positioned myself so that the crowd became the background, and I shot backlit. The white seamless behind me acted like a fill. I had a lot of fun that night. Maybe I’ll start shooting “fashion” more often…
Canon 7D with a 70-200 at 70 mm, f/8, 1/125, ISO 100 ( I couldn’t touch these settings and AGAIN, I had to use this camera.) The make up was done by Sunha Julie Fajardo, and the wardrobe was styled by Fused Fashion.

Snap! Orlando 2012 Live Fashion Shootout from Snapwell Films on Vimeo.

I had the pleasure of attending Neil and Magen Samyn’s wedding in Bay City, Mich. on Sept 30, 2011.

Disclaimer: I WILL NOT PHOTOGRAPH YOUR WEDDING. I don’t care how much you pay! If you are my friend and you invite me to your wedding, I will bring my camera and make at least a few images, because that’s just how I roll. However, I know plenty of other photographers who do this for a living who would love to photograph your big day for you. I’ll refer you.
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Between these and the bug images I already posted, I captured a nice range of the insects that represent SE Asia. However, during the whole summer I looked for a live scorpion. Needless to say, all 1,000,000 or however many live here, eluded my lens, except for the one that stung me at night and ran away before I could catch or photograph it. But this is a story I’ll only share over drinks… Continue reading ›