Saturday, March 22, 2008

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Wedding Image Selected for Magazine Cover

Each year, The Jewish News publishes their "Celebrate" issue. Photographers from around the area are asked to submit images they've created during the last year that illustrates a "celebration".

This year like we have done in the past, we submitted our photo's and our ad and we waited for the magazine to be published.

Last Thursday, we were pleasantly surprised to see that our photo of Julie (Justice) and Steve Goldberg was chosen as the cover image. Wahoo!

Isn't that exciting????

Creative Wedding Album Design

Are you impressed with the fancy scrapbook style wedding albums that have become all the rage in recent years? It seems that wedding album design has taken on a life of it's own since digital technology has made it possible for anyone with a camera to call themselves a photographer.

When you visit a Professional Photographer to discuss your wedding day, ask to see a complete wedding album. Look beyond the graphic elements and design layouts of the page and really examine the photographic images themselves. Are they well composed? Are they in focus? Is the lighting flattering to the subjects?

This is where a trained Professional Photographer with experience in proper body positioning and lighting will be able to design an album that not only graphically looks dynamic, but more importantly, will make you look your best as well.

Anyone with a camera can take snapshot. Only a skilled Professional Photographer can combine the art and science of photography to create a truly memorable wedding album.

The way we see it, you can mask mediocre snapshots with creative graphic wedding album design. So be sure to look beyond the design elements and look into the images contained in the wedding album before you select the studio to capture your precious wedding memories.

Friday, March 07, 2008

Trying Times

It has been a sad and hectic time for our family over the last few days. We found out Thursday morning that Tammi's sister was in a car accident on her way to work.

The accident happened at the intersection on Middlebelt and Michigan Avenue. ...I wonder... Can you really call it an accident when you are sitting at a stop light minding your business and out of nowhere, you're hit at 45 miles an hour from behind? AN accident? The driver of the Jeep Commander apparently didn't even brake. -Why? and why is that an accident?

As my sister in law lies in a hospital bed with a broken back and a broken leg, I have trouble finding the "fairness" in all of this. She has already been through an eight hour surgery yesterday to repair a compound fracture (2 of them actually) of her leg and spinal surgery to remove a broken lumbar. ...and this is only the beginning. More surgery in the coming weeks will be needed if she ever plans to walk again.

My sister in law is one of the strongest people that I know and I'm sure that she will pull through this. Unfortunately, because of the actions of another, she has been changed for life.

Tammi and I and our entire family are quite thankful that Tracy will, in time be able to walk again. Her life will certainly have to change. We thank God that she has a life and that it wasn't wasted at the hands of another by "accident".

Below are photos of the car that I took today.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Busy Traveling

I know that it has been a while since I have posted anything here. That is partially due to the fact hat my schedule has been so busy.

In February I was asked to teach a wedding seminar to the Professional Photographers of Michigan convention in Ypsilanti (I know, not a very exciting.
The program was a huge success and the attendees walked away with huge amounts of information about the art and science of photography.

Just this past weekend, I was helping a friend with his teaching endeavors which took us to Waterloo , Iowa on Saturday then to Dayton, Ohio on Sunday morning. What a long night of driving!!!

We hope to keep busy photographing and teaching, so stay tuned for updates on where we will be next.