07-07-12 Frosty Love

It’s been damn hot and dry in South Dakota and so I thought this rather cheesy posed photo an ornamental ball resting on a frost covered pine tree would be just the right medicine. In the winter, South Dakotans complain about the snow and cold. And in the summer we complain about the heat. But…

03-25-09 Katie & Brian

Here’s another one with high sentimental value. I was asked by my recently-engaged son, Brian, to take engagement photos of him and his fiancĂ©e, Katie. Of course I said, “Yes.” But I was nervous – partly because I hadn’t done any studio portraiture in months and partly because I had never done any real formal…

03-06-09 Helping Hand

My nephew’s new born son Ethan was only a few weeks old when we visited him for the first time. I wish all portraits were at simple as this one – both subjects were easy to pose. I intentionally used a narrow depth of field so that most of the photo would be out of…