Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Monday, June 22, 2009

We've Moved

That's right. the new improved Blog is now up and ready to visit. The work on the new website and it's blog has kept me from updating this blog like I would have liked, maybe now that it's done, the new blog will get the attention it deserves. Check it out at Reminisce with Us / Blog

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The King's Princess and Prince

I enjoyed being able to photograph Brett and and Siena. They are both a lot of fun and growing so fast. I also thought I would use there photos to play around some with a way of sharing there proofs.

Remember, I said proofs. These aren't finished images here yet.

Friday, April 10, 2009

There's a New Sheriff in Town

We had the pleasure of photographing Miss Lakeside Rodeo 2008, Emily Gay, and there's no better compliment than having a customer tell others about you. So this week, Donna and I were able to photograph the NEW Rodeo Queen, Mackenzie Cayford, and Princess, Jillian Zavadil. Take a peek at a few images from there very fun session this week.

And many thanks to Emily for helping us with it. Your a blast on both sides of the camera.

Roosa Family Video

Just because I've said it before doesn't mean I don't mean it. I love what Donna and I are photographers, and that we get to meet the best people. The Roosas Rock!!!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Tim's video

On the Brink of Change

I love my job! I get to meet the best people, and Tim, a high school senior I just photographed, is another perfect example of that. Guys his age are sometimes a little slow to warm up in front of the camera, but not Tim. He was really fun to get to know, and he easily pulled off the serious looks, and the bright smiles. Thanks Tim and Barbie for letting me capture such an important time in Tim's life.


Friday, March 27, 2009


Sometimes you get most of the subjects in a photo looking just as they should, and other times you just have to add a little Photoshop love to a couple of them to bring it all together. We love getting those ideal family portraits, but there is something just plain funny about what happens when you are getting those portraits.


And another little video too.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Beth & Family

A short video of Beth and her family. Without going on and on, let me just say it's amazing how you can be inspired by different people. Especially those that can ride the storm of difficult times with grace and a smile. This family has inspired me for that reason. More than I'm able to find words for.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Too Many Rolls?

I've heard it and I believe it, that keeping your blog up to date is important, and shows those checking in that you are keeping busy. The thing is, I'm keeping busy enough that I haven't found time to be posting on my blog. Shame on me. I think I may have too many rolls. Wife, mommy, friend, t-ball supporter, elementary school supporter, pre-school supporter, cleaning lady, chef, family CFO, cruise director... and that's just the start of the home stuff. You don't want me to bore you further with the job stuff at this time. I love all these rolls, but it's not easy with only 24 hours in the day.

The great thing is, I am keeping busy. I've been continuing my education, photographing some wonderful families, and even playing around with some images when I get the chance. But those wonderful families I told you about need me to get their images to them, so until the next time, enjoy all your rolls too, and make sure you don't forget to take care of yourself along the way.


Sunday, March 15, 2009

Play Ball!

We are now a baseball family. T-ball actually. Opening day ceremonies included an appearance by Mr. Padre himself, Tony Gywnn! We had a blast watching Charlie's first T-ball game. Check out our little movie. You'll learn that I'm a still photographer at this time for a reason. If you want a videographer, hire a professional.
The fun songs are by Trace Adkins and Everlast & House of Pain.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Miss Lakeside Rodeo Queen, Emily Gay

We recently had the absolute pleasure of photographing the 2008 Lakeside Rodeo Queen, Emily Gay. She is just as sweet as she is beautiful. We had a wonderful time photographing her near her new home out in Japatul. Just like many times before, Donna and I said we weren't going to take too many photos, but it's hard to stop when you are having so much fun, and the images are rockin'. Here are a couple from the day.




Thursday, January 15, 2009

Kirkemo's -The Kiss

For those of you who don't know, I earned my degree in Art. I may be a photographer by trade, but it's the art that I love creating. It's also fun and rewarding to see the familiarity of an iconic piece in my images. Chances are, you didn't need to study art history to recognize the famous image, The Kiss, by Gustav Klimt. And I think it's clear by looking at these side to side, why I thought of this painting when taking this image. There may be 100 year between these images, but the passion is equivalent.


Monday, January 5, 2009

Old Town Wedding for Leila & Enrique

We ended the year with a breathtaking wedding in Old Town San Diego, and it was a great treat. Leila & Enrique exchanged vows at The Catholic Church Of The Immaculate Conception. The church and the area around it made for some very vivid and rich images. Donna and I couldn't have imagined Leila and Enrique looking more in love with each other after photographing their engagement session, but somehow they both managed to glow with love even more on their wedding day.

Their reception was held at the San Diego Courtyard by Marriott, right there within Old Town. The venue is lovely on it's own, with an ideal indoor/outdoor reception facilities and yummy food (Mmmm). But it was the above-and-beyond service to the couple and their guests that really stood out. Hats off to the Catering Sales Manager, Desiree Weyls, and her team.