Archive for May, 2010

23May10Willem takes a bath

Willem always has a good time in the bath. But lately he has had a little trouble keeping the water INSIDE the tub. I had to take away his big soft cup in trade for this makeshift tiny cup (medicine bottle). He has taken to pouring water over his head and face and laughing hysterically.

16May10John and Kelly – May 1, 2010

Another great Chattanooga wedding at the beautiful Hunter Museum! Kelly and John we determined to have fun and make a great day even if it looked as if the skies were going to unleash their fury at any moment. If I am not mistaken it only rained a few drops all day. Just enough to qualify them for the legended good luck it is supposed to bring :)

Our day started at Kelly’s aunt and uncle’s house for a luncheon. It was beautiful out there and I could tell it was going to be a good day. Then to Hair a Go Go for hair and makeup. Kristen did a great job as usual. Then it was off to The Hunter Museum of Art for the rest of the day. The place looked great and everything went off without a hitch. Kelly had some of my favorite wedding vendors there too :) Congratulations guys and thanks for letting me be part.

Dress: The White Room
Flowers: Humphrey’s
Cake: Cake Makers
DJ: Phillip from Soundforce
Band: Joe Harvey Band
Coordinator: Cheryl Hyland from Blissful Moments
Venues: Hair a Go GoThe Hunter Museum of Art

Click HERE for their slideshow.

15May10What’s in my bag

I have always liked to see what gear other photographers use, what they take with them, how they pack it, etc. So since I just acquired a new bag and I wanted to post pics of it anyway I figured this would be a good time to do it.

The new bag is a ThinkTank Airport International V2. Everything I heard about the bag was awesome so I finally bit the bullet and shelled out the cash for it. I have a couple big trips planned and thought it would be nice to have a good bag to make the them with me. It took me a long time to get it setup to hold everything that I wanted in there but in the end I am pretty happy. My requiredments were simple… A) Hold all gear while protecting it (nothing loose and flopping around) and B) Look nice and organized when you open the bag. I know the second is a little compulsive but what can I say?

So here is the list of what gear I have a nice happy place for inside the bag:

In photo below
2 – Canon 1D MKIII (with spider holster plates attached)
1 – Canon 70-200 F2.8L IS
1 – Canon 24-70 F2.8L
1 – Canon 17-40 F4L
1 – Canon 100mm F2.8 Macro
1 – Canon 50mm F1.4
1 – Canon 15mm F2.8 fisheye
2 – Canon 580 EX II flash units
1 – Canon 550 EX flash unit
1 – Vivitar 285 HV flash unit
2 – Canon CP-E4 battery packs
3 – Pocket Wizard Plus II transceivers
2 – Pocket Wizard Mini TT1 transmitters
2 – Mini tripods (for remote flash lighting)
3 – Hotshoe to miniplug cables
1 – Pocket Wizard pre-trigger cable (remote camera shutter release)
1 – Canon RS-80N3 (remote switch)
1 – Canon TC-80N3 (remote switch with timer functions)
7 – (4) Packs of Energizer Ultimate Lithium AA batteries
Gel filters for portable flashes
Extra memory cards
Various Pocket Wizard cables and accessories

Not in Photo
Business Cards
Canon 580 EX II flash manual
Expodisc (white balance tool)
ThinkTank weather cover for bag.

What didnt make it in
Canon 40D (and its batteries)
Canon 24-105mm F4L IS
1 – Pocket Wizard Plus transceiver II

7May10Donna the Buffalo – Rhythm & Brews

I have been a huge fan of Donna the Buffalo since about 1997 when I first heard them on WYCE in Grand Rapids, MI. WYCE liked Donna and played them a good bit. They played GR a few times while I lived there but I had never seen them live before last night. It was awesome. They played a few of my absolute favorites :)

Here are a couple pics.

3May10Ryan and Erin – April 24, 2010

I was a little relieved when Ryan called me in the morning to tell me that they had rented a tent to have the wedding under since it was raining. What I had not planned on was that their venue was literally in the clouds on Lookout Mountain. There is a first for everything.

They had the ceremony in the backyard of their home in Lookout Mountain, TN. Which is across from the original venue… Point Park. The reception was at St John’s downtown Chattanooga. I had not been to St John’s before and I have to say it lived up to ALL of the good things I have heard about it over the years.

Congratulations guys. I am glad I could be there with you to celebrate!

Florist: Divine Designs
Venue: St. John’s Restaurant

Click HERE for their slideshow.