Wednesday, December 31, 2014

High school portraits... for MEN

Young men, and boys, in High school can feel a bit awkward getting their picture taken. Pictures feel like a beauty thing... for the girls! Even for the guys who love their own looks (and we all know a few of those). But every one has some interest or hobby. It might be playing video games or drawing, playing sports or collecting baseball cards. I love hearing about what you do for fun! And if it's hangin' out at the Sonic, well, that can make a great memory, and a great portrait.

Jon and his family wanted a great high school portrait before he left home. He was somewhat reluctant, but once we spent a few minutes together learning what he was interested in, we had a great time. We scheduled the gym, he got to show off some of his athletic skills, and we took a few more formal style pictures too.

Contact me today and let's do something great with your portraits!

Castle Gwynn!

I drive past the beautiful Castle Gwynn every few days, but it is another location that I have yet to shoot, until the other morning when I drove near on my motorcycle and managed to get this pretty pic! The annual Renaissance fair on the grounds of the castle draws people from all around the country. Each year I like to do a themed photo shoot in the area for *cosplay artists, LARPers and renaissance styled photos to coincide with the fair weekends. Let me know if you want to be involved in a shoot in May. For first person or group to book portraits in Renaissance period or **punked costume, NO CHARGE for the shoot and social media pics!

My authentic location is rocky and wooded, only a couple miles from the castle and festival - Send me a message me to shoot!

* That's "Costume-play" and "Live Action Role Players" in case you were wondering!
** "Punked" refers to modernization of period clothing - adapting old techniques with modern style.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Family Memories

The experience of photography is more than getting a picture made. It is a beautiful and fun process to find that laughter, that joyful spark that makes someone feel special. That is when a photograph becomes a moment to remember. You can look back and relive the feeling of joy or conflict or pride you felt at that moment. Taking pictures is done by everyone. But I love the craft of making simple life into grand moments that remind our hearts of great achievement, of joyful times, of passions and love.
These two boys will always remember this Thanksgiving day in Murfreesboro, waiting for turkey dinner, unpacking Christmas decorations...

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Weekend Warrior

Photography is a joy! I love the fresh experience of creating something new every time I shoot. As part of the creative design process I've been shooting events and portraits professionally since 2008. As a weekend warrior I love to meet new people and create memories together. Pictures tell a tale. They can transport us back in time, Make us believe in something geater than our own experience, or take us to a fantasy realm where we are the prince and princess. There is always a story to tell. 

I am Daniel... storyteller... poet... photographer