The Heart Matters

It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons. -Johann Schiller My father was a minister, as was my grandfather and great-grandfather. I grew up in the church. Literally, I learned how to ride my bike in the church parking lot of the Church…

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Seize the Daylight

We all know it's going to happen, yet every year it seems to take us by surprise. Maybe we are in denial. The frenetic pace of Summer spills over as we transition into Fall. We cherish those remaining sunny weekends and then Halloween hits. This marks the beginning of the…

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It’s Good To Be Home!

Traveling to Vermont for Sarah and Patrick's wedding this past weekend was filled with many first time experiences. This is why I love to travel. The people you meet, the cities and food and life experiences all become the story your life. I'm all about stories and this trip gave…

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Mr. Bowman’s Birthday

It's not every year that you celebrate a milestone birthday. My dear friend James decided to celebrate 50 in his own unique way. (You may recall Mr. Bowman from this post and the movie 300 post). Not only was his birthday a personal milestone, it also happened in a leap…

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Happy Anniversary Baby!

May 23rd is my wedding anniversary, and my wife and I both look back at the day we were married as one of the best days of our lives. It was an intimate gathering of family who journeyed with us to Admiralty Head Lighthouse on Whidbey Island for the wedding…

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The Man Knows His Game

This year is one of the best in my career. I've worked hard since starting on this path in 1990 and it's really come together for me as an artist and a business. In all honestly, I owe it to my amazing clients. They support me and encourage me to…

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Widmer Brothers ’06 NW Red Ale – World’s Best Beer?

Widmer Brothers '06 Northwest Red Ale A moderately strong, dark red ale. The generous use of citrusy hops provides a tangible but not excessive bitterness that ultimately erodes into a candy-like malty sweetness and quick finish. Caramel and chocolate malts provide complexity, an enticing color, and subtle dark malt flavors.…

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Family Resemblance in Vintage Photo

Recently, my father asked me to archive a bit of family history. He presented me with a large 16x20 image of my great-great grandfather, Sylvester. He's had this picture hanging on his wall for years. It's close to 100 years old and is showing signs of aging. There are watermarks…

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From the Cockpit of an F-15C Fighter

One of the grooms I photographed happens to be an F-15C Eagle pilot. He and his wife travel all over the world and continue to stay in touch, sending updates about their lives. His mission is a seemingly simple one... Air Superiority. In today's world that is very serious, but…

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Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines

Oregon International Airshow in Hillsboro, Oregon Ever since I was a little boy, I've been fascinated by planes. This is something my father, my brother and I all share...our passion for planes. It was refreshing to step out of wedding mode and point my camera towards a new subject. Photographing…

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