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Tracey + Tanner | Engagement

There can’t be a much sweeter couple in the world. There is just a tenderness and authenticity with these two that just makes you stare and say, “Awwww!”
But first, I want to say thank you to Tracey and Tanner. There were several weeks where I was having a horrible respiratory problem and their session fell right in the middle of it.
I arrived and I know I looked like a total train wreck. I bet Tanner was thinking, “Where’d you pick this nut up from?” :P
But after our peptalk, we started shooting and it was just magic. Seriously, like Disney World magic or something. They totally got it and ran with it.
So, for that, I thank you guys. You trusted me on my worst day of the year. I’m just telling myself that you felt comfortable because you knew you couldn’t look worse than me. :D

We started the shoot at Bellevue Baptist Church, where Tanner works in the recreation department. Tracey loves to meet him for lunch and eat in the courtyard.
Towards the end we went to Minglewood Hall, the place of their first date. For everything else in between, I couldn’t be more happy with how beautiful and sweet two people are together. Congrats!! I can’t wait until June!

Tracey & Tanner – 5 November 2011

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Skillet | Concert

When a friend of mine called me and asked me if 
I would want to take pictures at a concert, I was a little hesitant at first. 
Even though I spent 8+ years attending every concert within a 200 mile radius, 
I’m not a concert photographer.
But considering the band, who I have been following since Panhead days, I couldn’t resist.
So, as the day approached, I got a little nervous, more nervous than getting ready for a wedding.
I kept asking myself, “What do I want to accomplish on this shoot?!”
I finally decided that there are two types of concert pictures:
1. Amazing professionals that have access everywhere on and back stage. 
They get sweet close-ups and it’s all about the band.
2. Then there are the concert goers with their blurry and orange cellphone pictures
while they are trying to get close-ups because they’re all about the band.
So, I found my approach.
This band is so high energy and it always seems their mission is to be all about the crowd.
I wanted to capture the relationship between the crowd and the band.
Just like a wedding, I want anyone to see the story and feel like they were there.
I hope I did that…
8 October 2009
The friend who called me. Thanks, man. It was awesome!
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