Tuesday, July 31, 2007

My Beautiful Wife

I had to post this image of my incredible, beautiful wife! I grabbed this shot at the Swans when I saw her laying with her arms across her face...

Isn't she gorgeous?

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Our Vacation Wrap-up

We are in the car, headed home from our gloriously relaxing vacation. We spent last night and this morning hanging out at the Swan's house. It was a great ending to an equally great vacation.

I finally got my hands on my "real" camera, which had laid lonely at Kevin's house while we were on vacation... It was fun to capture a few images of the kids, just hanging out.

Popsicles are fun!







Addy and Sol have bonded... It's definitely a love hate relationship... love wins out most of the time, unless they're supposed to be sharing, and that's when the hate comes out :)





Addison was hugging and kissing him... cute right?



Then she moved in for the kill! Crazy kid. I have no idea where she gets this stuff :)



Sol has the biggest eyes! So cute!



I love this image of Shel and Sol... So sweet and quiet.



Austen and Sol found an interesting way to entertain themselves outside on the tractor... Too funny!



Of course, we did have to get back on our computers, and do a little group Mac-ing... It was hysterical to watch the guys just chill out while the kids tore down the house around them!



And this, is typical Kevin. So intense.



Thanks Kevin and Shel for spending the week with us. We love you guys! Can't wait to see you in LA!

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Just a little obsessed...

I know, I know... We've already posted once about soccer during our vacation, but I had to post a few more images showing both the process of getting the photographs, as well as some more of the results!

Here's a fun video to start things off, showing Kevin Swan, Zeb (Kevin's son), and myself all in some mid-air action!


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Some "behind-the-scenes" shots by Amber of Kevin hard at work...








Some of the results!









Tonight we were able to grab a few more shots, this time at sunset! Kevin's incredible photography as he grabbed a shot of me throwing up some sand!




A shot I was able to get of Zeb:

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Another Day in Paradise :)

We're still up in Indiana... Hanging with our Swan friends, and our new friends, Ian and Jaclyn and their wee one, Gabby.

A few fun shots of the kiddos...













One of my favorite things in the world... running across this at the supermarket made me incredibly happy!



Some of the antics performed by the male members of the household last night...



Arm wrestling...







And Ping Pong... this has gotten crazy. I believe the fellas played Ping Pong for about 5 hours last night. Nathan came away as the victor, and today they went out and invested in some "serious" paddles, and the competition has begun again!







Funtimes thus far... Today, it was a little rainy out, so we lazed the day away... It was wonderful!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

True Football!

One of the coolest things about hanging out with the Swans is that both Kevin and Zeb, Kevin's son, play soccer. Soccer was a HUGE part of my life for so many years - club ball, high school, a little college - so it's so cool to get a chance to kick the ball around every once and a while.

Today, we did a little experimenting with our Panasonic FX30 and some bicycle kicks at the beach, and got some killer stuff!


Pictures of me, courtesy of Kevin Swan:








Kevin Swan in beautiful form!








Kevin's son, Zeb, who will easily play college ball at this rate! Check out this awesome shot Kevin got!


Sunday, July 22, 2007

Wedding in Indy!

I'm technically on vacation now, so I'm going to make this quick!

Got to photograph a wedding with Kevin Swan up here in Indiana yesterday, and we had the awesome privilege to go photograph the wedding party in the Indiana University (former home of Coach Bobby Knight) gymnasium! Kevin got some really fun, unique images as a result that I'm sure he'll be posting on his blog!

This image is one that I got of the couple way up toward the top of the bleachers (yes, the bride was kind enough to climb all the way up there in her heels!) underneath a great spotlight! While Kevin was photographing them, I quickly made my way down the bleachers, across the gym floor, and up the other side to photograph the bride and groom in their seats!


Saturday, July 21, 2007

Family Vacation!

I am posting this from our INCREDIBLE lakehouse in the Indiana Dunes... We have the opportunity to hang out with Kevin Swan and his wonderful family this week... just relaxing and enjoying the beach, and each other! We're so thrilled for the opportunity to kick back a bit! Kevin and Nathan are still back home (Indianapolis area) shooting a wedding, so I thought I'd throw up a couple of teasers for them! Hurry up guys! (And bring me my real camera :) )


Austen and Addison have attached themselves to Kevin's teenagers, Zeb and Clara. It's so fun to watch them interact...





And the view I was greeted with as I walked out onto the beach... My battery died immediately after this, but man I'm glad I memorialized this moment. Sunsets into a body of water is one of my very favorite things... I think it should be accompanied by angels singing, every time! So incredible.



xoxoxoxox!

Friday, July 20, 2007

Beautiful Asheville Wedding

About a month ago, I shot a beautiful wedding in Asheville with my buddy, Corey McNabb... I was just recently editing through those images, and I realized that I never posted any of them!

So I grabbed the first few images I saw that I loved, and I'm going to share those with you!





















Of course, here's a few of Corey and I at work...











Fun times as always, Corey! Thanks for letting me hang out... it's your turn to come to Chattanooga soon!