The Norton Family has an exciting Valentine to share with you…
Congratulations to Alyssa and Billy and the whole family on the little one who’s due to arrive later this year!
A couple cool cats came to my studio recently to allow me to play with some interesting and dramatic lighting. Although studio photography has not always been a passion of mine (I will always have a love for interesting environments and the freedom of the outdoors), I’ve been enjoying the challenges of creating new looks and different moods with a variety of light modifiers that can’t often be used outdoors (as they require help from a few extra set of hands). My next step will be trying to find a couple helpers to assist me with taking interesting lighting scenarios outdoors. Look out, 2015! We’re going on a ride! And it’s going to be fun!
Many thanks to Sierra and Breyton for hanging out with me while we took some fun photos! I can’t wait to create more images like this for local high school athletes in the future.
Working with complete strangers can be one of the most intimidating aspects of what I do. Luckily, Charles immediately became a friend. Meeting him first in the Destiny Audio recording studio as he laid down some tracks for a very personal song about his experience as a Marine deployed in Iraq meant that he was bearing his soul to me within minutes of meeting him. I learned so much about him with just a few verses and a chorus of lyrics. He earned my respect and admiration for the things he has witnessed and experienced that I will never come close to understanding. And he allowed me the honor of documenting some of his time in a pretty badass studio, so he gets points for that too.
During our promo shoot a few days later, I learned a lot more about who he is and his goals with his music career. It’s touching to learn about his passion for music as a form of healing. I hope that’s what it does for him. He deserves it. He deserves good things. Always.
Recording a track at Destiny Audio:
Promo photos in the Crossroads and at Liberty Memorial:
I have done several commercial shoots with Brenda of Brenda’s Bridal veils. The most recent session we did at my new home studio was one of my favorites!
Brenda does amazing work with a variety of veils and headpieces, so if you’re a bride-to-be, check out www.brendasbridalveils.com and support a local artist!