360 Main St

I stumbled upon (not using stumbleupon) an interesting blog today. Not sure exactly how I got to it but 360mainstreet.com is a well written and very interesting blog.  There are not many articles yet but the resumes of the contributors look impressive.  This blog will be on my RSS feed and I look forward to good things from them!



Sunday Wedding

It’s not very often that there is a Sunday wedding, but this past weekend there was one. Working for Image Artz Photography I had the pleasure of photographing a wedding at the Double Tree Inn in Bay City, MI. This was an outdoor wedding and the weather was perfect.

Wedding in Bay City

The Double Tree is right next to a beautiful park in Downtown Bay City and we were able to get some great pictures of the bride and groom.

Senior Pictures

I had a senior portrait session last week.  This week has been so hectic I just got around to editing a few of the images.
This picture was taken in Old Saginaw City with some fresh graffiti that had not been completely defiled yet.

(side note) I really hate it when someone takes the time to create a great piece of street art and then some punk tagger ruins it.

Not all the pictures were done with graffiti in the background but I really liked this one. We did some in the studio, on the railroad tracks, at a loading dock and against a building that was built in the 20’s and had some great art features.

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Street Boss Movie

I’m looking forward to finally being able to see the premiere of Street Boss.  I had the pleasure of working as a still photographer on the set at several locations around Saginaw, MI and at Jackson Prison last summer.  There were a lot of great people and I also got in a scene as an extra.  Of all things I played a crime scene photographer.

This picture was taken durring a scene being shot at the Saginaw Country Club.

Here we have a posed image with Vincent Pastore of “The Sopranos” fame.

This picture was taken at the Jackson State Prison in Michigan. This is Carmen Argenziano in jail!

From what I hear the Temple Theatre in Saginaw is completely sold out for the premiere.  I’m glad we got our tickets early.

Car Pictures

If you’ve read this blog enough you have probably figured out that I take car pictures for the Labadie Dealerships in Bay City, MI.  These pictures end up on a lot of websites like AutoTrader, Cars.com and others.

This type of vehicle photograph can be a little boring because it’s the same shots day after day.  The element of challenge comes with the light.  A car a like a big mirror and shooting outside in full sun makes things tough.

2003 Olds Silhouette

2003 Olds Silhouette

This used Silhouette was shot in full daylight on a snowy day.

2007 Saturn Auro

2007 Saturn Auro

This 2007 Saturn Aura picture was taken after a cloud rolled in.  It’s much easier to get a good picture with some cloud cover.

2008 Chevrolet Impala

2008 Chevrolet Impala

Sometimes white cars can cause an auto white balance to freak out but on a sunny day with snow and the garage in the backround the auto WB worked with this used Chevy Impala.

Doubt at Pit and Balcony

Sometimes work doesn’t seem like work.  Last night was one of the times.  I have the honor of being the photographer for the Pit and Balcony 2009 spring season.  Last night my job was to take stills at the performance of “Doubt”.  The set is amazing and the performance was engaging.

Doubt at Pit and Balcony

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I enjoyed the performance and would like to watch the movie to see the differences.  This play only has a few performances left and I highly recommend it.

Crazy Week

It’s been another crazy week. There has been just one issue after another and there seems to be no catching up with anything. I must have a dozen unfinished projects that need immediate attention. I’ve only taken pictures of cars this week. I did have the opportunity to line up a few weddings but they are all for June and July of 2009. I wanted to setup a Halloween photoshoot in Old Town Saginaw but didn’t have the time to organize it.

GMC's all in a row
This is a picture taken at Labadie Buick Cadillac GMC in Bay City, MI to update their website. It was a very overcast day and I like the way this one turned out.

Saturday Fashion Shoot

The fall 2008 BB Dakota coats just keep arriving.  This Saturday we had two models:
Paige – who last month competed in the 2009 Miss Michigan Teen USA pageant and won the most photogenic award!
BB Dakota Marlis Coat
Jolene – this was the first time we worked with Jolene and she was great! Jolene brought along her twin babies and we had to get pictures of them also.
BB Dakota Alpha

The weather was mild and we decided to have some fun at the photo shoot and take the pictures outside. We walked down the street, leaned on old buildings and threw leaves around. Everyone had a great time and we got some fun shots.