Archive for June, 2008

Beautiful Shoes

June 27th, 2008  |  Posted in personal

There is one thing that is very important to remember when photographing a wedding, wear comfortable shoes. The problem with this is is that it is very hard to find comfortable shoes that aren’t tennis shoes. So my search months ago when my old shoes went south began. I needed shoes that looked some what dressy, were black, and would be good after 10 hours or more on my feet. The first pair I found were naturalizer shoes, see below.

Knowing the brand, I thought, ‘hey these should be good, right?” I was wrong. After wearing them for two weddings, the second out of necessity, I wanted to rip them off my feet after an hour. My average wedding day is about 12 hours on my feet with about 15 pounds of gear. I needed something better. So the quest began again. The day before the last wedding I shot, June 10, I went to Dillard’s desperate. I needed something fast. I found what looked cute and advertised itself as the European comfort shoe. I decided to try on two pairs of the Josef Seibel Shoes. I put them on and I immediately knew why they called themselves that. They felt like my New Balance Tennis shoes with heels. So, I forked over the handsome sum for the shoes and left crossing my fingers that they would still feel as good after 10 hours on my feet. They did! After one 10 hour day followed by a 14 hour day my feet did not ache. My legs were sore and I was tired but when I took my shoes off I felt like I hadn’t been on my feet at all. Here they are well worn.

I love these shoes and I couldn’t resist showing the two photos I took of them. They just make me smile. I can not begin to describe how much better I felt after this past wedding and these shoes had a big part in that. So, if you ever need dressy comfy shoes, buy these. They come in many different styles and colors. On that note I will leave you. Take care and happy shoe hunting.

Pensacola Wedding :: Chris and Kelly

June 16th, 2008  |  Posted in weddings

I just had to share some of these wonderful photos I took at Chris and Kelly’s wedding in Pensacola, Florida. I had so much fun shooting this wedding. They are a great couple and it was a blast to be back in my hometown for a wedding. Kelly and I grew up in church together so I knew a lot of people at and in the wedding. It was like a reunion of sorts. The craziest thing was the fact that at the reception the DJ came up to me and asked if I knew him, because I used to babysit him. I did know him but could barely recognize him. It made me feel a little old. That said the wedding was a joy to shoot and the people made it awesome. I really liked the whole travel wedding thing too. Have camera; will travel!

Congratulations Chris and Kelly! I hope we can hangout next time I’m in P’cola.

My How Time Flies!

June 6th, 2008  |  Posted in personal

I had a great week. We had a very successful business retreat followed by the birth of Parker Allan Isenhower. Parker’s parents, Kyle and Christina, might be familiar to some of the viewers.

I photographed their wedding a few years ago and have had the pleasure of becoming close friends with them. So when they had their first baby I made it a point to make an early visit to the hospital. The following are a few photos from Parker’s first day.

The last photo is an attempt to show Parker’s faux hawk hair style. He the most hair I have seen on a newborn. Way to go Parker.
I feel truly blessed to have photographed such important moments in the Isenhower’s lives. I love documenting major events in peoples lives, the emotion and energy of the events just fill me up and I pray that I capture at least a part of that feeling in my images.