Sneak peak: Brand new baby Wyatt

As some of you know, I have a full-time job that doesn’t involve photography and the last few days have been long, tedious and tiring. After about 10 hours today, I drove across Phoenix in rush hour traffic to meet my wife, daughter and our friends who just had their second child in the wee hours of Friday morning. My wife made them a delicious dinner and I was going to take a few shots of Wyatt along with his big sister Rachel.

Photography is such a blessing to me. After such a draining day, I got to take pictures of this cute newborn baby and then when I got home to process them, his little face made me smile over and over. Suddenly a downer of a day ends on a happy note…how awesome is that?

Looking forward to watching Wyatt grow up!

Welcome to the world baby Wyatt

Our very good friends Tyler and Sara had their second child in the wee early hours of Saturday morning and his name was Wyatt. A cute little guy, apparently does nothing but sleep and whimper so very sweetly. I’m sure the tired parents are hoping that trend continues.

Just two shots of this guy from our quick visit to see them yesterday.

A little triptych from Makale’s maternity shoot

There are so many things you can do with photos that I have yet had a chance to explore. Taking pictures snapped at a photoshoot and then organizing them into diptychs and triptychs is just one of those things that I’ve wanted to try but haven’t had a chance.

I put two of these together for Makale last night as I was throwing her pictures onto a DVD. A triptych in essence is just a three paneled/sectioned work of art. I think you definitely have to learn how images mesh and compliment each other, so I thank my wonderful wife Jina for helping me skip some of the first few versions until I found a few that seemed to work.

As I said, I keep experimenting with new techniques and styles, so I’m not sure where this will lead, but I’d love to be able to offer them in some form down the road, perhaps photobooks or whatever.

Sneak peak: Makale’s maternity shoot

A beautiful couple, a baby girl on the way and Joe’s Farm Grill were the perfect ingredients for a little pre-baby photoshoot yesterday evening. Makale and Terrence invited me to photograph their baby shower a few weeks ago and last night I was lucky enough to help them create a few more memories of baby Giuliana before she enters this world.

We ended up with a lot of good shots from the shoot last night and I’m still going through them, but I just had to post this one. Most guys get a little uncomfortable when it comes to being romantic and all lovey-dovey during shoots (I remember being that way the first time Jina and I did one), but he was a trooper and did everything asked of him and more.

To me, this shot kind of shows the anticipation a soon-to-be father might have…that anxious and sometimes scary uncertainty. I definitely felt that way.