Chris & Gretchen | Photobooth | Wedding

Chris and Gretchen had a ton of friends flying in town for their wedding…people they’ve known all their lives from Michigan, Iowa and other places. And they wanted to make sure they got a lot of fun pictures of everyone they possibly could. So they decided they wanted a photobooth.

This was my first time doing this at a wedding and I have to say, it’s something I’d love clients to start doing more. People LOVE photobooths. They get all kinds of crazy in front of them. It takes pressure off the photographers to make sure they get candid photos of everyone throughout the day. These are fun, easy and you get memories that will last forever.

If I’m shooting your upcoming wedding and you want one of these, drop me a note and we’ll talk!

Special thanks to my second shooter Jeff Ambrose for helping get this setup, and to my wife Jina for taking it over and having a blast with it.

Here are a few of my favs (and PG-rated) images from the photobooth.


Southwest Shakespeare Company Gala

Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do for a little exposure, a little practice and just a little bit of growing up.

The Southwest Shakespeare Company held a gala last weekend to raise money for their theater group. The cost was $100 a ticket, so it was a fairly ritzy event. A member of the company, Sara, asked if I wanted to help do a photobooth and hand out my business cards for a little bit of exposure.

I’ve been wanting to practice and get better at the whole one-light photobooth kind of setup, so I said sure I would. Plus it helps a good cause. While I don’t get out to shows or plays too often, I do enjoy them when I do.

So these are just a few of the shots I took that night. Sarah brought some props along to give it a cool, old office feel and I think it worked pretty well.

Used a Speedlite EX II off left with a light stand and umbrella. Flash was manual and power around 1/4. Canon 5D Mark II and a 50 mm 1.4 set at around f/5.0 and ISO 200. Backdrop was a giant drape/curtain I borrowed from church which proved perfect.

Definitely still learning, but for what we were trying to accomplish that night, they turned out pretty good I think.