My good friend Joe has been DJing for the past couple of years. A couple of months back I went with him to an event to see him do his thing. Seeing his passion come through performing and connecting with his audience was special. I knew Joe was a people person, but hearing about his love for DJing during the ride home was special. Connecting with people and ministering to them is at the heart of what Joe is all about. So if you need a great DJ that's also a great person, I know a guy.
Nine Weddings, 20 Portraits and Events, One Trade Show Booth Design, San Francisco, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, two trips to Big Sur, two trips to Seattle, hiking around Mammoth, Hawaii, and countless sunsets.
It's been a growing year for me. I've learned to embrace to challenges, travel on my own, and saying thank you and meaning it. I've become more thankful for people and moments in my life. As I transition out of undergrad, finish up college, and divide my time between photography and grad school, genuine moments and people mean more to me than ever before.
I've grown to teach more and not be afraid of messing up. I've found confidence in my knowledge and skill of photography and design, but still, am reminded of how important it is to remain humble.
God has revealed His sovereign power over my life and I am learning to allow myself to let go of what I want, and submit to His guidance. I've been given the opportunity to encourage our church body through worship and song and ultimately point our worship to God.
I can only hope that 2015 continues the great growth that I've experienced personally. I look forward to sharing it with others.
Thank you for being a part of my life. Thank you for giving me that opportunity to share in intimate and special moments of your life. It means the world to me to know that you believe and support skills that I never thought would get me this far.
So in celebration of God's goodness to us this year, here is a review in pixels and moments that happened in the year 2014. Enjoy!
Every year we have a show at school to display our work from the semester. I've been taking portraits for all our shows and it's been an amazing learn experience. I've slowly accumulated lighting and backdrop equipment to light a portrait.
Today's shoot included a dark warm grey backdrop kit, a Speedlight in a softbox, a small LED light for back lighting and a white reflector on the front of the subject the bounce beneath. Our goal for this shoot was to emulate the film noir look of high contrast and dark shadows. If I were to add something to the setup, I would have another light to the opposite side at 50% power of the key light. Check out a couple candids and favorites.