Sunday, July 29, 2012

chasen...

it is always an honor to be able to capture a wonderful wedding occasion. it is more of a privilege and certainly an honor to be able to capture a child's first professionally taken pictures.

Chasen was certainly a bundle of joy to handle. all involved were definitely at his disposal for pampering and attention. :D

wow...just being able to know that i contributed to a part of the history of this child's life...EPIC!! he might just be the next....

Stay Encouraged!





Monday, July 23, 2012

Frederick Germaine's "Eye Candy"

it's amazing being able to be apart of the crowd rooting for your favorite athlete or team. it's even more amazing to be considered apart of the team that actually wins.

Frederick Germaine is a brilliant man with a humble heart and a drive to give his audience more than what they asked for with each book release. i have the privilege of contributing to his cause by capturing him at his best aiding his meteoric rise.

his latest book Eye Candy is sure to keep the literary genre of "romantic thrillers"on point. trust me, you  will be blown away by the end. the book delivers a message that is more visceral than its title leads you to believe.

much success to you Frederick!

Stay Encouraged!


Monday, July 16, 2012

paul & denitta july 7, 2012

another wonderful wedding down...

this was one of the most difficult weddings that i have ever had the privilege of capturing. mainly, because it was a cool 100+ degrees outside, and i had to take the majority of the ceremonial shots in direct sunlight. i was literally shooting directly into the sun to capture certain images. (photographers know the difficulty direct sunlight poses)

other than that, this wedding helped me grow as a photographer. it really brought the meaning of patience and resolve to the forefront. meaning, i had to ensure that no matter the elements the wedding day would come off without a hitch.

Thank God that He was able to step in and do the work for me because only He knows that my mettle was truly tested. the images...wow...He worked wonders with the little vessel that is jason m l rene.

enjoy! and stay encouraged!!!
























Sunday, July 1, 2012

disorder...

it is an absolute blessing and honor to do what i do.

i get to work with talented people who share in the vision that i have for art and for encouraging others. every time i get a chance to create a film that comes from the heart i am rewarded with encouragement and new inspiration.

Troy Sylvia had a huge hand in making my vision for this project come to life. i provided a little guidance and he took it to the NEXT level with his raw acting ability. he's a gifted dude who i will be working with on more projects to come. i would also like to mention that he is currently arranging an original score for this short and for another one i directed. 

multitalented people...that's who i choose to be around. Jerome Osborne also had a helping hand in the production of this film. he is always eager and helpful when it comes to anything creative that i want to pursue. he's my brother from another mother. 

with any short film that i develop i try to convey an emotion before i send a message. with this short i just wanted to get a reaction. the suicide rate of our nations heros is on the rise and i wanted to make a note of it through this film. since i served in Iraq, 2005, i know first hand of the atrocities of war as well as the emotional impact that happens shortly thereafter witnessing such a thing.  i wanted to create awareness and hopefully just make people think about the true thoughts that go through a person's head who has experienced some very disturbing things in life. i wanted to make the point that stressful situations can affect anyone and that there is no such thing as color when it comes to mental distress.

please, share your thoughts and the film with others.

Stay Encouraged!!