December 2nd Art Show @ The Southgate House

Here's a couple 11x14s I had mounted to canvas for the first art show I have been a part of in years.

Hopefully the concept of portraiture as art is appealing. :)

The show will be on the third floor of the Southgate House December 2nd. Come out and check it out if you have the time.

Southgate House
24 East 3rd Street
Newport, KY 41071-1608
(859) 431-2201
24 East 3rd Street
Newport, KY 41071-1608
(859) 431-2201

102310 Megan's Bridal Portrait

About a week before Megan's wedding we got to go out and get some great portraits for display at her wedding.

An avid dancer, Megan made sure the shoes were a perfect dancing accessory!

Check out Megan's Wedding Here

112010 Michelle!

This lovely lady is Michelle!
We had to sneak her head shot in for her yearbook this year, but next spring expect to see fabulous things from this girl!

112010 Michael and Marica's Order!

I just wanted to say thanks again to Michael and Marica, whose wedding order I finished this weekend!

There's some truly amazing photos in there!

It was a wonderful evening!

Customer Service! Please Support It!

Something I'd like to talk about this week is Customer Service.

This is Tony "The Tiger"
Wedding MC and DJ. Terri and I met Tony at the recent Lexington KY wedding of Ben and Becka. Tony was smooth and graceful from the beginning, but something that caught Terri's attention later in the day made the difference! Tony's service was an "A". What was it? As soon as the reception started Terri noticed, in addition to his job, Tony was helping everyone at the wedding... people to their seats, drinks for the wedding party, coordinating the events, Tony was making it all happen! That is amazing service, people! This DJ, Tony the Tiger, Wasn't just playing music. He was doing everything he could to make this wedding as good as possible! He was adding HUGE value to the event!

This is the user profile of Tonlliwi on eBay. I recently bought two phones from this businessman to fix my broken Iphone and the service he delivered was so amazing I'll be checking with his store before all others from now on! Go on, check his numbers. This guy is an awesome vendor everyone would love to do business with!

To start off, I've bought a lot of Iphones on eBay (don't ask). This vendor was all the things you would expect from someone serious about a business, but the real outstanding customer service started when I had problems. I may have had a bad phone, a demon, or a software glitch or who knows what, but the first phone didn't work. Tonlliwi took back the phone and replaced it as fast as I could have wanted. It even came with a hand written note that apologized but... alas! This phone was not working either and transferred most of the things I wanted it to but erased my address book. I emailed him and told him :(. Tonlliwi answered all of my questions and helped me locate the root of my problem after offering to replace OR refund my entire purchase if I sent it back! I declined and with his assistance swapped parts from the malfunctioning phone to my original phone, resolving the whole issue forever! Tonlliwi didn't just sell me a phone, he helped me when I was annoying, and helped me to resolve my real issue, not just suggest I throw money at the problem!

That's the difference my friends! You should make sure you support and recommend these people! They are going above and beyond because it's the right thing to do, and I appreciate that. I hope you want to reinforce that kind of behavior too!

If anyone needs a DJ in the Lexington Metro Area I personally recommend Tony the Tiger! He will make your event the best it can be!
And if you need quality electronics for a great price, I recommend Tonlliwi on eBay!
He REALLY cares about his customers!

103010 Megan and Keith

How can I describe Megan and Keith?

How about Perfect! Caring, friendly, funny those are some. :)

The beautiful Megan is actually employed as a princess and Keith is a well versed guitarist and bandleader specializing in early rock and roll.

They met by the waterfront at the sculpted Anderson Center in Anderson Township OH.

And just before the ceremony we were treated to a stunning sunset.

(Anderson theater)

Every Guest at the party, that's our motto.
(Disclaimer: Not actually our motto.)

Being a costumed event we took special time out to make things look extra nice for Megan and Keith!

Thank you SO MUCH for letting us share your special day!

100210 Rob and Christi's Wedding!

A few weeks ago one of my oldest and dearest friends got married to a lovely young lady and I was honored enough to not only be a guest, but the photographer as well.

This is Rob, we've known each other since we were stupid kids bonking our heads on radiators and falling over rock walls. :) He's one of the greatest men on the planet.

And this is his blushing bride and also our good friend, Christi.

The flowers were by, none other than, the amazing Ford-Ellington Floral and Event design where rob and I both worked. Remarkable floral design!

The wedding was in at an old fort in Fort Thomas Kentucky. It had some really cool old features.

We even got to play with some fun themes after we had the formal portraits finished and before the ceremony. Check out this mini play Starring Rob D., and Erk Power.

It was the best wedding ever and everyone had a fantastic time!

The bouquet toss and garter throw were especially fun!

103110 Halloween with the Beautiful Maria!

(Nikon 50mm 1.4 lens)
Last week was also pretty cool because I got to spend a couple hours photographing the beautiful Maria!

Maria hadn't been to Sharon Woods since she was a child and it was about time. So we stopped in some of the most picturesque spots.

And we ended our session in a super secret location of amazing awesomeness!

It was amazing Maria! Thank you for your time!

110210 Maya

In another post about how amazingly fortunate I am, I recently got to take portraits of Maya again! Last time I saw her she was days away from crawling. Now she was walking and I heard her say "Duck!"

It's really wonderful to get to see, and try to preserve, these little priceless little moments in children's lives like Maya.

102810 Meghan and Mike (and Denise)!

On a particularly chilly October day Terri, Denise our job shadow, and myself ventured into the cold wind to photograph the animated Meghan and fiance Mike.

Everyone had a pretty fun time. It was nice to see a couple so in love.

It was a spectacular shoot full of color!

We even snuck in a few portraits for Denise.

Denise is a foreign exchange student from Germany, with an interest in photography. Shew wanted to see what it was like "on-the-job" and I was willing to show her my version. :)