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Happy Turkey Day

For all of you in the US, yesterday was Thanksgiving. For the rest of you, it was just Thursday.

I had a great time out on the farm, and probably ate a little to much as well.

Photo of farm house in Leesburg Virginia

















I hope that everyone is having a great week, regardless of where you are, and what you’re doing.

Richmond Early Morning

I love sunrises. Perhaps it’s the promise of a new day, and new possibilities.

Richmond City skyline at dawn



I was shooting portraits again last weekend. This time with Emily, who has a natural knack for this sort of thing.

She is both at ease with the camera, and requires little to no direction.


This was shot with a single light on a 10′ lightstand that was bounced off the back wall about 15′ from the subject.

Blonde model posing against a bare wall

Chloe Stark |One light portrait

I decide to throw another shot of Chloe up from a shoot I did with her a few weeks ago.

For this shot I really wanted to have the light fall off quickly,to give it a bit more of a moody feel.  Chloe does a wonderful job of expressing herself, so I felt like I owed it to her to capture that.

I was able to achieve this by bringing the octo-box in very close, create several stops of light difference from one edge of the frame to the other.

Sexy Blonde model in black Bra

Chloe S| Richmond Virginia Model

I had the opportunity to Shoot Chloe this morning In Richmond.

She is a photographer herself, so that always adds a little bit of pressure to the shoot, but I think I pulled it off OK. I used window light for both of these low key shots.

Sexy blonde Model Richmond VirginiaSexy blonde Model in unbuttoned shirt 

Warrior Dash

I went out to the Warrior Dash outside of Richmond yesterday. For those of you not familiar with this, it’s 5k run with obstacles. 16 of them.


From trench running, to rope climbing, and dragging yourself through the mud under several strings of barbed wire. This year had close to 3000 participants, running in waves, every 30 minutes.

This even test’s even the most seasoned runners. Participating and finishing something like this is a true test of endurance.


It’s a messy good time, and it’s all to raise money for St Jude Childrens research hospital.  So far they’ve managed to raise a little over 7 Million dollars from all of the warrior dash events across the country.

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I Ain’t Superstitious

I love the desert. I guess it’s a combination of the dry heat, and the clear blue sky.

The desert southwest is nothing short of amazing. There are so many different landscapes to be found, and each one has something different to offer. There were spiders, scorpions, coyotes and other wildlife all around. As the desert sun started to set the coyotes were visible from a distance, peaking out from around the scrub-brush along  the trails. Pretty awesome to see.

The night air at the base of the Superstition Mountains, gets cold pretty quickly, but it’s worth it to venture out, and see it for your self.


Sun setting on the superstition mountains in Arizona


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