Liam (our 15 month old son) woke up last night around... well, right at 2:18. I think he had a bit of a stomach ache, so I just had to hold him for a while and comfort him as his tummy pain went away. Finally he fell asleep and now it was my turn to go back to sleep. On my way back upstairs, I noticed it was REALLY bright outside. I stepped out to see if we got a new street light installed or something, but it was just from an incredibly bright and full moon. The temperature was perfect and suddenly I didn't feel like sleeping! There were a million stars in the sky and a huge bright moon! How could I sleep? I had to try and capture this! So I went in and grabbed my camera and the wide angle. My goal was to get a star trail shot (which I had never done or even researched). I didn't want to set up the tripod and the remote and do it all proper like, so... I just set the ISO at 200, shut the aperture all the way down (I think it was 22), and then set the shutter to bulb. Next laid belly down on the driveway and laid my camera on it's back with the neck strap bunched up behind the eyepiece to protect the screen. I got comfortable and was in it for the long haul. 20 minutes of manually holding the shutter down to try and create the star trails. Bear in mind this was my first attempt and under the circumstances I think it turned out pretty well! There's some things I'll do different next time, like shoot on a night when the moon isn't illuminating the entire sky. But other than that, I'm pretty happy with it!

I would like to introduce someone to you, someone who has become very influential to me lately: Jasmine Star. She is an ah-maze-ing photographer out of California who happens to love teaching other photographers! (Very cool - seeing as how most photogs like to keep their secrets locked down) Today I watched, recorded, and took detailed notes as she spoke on (which happens to be hosted by Nate's new bestie, Chase Jarvis). Listening to her speak I couldn't help but become inspired to do more with our photography business. Heck, she has only been a wedding photographer for 4 years and she is now very well known. I think she was named one of the most influential wedding photographers of 2010 or something?? I feel like we could learn a lot from her, and so, as my eyes were glued to the computer monitor I tried to soak up as much as I could. I've already started sketching plans for a new website! Woot! I think you will likey ;)

So far Nate and I have had to learn the hard way. Everything we know about being wedding photographers we have taught ourselves. We started with nothing and have made it this far. We are steadily growing and always seeking new ways to branch out - but i'll admit, its hard. And its scary at times. But, with every couple we meet, and every wedding we photograph we become more and more hooked on this business. We are so in love with experiencing the love between others - its so refreshing and makes us feel closer to each other as husband and wife. I cannot think of a better thing to do... honestly. We love seeing people in love. We love happy people! :-D

It was one HOT, emotional, and beautiful day!!! We wouldn't have traded any of it! OK, welllllll maybe the heat... but overall it was a wonderful experience and we're so happy for Mike and Amanda and the opportunity that we had to share this amazing day with them! We wish you two the very best and a rocking time in the Bahamas!!!

What a great little get away for Nate (Borozinski) and I!! We haven't had time alone in a very long time and when we got the job of shooting Isabelle (from Paris) and Nate's (not Borozinski) wedding we couldn't help but be excited! Although, I will admit, I was pretty tearful on the flight out to NH (this was the first time away from our son Liam for more than a day) but I quickly realized that this was a much needed break for us... aaaaaand we got to shoot a beautiful wedding with an amazing couple! We had so much fun at the reception! Great group of people!! Thanks Isabelle (yeah she's really from Paris!) and Nate (not Borozinski) for allowing us to be a part of your day! :) Viva la France ! Nous espérons que vous aimez les photos!