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I am perpetually behind… my blog posts are chronically few and far between.  I’m sorry about that, it’s the curse of having a full-time job, a family, and photography.  I thought to try to make up for that, I would do another round-robin of images I’ve been working on the past months.  I’ll do a short intro to each shoot when I get the chance – but for now, here’s a list of some of these folks:

Anna Gilbert

Benj Haisch

Julie Turner

Jeff Marsh

  • April 14, 2010 - 12:17 pm

    Ulmer Studios - Love it man! The images of the bride/groom at the table = top notch!

    -Josh

  • April 14, 2010 - 8:07 pm

    Matt - Yay for Jamie!

  • April 14, 2010 - 8:11 pm

    Graeme - Really like the blend of natural/modified light in the engagement session. Great connection between the couple and camera operator as well.

  • April 14, 2010 - 8:39 pm

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  • April 15, 2010 - 3:38 pm

    Brielle - Those wedding images are INCREDIBLE, as are all of these. Can’t wait to see more when life finally gives you a breather!

  • April 16, 2010 - 5:47 pm

    Stephen - I completely agree with Josh. The bride/groom pictures at the table are AMAZING.

    Also really diggin’ that triptych in that engagement session. Bravo!

  • April 18, 2010 - 6:29 am

    BethanyAnne - The triptych of the couple is darling! Really love the last picture too, and the wedding ones too. And the mother/daughter photo is beautiful. :)

  • May 28, 2010 - 4:57 am

    Heather Elizabeth - That first shot is seriously one of my favorites of yours. You are truly a master of light, Jay. Amazing work.

  • June 19, 2010 - 1:25 pm

    Liz - You are such a fabulous photographer

Anna Gilbert loves music — that was obvious during the shoot.  Committed musicians, whether professional or not, have music genetically interwoven throughout everything they do, I’m convinced. You sit Anna in front of a piano, even for a picture, and she plays and sings.  I love that.  I respect that.  Honestly, I get that… I feel the same way around a camera these days.

I’m an enormous music fan, and I think that’s the reason I love shooting musicians… I get to be around people who love music even more than I do.  This is just a preview of the images, so I’ll stop typing now.  More later in the full post.

If you haven’t already, check out Anna’s Myspace HERE and leave her some love.

  • March 16, 2010 - 12:43 am

    benj haisch - NICE! that bottom one screams album art to me. classy.

  • March 16, 2010 - 12:44 am

    jess - LOVE that second shot. beautiful!

  • March 16, 2010 - 12:58 am

    Vida Carson - Wow, that second image is just.. wow.

  • March 16, 2010 - 1:59 pm

    jobeth / bootsmc - jay – these rock! that light in the second image – bea-u-ti-ful!

  • March 16, 2010 - 5:39 pm

    Rayleigh Shores - Those are great! I’m way impressed by the photography and by Anna’s beauty!

  • March 16, 2010 - 7:32 pm

    BethanyAnne - Holy crap. Gorgeous porgeous. Beautiful.

    And the second pic – reminded me of Jeremy C’s style. Love it!

  • March 16, 2010 - 9:20 pm

    geneoh - awesome work, Jay. Love it.

  • March 25, 2010 - 1:28 am

    Jaq - These are great, i love her expression & the lighting in the second one. The piano is gorgeous.

  • April 6, 2010 - 10:16 pm

    Graeme - New posts please. =)

  • April 12, 2010 - 6:49 am

    jayeads - I know. I’m behind :)

I have a difficult week ahead of me, and lots to do… I’m so wound up that I can’t sleep.  I often wonder if other photographers feel this way, but there is a real clarity and decisiveness in the hours after midnight.  I never seem to hem or haw over what processing, which tones, B&W or color.  It all just makes perfect sense as I work.

I finished this image for Emily tonight — wait, no it’s this morning now — and something about the simplicity of it made me happy.  And given the day I anticipate having tomorrow, happy is good.  Ha, I just heard that out-loud — happy is good.  Understatements aside, I’m thankful for clients/friends who let me take their pictures, and allow me to give them back.

Despite being a complete sucker for wild, dramatic images, it is the basic portrait that keeps me coming back to photography.  I think it is the joy of a good frame, the creative outlet and the basic storytelling of portraiture that holds such allure for me.  If you’re reading this late at night, sleep well.  I’m gonna go try that now, myself.

  • February 15, 2010 - 11:12 am

    Tor-Ivar - Wow… this was an amazing portrait!

  • February 16, 2010 - 7:14 am

    BethanyAnne - that is just beautiful, sir.

    And it’s like 11pm right now. Good night!

  • February 16, 2010 - 7:14 am

    BethanyAnne - that is just beautiful, sir.

    And it’s like 11pm right now. Good night!

  • February 18, 2010 - 10:56 am

    Ned - That is VERY nice….Well Done!!!

  • February 24, 2010 - 4:34 am

    Kerry Trujillo - Lovely.

  • January 29, 2011 - 12:46 am

    hi im Gaby! - this is so hawt…
    mmmm…