Before 2008 came, I wanted to kick out another Shot of the week.
This was taken at Montecito Country Club outside of Santa Barbara.
Chris and Christy had an amazingly beautiful wedding and I was fortuneatly shooting it with Ira.
I'll post a link to the slideshow once its up.
Cheers to a slick New Year!
Tonight the plan is:
Pick up Audrey 6:45
Glass of Wine at Ed's House Party 7pm.
Meet the crew for dinner at 8
Dinner at Spaghettini's at 8:30
Party with Ralph Courtney and Whoever else 10-???
Who are you going to be kissing when that new year strikes 2008?
Monday, December 31, 2007
Thursday, December 27, 2007
I like this band. "Steed Lord"They're from Iceland.
I like their Clothes and Style way better.
I like the thought of me wearing these clothes on the strip
I DON'T like the Euro vs. Dollar ratio...these T's are pricey...but if I see you wearing one, I'll know why...cuz they're legit!
Plus I'm hearing rumors of Steed Lord maybe teaming up with H&M and designing some clothes?? Now that would be 50/50 cool/bad. Everyone and they're little brother would be dressed to impress...but for really cheap and would cheapen the look... I'm not sure whats better. Expensive sweet clothes that now one has but everyone wants, or sweet cheap clothes that everyone has... I probablky wouldn't go with the latter... but whatever, it may be a win/win situation.
I'm out of words...
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
2007 Christmas Highlights:
17. Sleeping in till 8:30am (usually the kids get you up at 6am)
16. Waking up to a beautiful 230º view from ontop of the mountain (We're staying up at my sisters home)
15. Peppered beef jerky
14. Seeing that the lakers beat the Suns. (Kobe got 38 points, and the youngster Bynum had a season high 28 points...exciting for me!)
13. Watching snow flakes flutter from the sky.
12. Playing with all my nephews(not much better then makeshift indoor soccer)
11. Helping out some great Charities (Agros, Water Wells For Africa and 2 more I can't remember off the top of my head)
10. 2 hour nap on the couch
9. Taking classy photos of the family
6. Staying warm with my new socks (I got 4 pairs! ha!)
5. Not leaving the house (only to shoot a picture of the mountains...see below)
3. Winning 20+ games of Pente with Josiah (I lost alot to Ira today...dang!)
2. Lox and Bagels
1. Seeing the look on the kids eyes when they opened gifts (thats what really makes my plane ticket feel cheap and worth every
Anyways, here are a few pictures I thought you might like.
Its been a great trip up here, very relaxing and I've been able to see some tight friends. (Matt, Nathan, Damara, Will,Ben,Sally,Jonathan and like one more...plus I got to finally meet Benji and Tracy, they're my favorite people besides my family in WA. right now... wish they lived near me!)
I leave tomorrow! Get back to work, see my girl, shoot a wedding this weekend and prepare for my next big adventure!
Cheers to a New Year friends!
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
I got 35.
Thanks for all the "Merry Christmas"s the geniric messages sent in groups, sometimes even forwards of cheesy poems and thoughts of prosperity.. like a fortune cookie's fortune, but in mobile phone form.
At first I was disapointed that people couldn't take the time to do it individually, you know like put my name in it, or personilize it with a name or a thought, but no... just "Hope you have a great day with friends and family..hohoho"... but then I stopped and thought... This is the next generation's Christmas cards, their greeting cards, the new hallmark! So I got a few ideas... what if those little mass texts had cash value, like a gift card #, or a little video greeting message, anyways, I'm less of a Christmas text message scrooge now... its all about generation y now I guess...this is how we roll.
My best mass text I recieved said "Merry Christmas! I wish I could spend this season with you. I miss you more and more each day." thats pretty gutsy!
Sunday, December 23, 2007
I shot this tonight, I think its legit.
Warm Beach Camp 9pm.
1.8 Canon lens.
Its nice to be up here in the rainy Northwest...although I'm pretty sure God has cursed this area with horrible weather...worst in the entire world if you ask some of us (namely Ira and myself) we're working on getting my parents to move away from this area... it gets uglier and uglier every year... sad sad... its getting developed and losing the most beautiful resource, which is trees.
I'm excited for tomorrow, seeing old friends at church, chillen with an old old best friend, playing more basketball with Jonathan and maybe his teammate Caleb, both are from Highland Christian and share the spotlight for their basketball team. We played Last night on their teammate Craig's outdoor court. It was pretty slick (literally)
Alright folks, thats all I got tonight.
P.S. I'm excited for a new season of photography, I feel like I've improved sooo much this last year.
Monday, December 17, 2007
Tomorrow afternoon Audrey and I will be bringing stockings to a few kids at the Miller Childrens Hospital.
I currently have 20 stockings that we're going to give out. I would love to be able to give 50 or depending on responses 75!
Very spur of the moment indeed, but if you have the time and or resources, pelase contact me and I'll get you connected.
Please let me know if you would like to contribute by bringing mini stocking/candy/small toys/coloring books/ect...
Tomorrow (December 18th) around 3pm.
Nothing like seeing a childs smile after they get a bag full of goodness!
You wanna be apart of this?
Cheers and Merry Christmas!!!
Monday, December 10, 2007
P.S. Jon, I wanna make you famous...you never cease to amaze me with your crazy tangents and wild ideas of fame and glory!
P.S.S Not like I can make you famous, I don't have that power yet.
P.S.S.S Images from this Saturday next... Audrey/rainbow/wicked
I just put it together and thought it would be a good idea to throw up some pictures of friends and a little about me... oh and don't count yourself out, if your not on here, don't fret, just let me know you want on the slideshow and I'll find some sexy picture of you to put up. Yes Jon, I know I need one for you...I just have sooo dang many! And some Audrey pictures coming too!
Thursday, December 06, 2007
Now there shouldn't be any issues in contacting me or seeing as much of me as you can handle.
Dang, I am awake way tooooo late!!! I switched stuff around on myspace and forgot to edit pictures... I guess after 6 months of NON-STOP editing, I am starting to feel really tried of it...plus my wrists used to feel better.
I'm really ready to sit back, relax with some spiked egg-nog (not homemade mom, that stuff is iccckkk!) watch some rain fall, read a book and act like I'm living in the 1920's (minus the "Courting" that seems to be pretty wacky) Also, I could use some good old fashion wood fire, the popping and crackling is very missed since the Tanya days at her Madre's home...
Alright, before I go off on a tangent and really stay up past my bed time, I want to advise you to look at my newest youtube video. its "Pretty gnarly, pretty crazy"
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
My good friend Justin Rudd was the Grand Marshal for the whole parade!
I was happy to be apart of his parade crew, I captured a little video and its now floating around on a few sites. (Pretty On The Outside)
The video sums up my nite, (including the Santa Hat, which is something I've never worn in public)
+ PLUS+ A fun afterparty at the Long Beach Lippke Studio, Ira and Myself Hosted The Covolo's, Justin and Ralph, Audrey, Jon Phelps, Meric and Friend, Monica and friends, Desiree, Heather and Eric for the AFTER(after)party. (cheese video to follow...if your lucky)