Business & Technique
Shoot: Shannon & Brad. Engaged.
Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Almost another casualty of storms tearing through the area, we scheduled this last minute shoot before Shannon & Brad headed back up to La Crosse.. though we didn't make it all the way through to the end before another down pour arrived, it ended up being rather serendipitous... not just because of the stunning pictures we got, but also because it washed off the mud I inflicted upon them by making them wade through the fenlands and lay in the dirt... heck, I'm just pleased the rain shots ended up being what I promised after everything I put them through to get them... "hey, why don't you guys sit in the middle of the road?"...Technically, this was a challenging shoot from a lot of ...

Shoot: Amy & Paul. Married
Thursday, April 26, 2012

The oldest church in Madison played host to it's newest married couple yesterday, as Amy & Paul ied the knot in front of family and friends from across the country. Once again blessed with great weather, a plethora of awesome locations with an awesome wedding army, and a final surprise for Paul in the fluffy shape of Bucky, it was a great day... Amy & Paul. Married. from Steve Bowman on Vimeo. Anyone notice anything different about the ceremony pictures for this wedding? No? Phew...So, just as Amy had joined Paul and the ceremony begins, my camera has a shutterfart. Not the little kind that causes giggles and smells like cabbage, but the big kind where you really start to worry ...

Technique: Dance Dance Revolution.
Monday, March 19, 2012
Shoot: Shannon & Brad. Engaged.

It's that time of the night where everyone is relieved... the bride & groom can finally get off of their timeline, the guests finally have implied permission to drink copious amounts of alcohol, and the photographer knows the work day is almost over. It's time for the dance floor to become the center of attention.Before the alcohol-fueled mayhem really takes off however, there's the final formal moment of the day: The first dance. This is really one of the most intimate moments of the day. If by intimate you mean standing in a spot light, being watched by hundreds of people judging your slow-dancing skills. That said, you can catch some really tender moments right here, and therefore ...

Opinion: Driving Creativity..
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Shoot: Shannon & Brad. Engaged.

Yeah, I've had better ideas when it comes to a witty title, but don't judge. I think a lot about creativity. Whether it's rolling my eyes at it's erroneous over-use amongst photographers, or trying to distill what I like and don't like about certain things that I do.There's a truism out there that there's no such thing as an original idea. Not to say that everything's stolen, but to a point it is. Then we take what we stole, give it a paint job, a new name and pass it off as our own. It's the nature of any creative work, unless you have Apollo's daughters on hand.Sources however can be very abstract and surprising. Thanks in large part to a constant burden of being a transplant in the US, I ...

Shoot: Lindsey & Carl. Married.
Friday, March 09, 2012

I'm convinced that Illinois wouldn't have the budget deficit it has if it weren't powering the traffic lights it has every 25 yards... however, it was hard to be sassy being down there given the occassion that brought me. Lawyer Lindsey & Chef Carl, in town from Virginia, tied the knot in a charming little lodge in a warp speed ceremony... so enjoyable a day it was I don't even begrudge the fact I almost lost my fingers to frostbite during the portraits... though it was my own fault for declining Lindsey's kind offer to borrow her shawl.. I'm sure it will be much better in Jamaica which is where they're headed tomorrow... Lindsey & Carl. Married. from Steve Bowman on Vimeo.So ...