5 Flat and Brown

Last week I had the pleasure of working with local hip hop duo 5 Flat & Brown. 5 Flat and I met at the Dice photo shoot I did last winter. He's a friend of Dice and helped shoot the behind the scenes video from the Dice shoot.

He came to me with the name of the album being "Tuition: The Mixtape". He had some great ideas and in the end we ended up with some great plans for the project. I'm doing the whole shabang for these guys from the photos to the design for the album. Part of our deal was I agreed to throw in some promo shots from the day since these fellas don't have any professional pics. I bring you those today.

We ended up having a really good time at the shoot and things went so well we ended up with a lot more photos than we planned for. My thoughts are, I would rather have them being used than sit on my computer, so I did some extras for these dudes.

I really dig the music these guys are making and look forward to hearing the final product. Check out a few tracks from their upcoming mixtape here. I will also be posting a behind the scenes video from the shoot in near future along with the final shots for the album.

For now, here are my favorite shots from the day. Let me know what you think about the feel of these.

Wedding Flowers

As most of you know, I had the privilege of shooting my friends Mike and Christy's wedding in Chelan a few weeks ago. Whoa. It was my first wedding and I learned a tremendous amount. Next time, bring more memory cards, don't shoot at f/3.2 at 11am in the bright sun using a strobe, hire an assistant and don't wait for your girlfriend to show up and make you eat. I'm really glad I shot the wedding and I am super happy with how the shots turned out. I have been asked many times to shoot weddings but I always turn them down because I have lacked the confidence in the past. This was a huge step for me and my business and I am super thankful they gave me a shot at it. Big thanks to Mike and Christy and congratulations! Here are a few of my favorites from the day. What do you think?