Prom Night for London

What a transitional year for my family, mostly due to the maturation of my son London. He’s a high school junior. He just turned 17. He has a serious girlfriend. And he just went to his first prom. That young lady in the cover photo is Danielle and that was his date for that traditionally pivotal high school dance ceremony, this year at the Mellwood Arts Center. Continue reading “Prom Night for London”

Time to Stop

To quote the Tao Te Ching* from verse 9, “filling to fullness is not as good as stopping at the right moment.” And yet, what do we do? We order our meals super-sized, we want to live in larger houses and drive the biggest cars. Yet, what does that do for us? Why is it so hard to determine the right moment? Continue reading “Time to Stop”

Spending the Day with Jaxon

It seems like it wasn’t that long ago that Jaxon and I collaborated on photos when he was just one year old. I chased him around the University of Louisville campus before he slowed down enough to do some of that fun smash cake stuff that we all love. So a couple of weeks ago, we met Jaxon and his mother Whitney at Farnsley-Moreman Landing for another photo session – including more chasing. Continue reading “Spending the Day with Jaxon”

Tonika Turns Four

I always enjoy a photo shoot with kids involved. It gives me a chance to turn on the Uncle Tim persona and attempt to get some real, genuine laughter and expression for the kids involved. Of course, they have the “cheese” face, which is what all of us have been told to mimic for as long as I can remember, whether being in front of or behind the lens. But when a kid shows real fun, those are the best. Tonika gave that to me in bunches. Continue reading “Tonika Turns Four”

Prom Prep with Shelbie

This past Saturday, I got a chance to enter a new photo genre: prom prep. It was fun with our willing model Shelbie, who is totally beautiful, which you can see in the before and after photos above. I love that she was game for pretty much anything we did. It made my job much easier to just be able to shoot to my heart’s content. With what you’ll see, I think you’ll agree that she brought the pretty in a big way. Continue reading “Prom Prep with Shelbie”

Motocross Style Senior Portraits

When we shoot senior portraits, we prefer the subjects to express a part of themselves that would make the photos unique. Well, Cory came up with something awesome. Continue reading “Motocross Style Senior Portraits”

Xavier’s Valentine’s Day

Kiri’s young son Xavier came over last week for a small photoshoot in which he played the role of Cupid. Well, if you imagine Cupid covered in kisses, which is how we imagined it. Continue reading “Xavier’s Valentine’s Day”

Becoming Uncle Tim

It’s happened so much now that I’m starting to think it’s a trend. I’ve been lucky enough to have great photo clients who, in turn, have great kids. During photo shoots, since I’m just a bigger version of a kid, we always have an amazing time.  Continue reading “Becoming Uncle Tim”

Sketchbook: Telling Stories

Sometimes when I see photos that I feel like I have to make I make up stories in my head about what I’m seeing. Like this couple at a Waffle House. They’ve been married since just after high school. They’ve raised their kids and now they can eat as much breakfast as they like. And yes, that’s all in my head.