Friday, September 4, 2009

Back to Basics

After my grandpa passed, I told my mom that the only thing I wanted in remembrance of him was his treasured Pentax K1000. Crusty from years of salt air and humidity from Hawai'i, it took a bit of love and care to get the old beast running. But true to form, it still works just as well as it did when Papa bought it new.

I ran a roll of Ilford HP5 Black And White film through it, and these are some good shots that came out:

Chase Jarvis


The Bean

Chase Jarvis turns to his iPhone to reinspire his creativity. The full manual control and b&w film of the Pentax helped me to slow down, think and compose carefully before clicking the shutter, as opposed to ripping through 5 or 6 frames in a few seconds on a digital. The Pentax has created a level of creativity I had forgotten I had, and I hope it will begin to shine through to my digital photography.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Photowalkin' with Chase Jarvis and Robert Scoble

Chase Jarvis and Robert Scoble organized a early morning photowalk last week, and over 70 photogs showed up. It was an amazing opportunity, and the Q&A session afterwards was very informative and inspiring. Here are my faves from the shoot, all with the D80 and the 35mm f/1.8. I have some other shots from my Grandpa's old Pentax K1000 that will follow as soon as I get the film developed.


The Scobleizer


Chase at work


Aurora iPhone


Chase's Shoes

Thanks so much, Chase and Robert, for this wonderful opportunity!!


A schedule that keeps me busy for what seems like 24 hours day wreaks havoc on getting pictures edited in a timely manner. Thankfully, Austin and Rachel have been so incredibly patient with me, and they finally got to see all the finished pictures yesterday. Here's a sneak peek for all y'all.

Big Daddy's


Ruby slippers


So gangsta

Cake Cutting

Fisheye Reception

I'm so happy I got to share in Austin and Rachel's day, and I'm so glad they still like me, even after I took so long to get them their photos! ;)

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Ok, so I'm terrible at multitasking...

I have a newfound respect for wedding photographers who have a wedding every weekend. I have 2 in a summer and I can't even crank out the edits in any sort of timely manner.

Luckily, I have the most patient clients I've ever met. Here's a preview of Austin and Rachel's shindig, and I'm *hoping* to have the rest done by the first of August. Although that goal was a lot further away when I set it...



The most important part



First Look

First Look Kiss

The Happy Couple


Big Daddy's

Marriage is a Walk Through The Park!

Clownin' around. Again.




Daddy & Daughter


Fun with flash

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Michelle and Jason's Slideshow

Here's the slideshow for Michelle and Jason's gorgeous wedding. Tons of fun, and I'm so glad I got to be a part of their day!

Michelle and Jason from Chris Culler on Vimeo.

I'll have a preview of one more wedding up this week, then it's off to Chicago for a week!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Michelle and Jason

I was lucky enough to be chosen to shoot the wedding pictures for my good friends Michelle and Jason this past Memorial Day weekend. A great group of friends was on hand to celebrate the occasion, and it made for a wonderfully fun time.

Here's a preview, I'm still sorting through the enormous pile of pictures I took.

Getting ready

First Look
First Look

First Look Smooch
First Look Kiss

Relaxin' all max

The Beautiful Bride

Walking to St. Al's
St. Al's

Coming Down the Aisle

Don't pay attention to me, I'm not the groom!!

During the Ceremony

Presenting Mr. and Mrs. Curtis

Leaving in the Pimpin' Whip

First Dance
First Dance

"Why won't they play 'Billie Jean'??"
Billie Jean

There's more coming, I'm sure...

Monday, April 13, 2009

Anne and James

For a bit of a change, I got to be "just a guest" at a wedding this past weekend. Of course, I can't leave well enough alone, so I brought the D80 and my new 35mm f/1.8G with me.

Anne and James had a beautiful wedding in Issaquah, with lots of friendly people from all different cultures. African singing and dancing, mixed with traditional "wedding stuff" made for a great time. Plus, the Kenyan food was AWESOME. I'm so pleased that I was able to be a part of Anne and James's special day!

Saying "I do"

Cutest Flower Girl Ever

Bubbly Exit

No mercy on the cake cutting...

(more to come...)