Saturday, October 25, 2008

Michelle and Jason

I've known Michelle for years. And back when she told me about her new police officer boyfriend, I said, "You know you're getting married, right? In our circle of friends, there are at least a half-dozen Preschool Teacher + Cop combinations."

Sure enough, I was right, and I'm also fortunate enough to be doing their wedding photography in May.

Here are some engagement shots, a few are taken with a badass (rented) 70-200 f/2.8VR:


Lake Gonzaga

Michelle and Jason

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Seattle and the D90

My buddy Jeff has decided to get into digital photography, and picked up a Nikon D90 kit yesterday. We took some sample shots all over Seattle: Alki Beach, Queen Anne Hill. I was thoroughly impressed with some of the features, although I can't see myself dumping my D80 anytime soon.

Here are some shots from the night:

D90 at Alki

D90 First Shots


Check the Flickr for more.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

More Fishy Shots

At a wedding (I was a groomsman, so I just shot for fun) Saturday night, I broke out The Fish on the dancefloor. I love this one, because I'm in the bottom left corner, even though I was holding the camera at arms length!

I believe that at this point, Jay (the best man) was trying to tell the bridesmaids that he was number one. I'm not sure, though

Sunday I went cruising down to Ocean Shores with my buddy and his Volkswagen Club.
Cruising down the street in my six-four

Some of the effects are amazing! The car absolutely disappears behind the wheel!
See me rollin. They Hatin.

I love the happy accident of the kid in the matching outfit in the corner on this one:
Red Rocket

I can see this $25/weekend rental is quickly going to turn into a $700 purchase....

Friday, October 3, 2008

Rockin' the fisheye

I've got a full weekend planned: I'm a groomsman in a good friend's wedding, so I'll have time to relax and take fun pictures with no stress. Plus, Sunday is a VW Road trip with another friend to Ocean Shores. With so many fun, potential photo-ops, I swung down to Glazer's Camera in Downtown Seattle to rent a 10.5mm Fisheye lens for the weekend. A fisheye lens creates super-distorted perspective and lines, making for some funky cool shots. Here are a couple that I took as soon as I got the lens. There will be more to follow by the end of the weekend...

Pimpin' Your Coffee

Mercer Tunnel

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Some Faves

Just thought I'd post some of my faves for you. Enjoy.

Sara Renae:
Sarah Renae - Crop

And this was the first time I got crabs....
The First Time I Got Crabs

Harpman Hatter
Harpman Hatter


Jose Rizal
Jose Rizal


As always, check my Flickr stream for more.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Wedding bells are ringing...

In August, I did the photography for a close friend's younger sister. It was my first wedding, and I learned a ton. I'm so thankful that Rose and Ben gave me this opportunity!!


Before the Look


Rose and Ben

View some more in the slideshow here.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Welcome to my home: This is MY Hawai'i.

I just returned from a 10 day trip to visit family and friends on the island of O'ahu. I brought my camera, not only to capture the sights and beauty that most people see when they visit these islands, but to show the amazing and unique beauty of the culture that we "locals" have and cherish.

I was born and grew up in Kailua, O'ahu, and even though my parents both regularly worked 60 hours a week to make ends meet, I remember "Hawaiian Life" fondly. Our Ohana (extended family) would get together regularly to cook, eat, and "talk story" for hours, until long after the sun went down. And although my immediate family hasn't lived in Hawai'i for several years, when we got together to talk story, it was like nothing had changed.

High School Reunion

Two Old Cops


For me, one of the best parts about these get-togethers is the food. Ohhh, man, the food is AMAZING. Unhealthy, perhaps, but so ono (delicious).

Fresh caught Papio (Trevally):
There's no fish in Kaneohe Bay...

Broke da Mouth!

and plenty of Shoyu (soy sauce) Chicken:
Shoyu Chicken

The people in our Ohana are some of the nicest people I've ever known. Always smiling, and always with a story to tell.

Pepe the Mute

I already miss the islands...

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Kickin' it with Chase Jarvis

Friday night I had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to do a photoshoot with world famous photographer Chase Jarvis at the old Sandpoint Naval Base. He noticed that there is a growing number of amatuer and semi-pro photographers in the area, and decided to devote some effort to cultivating the talent and passion for photography that many shooters possess. After meeting with a group of local photogs, Chase found out that 2 items were desperately needed: A place to shoot (which he delivered in the form of a bigass hangar at Magnussen Park), and subjects to shoot (he provided models, breakdance crew, rollerderby girls, pro-BMX'ers, and tons of equipment to shoot them with).

Here's my contributions to the evening:
Beth, beautiful rollergirl extraordinare:


The pro-BMX guys:

Tailgate, Wall, same thing.

Sam, part time model, full time cool guy.

Proof that I was in the same room as Chase:
The Man. The Myth. The Jarvis.

It was an amazing night. I learned a ton about photography, met some pretty rad new people, and got some killer shots. Plus, Chase bought PBR afterwards. Win-Win, right? Yeah, totally.

(As always, keep checking my flickr page for more shots as I continue to edit and upload.)

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Hi. I'm Chris.

Hey everybody. I'm Chris. I take pictures that everyone tells me are pretty good. I just made this site, I'll start getting my photos up soon.

Until then, check out my Flickr Stream