This photo series explores the quiet weekend hours that break up one workweek from another. I got to hang out with Shelby at her beautiful place as she walked me through some of her weekend rituals. Out of everyone I know, Shelby is one of the most calming personalities. Even when her mind is a buzz with ideas, she is able to maintain an equilibrium; I admire these personality traits beyond words.
Early Saturday day mornings are so special to me. During those quiet hours you get to see what your apartment looks like with sunlight. Most weekday mornings, people pet their cats and run out of their houses while it’s still dark. It’s easy to forget the comfortable corners of our respective dwellings. Saturday mornings remind us that these nooks make our places our homes.
I spend most of my Sunday mornings in my kitchen. I make the perfect breakfast and plate it like I am about to serve it at a restaurant. Over the years, I have learned to allow small breaks in my weeks. These pauses let me come up with new ideas and give me a chance to work on projects that didn’t get enough attention throughout the week. Some of my best thinking happens on Sunday mornings.
Check out that FJ
After the 964 Porsches, these have by far my favorite silhouettes.
When was the last time you found a quiet place to disconnect? The kind of quiet that puts you in a daze and time seems to stand still. Gah! I feel like I caught this guy in the middle of one of those perfectly peaceful moments. I love witnessing people create little segments of quiet in their daily lives. I came across this surfer in his Land Cruiser atop a cliff in Hartland Quay. He was lost in his own world looking for the perfect set of waves. When the waves started to pick up, he drove his FJ down the side of this cliff, changed into his wetsuit and ran down to the water with his board.
I had exactly 3 frames left on a roll and here are all of them.
Also, these first two photos are available for print if you click on the shopping cart icon to the right of the images.
This was the vantage point from atop the cliff.
Weddings showcase a couple’s taste and how they bring their closest friends and family members together. Martha and Steven surround themselves with beautiful people (inside and out) and have impeccable taste in music, food, and fashion. All these elements shined in harmony on their wedding day. They got ready at the Inn on the Ferry, had a beautiful ceremony at the McGregor Memorial Conference Center, and had the best party for their reception at the Jam Handy. Check it out:
Meet Steven and Martha.
Some bling for the wedding day.
I am so obsessed with symmetry and the McGregor provided so many great vignettes like this.
I shot this wedding alongside two amazing
assistants: Sean Gleason and Shelby Robinson. We also shot lots of film
and can’t wait to get those scans back.
Taylor started with taking photos of Jacob.
In retrospect, it is hilarious that I showed up to this shoot and asked Taylor and Jacob to photograph each other. Not only that, I asked them to wake up at sunrise so we could have this really awesome early morning glow. I can’t believe they still like me.
Their polaroids gave me a little glimpse of how they see each other. Gah! I really want to do this more often.
We found this bench on our way out and I loved this little note someone left behind.
I am always drawn to hands when I am taking pictures. I think they tell so many stories … even more so, when they have beautiful jewelry.
Michele is the curator and the owner of Collected Collage; an antique jewelry shop in Ferndale. I came across their storefront while exploring her city one evening.
Unlike so many other vintage jewelry shops, her place had such a minimalist aesthetic. Everything seem to have been placed with intention and it was so obvious that all these pieces had a story behind them. I try to savor the little things in life and I think Michele looks at fashion / jewelry in a similar light. When I met Michele, I remember immediately asking if I could photograph in her space. That conversation lead to this shoot. (more…)
Having a camera can get you into pretty cool places but nothing compares to the kind of access a wedding dress gets you. Jamie and RC had a permit to get photographed on Belle Isle in Detroit, Michigan. Originally, we wanted to take some portraits in the conservatory but it was one of the busiest days on Belle Isle. That day was the first sunny day as Michigan emerged from a cold winter. The staff working at the Belle Isle Conservatory saw Jamie and decided to let us into the lower section of the Fern room. This part of the conservatory is typically off-limits to the general public.