[ cath lab ] – Richland Commercial Photographer



I love commercial work. I love the challenge. I love the variety of work. I love that you are usually under a time crunch and conditions are never perfect. You have to pivot. You have to think fast and be creative. You have to know what all those buttons on your camera do. You have to know how to use lighting and modify it quickly. It’s what separates the men from the boys.

I had the opportunity to shoot in Kadlec’s Cath Lab earlier this year. Watching surgery on TV always makes me queasy. But somehow, looking through my viewfinder makes it ok. I can handle it. In the OR it’s all about lighting and angles and depth of field…until they start cauterizing. THEN I get nauseous. The smell of burning flesh is just flat out disgusting. Hats off to docs and their staff.

Here are a few of my favorite marketing shots from this shoot.

[ turner ] – Richland Wedding Photographer

I used to be terrified of the idea of shooting a wedding. I would always say “no.” The idea of shooting a wedding on film and having something happen could ruin your career. I admire all of those true wedding professionals that have been doing just that for years.

Once digital got to a point where some would argue would rival the quality of film, I thought I would give it a try. I mean, with digital, there is no mystery that you are, in fact, getting a good image. (Which is why, I’m sure there are a bazillion “photographers” these days…but I digress).¬†And now…well, I love shooting weddings. They are just plain fun. I do have to admit, though, shooting the reception once the bride and groom have finished their formalities isn’t my favorite thing. But there is a reason it’s called “work” – right? I mean, how many photos of drunk people dancing do you really need? And people shoving food into their mouths have never been attractive no matter what medium you shoot on. At that point my bag has gotten really heavy and my feet hurt! LOL. I almost always advise my couples to invest in my time earlier in the day and less on the tail end. It works for me; and works for them too.

I’ve known this “kid” for over 14 years…ever since we moved in across from his parents. We’ve watched him grow up and become a young man and go off on his mission and marry the love of his life. Can’t wait to see what he does with his career and hold his babies some day too. Congrats Eric and Carly. So glad I got to be a part of your special day.

And yes…I am VERY behind in my blogging.

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