Saturday, March 6, 2010

Savoring Life

French photographer Marc Riboud once said,

"Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second."

This image won the Best Wedding Candid award as well as a Kodak Gallery Award in the Wedding Division at the recent 2010 Professional Photographers of Oregon print competition. It was exciting and humbling at the same time. Awards aside, capturing genuine moments is what I love the most about photography. It is almost magical how an instant is forever preserved. Imagine fifty years from now, how the pictures might bring back memories of the wedding day. Imagine what the little flower girl's grandchildren might say when they see this picture.

Won't you join me in savoring life? Don't forget to bring your camera, and take lots of pictures.

Monday, March 1, 2010


It has become somewhat of a tradition that I photograph cherry blossoms around this time of the year. I waited all winter for this--it really excites me for whatever reason. Once a year the streets around town are graced with these pink blossoms, signaling that the cold and rainy days are almost over. Almost. If the weather cooperates the flowers will stay for about a week. Some years we'd get a rain storm that washes the petals down in a matter of days.

Here's a new one. A bit early this year.

And a few from past years.

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