Ian’s Senior Photos (Sandpoint Photographer)

Here are some of my favorites from Ian’s senior photo shoot.

Valentine Family – (Sandpoint Idaho Photographer)

Here are a few from a recent family session with the Valentine family.

Ashlan’s Senior Photos (Sandpoint Photographer)

This week I had a great senior photo session in Sandpoint with Ashlan, here are some of the final images from the evening.


2012 W.N.R.S #1

Last night the 2012 Wednesday Nigh Ride Series began out at Farragut State Park.  As usual All About Adventures put on a great ride and I was glad to be there to capture some of the riders in action.  A link to the entire gallery of photos can be found at the bottom of this blog post.

I used a three speedlight setup for almost all of the action shots, I started out with all three set up in the same spot, here are some shots from that setup.

Then I decided to change things up a bit.  I kept one speedlight on a light stand for a front fill light and then used some Impact Superclamps to attach the other two speedlights to some tree branches and pointed them at the back and side of the riders to give a more dramatic light setup.  I missed a few riders as I changed my setup but I think it was worth it as I really liked the results.  Here is the setup:

The rim lights are easy to spot here, the fill light is on the right side on a light stand.

Now for the results, after a few adjustments I was able to get the look I was going for, a dramatic rim light on both sides of the rider to separate them from the background mixed with a nice amount of directional fill light.

The evening finished off with a barbeque put on by the Pend Orielle Peddlers and there were a lot of items given away in the raffle, as you can see below Ken from All About Adventures had a great time giving away a bunch of fun stuff!

The entire gallery of photos from this ride can be found on my website at this link: http://bit.ly/PTc7wB


Spokane Hoopfest 2012

First let me say thank you to all of the folks on that gave me feedback on facebook to help me find teams to cover at Hoopfest 2012 in Spokane Washington.  I wish I could have made it to every game but the enormity of the event, the large number of requests and the slow moving crowded sidewalks make that impossible for one person to do.  I was able to have every half hour game slot filled from 8:00-12:00 and was able to fins a good number of games to cover in the second round.

Here are a few photos from each team I was able to cover during Saturday’s basketball action, for the entire gallery of photos from Hoopfest and to order prints visit my website at this link: http://bit.ly/MqGUP9

8:00 AM – EMADS from Sandpoint (Brett Hutchens, Paul Sundquist, Kyle Perry, Colton Engel)

8:30 AM Mark Dog from Newport (Koa Pancho, Blake Haney, Rylan Hastings, Kade Zorica)

9:00 AM Hotshooters from Priest River (Tyler Douglas, Jaden Barrett, Tory Peterson, Kevin Wylie)

9:30 AM & 5:30 PM Dunamis from Sandpoint (Joel Aispuro, Stefan Buratto, Blake Mahler, Russell Warner)

10:00 AM SAW from Sandpoint (Matthew Timothy, Tyler Harris, Troy Mitton, Gabriel Lutz)

10:00 AM GTFO from Priest River (Reuben Akre, Dalton Sommer, Cole Stelow, Cameron Riley)

10:30 AM featured a match up between two Priest River Teams

Goon Dockers (Dakota Adamson, Jeremy MacDonald, Colt Ward, Miles Jahnsen)

Jett (Eric Mortensen, Thomas White, Thomas Reynolds, Jeff Duley)

11:00 Sandpoint Bulldogs from Sandpoint (Jeremiah Gagnon, Joab Logan, Nate Lunde, Matthew Burgstahler)

11:30 PR Ballers from Priest River (Colton Nunley, Ashton Brooks, Marcus Mathews, Benson Huntley)

1:00 PM So Squad from Rathdrum (Josie Coder, Randy McCabe, Matthew Horne, Scott Simpson)

2:00 Fast and Furious from Priest River (Kelsey Bradbury, Melissa Trost, Taryn Eldore, Steffie Pavey)

3:00 COMEATMEBRA from Priest River ( Angel Clark, Lily Luckey, Elisa Johnson, Destiny Day)

3:30 PM Huddleston from Priest River (Andrew Huddleston, Dylan Kurylo, Austin Glazier, Jimmy Koch)

Jason & Erin’s Engagement

The day of my engagement shoot with Jason and Erin turned out about as perfect as it could be.  The weather was great the whole time and the last hour of our time together the natural light was amazing.  We started out in downtown Sandpoint, starting in the one and only alley that the town has to offer and then finished up our time down by the lake.  We had a great time and I can hardly wait for their July wedding!


Jeremy’s Senior Photos (Priest River Photographer)

I have a lot of fun working with Jeremy on his Senior photos, we had a beautiful Mercury Cougar to use for the photos and then took an ATV ride to a location overlooking the the Pend Orielle River.

Priest River’s 2012 Distinguished Young Women

The 2012 Distinguished Young Women program in Priest River featured 10 talented young ladies, all of which did a great job.  When the event was completed and the judges votes were tabulated it was Melissa Trost that was announced as this year’s winner with Steffie Pavey coming in as the runner up.  Here are a few photos from the event, for the entire gallery and to order prints please visit my website at this link:   http://bit.ly/InksRr

“Never Let Me Go” – 2012 Sandpoint Dance Spring Production

This last Friday night was the Sandpoint High School Dance Team’s spring production, “Never Let Me Go”.  Also participating were Heather’s School of Dance, Allegro Dance Studio and the Sandpoint Junior High Dance team.  Here are some of the photos from the event, for the entire gallery and to order prints you can visit my website at this link: http://bit.ly/K0abwD.





Megan’s Senior Photos – (Sandpoint Photographer)

Recently I worked with Megan to create her Senior Portraits, we started at her home and them took a trip to Garfield Bay to finish up our session.

In Megan’s back yard stands the playhouse that was build by her father when she was little, unfortunately it was used very little ever since the discovery of a spider inside many years ago.  We braved the risk of spiders and I set up a flash inside the small building as well as one outside aimed through the window.  Since the building as well as it’s furnishings were now very small compared to the now adult sized Megan I kept thinking of Alice in Wonderland growing too large for the house she found herself in.  The cards hanging on the wall, minus the Queen of Hearts, seemed quite fitting!