So almost exactly 24 hours ago I got home from a week of SoCal sun in the warm of Desert Hot Springs (108* on sunday mind you).
I’ve been looking through the five memory cards worth of pics I took over the three days that I shot and I’m super stoked about this set, the collins set, and the terziu family sets as I work on them all to get them done.
Here’s a teaser from each! As always, ENJOY!!!!
Collins Family Shoot
And introducing Mr. and Mrs. Radford!!!
My new website ( r3t1awr3yd.zenfolio.com ) is almost completely up and running. I’ve got a shoot this weekend and next. Ahhh! Busy busy
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I have been working on a secret (a new website!!!) that I think I just spoiled lol.
I’ve also been editing pics like it’s my day job lol.
I’ve finished editing the first half of the 2012 Potomac Youth Ministries convention pics AND all of the prom pics for one of my kids at church.
I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed taking them!!!
I also wrote a new song this morning but I think it needs a chill bridge part; we’ll see.
Anyways, on to the pics
Love is like a tree.
It has rings that it grows that tells stories of its life. They say by reading the rings of a tree, you can see when it went through dry spells and when it went through easy times. When it had to be conservative and when it could flourish effortlessly.
It has branches that reach far from its roots to nourish and replenish that love. Like any great tree, it produces seeds that can grow into new trees.
Eventually if that love is healthy, you’ll have a yard full of trees.
These next few pictures are of a 50 year old love grown by the Pelletiers.
Definitely, as always, enjoy.
Congratulations to the Pelletiers!!! May they have many, many more years of love to grow!!!
What if you married someone because you knew it was right… not because every one told you, you should?
What if you married someone you knew you’d love… even knowing love takes time?
What if you married someone you hadn’t proposed to… you just knew they’d be okay with that?
What if you waited 50 years to propose to the love of your life… only to already know the answer?
Congratulations to the Sherards and they’re 50th anniversary.
Here’s a sneak preview of the love I’ll be uploading next…
I found three more personal loves from the Hounshell set that I had to share. There will be more from other sets coming soon.
Fun and fresh!
As always, enjoy!!!
And one more wide shot because I can’t count….
Yes, KISS is both an acronym for “Keep It Simple, Stupid” AND it’s a critical moment when two people’s lips meet and say hello.
It’s also a filler blog post since I’m editing like a crazy person.
As always, ENJOY!!!
Do you have any idea why?
HUH!? DO YOU?!
Would you like to SEE why?
You would, wouldn’t you?
Oh you dirty little…
(I’ll spank you like a bad, bad donkey!!)
Of family pictures from church that is!! I’m stoked!!
Enjoy!!!! (As always!)
Sorry so little talking today.
Just kidding there This musician’s ship isn’t sinking any time soon. I do write quite a bit of music and LOVE being able to record it on video (instead of calling my voicemail all the time back in the day lol). Here’s my most recent idea. It’s 2.5 minutes long but has no bridge and no second verse yet… it’s coming
Comment if you like it! (I’m a musician, a little ego strokin’ never hurt!! lol)
(I know, the last post I just said I’d highlight some of my photog friends, I’ll get to it!!)
As a guy who calls himself a photographer, one of the greatest gifts a photographer can get themselves is a perspective check. I’m constantly reading articles about how to improve my shot, balance light sources (ambient and otherwise), framing vs composing, etc. The two ways that I like to remind myself that I still suck have room for tons of improvement are
1) Looking at other photographers shots.
Which sound easy but can quickly become a game of “Oh, I’d love to shoot in that EXACT same style.” That game is the most wretched game known to people who suffer from OCD pay attention to detail. I don’t really play that game much but it doesn’t mean I won’t try to recreate shots that I see done by people much better than myself at this light capturing business. The other thing I like to do every so often to remind myself that I have plenty of room to grow is by
2) Looking at older pictures that I’ve taken before.
This is like the “better photographer’s picture” game but much more dangerous. There is an inherent conflict of interests when judging one’s own photos. Sometimes though the difference is so obvious that it’s fun to look back.
I’m going to post some pictures from the first wedding that I ever shot and the most recent. They are completely different and to this day, I apologize mentally to the first couple that I shot. I wish I could go back sometimes and shoot them again but I did shoot for free, they did know that I was reluctant, and I did learn a ton from the experience. I’ll try to keep the examples similar.
[2007 | Angela and Paul Mason] : [2010 | Tania and Josh Wagner]
So I’ve gotten a smidge better. lol. Looking at my pictures juxtaposed this way really reminds me that in my own mind I am my own worst critic. And I have a lot of room to grow still!! lol.
I can’t wait till next year when I’ll have more understanding and EVEN better shots.
Alrighty, so as a photographer, sometimes it’s nice to get new inspiration. It’s not always easy to get though. Sometimes you have to challenge yourself or enter a challenge. SVRider.com was having an “A to Z” challenge where you go through the alphabet picking a new word as inspiration for each letter of the alphabet. I’ll post the one I did tonight (M is for Midget with the Munchies) first and the rest after it.
I guess I thought it would be a great idea to start a blog to organize my brain. It’s pretty cluttered and in need of desperate organization.
Since a picture is worth a thousand words… I think that’s what I’ll start with.
(That’s worth at least a hundred, right!?)
I took this shot in 2007 on a vacation trip to NYC. (Back to the future past!!) It’s amazing how many years go by and I find myself still in love with this shot. The view from the 86th floor of the Empire State Building can be breathtaking!
I think this first post will be a good start for wallydyer.com . Photography by Wally Dyer. Or Wally Dyer Photography. I haven’t decided what to do about a name yet. I’ll just continue to shoot until I come up with something. lol. I plan on posting many, much, more shots from weddings but… here are a few more pictures from that NYC trip:
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