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3 updates in 1!

Posted in inspiration, lighting, photography, photoshop, photowalk, scott kelby on June 14, 2009 by chris

Wow, it’s been a long time since I’ve updated.  If my level of busyness now is any indication of what life’s going to be like after the baby comes in 10 weeks, then I am in trouble.

Here are a few things going on:

I’m leading a photo walk on July 18th.  That’s the date of Scott Kelby’s second annual worldwide photo walk.  I participated last year, but this year thought I’d take the leadership role.  Should be a good time; I feel the route I’ve selected is a good one, and it’s already more than halfway full, so things are looking good.  Check it out, and sign up if there’s still room when you read this!


The lilies are blooming again.  Actually, they’re starting to die; I wished they lasted longer. I recently cut a bloom and brought it inside for a studio session.


Yesterday was my niece’s annual dance recital.  It was fun to watch.  My wife and I realized that in a few years we’ll probably be watching our daughter perform in a recital of her own.  I think it’d be fun to teach the class the Thriller dance.


sister sweet photoshoot

Posted in freelance, music, photography, photoshop on March 18, 2009 by chris


a couple of saturdays ago i was hired by local band sister sweet for a photoshoot. it was a really, really, cold day, but we all soldiered through it and got some really good shots for their promo materials. head over to my site to check out the gallery!

salon nirvana website

Posted in design, dreamweaver, freelance, photography, photoshop, sitegrinder, web design on February 22, 2009 by chris


finished up another web design project this weekend:  100% of the site was done by me: the photography, design, writing, coding…it was a long process to get it going, but it’s finally there.

i’ve known the owner of the salon for about 12 years now.  i started out doing their logo, and have designed everything from their business cards to direct mail.  she and her staff are great people to know, and they do great at their job.  if you’re in the richmond area & need a haircut (or manicure or massage, for that matter), head over there!

website re-launch

Posted in design, dreamweaver, freelance, lightroom, magazine photography, photography, photoshop, sitegrinder, web design on February 4, 2009 by chris


Last night I discovered, by good fortune, that my website was down (due to a corrupt .xml file, I think). As I’ve been actively promoting my business in 2009, this was not good. So I took the opportunity to do a complete re-design and upgrade.

The new design is something I’ve been kinda tinkering with for a couple of weeks, but was holding onto it until I was ready to commit to re-doing the site. It’s much deeper than my original site, and gives the visitor a better look at my business and what I can do for my photography and design customers. The site was built with a combination of Photoshop, SiteGrinder, Lightroom, and Dreamweaver.

Of course, it’s not “done”; there are still a few upgrades I’m working on, especially on the contact page. I also am working on integrating joomla as I continue to learn that.

So hop on over there and take a look. All feedback is welcomed!

trophies of grace

Posted in design, freelance, inspiration, photoshop, web design on January 19, 2009 by chris


finally finished phase 1 of a major web design project:  trophies of grace.  these guys are a father and two sons out of Florida who are avid hunters, and they use that passion in order to get out their faith-based message.

the site’s not 100% done, but it’s a vast improvement over where it was before i was hired to re-design it.  have a visit & let me know what you think.

busy busy

Posted in magazine photography, photography, photoshop on January 12, 2009 by chris

no, i haven’t given up on the blog, although i’ve gone about 6 weeks between posts.  the good news is that actual work has kept me from updating this, but i promise i’ll be sharing the fruits of my labors soon.

an overview of things i’ve been working on that i’ll soon share:

–photos for issue #19 of WORK magazine

–3 web design projects

–a portraiture promotion for my photography business

–my successful attempt at building my own beauty dish

more updates soon!

website update

Posted in design, photography, photoshop on November 15, 2008 by chris


finally took the time this morning to update my website.  nothing huge, just put in some more current images and some new tearsheets from recent magazines.  check it out!