Happy Birthday Dad!

Today is my Dad's Birthday. I wanted to share a little photo and some thoughts about my dad. My father has been one of the most influential men in my life. I'm thankful that I was blessed to have a father in my life, especially one as great as my dad. I know that without my dad's instruction and guidance I may not be the man I am today. My dad is a very frugal man, but he also taught me the value of a dollar. My dad is always joking around and playing tricks on people, but he also showed me the importance of a sense of humor. Just about every time I turn around, my dad has another crazy idea/scheme he's thinking up, but he also encouraged me to be creative and use my imagination. My dad is the hardest working man I have ever seen. I didn't even know what a good work ethic was until I took a look at my father. He's worked days, nights, weekends, holidays, and everything in between to put food on the table for my family. I'm thankful for my father. Here's to another year young, happy birthday dad!

Tuesdays with Eli - I Still Love Video

This "Tuesdays with Eli" is a little different from the blogs in the past. I wanted to give you guys just a little taste of where I have came from. I started in the wedding industry shooting wedding videos. This was a few years ago, technology has changed rapidly since. I have a confession to make, even though I am a full time wedding photographer, I still have a love for video. Can't a guy have two loves? Haha. I do believe that there is something timeless about photographs. Something that a video can't emulate, this is why I am a photographer. I just wanted to share this little "date story" with you guys. Not sure if I will do any more of these, I guess that depends if anyone is interested or not. : ) I actually shot this about 6 months ago, I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with it at the time, I knew I just wanted to shoot it. It went down just like my engagements sessions. Spent a couple hours together hanging out, and taking photos. The couple in this video are actually my sister and brother in law. They tied the knot in November of 2005.