Shiloh in the Fog

•November 5, 2008 • 2 Comments

This past saturday I awoke to find that a beautiful fog had found it’s way into our neighborhood. I grabbed my canon with one lens (mistake) and was out the door. I’ve never thought nature photography was my bag of tea but I actually rather enjoyed myself. The fog was mysterious and comforting in a way that I did not expect. It was quite in a very divine sort of way that put me at ease and placed me quickly in the creative zone. So attached below is my first attempt at nature photography. Just God, me, my camera and fog. Enjoy.

 

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Lindsay & Daniel Engagement Photos

•October 23, 2008 • Leave a Comment

Lindsay and Daniel have such delightful personalities. We started this photo shoot with them running late and when using the last couple of of hours of sun light, time is precious. We frantically ran all over the city trying to take advantage of the remaining light. They were such good sports, having a great time, smiling and laughing. We even got lost once trying to make it to one of the locations. I kept my cool but inside I was nervous because if there is no light, my options are limited. Lindsay and Daniel though were just two love birds, loving the day, loving the shoot, loving each other, and loving me. Ah, the chemistry of being engaged. We closed out the evening having dinner together and Daniel and I both had a mahi mahi sandwich that was out of this world good; not to mention the garlic fries. MMM!
It was another great night of photography and new friendships. Enjoy.

Engagement session with Andy & Mandy

•October 22, 2008 • Leave a Comment

A few weeks back I traveled to Cincinnati to do engagement photos with Andy and Mandy. I met these two at a wedding I did in Nebraska. Andy and I hit off after we found out that we both worked for the evil monster that is Guitar Center. We even worked at the same store. He came on just weeks after I left and so we knew many of the same people way back when. Man, it seems like ages ago.

A big thank you goes out to Michael Wilson for letting me use his studio space. Michael has been a friend for many years and is in my book considered a master photographer. He’s been a big influence in my medium format black and white work. It was a wonderful and humble studio to work in. The windows were northern light and Michael had two different walls on wheels to use. The wall could serve as a background or a big giant bounce card.

Loved working with these two. I’m looking forward too shooting their wedding in July.

Enjoy,

Steve

A visit to see Kore.

•October 15, 2008 • Leave a Comment

Again, it’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything. I so want to get a new custom blog and that’s the reason for the lack of posts. I’ve decided that instead of just having the blog be idle, I may as well keep posting until the new blog arrives.

This post will center around a recent trip to Cincinnati. I have a great friend there named Kore Flatmo. He just so happens to be a world renowned tattoo artist. No joke. His clients fly in from all over the world to get private sessions from him. I used to play chess with Kore before he exploded onto the scene and that’s how I know him. So I was able to get my dear friend Josh Motlong a sitting with Kore. It’s not easy to get work from him, he has an extensive waiting list. Josh jumped in committing to a half sleeve. I documented this process for josh. Attached below are just a few photos from Josh’s 5 hour sitting. The portrait that is connected to this is not of Kore. It’s actually a picture of his apprentice, Rob. I thought is was a great portrait and wanted to post it along with the sitting. Enjoy.

Steve

New Music Pictures on my site

•September 19, 2008 • Leave a Comment

Hi All,

So sorry for the lack of posts. It’s not that I’ve had nothing to show but really that I’m dissatisfied with my blog and how it handles photos. I’m currently in the process of trying to have a custom blog that will showcase my work in a higher quality look. It’s been a slow process as I’ve learned that having a custom blog can be pretty expensive. For now you can view 5 new captures from my day of shooting with Hampton & Hanely. I’m so excited to be able to work with these guys. There is a real depth to their music that requires the listener to go on a journey. I like that. Big things to come from these boys for sure. Please check out the photos in the music section of my portfolio online at http://underpinphotography.com/ You can also check out a new song from these guys called “Anything Sacred” here at  http://www.myspace.com/hamptonandhanly

I’m hoping to post some new engagement photos soon as well as a few portraits. Right now I’m still holding out for the new blog. Thanks for you patience.

Steve

Sorge Family Photos

•August 11, 2008 • 1 Comment

Early this week I did some capture in the home of Joel and Anna Sorge. Joel and Anna are such wonderful people. Just the short time that I had with them made me wish that I knew them more. Quality people for sure. Their boy Noah has the longest eyelashes in the world and bright blue eyes that are as inviting as a clear blue pool in the heat of summer. Their daughter Audry is as cute as the come! A real beauty with a personality that wins your heart in just seconds. Below are just a few of the black and white photos that I was really proud of. I think my favorite of these, if I had to chose, would be the photo of Audry. The profile and the way that the light fell and how the wind took her hair. I just find this shot to be beautiful in a mysterious way.

On a side note. I know I’ve been posting a lot of black and white medium format. What can I say, I love the square images. I feel like they bring an element of art to the photo that the 4×6 lacks. I have to be honest, I’m not actually shoot with a medium format camera and I do crop the images to get this look. But I can’t afford a $18,000 digital medium format camera. So for now, I’ll continue to crop and love this format. Someday though I hope to make the purchase.

Thank you for visiting. I hope you enjoy these few pictures.

Steve

 

Ruth & Shady Black and Whites

•August 2, 2008 • 2 Comments

 

Hi All,
Below are a few black and white picts from Ruth and Shady’s wedding. This wedding was a real joy to capture. I was surprised at how emotional the family was through the day. One of my favorite picts below is the one of Shady being hugged by his dad. We were just doing some nice portraits of the two of them together and said “why don’t you hug your boy”. Shady’s father looked in his boys eyes and got super emotional. He didn’t say any words but his eyes and his embrace just said ‘your my boy, my pride and joy, and I love you more than anything’ I really hope the photo expresses some of this. I sure know it’s what I felt as it took place. It was a sweet moment.

 

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Ruth's Shoes

 

 

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Shady getting ready

 

 

Ruth in all her beauty!

Ruth in all her beauty!

 

 

The love of the father!

The love of the father!

 

 

Ruth at the piano - Her and her mom wept as she played.

Ruth at the piano - Her and her mom wept as she played.

 

 

The Ceremony.

The Ceremony.