Amanda’s Piano

Tonight we had great weather and took both indoor and outdoor photos of Amanda. One of her requests was to have some images taken with a grand piano. My friend Howard Hamme opened up after hours and let us take some wonderful images in his piano store – Froess Piano and Keyboards in the Colony Plaza. Thanks Howard for your time and support!We also spent some outdoor time at Mercyhurst campus, and down at Presque Isle for the sunset and other great images.

Thanks again Amanda! More great images are on the way!

Don’s Journey



This evening Don and I headed out for his senior photos. We started at his house, and then spent some time up at the Penn State Behrend campus for some great images in the woods, bridge, fields and campus.

Then it was on to Shade’s Beach where we caught some great light and water photos.

Don, we got some great images tonight. Check on facebook for more images in my 2010 album!

Amanda’s Afternoon

Sunday had its share of rain. We managed to miss 99% of it during Amanda’s session. Starting indoors, we captured some great images under lights and backdrops. Here’s a shot against white:

Later we headed outdoors and picked up this great shot at the beach. The surf was high and led to some great wave action at the shoreline.


Great shots, Amanda! More are on the way!

Jenny in the Country

This morning we spent some time at my father’s place in the country, working on Jenny’s Senior photos. She was looking for a “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” look and some other images.

The house, over 210 years old, is in immaculate condition and has many great settings for indoor portraiture. Here’s a close-up of some of the elegant images we captured in the house and on the enclosed back porch.

The outdoors has over 8 acres of woods, fields, creek and wonderful landscape and gardening.

Here’s a shot facing the side of the cable bridge, with Jenny carefully balanced in the middle.

Thanks to Grandpa and Nana for allowing us to take photos at your place!

Calling All Angels

Tonight I played bass in a band for a wedding in Fairview for actor Marc Blucas and his new wife Ryan. A special guest at the wedding was Pat Monahan, a former Erie resident and leader of the band Train. He asked to sing with our band, and so we ended up the backup band of Pat as he performed Drops of Jupiter and Calling All Angels. He also performed a solo song to the wedding couple entitled “Marry Me”.

I helped the band leader work up the arrangements and we did a quick practice before the ceremony began. I am a huge fan of Pat and Train, so this was quite an honor for me.

Pat was nice enough to pose for a photo with me before we broke down the stage.

Honor and Respect


An image of the Save an Eye Game sports officials as they honor the American Flag during our national anthem. Without officials, it would not be a game. Please thank the referees, judges, umpires and others who officiate sports at all levels. They keep the game civilized and organized.

Elizabeth’s Seashore

Elizabeth had a perfect summer evening for her senior portraits. We went to several of her favorite locations and ended up at Shade’s Beach in Harborcreek at sunset. We took several great shots while the sun was on the way down, and then caught some great sunset photos as well.
Then it was indoors for some great images shot with lights and backdrops.

Great images, Liz! Plenty more are on the way!

Harbor Creek Performs in Parade

On Saturday, the Harbor Creek High School 2009-2010 Marching Huskies had their first public performance.

They marched in the North East Cherry Festival parade. Usually this event is either scorching or drenching, and sometimes both. But this year it was cooler, breezy and very comfortable.

The band played very well and made a good showing. Congratulations to all those rookies. You made it through your first parade!
Now on to band camp and a new show!