Thursday, January 31, 2008

What Are You Capable Of?

I was fortunate to have a life-coaching session with Paige Kearin, who is a successful coach that lives her own dreams each day and continues to work on a book that collects stories and advice from others to help inspire the rest of us.  Some of the leaders she has sat down with to interview include: Bill Clinton, Gloria Estefan, Lance Armstrong, and many more!

Even with the vitality and focus she offered me, I have realized a more consistent coach that I would not have first known to label as such... my wife!  I challenge you to look at who you already have in your life that inspires you, and if you do not have someone that is insightful enough to recognize your talents, bring them to your attention, help you focus your goals, and will hold you accountable, then you do need to seek out a life coach like Paige.  There is nothing that has changed and benefited my life more than having constant input like this.  Go out there and find your life coach, and if you are lucky enough—marry them ; ) 

Monday, January 21, 2008

Fight the good fight!

      Spending time on weddings and constantly working to be a better husband keeps me thinking about what makes our marriage work.  One of the best pieces of advice we were given that has been carried from engagement to present day is a simple and profound practice.  Each time there is a splash of tension or the outbreak of a fight, we simply hold hands.  I can promise you that no matter how irritating it might be to try to reach out and hang on, it diffuses so much tension and makes you slow down and think before speaking.  No matter how obvious this seems—try it.  It will surprise you how challenging it is yet the simplicity will transform your choice of words and level of patience.  Touching someone affectionately alters your internal frustration.  

Thursday, January 17, 2008


So, a bunch of photographers that are part of the Indy PUG (Pictage User Group) got together tonight with a handful of models to do a night shoot around the circle.  What a blast!  It helps having beautiful models that know what to do before saying a word.  Here are a few shots I got.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

My Assistant/Artists

My five year old assistant drew this picture of us at a shoot.  Although it looks like I have something hanging on my beard, I believe that's my 70-200 lens.  She is standing behind me with her own digital camera.  What a creative genius!  That's my daughter!

Monday, January 7, 2008

New Year & New Beginnings!

One thing I love about the new year is that with it- comes new beginnings.  A fresh start to either retry the failed resolutions from the previous year OR -better yet- the start of a new step in life. 

Over the holidays, I was fortunate enough to be present at the engagement of my friends Scott Kiovsky and Alicia Alexander.  I just happened to have my camera with me, so we grabbed a few shots for fun.  I'm stoked about their wedding coming up this summer, so keep an eye on my site for their wedding pictures!

Over the next year, whether you accomplish your New Year's goals or not, don't give up and take risks!