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Legends in LEGO: Episode 2

Coulson and Ghost Rider

Since my first post about LEGO photography, we’ve continued to collect brick sets to play, create, and photograph. I love that our kids unleash their imagination by minfig stories or constructing structures and vehicles. This past year, I’ve upgraded my lighting equipment to improve my shots and tried timelapse videos as we built some sets. I’ve joked with Jenni that we’ve probably spent a little much on LEGO lately.

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Total Solar Eclipse

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After months of anticipation for The Great American Eclipse, we drove early in the morning to experience its totality. That was my plan A, which became plan B, then plan C, then back to plan A.

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Legends in LEGO

050 Toys at Cannon Beach

What I love most about photography is how many forms it can take. I have gone through sprints of photography in the past after learning a new technique or acquiring new gear, but my latest fascination is different. It is like traveling to another country instead of visiting a state across the border.

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Portraits at Costco


It’s our sixth time playing with the colorful leaves at Costco. I’m happy that our kids love this tradition of playing in the leaves and we’ve managed to catch them before they’re all cleaned up or the rains come.

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A Touch of Tungsten

Collage of photos in tungsten white balance
I experimented with my new camera and left the white balance on tungsten. The photos looked more interesting than auto white balance, so I created a set of photos with the blue tint.

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I was inspired after watching A LEGO Brickumentary and WALL-E.

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Fall Photo Portraits with Friends

Brandis Family
We always enjoy a session with new parents. We photographed Tim and Trina’s wedding six years ago and we were blessed to photograph their growing family.

Penny Family
We met the Penny family through our mutual friend Leah Brandis. They have an unique aesthetic to their portrait sessions that provide us an opportunity to explore new areas of Portland.

Stan Family
We were connected with the Stan family for our first daughters through the Bradley birth course. We’ve photographed their family over the years and it’s always a fun reunion to see their daughters grow up.

Dunn Family
Russell and Shannon first started dating when we were newlyweds. Over the years, we have been witnesses to their wedding, for their daughter, and now, their latest addition to their family.

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All Natural

Collage of portraits

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Lamont and Maria

Collage of Lamont and Maria's wedding photos
Lamont and I work in the same department at Vernier, but I didn’t know him until we sat beside each other at a Blazer game. Not long after, I saw him in passing at church, and we began chatting here and there.

I learned that he had been with his girlfriend for several years and he had two beautiful little daughters near the same age as my own daughters. I remember praying that he would marry his girlfriend someday. Not only was that prayer answered several years later, Jenni and I were invited to be their wedding photographers.

We couldn’t be happier for the both of them.

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Playing in the Crunchies

Playing with leaves at Costco