Monday, May 25, 2009

Another Panorama

The final panorama from the images below.

One of the neat things I frequently like to do at weddings is to create panoramas. Here's the latest one from Loren Hayes' wedding at Jacaranda. This is a 180 degree look at the vow exchange from the audience's view left and right of the gazebo. Below are the actual images that make up this panorama.



Friday, May 22, 2009

Dana's Last Radiation Treatment

If you have been following this blog, then you know that my daughter Dana was diagnosed with breast cancer several weeks ago. It has been a very difficult and life-changing adventure for Dana, but it has also enhanced our family's spiritual walk and faith in God. If you talk with Dana she could tell you of numerous incidences where God brought encounters with other women who were cancer survivors or people who prayed with her.

One of my favorite stories is when she went into Jared's jewelers to have a new watch band adjusted, shared with the sales person why she was wearing the pink cancer bracelet, and the saleswoman started praying aloud for her in the middle of the sales floor. It brought Dana to tears to see that a stranger would do that for her. Finally, one of our clients who lives in New Jersey, Dakeya Henry, brought her 9 months old son (Chase) by the studio to visit Dana because she knew a visit with him would lift her spirits. These experiences were priceless to her.

I could not end this blog without thanking EVERYONE for loving Dana, praying for her, and simply keeping thoughts of her on your minds. Sometimes treatment for cancer is never a done deal and we know that only time will tell if she's completely cured of cancer. However, we know that God has brought her and our family through this ordeal with the ability to praise Him for sparing her from the awful horrors of this disease. As Dana faithfully said to me last week, "After my final radiation treatment, Pops, I'll be cured of cancer". That's were we are with this test of our faith.

So, after five days of getting radiation treatments twice a day, here's a candid look at her final treatment.

Click on this link: Last Treatment
Note: Give the file enough time to stream before clicking PLAY



Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Candice & Jeff's Love Story

The "Love Story" images you're about to see are rather unique. This is one of the few times that I have created portraits for a couple, but will not be photographing their wedding. How did this all happen?

Well, I met Candice at the April Bridal Show that was hosted by Signature Grand in Davie. Immediately, she let it be known that she wanted me to create her engagement images although she already had a wedding photographer. Candice was very specific about the type images she wanted and even warned me that her fiance was a little shy. I promised her that her concerns would not be a problem during one of my engagement sessions. All she had to do was schedule the session and I would take care of the rest.

Sure enough the following day Candice called the studio and booked her session to follow a few days later. As soon as I met her and Jeff the day of their shoot, I knew I was in for a treat. The two of them were absolutely gorgeous together. (Sometimes my job is made so easy by beautiful people). I didn't waste anytime exploring their relationship with several romantic poses and as you can see they had a great time being models for the day.

Candice & Jeff, thanks for the wonderful time we had together and I wish you a beautiful wedding day. I'm sorry I can't be there.
I know the image you chose for your reception will speak volumes about your love for each other.



Locations: Signature Grand (Davie)
Hollywood Beach & A1A (Hollywood)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Free $40 TV Converter Box Coupon

Months ago I converted my regular TVs over to digital in anticipation of the June deadline. If you haven't done so and plan on buying a converter box soon, then have I got a deal for you.

Be the first person to call the studio at (954)921-7959 and I'll give you a
free complimentary $40 TV Converter Box Coupon. That means you'll save 50% off the purchase of a converter box. All I need is your mailing address.


Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Dana Battles Breast Cancer

Today is a big day in the life of my daughter/partner Dana. Approximately a week and a half ago she found out that she has early stages of breast cancer. For the past week she has undergone a battery of blood work, scans, and probing to see just how severe her case is. She has spent lots of time dealing with the news both emotionally and physically, but we have put a lot of prayer into the prognosis and a positive belief that God is going to heal her.

I'll keep our Portrait Corner family members posted with frequent updates on her progress. Thank you for all prayers and thoughts for her recovery.