Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Keya & Wade | Wedding

A few of my favorites from their Weatherford, TX wedding:




ring bearer...cute little guy:


Keya's entrance:







I guess, theoretically, I'd be able to continue breathing without my PocketWizards. But would that be a life worth living?:








Saturday, December 13, 2008

The Jordans

Holiday portraits!








Thursday, December 11, 2008

Colin, Preston, and Nolan

These guys were too much fun! Every time I do a shoot involving kids I'm reminded of how great it was to be one:




see what I mean?:




tag:

you're it:


the lady killer:



on top of the world:

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

iOLAP Christmas Party

The folks at iOLAP know how to party! Great group of people. I had a great time covering their Christmas party this year:


Saturday, December 6, 2008

'tis the season

Two and a half hours at malls and whatnot...

...all I can come up with is a couple of pairs of socks:


I hate shopping.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Toss up

The dilemmas never end; decisions to be made; toys tools to be purchased.

Front runner - Nikkor 85mm f/1.4:

The sexiness of this lens is self-evident to my fellow Nikon shooters. Can't wait to get my hands on one. I'm in the grips of an all-out obsession with ultra-fast prime lenses (gimme). The creamy bokeh produced by this beast is unparalleled by anything in the Nikkor line. It's a head shot machine...

BUT...

Since I've gone full time with my business I've been spending more and more time at my not-so-comfy workstation. And my aching back, shoulders, and neck are painful reminders that I've got to do something about my posture/seating.

I'm considering the Herman Miller Aeron:

Seems these are hard to beat in the ergo/comfort department. My wallet's telling me 'don't be silly' but my back is screaming 'do not sit again until it's on one of these.' I guess my health and longevity are worth it, eh?

Not sure which way to go first. Anyone have any long term experience with the Aeron?

honorable mentions:
Canon Sd1100 -- I don't really have a knock-around P&S camera for fun pics.
PocketWizard PlusII -- I could stand to have a few more of these lying around.

Santa needs to roll through here early this year...and maybe more than once.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Site Updates

Updates to my website have been long overdue. Now that the wedding season is just about over, I've had a chance to give the site a little TLC. I've added a few featured galleries, a new kids gallery, and updated images.

LathonPhotography.com

Friday, November 28, 2008

Jasmine's many faces

My niece is such a silly one:

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Sara

Head shots of an amazing pianist:


For the Strobist army out there: SB28, 1/4 power, through a 43" brolly. White reflector in some cases.



After we got the head shots done we made a few more images.

My personal favorite from the session:






My head shot sessions are generally around 1 hour and include one 8x10 for reproduction. The files are also available for purchase. For more info email me at info(a)lathonphotography.com


Sunday, November 23, 2008

Storage: The Never-Ending Quest



Project: I'm thinking of building/buying a RAID.

Problem: I have NO clue what I'm doing!

Any suggestions out there? My main concerns are discerning which level of RAID will work best for me. I'm thinking mirrored. I'm also concerned with speed. I shoot JPEG primarily so 2-3 TBs will probably do me just fine for now.

Any ideas, my techie friends?

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Megan & David | Wedding

This was destined to be an enjoyable wedding! My baby sister, Macy, served as Megan's matron of honor. It was great being able to spend time with her...even if I was working!









gotcha:


I think David's dad smiled the whole day:












The Two Beauties, Macy and Megan: