We were actually doing the speed limit but you can’t tell from this shot! I decided to take my camera along for a ride and try to capture shot blurred speed shots. This is the finalized version and sum of maybe 30 shots plus some creative editing. I’m happy with the takeaway. Speed!

My wife http://www.poemsandpaintbrushes.com took the BTS (behind the scenes) shot shown here. It’s rare that I get these so, enjoy this one.. 🙂

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“Butterflies and Trails”

natural light, Nature, Portrait

I had the pleasure of working with Pulchra (alias) a few months back. We decided to meet on a nature trail to get some shots done on location. It was hot that day, though you can’t tell from how great she looks in the final images. There was laughing, a little bit of getting lost (we made it back obviously lol) and great creativity to be had this day. I’m really looking forward to our next shooting experience!


IG: http://www.instagram.com/pulchra_sgh

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#philadelphiaphotographer #Philadelphiaportraitphotographer #portrait #Philadelphia #fitness #naturewalk #hikingtrail #bokeh #purplehair

“Too Many Games” convention in Oaks, PA

Event photography

What a great experience!! I had the opportunity to attend my first game-centered convention Saturday, June 23rd, 2018. I got to take some great photos, bought a super cool baseball cap ( I never wear hats lol)

and met a couple few cool people in the process. I was great to be able to geek out and just have fun around other like-minded people.. There was cosplay wrestling, an entire arcade room set to free-play, live music, a cosplay contest.. It was great!! Here’s a few cool shots I got. Maybe I’ll post the wrestling pics and videos at a later date.

(Give the image time to load up to full res. They’re clear shots, I promise you! Lol)

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Unfortunately, I only got social media info from two of the cosplayers.. There’s https://www.instagram.com/madame_kurie_cosplay/ and https://www.instagram.com/arcadejade_/ . Go and check out there pages on Instagram!!


#cosplay #photographer #Philadelphia #Philly #Phillyphotographer #Philadelphiaphotographer #gamer #princesspeach #battlepeach #ness #bowser #eventphotography #gamingconvention #convention

“Gold and Guns”

natural light, Portrait, Sunset

“Gold and Guns”

Model IG: @tai_diesel

Taige was incredible to work with. We definitely vibed during the shoot and he definitely knows which angles flatter him. We were chasing the sun and losing light very quickly. Working with Taige made me realize that it’s okay to break the rules sometimes. Prior to shooting with him I always preferred soft light; hard light was always a “no, no”. Now I know better. When you’re not getting any better or feel like you’re in a rut, you owe it to yourself to work with models who will take your photography to another level. Taige is a beast!!! I’m so happy with what I took away from my experience with him 😃

#naturallight #photographer #photography #photooftheday #photo #philadelphia #philly #canon #portrait #portraiture #portraitphotography #fitness #sg

“So much Ghrase”

natural light, Portrait

Model IG: @_ghrasefit_ 


I was in awe the entire time I was shooting with Ghrase. The title “So much Ghrase” fits so well. She’s confident, beautiful and flow poses with ease. I barely had to direct her at all. Certainly more of a collaborative effort. I was a little intimidated by her because I had seen her portfolio prior to meeting her. I played it smoothly of course lol. She’s a prefect example of a higher tier model. Someone you can learn from. I’m really looking forward to shooting with her again. She’s amazing! •

#philadelphia #philly #philadelphiaphotographer #phillyphotographer #canon #portrait #portraiture #portraitphotography #naturallight #photo #photoshoot #photooftheday #blackmodel #blackphotographer #blackgirlmagic #fitness #fitnessmodel #melanin #sg #longlegs