Patricia and Jake | Omaha Engagement Session

It’s always nice to shoot photos for people you’ve known for a long time. Me and Jake have known each other for nearly a decade now, having played in a band together for about 5 years. Though we don’t keep in touch as often as we used to when we would have band practice twice a week, I was stoked he asked me to shoot engagment photos for him and his fiance.

We went out to Chalco hills and had to work against a crummy cloudy day and day light savings being that day we had an hour less “sunlight” than we would have had to boot. Luckily with some flash tricks we were able to create some nice light and give the impression of a nice golden hour.

Here’s some photos from their engagement session:

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The Dillinger Escape Plan In Lawerence

The Dillinger Escape Plan has always been one of my favorite bands. Largely because you can’t really pin their music down. In a single album it could go from an eclectic mathy-noise-metal song into a piano ballad with a string section. Along with that their live shows are absolutely explosive. A few friends of mine decided they were gonna head down to see the show and asked if I wanted to take the empty seat they had in their car. There wasn’t a snowballs chance in hell that I’d ever miss an opportunity to see this band play live, especially now that they’ve announced they’ll be taking an indefinite hiatus after their next tour.

Here’s a few photos

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Cameron | Nebraska Portrait Photography

Lately I’ve been interested in playing with colors in my images. I’ve always liked the way Nicholas Winding Refn (Director of Drive, Only God Forgives, Bronson and a bunch of other great films) has used color in his work and wanted to try to do something a little wild like that.

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Rachelle and Brock | Omaha Engagement Photography

One of the things I love about Omaha is that it’s big enough that it feels like a real city, but small enough that it seems like there’s only ever a few degrees of separation from anyone person. This happened with Brock and Rachelle’s engagement photos – I showed a few of the early shots to my girlfriend and she recognized Rachelle as someone she grew up with and was in the same youth group with. She texted a picture to her mom who sent it off to Rachelle and her mom who were confused how she got it since I hadn’t finished and delivered the session yet.

Small world.

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Emma and Earl | Omaha Wedding Photography

I absolutely love shooting non-traditional weddings and Emma and Earl’s wedding was anything but.

The two got married on an early Sunday Afternoon at the Lookout Lounge, a music venue where Emma worked and Earl played a number of shows – and eventually proposed to her at one of those shows. The wedding was a short affair that only lasted about two hours and came with one of the most delicious cakes I’ve ever eaten, which was vegan to boot.

Here’s a few photos from their wedding.

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