Perfect Three Podcast – Recording & Promo Shoot

Perfect 3 Podcast promotional shoot

It’s good to see friends. It’s good to get creative. Seeing friends in their creative element? That’s some magic of its own. When that element is comedy, well that’s just icing on the cake.

While I’m not specifically a follower of pro wrestling, the laughs during the podcast recording did not disappoint. I even threw in a few dad jokes while snapping behind the scenes photos of the guys talking shop on their 24th episode of the Perfect 3 Podcast (episode link below).

Perfect 3 Podcast crew

Perfect 3 Podcast

Title Belt Perfect 3 Podcast crew shoot

Perfect 3 Podcast promotional shoot go planet

Dale? Perfect 3 Podcast host
Red (Dale?) – Perfect 3 Podcast
Japes Perfect 3 Podcast host
Japes – Perfect 3 Podcast
Red Beard Perfect 3 Podcast host
Captain Gingerbeard – Perfect 3 Podcast

Perfect 3 Podcast promotional shoot

By the end of the set I was a bonafide fan. I’ve got (autograph) papers!

fan boy posing with rockstar podcast hosts

Podcast host autograph
This is the autograph in yellow highlighter

If your guy Japes looks familiar, it’s not a glitch in the Matrix. He’s been around over a decade of shows, shoots, and creative foolery. Maybe you saw him as a Viking or fancied up at a rock show wedding, and Underground Cafe shows since it was a basement venue. His earlier podcast about comics, pop culture & laughs got me into podcast listening before Serial dropped and the trend surged. Well done, good sir!

Listen to the Perfect 3 Podcast here! Stalk on Facebook here!
(NSFW / Language / wrestle talk warning given)

 

First Day of Kindergarten – Quinn

School is back in session, and Quinn is off to Kindergarten!

Wrapped up Summer Vacation with a Back to School / Off to Kindergarten session with Quinn. He was more excited for school to begin than for holding a sign board but he quickly warmed up to his new modeling gig. (The attitude for the camera from this guy! He’s ready for the stage and screen.)

Congrats, Quinn, and welcome Class Of (wait for it)… 2030!

Flashback Friday – Natalia & Jeff’s 10th Anniversary

Happy 10th Anniversary to newlyweds Natalia & Jeff!

Here are some of my favorites from their wedding ceremony at Saint Michael’s Church and reception at Plymouth Country Club in Plymouth, Indiana.

Bride enters Saint Michael's Church Plymouth Indiana

Saint Michael's wedding altar runner

Newlyweds wedding recessional Saint Michael's Church Plymouth Indiana

newlyweds_hug-sq

Full disclosure: I was a far less choosy editor and far less technically proficient photographer in 2006 and digging through the archives showed a lot of images that made me question my decision to proof them. The “artistic soft focus” image above and below were ones that lacked sharpness but conveyed an unedited, unscripted emotion in the moments after the newlyweds made their exit. I debated these candid images again in 2016, and when they appeared in my Instagram feed as some of Natalia’s favorites… I knew I kept these shots for a reason. They show a moment few others saw, and only two present felt the full elation of being pronounced husband and wife.

Bridal candid

Ccentennial Park Plymouth Indiana newlyweds portraits

Centennail Park wedding portrait Plymouth Indiana

Wedding Reception first dance dip

Newlyweds portraits Plymouth Country Club Indiana

bride and groom kiss candid portraits

It remains an honor to have told their wedding day story and celebrated with family and friends. Congrats, newlyweds, on your first decade, and to the decades ahead! -eB

Home For the Holidays – Family Portraits and Sibling Rivalry

The holidays are simply magical. Friends gather, family comes to town, all bringing smiles and fond remembrances of yesteryear.

Christmastime and winter break was a pretty fantastic time of year when I was a kid. It had all the sparkle and wonder of a cheery Hallmark movie dipped in school glue and rolled in every canister of glitter within reach at the craft table. I recall Continue reading “Home For the Holidays – Family Portraits and Sibling Rivalry”

Secondhand Fashion Portraits, First Rate Style at Generic

Model spinning hair Secondhand Fashion Portraits

My favorite portraits from the spontaneous shoot / contest at Generic store in downtown South Bend (a few years back). These made it all over my Facebook page for voting but the rest have remained Previously Unpublished until now.

Bespectacled Secondhand Fashion Portraits

Framed Secondhand Fashion Portraits

Big Red - Secondhand Fashion Portraits

Skating viking Secondhand Fashion Portraits

Skate trick- Secondhand Fashion Portraits

Hat trick Secondhand Fashion Portraits

Guitarist - Secondhand Fashion Portraits

Senior Portraits Secondhand Fashion Portraits

Secondhand Fashion Portraits

Blog lyfe- Secondhand Fashion Portraits

Jumping Secondhand Fashion Portraits

On a personal note,

Be yourself. You are beautiful.

You don’t owe anyone an apology for not fitting their ideals of beauty, of cool, of popular.

That kind of confidence shows on your face, shows in your decisions, and sometimes, it even shows in front of a camera.

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Drop me a line here to book a shoot of your own.

Natural Light Children’s Portraits – Happy 1st Birthday Ayden

Mother and Son Outdoor Portraits

Sometimes my job behind the camera is a piece of cake. My clients’ ideas and translate into a creative energy, smiles abound, and it’s almost effortless. Like I said, a piece of cake. If anything, Quanay and her son Ayden made it a slice of 1st birthday cake when we met up for Ayden’s first birthday shoot.

Childrens Portraits Mother Lifting Child pose

Mother and Son child portrait ideas

Childrens birthday portraits with letters

Growing up is hard to do. I have a feeling once Ayden discovers that his birthday celebration includes cake he’s going to be just fine!

Kids birthday portraits with balloons

First birthday portraits photographer

Baby's first birthday portraits

Smiling child portrait with parent

Clothing ideas for childrens portraits

Happy first birthday Ayden! Hope it’s full of smiles, fun, and of course… cake!

 

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Drop me a line for a shoot of your own to show off your ideas, style, and smile! -eB

World Photo Day 2015 Specials

World Photo Day Specials

I hope you had a great World Photo Day snapping away with your favorite picture-making devices!

This special has expired, but the sample albums shown are always available to bring your favorite images together into a memorable keepsake. Book me for your next shoot here.

For upcoming specials, subscribe to my mailing list here!




Check out more about World Photo Day and happy snapping! -eB

 

Sample 8x8 Square Engagement Photo Album
1940s themed engagement portrait shoot album
Accordion Portrait Sample Album
Accordion Portrait Sample Album Unfolded

 

Congrats Rachelle and Josh – 10th Anniversary Flashback!

On a sunny April Saturday 10 years ago today I joined Rachelle & Josh for their springtime wedding celebration at the Morris Estate Chapel in Niles, Michigan. Colorful tulips were in bloom outside the former Centre Meeting House, now a country chapel where the newlyweds were married. As they celebrate their anniversary today, here are some of my favorites from their wedding day story. Enjoy! Congrats, newlyweds!

Bride and groom inside the Morris Estate Chapel
Bride and groom inside the Chapel
Bride, Groom and Bouquet in the Morris Farms Chapel
Bride, Groom and Bouquet & pearls
Bride and Groom with the Father of the Bride officiating the wedding at Morris Farms Estate
Bride and Groom with the Father of the Bride officiating the wedding at Morris Farms Chapel
Newlyweds outside the Morris Farms Estate Chapel
Newlyweds Rachelle and Josh greet guests outside the Morris Estate Chapel, tulips in bloom on their April wedding day
Morris Estate chapel wedding guests
Guests congratulating the newlyweds outside the chapel at the Morris Estate
Bride and groom wedding portrait ideas with bench
A quiet moment between the newlyweds
Groom and Groomsmen Country Club Portrait ideas
Groom and Groomsmen on the Country Club Green
Newlyweds wedding portrait by fireplace ideas
Congrats to the newlyweds!
Bridal party portrait ideas Morris Farms Estate Chapel
Newlyweds and their bridal party on the steps of the Morris Estate Chapel
Morris Estate Chapel spring wedding newlywed portraits outdoors
Newlyweds Rachelle and Josh on the country road alongside the Morris Estate Chapel

 

Check out The Morris Estate and Chapel here or see more Wedding Day Stories here. eB

 

Freezing Weather Flashback – Polar Bear vs Viking

Nothing like a great day to hit the beach, set up some lights, and get a photo shoot going! And weather like this is nothing like one!

For your polar vortex snow day entertainment, fresh from the archives of the Work In (Infinite) Progress files… outtakes from

VIKING vs POLAR BEAR

Ferris Björnen’s Day Off or

Dudes in Costumes Scaring Tourists On the Beach

(or your own title).

Viking and Polar Bear epic battle photo shoot 1

Viking and Polar Bear epic battle photo shoot 2

Viking and Polar Bear epic battle 3

Viking and Polar Bear epic battle photos

 

Check out this victorious Viking at Planet Japes (subscribe, it’ll be worth it!). Get out and go shoot. -eB