Goonies Found In Oregon

Driving through Oregon is an experience I will cherish forever. When I arrived in Cannon Beach, Oregon, the town where the Goonies movie was shot, I understood right away why they choose this location for the movie. It is an incredibly beautiful American town and Haystack Rock is an awe-inspiring view.

At Cannon Beach, I met a family with two beautiful young daughters and after a short conversation getting to know a little bit about them I prepared to photograph and interview the daughters for Future American President. I was still on a high from the day before in Oregon photographing the daughter of a woman I met while asking for directions.


My subjects today were two daughters that were full of life and truly enjoyed the process of being photographed. The older daughter was very excited, especially after learning that Disney star, Zendaya is included in the book. The younger daughter looked up to her older sister and it was wonderful to see how powerful their connecting was to each other.


After the photo session each daughter wrote what they would do as president and I photographed each as they wrote their statements for the book. Afterwards I photographed the entire family together and they invited me to have lunch with them. As we ate together I learned more about the children and I was happy to be able to include them in Future American President.

As I left Oregon, I thought back to the wonderful new friends I have met on this leg of the journey and hoped the images and material in this book will be able to inspire and empower children in Oregon and in big and small towns all over America.

Always Dream Big 

Faster Than A Speeding...

I have always felt a photographer's work should be a reflection of their life, and these days I start my day in the gym. A good friend has always told me, health first, then family, then money. Without your health, you can't help your family and no amount of money will help you when your health is gone.

As I created Future American President, I packed on the pounds eating in the car and at inexpensive locations around America. Now I'm dedicated to changing my life and getting healthy one day at a time to lose the weight and improve my overall health.

I am starting to work on a series of images related to health and fitness. For the location images I am using the Profoto B1 strobes, which are just incredible for working on location. They are light and powerful and perfect for the photographer on the go. I wish I had the Profoto B1 strobes while I was creating Future American President, as they would have made my life so much easier.

These images are shot using the Nikon 810 and the Profoto Bi strobes. A great combination for creating powerful images.

Have a great 4th of July holiday weekend and be safe!


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The Perfect Beach

Today was a scout day in Miami  for the perfect beach location. The right set is part 1 of the creating magical images. The other elements are my Nikon camera gear, Profoto B1 lighting,  and great music. The biggest part however is the person behind the camera and bringing all of my energy to the set to inspire my subjects. 

Here's to a great shoot!

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Beach Time

It's finally here! The unofficial start of the summer season. The Memorial Day holiday is always a great time to take pictures and get away from your computers and devices, at least for a little while. 

I plan to shoot a lot, hang out with friends and listen to great music. I hope you will be doing the same. Make sure your batteries are charged and that you have plenty of space on your memory cards, because this is a great weekend to capture memories that will last a lifetime.  There will be no post this weekend, but I look forward to sharing more about the world of photography starting next week. 

Have a safe and wonderful holiday everyone and always dream big!