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blog Food Photography: Shooting a Cook Book

Food Photography: Shooting a Cook Book

We shot our first cook book! For my first gig in the professional food photography world I took on a massive project – 100 recipes in 3 days. Thankfully, I had Alexis on board to style each plate. She was in the kitchen next to Chef Vera figuring out what was coming off the skillet …

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blog Baby Boston: Newborn Baby Photography

Baby Boston: Newborn Baby Photography

Newborn Baby Photography Alexis and I were talking kids and we were on the 3-5 year plan. I said 3 and she said 5. Then we had a minor scare and now we are on the 5-7 year plan. She says 5 and I say 7. There’s a lot of stuff they don’t prepare you …

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blog Photographs of Yosemite

Photographs of Yosemite

YOSEMITE = POWER I had never been to Yosemite. It’s always been on the list but never made it happen. People say that taking photographs of Yosemite is a right of way into nature photography. I suppose I would agree with them. This place will really move you. The experience is massive – not only …

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Carousel Posts Faces of Portland

Faces of Portland

I’ve been here 7 times and I never know how to photograph the place. It’s hard to get the essence of the city that you can only understand by visiting. But I did tell Alexis on this trip that I love how every building is a little different and very stylized. There must be a …

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Carousel Posts Photographs of Avenue of the Giants

Photographs of Avenue of the Giants

AVENUE OF THE GIANTS If you ever want to think that tree can actually listen and talk then this is the place to go. We were just waiting for a little elf to come around the corner from a tree stump and show us a world we’d always dreamed of. But it didn’t happen. No …

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Carousel Posts Photographs of Big Sur + Northern California

Photographs of Big Sur + Northern California

BIG SUR I’ve made a point to come here every year since I’ve been living in California. Having Alexis with me was special because she had never been here before. When you drive this coast for the first time you’re like a kid again, so, by proxy, I was transformed into an 8 year old. …

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blog Michaela + Andre Get Married: San Diego Wedding Photography

Michaela + Andre Get Married: San Diego Wedding Photography

Well, I’ve always said that I only photograph weddings for couples that actually love each other because the grind of wedding photography will wear you out if you’re not moved by the love of the couple. And that was still true after this past wedding with Michaela and Andre. They peeled it down to things …

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blog Chiang Mai Travel Photography

Chiang Mai Travel Photography

This article is about Chiang Mai travel photography My last trip to Thailand (Krabi) was not even remotely enjoyable as I had to stare at fat, hairy men in leather speedos in every possible direction. Chiang Mai looked a lot more promising. We stayed at the sala lanna hotel along the Eastern bank of the …

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blog Active Lifestyle Boho Yoga Shoot with Buddhi Yoga Studio

Active Lifestyle Boho Yoga Shoot with Buddhi Yoga Studio

Photographs taken by Kirk Hensler | Models featured from Buddhi Yoga Studio in La Jolla, California 5am wake up call to get to the pier in Pacific Beach, San Diego to make sure we caught the first light. I’m not much of a fan of alarms but I wish I woke up that early more …

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blog Fitness Photoshoot with SexyFit in Downtown San Diego

Fitness Photoshoot with SexyFit in Downtown San Diego

Fitness Photoshoot with Zlata Sushchik of Sexyfit. Zlata runs a really successful online fitness training company (Sexyfit) and needed some shots for her new website and social media channels. Zlata was a competitive fitness model, racking up 21 competition titles, before she realized that health and wellness needed to take on a different meaning. Now …

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