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In Print Now | AZ Bride + Ritz Carlton

I would like to share some recent tear sheets from projects that have finally gone to print and are on the shelves now. Arizona Bride and The Ritz-Carlton are long-time clients of mine and I would consider the creative team friends of mine because of the history we share. I don’t always share the final products of my shoots that go to print but I thought these two semi-annual editions deserved highlighting for their unique layout and interesting subject matter.

Weddings by The Ritz-Carlton 


Arizona Bride

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Summer of Travel

This summer at the studio has brought me a multitude of experiences that have kept me moving in and out of town for jobs. I just finished shooting an extensive advertising campaign for Institute for Professional Development (IPD) that involved traveling to 4  university campuses and making portraits of a wide variety of students. Indiana Wesleyan University, Brenau University, Huston-Tillutson University and Judson University were the chosen campuses and required me to escape the Arizona heat by traveling to Indianapolis, Elgin, Austin and Atlanta for up to a week at a time.

During each trip Jamie Petersen, Creative Director, and I toured the campus and worked with the film production crew on scheduling the subjects for a photo portrait session. The focus of the campaign was to showcase extended education options and to attract new students from all age ranges. The photographs will be used in high traffic public spaces such as bus wraps, billboards and banners in shopping plazas.


My job was to narrate the story of what your experience could be like at each university through portraiture, which is a certain area that I have over 30 years of success in. Each location had a different vibe and it’s own charm that I focused on in my pictures. Below is a suite of images from my experience at Brenau University in Atlanta, where a father/daughter were the subjects showing both of them on campus at the same university in different ways. This project reminded me of my work with the National Guard Civilian/Soldier campaign last winter.

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The Bianco’s, Jackie O and the Painting

I got a call from Leonard Bianco, father of Marco and Chris of Pizzeria Bianco/Pane Bianco, about a painting I photographed for him years ago. Leonard had always been a painter and had worked in New York for decades with his family as professional wine label makers among other things. His craft brought him into contact with an colorful gamut of socialites in the Modern New York including the Kennedy Family. As an artist, he was awarded the opportunity to paint this portrait of Jacqueline Kennedy and daughter Catherine.

On the 50th Anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s untimely death his painting has accrued a new cultural value as a symbol of elegance and timelessness in the face of political and familial hardship. The painting stands about 6 feet tall, which makes the figures nearly life-sized.

Leonard asked me to make fine art prints of this work to send to to interested parties for consideration of acquisition. I used my boutique printing company, Sonoran Print Editions, to complete the task and also picture what it must have been  like to be the painter with this duet as your subject matter. What an experience.