I shot Kenny and Erin’s wedding a few years back at Nature’s Connection Place in Arlington, Washington. I shot it for a fellow photographer that was in the wedding (groom’s sister) since she wouldn’t be able to. It’s great being asked by another photographer since they obviously like your work well enough they would recommend you, but at the same time you don’t know if they are going to make things easier, or micro-manage you into not shooting the wedding the way you’d want to. Fortunately in this case, she helped make this go by as the smoothest weddings I’ve ever photographed! It was like having an assistant, only they know absolutely everyone there so they can wrangle up all the guests for you! Nature’s Connection Place was a beautiful venue with a great staff, and the whole wedding party was super fun to work with and made for some great photos. I’m glad I had the opportunity to shoot this one!
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This is the time of year when I get really excited, then really disappointed at the same time. The photo annuals carry some of the best images of the year and every year my anticipation for what I could have in these issues grows as things get closer. I see my shots, I don’t see shots I hoped I’d have in there, and then there’s everyone else’s work, typically from Mattias Fredriksson, Jordan Manley, Blake Jorgenson, Nate Abbott, Bryn Hughes, Christian Pondella, Alex O’Brien, Adam Clark, Grant Gunderson, Steve Lloyd, Tero Repo, and with the new blood with guys like Darcy Bacha, Garrett Grove and Jim Harris. I see everyone else’s shots thinking how the hell did they pull that off, why the hell did I never think of that, those crazy bastards, or the one that gets me the most, I tried that, and I couldn’t pull it off. Regardless of seeing others pull off what I couldn’t figure out I’m always stoked to see great work, shots that make me think about how they pulled it off, where they had to go to get the shots, and of course the ones that drive me to try and come up with new ideas as well. This year’s images in the Photo Annuals were the same in those ways, but this season was especially a great collection of images as Powder Magazine’s photo annual was simply massive. Seeing all that great work in one place, it’s pretty rad and I’m glad to be a part of it.
Below are my images in the Photo Annual’s of both Powder and Freeskier Magazines. Thanks for looking!
Powder Magazine 2013 Photo Annual – p89 – Tom Wallisch sliding a c-rail in Anchorage, Alaska – Level 1 Productions
Powder Magazine 2013 Photo Annual – p104 – Sig Tveit at Sun Valley Resort, Idaho – Level 1 Productions
Powder Magazine 2013 Photo Annual – p106 – Cam Riley hiking a stair set in Spokane,Washington – Poor Boyz Productions
Powder Magazine 2013 Photo Annual – p148 – Random Joey walking around the streets of Helena, Montana, with a helmet on.
Powder Magazine 2013 Photo Annual – p166- Steve Stepp Voice profile
Freeskier Magazine 2013 Photo Annual – p8 – Niklas Ericsson at Sun Valley Resort, Idaho – Level 1 Productions
Freeskier Magazine 2013 Photo Annual – p68-69 – Tom Wallisch disastering a flat down ledge in Anchorage, Alaska – Level 1 Productions
Freeskier Magazine 2013 Photo Annual – p81 (right) – Logan Imlach pulling the guts out of his winch trying to get her to behave – Level 1 Productions
Powder Magazine – November 2012 – p32 – Clayton Vila in Spokane, Washington – w/ Poor Boyz Productions
There’s always a bunch of cool back stories behind a bunch of the photo and video shots we take throughout the season. Most are just about the shoot, what went into it, how it came together, and the crazy ideas that the skiers came up with. This one however goes back a bit deeper. Heather Thamm randomly contacted me after seeing this shot in Powder Magazine of Clayton Vila w/ Poor Boyz Productions. Turns out, in this small world of skiing, her father John F. Thamm was commissioned to paint those murals on the Maple Street Bridge trestles 30 years ago in Spokane, Washington.
Just before she had seen the shot in Powder Magazine, she had just written this in her blog about the murals. Small, small world. Thanks for Sharing Heather!http://www.heatherthammphotos.blogspot.com/2012_09_01_archive.html
p36 Powder Magazine, September 2012 – Mike Hornbeck – Denver, CO – Level 1 Productions
p30 Powder Magazine, September 2012 – Cam Riley – Spokane, WA – Poor Boyz Productions
p54 Powder Magazine, September 2012 – Tom Wallisch – Anchorage, AK – Level 1 Productions
Things are a bit busy right now and I haven’t had the time I hoped to have to spend on the blog. I’ll have a few things in the next few weeks but for now here’s a few recently published photos in Powder Magazine this season so far including the UK feature “Carry That Weight”. Hope you dig it.
I got in touch with Winnie Forbes (now, Winnie Brinker) about doing a wedding with her as her 2nd shooter last summer for Cobey and Sarah’s wedding. As it turns out it was at Blessed Sacrament Church in Seattle, Washington where I had shot a wedding the previous year so she was stoked, already knew the location, etc. Winnie brought me on to roll with the guys and shoot with them while she took care of the girls. Yah, the guys are easy so I was stoked. It was a super laid back group so it was pretty easy and to make matters even better, Casey from Mindcastle Studios was there doing the video so for a lot of things, he directed what he was doing and I just rolled with it and shot what was going on with that which was really cool. Casey had some good ideas and was super good work with and Danielle.
This was a super fun wedding to shoot. I’ve known Ashley since birth so it made this one super fun knowing a bunch of people there. The wedding took place at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Mercer Island, Washington where Ashley’s father Terry plays the organ for. Ashley looked amazing and made it easy to get a lot of good photos. We went out to one of the small waterfront landing parks on the East side of Mercer Island to get a few waterfront photos as well and finishing the night at the Lake Union Cafe in Seattle, Washington for the reception which was a really cool venue. So, I’ve gotten a chance to edit through a few of the photos, I’ll post some more later.
So with ski movie teaser time comes ski movie DVD box cover time! I’m stoked to get the DVD box cover for Rage Films‘ upcoming movie “Such is Life”. It’s the second year in a row I’ve gotten the box cover with them and both have come at Spring terrain park shoots at one of the places I grew up skiing, Stevens Pass, Washington. I’ve been working Rage Films since the start of my career shooting ski photos and am stoked I got this with them again. The skier is a crazy ski grabbing Canadian, Mike Mertion
If you haven’t already seen the teaser, check it out at www.ragefilms.com