Fall in Asheville

I sure am going to miss the beautiful fall colors here in Asheville. Here is a photo from a recent engagement shoot with a perfect autumn tree.

Asheville engagement photography

Photos Taken with iPhone 4S

Call me a sellout. Or, call me on my iPhone 4S and tell me that. I’ll admit I’ve silently made fun of people for taking images with cell phones cameras (mainly when they were about 1.2 megapixels). I’ve taken photos with my cell phone camera in the past, but never shots that I might want to print or have for archival purposes. The iPhone 4S has changed my view on that. I’ve been having lots of fun playing around with the camera. I am a professional photographer (i.e. – full-time) and have lots of great Nikon gear, but there is something very liberating about using such a small, simple device to take photos on. It’s great to always have a good camera (for most scenarios) in my pocket. For instance, I would never bring a big, full-frame camera into the grocery store to take random pictures of vegetables (see carrot shot).

I have been using the Instagram app, which forces me to shoot in a square ratio (1:1). It’s a lot different than just taking a 6:4 ratio shot and then cropping it. I rarely intend on cropping an image to square when I’m shooting with 35mm.

All these images were taken using an iPhone 4S (most of them with Instagram). I am amazed by the sharpness of the first picture of my cat, Pierre.

Picture of cat
Vivid iPhone 4S photo
stained glass
film camera
Sky and clouds

On the Streets


Here is a series of photos that I feel go well together. All of these were taken somewhere in downtown Asheville.

Film noirInterior of BasilicaStella BlueTupelo Honey

Rural Carolina (Taken with Fujifilm X100)

A few rural shots of western North Carolina taken with a Fujifilm X100. Overall I’m loving this camera and am really impressed thus far. I’ll be posting more photos with it in different environments.

Rural setting near Barnardsville, NC

Rural cows

Cow ratio: 3:1

Old barn

An old barn

New York City

In April I traveled to New York City for a client photo shoot. Here is a slice of the Big Apple via some of my personal photography from the trip.

Taxi cab in the rainGuggenheimGuggenheimBrooklyn Bridge runnersNYCDesk ClerkRainy nightGrand Central StationWhere to go?Central Park


Camera ManUniversity Eye CenterLady making foodNYC

After Hours Cabaret at Diana Wortham Theatre

Here are some more photos from the After Hours Cabaret at Diana Wortham Theatre. Along with great performances from Al Petteway & Amy White, Swayback Sisters, Tongue and Groove, and Boom Chix, there was a silent auction that benefited Artspace Charter School.

Diana Wortham Theatre

amy white and al petteway

Al Petteway and Amy White

Al Petteway and Amy White on stage

Al Petteway

Live performace

Amy White playing guitar

Silent Auction

Swayback Sisters live

Swayback Sisters

Lyndsay Wojcik

Lyndsay Wojcik

Laura Blackley

Laura Blackley

Nikki Talley

Nikki Talley

Lyndsay Wojcik

Live music

Accordion player in Asheville


artsy shot

Claire Dima

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