Happily Ever After: A Fairy Tale Ball

Had a great time again helping with the Fairy Tale Ball this year. Over $10,000 was raised for Royal Family Kids Pasco. So awesome! I've had the pleasure to be in charge of the photography for this event for several years now (and my wife has been the best Belle!) and this year, having expanded to video, I just had to do video! Definitely needed help to do it all though so very special thanks to Naomia (Black Iris Photography) and Rachel (Raelen Photography) for taking over the photography. Can't wait to see your images! Thank you Bryttani Giles for being my second video shooter!

Check out the video below!

Photos will be available mid-may at Fairy Tale Ball Tri-Cities website.

Wood Burning

Katie and I having a fun little date night at a Wood Burning class! It was really fun! I think I still smell burning wood though! My friend Stefanie ( hosts these sorts of classes. I decided to take a camera with me to capture the story and here's the result!

It's been on my mind lately how as my business has grown, I've documented my own story less and less. There's several excuses (having actual paid work to do first, deadlines to meet, it's "low priority", not wanting to be "that guy with a camera all the time", etc). While it IS nice to simply enjoy the moment, It's always nice to be able to look back at something afterwards to bring back those special memories. Even if it's just a little cell phone picture, it's something!

Gabriela Garcia // Trombone Recital

Last weekend we ventured to Ellensburg (and we of course had Miner's on the way—yum!) to document an awesome recital. While not the first music event I've photographed, this was the first recital event I've done and I really enjoyed it! A big plus for the audience and I is the use of my equipment's silent shutter tech. A loud shutter sound can be very distracting so having the ability to be completely silent is amazing!

CWU music education student, Gabriela did an amazing job—Katie and I are both musicians, so we know! ;) She definitely took us on a journey with her repertoire.

e've had a great time working with Gabriela since we first connected to get some images to promote her recital (seen here!) 

We wish her the best in her next adventure!

2017 Fairy Tale Ball

Our mother/daughter event is a time to enjoy all things magical. Meet and greet some of your favorite Fairy Tale characters, sing and dance the afternoon away with loved ones, pose for professional photos with your favorite princess.

All proceeds support Royal Family Kids resident summer camp, Monthly Club meetings and mentoring programs for area Foster children.

We had a great time photographing this years ball! What a great way to raise money for Royal Family Kids. They do an AMAZING job helping children of abuse and neglect and giving them something they really need, hope. 

Support Royal Family Kids (RFK) by purchasing prints below! Aside from lab* costs, all proceeds will go towards the RFK resident summer camp and mentoring program. 

*We use a high-grade dedicated professional print lab in order to best showcase and preserve your memories!

Shout out to Elsie of Anne with an E Photography (Facebook / Website) for helping us again this year manning the event photo booth!