Thursday, July 28, 2011

Mark Wilder!

Laughing, and people who can make me laugh, is inspiring to me! 

Let me re-introduce you to:
Mr. Mark Wilder
Juggler & Entertainer Extraordinaire!

I first photographed Mark at the Live Oak Music Festival, as seen on my blogpost HERE.

I got the opportunity to hang out with him again, this time in an alley way in San Luis Obispo.
He brought most of his props and we had fun playing for a couple of hours!
I hope you enjoy the result!
(And as always, click on photo to enlarge)

Mark's felted had makes for an awesome prop...

These photos reminds me of a Coney Island - esque shot of a strong man or another circus character...
Mark might look fierce in these, but really he's just a big goofball...

Lots of balls...

And unicycles...

And knives! (oh my)

Of course the 7 footer had to come out to play...

And, as if on cue, we had a visit from a new friend on a skate board!

Costume change!


Mark juggling a machete, a bowling ball, and a pin...


Mark is available for hire.

Take a look at his facebook page HERE.

And if you are in SLO on a Thursday night, check him out at Farmer's.
He really is hilarious.
Makes me laugh every time I see his act.
And I'm not just saying that.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Tyson & Angela Engagement Photos

Love is always inspiring to me.
And this couple is no exception!

Tyson proposed to Angela on Valentine's Day in San Simeon, California (cue the awww).
He presented her with a ring that was his great grandmother's engagement ring!

I was lucky enough to spend an afternoon with them, photographing their engagement photos.
It is pretty obvious that these two are just smitten with each other!
(click photos to view larger)

San Luis Obispo is a beautiful place with picturesque spots around every corner.
So it was easy to find the perfect spot for the couple to have an intimate picnic!

Music is a big part of this couple's life.
Tyson has been playing the violin for over 25 years and Angela plays the piano and tinkers around on the guitar. So it was only natural that instruments were a part of their engagement shoot.

Tyson and Angela are a fun loving couple...
So of course, some jump shots were in order!

Cheersing to their future together...
While I was shooting away, they were clinking their Pelegrino 
to the things they were excited about in their future.

Tyson requested a photo where it appeared they were
"on the road to their future together"!
Don't you love it when the groom gets as excited as the bride?!!

I have failed to mention what made this shoot extremely special to me...
And that is that Tyson is my big brother.
And Angela, already a good friend, is my future sister-in-law!

So capturing their love was that much more special for me!

Congratulations, Tyson and Angela!
I can't wait for your wedding.
And I can't wait to see how you continue to grow and love together.
And the babies... oh your babies are going to be gorgeous!!!