Unreleased Photos, Behind The Scenes & Random Thoughts

Archive for November, 2015

Las Vegas Aquarium Part #1

I’d like to share with you some of the beautiful and exotic looking sea life I experienced while at The Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. I hadn’t been to an aquarium in years! I use to love to go to the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago as a child. Going as an adult and photographer was a much different experience because, I was finally able to capture images of all the interesting sights that I can now keep forever. This was a very lovely facility full of enthusiastic people and I hope that I get the chance to go back very soon. My favorite exhibit was the color changing jellyfish. They were so strange, yet so beautiful to watch. If you’re ever in Las Vegas I highly recommend taking your family to check out this very cool exhibition.

(Please click on each image for a larger view)

Inside The Aquarium 1 blog

Look At The Fishies blog

spike fish 4 blog

Shark 2 blog

Octo 3 blog

Octo 2 blog

Octo 1 blog

jellyfish 3 blog

jellyfish 4 blog

jellyfish 5 blog

jellyfish 2 blog

jellyfish 1 blog

jellyfish 7 blog

jellyfish 8 blog

jellyfish 6 blog

Zebra Shark 1 blog

 


Enjoying Ourselves

A couple out walking their big beautiful dogs, enjoying the weather as well as each other’s company.

Happy Dog Owners 1 blog


Entering The Forest Of Enchantment: Continued

After dropping my kids off for school last week I noticed a thick layer of fog rapidly moving in. Since I always have my camera on me I decided to stop off at the park before heading home to see what I could capture. It was dark, gloomy, rainy and foggy but I loved it! I thought about how eerily moody the scenery was. Each area of the park resembled a dense, creepy forest, or maybe the set of an elaborate Hollywood movie. I ended up staying for almost 3 hours, not only shooting but enjoying the view. I couldn’t believe my luck because, I was up so early that I had the entire park all to myself! I will admit, the silence mixed with the weather created a very spooky atmosphere.

Eventually the rain came in and started pouring down so I thought, “maybe it’s time to go?” “maybe I should stay and take some cool rain shots?” The next thing I know I see 2 huge stray dogs roaming around and not looking very friendly so I knew at that point the decision had been made for me! Shoots over! I packed up my camera and carefully drove home. Below are a few of the resulting images.

(As always, for a higher resolution view please click on each image)

foggy forest 2 blog

foggy forest 12 blog

foggy forest 3 blog

foggy forest 6 blog

foggy forest 7 blog

foggy forest 8 blog


Entering The Forest Of Enchantment

This way to early morning enchantment. To be continued…

Enter Enchanment 1 blog


Light & Breezy

Today was a very laid back and boring day…but the weather was very nice! An extremely mild temperature and a slight breeze for a change! I only wish the sun didn’t set so soon so that I could have enjoyed it longer.

simple yellow flower 1 blog

 


Basketball & Chill

Enjoy your weekend everyone!

Bulls & Ball 1b blog


Water On The Leaves

I’v been out in very rainy conditions lately searching for fall colors. To find these particular colors I didn’t have to go very far. All that was needed was for me to direct my attention downward. The cool thing about these photos to me is, I didn’t arrange these patterns, this is exactly how I found them in their natural formation. This further proves that the rain and gloom can’t hide nature’s beauty. There’s always something interesting to be found even on what most would consider a bad day.

Raindrops & Colorful Leaves 1b blog

Perfect Golden Leaf 1 blog

Gren Leaf 1 blog

Red Leaf 1 blog


Happy Birthday Katrelia!

I’d like to wish my beautiful model friend Katrelia a very Happy Birthday today!

Katrelia Hair Posing blog


Mondays Are For The Birds…

And photographers! 😉

Eating Pellets 1 blog


Searching…

Out in the heat of the wilderness all day yesterday. Out in the cold and rain all day today trying to find some peace… I use my camera to help me get through tough times. Thankful I have an outlet.

Lonely Pigeon 1 blog

 


Model Mee X’s 3

The beautiful ladies representing Model Mee Clothing by Nadia Jenkins. This image was taken for a campaign we shot over the summer.

The Models: Ariane Webb, Alize Muhammad, and Michelle Oates

Model Mee Group 3 blog

 


Gift Shopping At The Bonanza

On our last day in Las Vegas my family and I had to stop in to see “The World’s Largest Gift Shop” for ourselves. It was very nice and very overwhelming! My kids were particularly interested in all of the wonderful handmade Native American souvenirs available. I personally loved the big bold signs outside that completely draw you in, even from far down the street. As I walked around the store the experience was bitter sweet because, I knew it was my last day in this beautiful, chaotic city. Las Vegas did leave an major impression on me. I enjoyed myself so much that now I’ve even added Vegas to my short list of places I’d like to move to. To be totally honest, I really hate I have to go back to my boring reality…I pray that I can make a move very soon because, there is so much more in this world to be explored and enjoyed! This trip reinforced that belief. Until then…

bonanza 1 blog

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bonanza 3 blog

bonanza 5 blog


Styled By Elle #1

Men’s fall fashion preview.

Model: Chris Terrance

Stylist: LaShaundra Elle Morgan

Chris T 4-Edit blog


Nature Walk: The First Days Of Autumn

Thank God for Autumn! I’m getting out more, seriously enjoying the weather and shooting more often. As the fall season has started to fully transition I’ve taken advantage by hitting the streets in search of my favorite targets: colors, textures and details. This is a daily process so I will continue to update my progression over time, but below is small collection of my findings so far. I hope you enjoy!

(Please click on each photo for a larger view)

Flatrock Tree Colors 3 blog

Colorful Fall Leaves 1 blog

Colorful Roots 1 blog

Colorful Tree Texture 1 blog

Root Moss 1 blog

Twisted Tree 2 blog

Morning Carver 2 blog

Morning Carver 3 blog

Morning Carver 4 blog

Morning Carver 5 blog

Colorful Rock Moss 1 blog

Colorful Rock Moss 2 blog

Colorful Rock Moss 3 blog

Wood Chips 1 blog

Flatrock Tree Colors 2 blog

Flatrock Tree Colors 1 blog

Acron Closeup 1 blog

Leaf Log 1 blog

Rock Moss 1 blog

Rock Moss 2 blog

Morning Carver 1 blog

Lush Greenery 1 blog


Halloween 2015

I hope everyone enjoyed themselves yesterday? I didn’t do much shooting at all unfortunately, but here are just a few of the images I did happen to capture yesterday.

scary clown 1 blog

big bad & red 1 blog

scary family 1 blog

scary joker 1 blog

roger rabbit 1 blog


Beautiful Aura

When you’re this beautiful you should always smile 🙂

Model: Dominique Thomas

DD Downtown Grass 1 blog