Monday, August 21, 2006

Kevin Meyers Photography

Hey there! So a while back I mentioned that everyone should post bios so we have a great reference while getting to know each other. ...and then I never did it, until now.

About 6 years ago I was living with a bunch of sports nuts...which was fun, but just not something I could get into 24 hours a day like the others. For as long as I can remember, I've been blown away by great sunsets, cool waterfalls and anything else about nature that makes one stop in awe of it's beauty. I wanted to learn how to capture those scenes and publish them for others to naturally, the best escape from a home which might as well have been made on the set of Sportscenter, was Borders where I would pick up instructional photography books and collections of work by famous photographers. It was simply an interest at that point, but fast became an obsession. I quickly ran out of books and started reading online forums.

Anyway, my family caught on and had me shoot my cousins' weddings. That's when I found photographing people to be much more rewarding than photographing nature. As it turns out, one of my cousins worked for David Jay in Santa Barbara and I tuned into the OSP forum where I learned that being successful as a photographer wasn't was just a matter of using good business sense. So in November of 2005 I officially started a business shooting weddings and it's been great so far. It's something I do on the side while it picks up enough to replace my current income in the financial industry. My hope is that by the spring of 2007, I'll be able to do it full time.

You'll notice that I don't have a picture up...and I know of some others that don't have pictures for this use watch your email for a PUG photo shoot proposal!

I hope to see some more bios on here!! :)

Have a great day!

Friday, August 18, 2006

Recent Images: Serena Davidson

Just a teaser to announce some new wedding images on my blog:

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Portland Pug

Portland Pug
Hi, everyone! So I am going to attempt to post a blog...I am a newbie at this, but I think I can do this!

I grew up loving to take pictures and finally got started with a "real" camera (an old manual Minolta SLR) back in my early 20's. I quickly fell in love with taking every image I could. Especially of my two young munchkins which was pretty much impossible with a manual film camera...I even had to manually advance the frame! But it built patience and perseverance in me, to know when to shoot and when to wait. We decided to invest in a digital SLR and from that point on I grew by leaps and bounds! I checked out every book I could find at the library, took every workshop that was available, asked for tons of advice from other photographers, and basically taught myself the mechanics of photography. But God blessed me with the eye for seeing beauty in the ordinary.

I love to shoot weddings, the joy of sharing in the emotions of a bride and groom and to be given the opportunity to record those moments is priceless. I am honored to be asked to share their wedding day with them, this is a one time event and they are depending on me and my skills to be able to capture what the day meant for them.

My other great love (besides my husband and children:) is to photograph expectant mothers. I love to show the beauty that a woman posses when she carries another human being in her body. It really is extraordinary, just think about the miracle of birth. I strive to unveil a women's unique love for their unborn child as I photograph her.

And of course I can't leave out babies...because they are truly a gift from God. When a parent asks me to photograph their new born baby, I remember the awe and wonder I had when my little ones first entered my life. And I try to capture the tenderness, innocence, and newness that make each tiny baby so special.

My art comes from my passion, my love for beauty. And searching for that beauty in all people and all circumstances.