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April 19, 2013
19 Apr 2013

Finding Financial Freedom video

I’m really excited to share this Finding Financial Freedom video I produced for Church of the Free. It has all my favorite ingredients. Real people, real stories, beautiful light, creatively simple editing, and economics. And the needle just dropped off the record. Wait, economics, what? It’s true. Financial stewardship and understanding the economy interests me. Before I was a visual storyteller I got my undergraduate degree in economics and accounting and I was studying to become a CPA. But that’s a whole different story all together. Check out the video and consider what it might look like for you to get out of debt or be a better steward of your finances.

After I did some initial calls with my client about their goals I put together a few proposal options with different options for narrative structure, story inclusion, and production level. I’m glad they went with my top choice and that my client was willing let me light their production so dramatically after hearing me out about why I thought it would be a perfect visual theme to communicate their message. As a creative, it is so great to partner with clients who give you the freedom to express visually the stories they want to share. Another reason this project is so important to me is that my wife and I went through the class a year ago and it blessed us. It was the tipping point for me being ready to leave USA TODAY and go out and start GH Studios. Many thanks to my coach Dave and all the friends I made who walked through this financial class with us.

April 19, 2013
19 Apr 2013

BrotherSpeak Dream for The Washington Post. Episode 3.

BrotherSpeak Dream episode 3 is all about dreams. This episode has my favorite stories and the interviews were so powerful. These stories of dreaming spoke to my heart.

Background:
Last year I was hired to come in on the ground level with a video series for The Washington Post. After seven years in the news media industry, most of which I spent at USA TODAY, I was eager to jump back into that world and tell some real stories and collaborate with some very smart journalists. Working with the team I was able to help cast the vision for the visual aesthetic, format, and style. Many of my suggestions and the choices we made were so we could help people forget they are watching a video so they could really dive into the stories and relate to their personal victories and struggles. This is part 3 of 3. I am excited to continue this project with The Washington Post and The Maynard Institute for Journalism later this year.

April 17, 2013
17 Apr 2013

Fighting human trafficking on Capitol Hill with International Justice Mission

I had the opportunity to work with one of my favorite not-for-profit organizations, International Justice Mission.

April 17, 2013
17 Apr 2013

BrotherSpeak Love for The Washington Post. Episode 2.

BrotherSpeak Love.

Background:
Last year I was hired to come in on the ground level with a video series for The Washington Post. After seven years in the news media industry, most of which I spent at USA TODAY, I was eager to jump back into that world and tell some real stories and collaborate with some very smart journalists. Working with the team I was able to help cast the vision for the visual aesthetic, format, and style. Many of my suggestions and the choices we made were so we could help people forget they are watching a video so they could really dive into the stories and relate to their personal victories and struggles. This is part 2 of 3. I am excited to continue this project with The Washington Post and The Maynard Institute for Journalism later this year.

April 12, 2013
12 Apr 2013

BrotherSpeak Fear for The Washington Post. Episode 1

Last year I was hired to come in on the ground level with a video series for The Washington Post. After seven years in the news media industry, most of which I spent at USA TODAY, I was eager to jump back into that world and tell some real stories and collaborate with some very smart journalists. Working with the team I was able to help cast the vision for the visual aesthetic, format, and style. Many of my suggestions and the choices we made were so we could help people forget they are watching a video so they could really dive into the stories and relate to their personal victories and struggles. This is part 1 of 3. I am excited to continue this project with The Washington Post and The Maynard Institute for Journalism later this year.

You may also view the BrotherSpeak Fear video including a short introduction to the whole series.

April 4, 2013
04 Apr 2013

Capital Download for USA TODAY: RNC Reince Priebus

I had the opportunity to produce another 3 camera video shoot for USA TODAY’s weekly Capital Download series and then do a 90-second portrait with the Republican National Chairman Reince Preibus. Here is the link to the video and story.

I’m pretty sure that his parents gave him this name hoping he would have a successful life in politics.

DC Photography | Republican National Chairman Reince Priebus

RNC Reince Priebus

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April 3, 2013
03 Apr 2013

Mom and our little girl

We are at 38 weeks and Allison is handling the pregnancy with grace. My bride is the cutest pregnant woman ever!Event Photography| Mom and Baby

April 2, 2013
02 Apr 2013

MLK Jr’s legacy and a 3 camera shoot with Lee Saunders AFSCME’s president for USA TODAY

Commercial Photography | Portrait of AFL CIO President Lee Saunders

Portrait of AFSCME President Lee Saunders

Late last week I was hired by USA TODAY to produce a 3 camera shoot for their weekly series called Capital Download. This Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page interviewed Lee Saunders AFSCME (American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees) President at their office on K Street. I also did a 2 minute portrait afterwards which is a little longer than normal for someone of his stature. Many thanks to Chris, the Assistant Director of Media and Field Communications for making the shoot run so smoothly. Also a big thank you to USA TODAY video editor extraordinaire for helping produce the shoot and for assisting me with the lighting on this portrait. Here is a link to the story and video.

March 30, 2013
30 Mar 2013

Dragons rule the National Cherry Blossom Kite Festival

I had a picnic with my wife in the sunshine on the National Mall. It felt like vacation and it was wonderful. In a way that is exactly what it was, a vacation from the chilly grasp of winter which may last for another 7 months. Now that’s my kind of vacation! I don’t know of anywhere else you can go and catch 200 kites in flight. The National Cherry Blossom Kite Festival is a must do activity for any Washingtonian.

DC Photography| Kite Festival

More information about the Cherry Blossom Festival here.

March 10, 2013
10 Mar 2013

Baby perspectives: The baby photo booth reveals why babies really laugh and cry

Click on any baby photo booth image above to view full-screen and full-frame

Our dear friends threw us a co-ed baby shower and it was a ton of fun. I wanted to make a visual guest book for our daughter so she could someday see all the people who showered us with baby gifts galore and lots of love. I thought a baby photo booth was a great way to do that. In the weeks leading up to this shower my wife bought a playful background we could hang on the wall. But on the morning of the shower the creativity I had sought out to make this photo booth special landed right in my lap. A photo booth from a baby’s perspective. Yes! Leave it to the photojournalist to get the inspiration on deadline. After looking at these I now know why babies laugh and cry when they look up at us.

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