more mixed light & colour :: June 17

Another boost of warmth from tungsten light that happens to be flooding the background. As I mentioned in the “rainy day” post, you generally like to avoid mixed light, but in this case the sunset sky was just light enough to give nice skin tones from daylight while the tungsten works to amplify the colour … Read more

cold and rainy :: June 17

We’ve had a really cold and wet wedding season so far! In May you didn’t really even need a forecast… So for this week’s picture I thought I’d use something that illustrates both the weather *and* a photographic  problem turned into a solution: mixed light. Photographers usually–and with good reason–hate mixed light. Mixed light is … Read more

expressionism & romance :: june 10

The impact of romance, of our connections, of the ongoing importance of what we feel together: how do you create that, photographically? What better place to start with for a blog about the art of wedding photography than with expressionism? It’s true, a lot of what I try to do with my work, along with … Read more


Welcome to the LeicaFiles portion of my blog. Many people know I’m a passionate photographer, and my camera and lenses of choice for event work, including weddings, are all Leica film and digital bodies with a host of M lenses. Yes, I shoot with other cameras–a Nikon D3 in particular, but I’ve also used Canon … Read more

lots of changes!

There are a lot of changes coming to this blog, and to my web site. Stay tuned–I have a new site coming ‘really soon now’ and I will showcase my wedding portfolio there. Here, I’d like to use the blog to discuss one or two personal or wedding pictures per week, and tease out some … Read more