I had the great opportunity to meet and photograph the lovely Alex Sprague while in Maine visiting my family.  Alex is a great young lady with a very bright future ahead.  Good luck this year in school Alex!

Shooting with Alex

So excited that Fortune Magazine wrote a wonderful article, “Sears’ big-data strategy? Just a service call away” about my client, Sears Home Services, and featured one of my images in the article!  I’ve been doing shoots for Sears Home Services for a few months in Seattle to “kapchur” the spirit of their amazing, kind and talented repair technicians.  Dominique, featured in the image, was a jem!  What a great guy and such a pleasure to watch him interact with his clients.

Sears, service photography, commercial photography

feature in fortune magazine


Picture this, you’re hosting an AMAZING event!  Everyone who’s anyone will be there! You’ve created the event #HASHTAG and still NO ONE is posting to the WORLD telling them how amazing it is!  Live posting your event photos might be the best marketing tool yet!

Remedy? You have to give them a reason to want to post and want to follow the #HASHTAG, so upload photos and use that #HASHTAG, show people on your phone what you’ve posted.  They will immediately login and start following to see what other photos are there and what other attendees are saying.  Lots of people these days are expecting to see lots of photos from events documenting their every move and they love it!  As a matter of fact, if they DON’T see a photo of themselves they can get a little cranky!

For me, I take the photos with my dSLR (Canon 5D Mark III with EyeFi Card or Sony A7r with native Wifi), stream the photos to my phone, select a handful to closer review and edit, add my watermark and immediately post to twitter (and sometimes Facebook) with the #HASHTAG.  These are event photos, not portraits, so they won’t require much editing at all!  And even better alternative would be to have a photographer’s assistant wandering with the photographer with a tablet having the photos streamed to the tablet!  This would enable event more photos be posted.  I make this process sound sort of easy because I’ve been doing it for years, but the ordeal of getting all your devices connected, streaming properly and then learning how to do mobile editing…. not to mention having catchy and fun mots (fancy french for “words”) to describe the posting… well those are skills that require a little time to build and sometimes would be called “having a knack for it”.

So, what’s left for after if I’m posting photos during the event?  Rest assured there’s NO way for me to post ALL of the photos I take an any event.  I will generally take 100 photos per hour at most events.  Because of that I’m just very selective to post only the ones I think represent something amazing about that moment in time and try not to be too repetitive with posting the same people or the same theme, trying to keep variety, energy and simplicity at top of mind.  Then, after the event I’ll upload ALL of the full resolution images to my computer, do mass editing for a few hours and will then post or upload them where ever my clients and I have agreed… all within 48 hours of the event finishing (sometimes even faster).

Social Media Photographer Live Posting Your Event Photos

Twitter stream from social media photographer @RL_Wood during the #GoGreenSEA conference

Here are a few events where I’ve live posted event photos:

GoGreen Seattle Conference

Smart Meeting Seattle Conference

2014 Seattle Pride

2014 Conference on Ending Homelessness (COEH2014)

Well, today I get to share an exciting project!  I had the chance to photograph the Album Cover Artwork for recording artist Chase Silva for his upcoming single release, “Free to Be Me”!  Look for updates soon with the actual album artwork as well as links to download the single!  (I’ve heard it and LOVE IT!  So much fun!)  Check it out on iTunes!  Releases on June 1, 2015, but you can pre-order now!  Free to Be Me (feat. Chase Silva)

Album Cover Artwork for Chase Silva

Hello!  It’s not often I get a chance to show off the post-editing work I perform on my portraits.  However, I had an amazing opportunity today and a client that was VERY easy to convince that this would be a good idea… well, it was me!  Every time I try to justify showing off the editing I do, I think to myself, “Does my client even know the type of work I did to their photo?  Do they REALLY want that public?”  Well, now I don’t have to worry about that.  This is me and the edits I decided to do on my own portrait from today.  Hope you like it this Before and After Portrait. Before and After Portrait

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I’ve been busy busy busy lately!  Running from company to company shooting executives, lawyers, and entrepreneurs galore!   Do you have special needs for your headshots?  Short on time?  I come to you, or meet where you like with all the gear we’ll need to make your professional portrait memorable and beautiful.

Professional Headshots Collage


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Product Photography for iDope Customs

Ever wanted an iPhone that was a little different from everyone else’s?  Well, check out iDope Customs!  They offer a HUGE variety of customization options for iPhone 4, 4S, 5, 5S and SOON will have more parts for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.  Check out these samples I captured recently.

In the samples above you’ll see a red mirrored screen with beautiful mat finish red housing.  And the other is a gold mirrored screen with a mat finish gold housing.  The best of the best!!

Andrew & Marisa – Hitched at Sole Repair

I’m so lucky to have amazing friends.  This couple I’ve known for many many years and was so honored they asked me to photograph their special day.

The day started with the bridal party at the Sorrento Hotel in Seattle.  From there the bridal party took to the city streets at Pike Place Market.  I left the bridal party and from there went to the grooms party at a private rental home in lower Queen Anne where the Goddard clan of Christchurch, New Zealand were living for the past few weeks.  Later on the wedding ceremony was at the Fauntleroy Church and the reception at The Sanctuary at Admiral.

Regent & Megan – Simple Love

Creative and beautiful, a wedding for the ages… of dragons and wizards and fairies and princesses!  A fairy-tale wedding for Jason & Pam

So excited to have started photographing real estate for some amazing real estate agents in the Puget Sound.  Here’s what my service offerings are:

  • 24 hours (or less) turn around
  • Full HDR photography (multiple exposures to compose perfect lighting for every aspect of every image)
  • Reasonable pricing
  • Bulk discounts (give me more than three listings in any given month and receive a 25%  discount on the third and any after for that month)
  • Super friendly and trustworthy service
  • I will help you (the real estate agent) modify any rooms to maximize the appeal of the room for potential buyers
  • Referral credits! Receive a discount on your next shoot when you refer a paying customer to me!

*This amazing property brought to you by Susan Robinet of Coldwell Banker Danforth. Property Address: 1710 SW Barton St, Seattle, WA


Pricing specifics:

  • $200 flat rate for properties under 2000 square feet (usually about 1.5 hours on-site for the shoot)
  • $150/hour for properties over 2000 square feet (minimum 2 hours)
  • $50 referral credit applied to any one single shoot (multiple credits cannot be applied to the same shoot)

I was digging through some of my archived photos this morning and found this image.  Actually three different exposures of the same image.  Composing HDR images of landscapes and cityscapes is so much fun!


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