I discovered Jordan Voth through Flickr. He is based in Auburn, Washington. We have emailed back and forth at times. It was through Jordan that I also discovered his business partner, Noah Sahady. Noah is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. You NEED to check these guys out! They are among my top favorite photographers! Their work is beyond amazing, they take every photo to eleven! It was back in May when Jordan posted about doing a US tour with Noah traveling to certain cities to meet and mentor. So I quickly contacted him showing interest and we set up a date to meet, June 27th, I was stoked! So today I finally got to meet Jordan and Noah face to face. They are 2 of the most awesome dudes! We went over everything from the business aspect to tips on shooting and post processing. It was a pretty spectacular day! Thanks again Jordan and Noah for all your knowledge. I hope to someday see you guys again. Till then, have safe travels.
First off, I have to give credit where credit is do. I am a HUGE fan of Paula O’Hara. You should definitely check her out. Every image she produces is a masterpiece. When I saw her post of “My addiction“ I knew I had to get that cute shirt for Briar! The shirt is a hand-stiched tee from Amy Tangerine. So I went to her site and placed an order. A week or two later she emailed back saying it was on the way! When it finally arrived I couldn’t believe the craftsmanship that went into this shirt. It truly is a treasure. So thank you Amy for making such a great product and thank you Paula for showing me this great, fun shirt.
Living in York, PA, Philadelphia is only 1.5 hours away. I have taken many trips there to visit the zoo, see shows at the Troc, TLA and the Electric Factory, hang out on South Street, you name it. But never have I “stayed over” as the campaign ads say. So we decided that on May 27 and 28 we were going to do just that. I brought the camera along to capture the moments. The first day we went to the zoo. I didn’t take many photos because I was taking it all in with Briar since it was his first time seeing animals like this. He loved every minute of it. Surprisingly enough, he enjoyed the birds the most. After visiting the zoo we headed towards center city where our hotel was. We checked in around 4pm then went for a bite at the Reading Terminal. We decided on Carmen’s because we just love their cheesesteaks! (And so does Briar!) After dinner we went for a walk around the fountains and then headed over to Chinatown. Later that night we went for a swim in the hotel pool. Day 2 we headed for historical district. We went to Franklin Square where we ate lunch at Square Burger and Briar got his first carousel ride. (He was not a big fan.) Then we walked around Olde City, visited the local comic shop and went to Penn’s Landing. Afterwards we took a “Ride the Ducks” tour which drives you around the city, then into the Delaware River. It was a lot of fun and I got some great photos. Then we headed for Independence Hall. It was so awesome to be in the same building that housed our forefathers. Before we left we stopped at Sonny’s for dinner. Hey, when you are in Philly, why not get some cheesesteaks! We had a lot of fun but it was HOT as you will be able to tell in some of the photos. Well worth the trip!
Briar really enjoyed pounding on the bingo pieces.
This was the view from our hotel window. You can see the roof of the Reading Terminal in the foreground.
Firemen’s Memorial in Franklin Square.
You can really see how bad Briar was sweating in these photos. Those are not tears.
So this is my 2nd Father’s Day as a Dad! And it has been a great 15 months. Briar is walking like crazy (and getting into everything) as well as babbling your ear off. Right now his favorite past time besides books is ripping out flowers (and weeds). He is my special little guy and I love him to pieces!
Mallory turns 4 months old today! She is super sweet, not to mention adorable! And her parents, Kyle & Alison are two of the kindest people you will ever meet. You can just feel the love they have for Mallory! Thanks again to the Hofmann Family for allowing me to capture some great memories!