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NEED + WRK

I recently had the honor of shooting for NEED Edition who is partnering with 10 different brands for Fashion Week. WRK was the first look and this is a little behind the scenes teaser for what is ahead. Check out https://neededition.com/ for more images from the shoot and information on the products.

thanks to:

Sean Berry: Stylist and Set Design, Ben Larzabal: Video, Hannah Morrison: Curator and Producer

Vince and Mariah's Engagement

Vince and Mariah's beautiful story of two who started dating when they were fifteen just set a wonderful new milestone as Vince asked his long awaited bride to be to marry him. Vince's musical background and Mariah's photography background came together as they enjoyed a beautiful view of Dallas as Vince got down on his knee and asked her to marry him. Even the spectators on the roof could help but cheer and pour champaign to celebrate the new step for this wonderful couple. Congratulations Vince and Mariah!

Sleeperstar - Apocalypse (Official Music Video)

Sleeperstar's official video for their new song "Apocalypse"
Get It Here ----- http://bit.ly/UTiy69

Produced By: Jordan Laessig ---- http://jordanlaessig.com

Apocalypse is the first official single from Sleeperstar's upcoming album "Lost Machines" which will be released on October 15, 2014! Recorded in Nashville, TN with producer Dustin Burnett "Lost Machines" is Sleeperstar's second full length album.

Gorilla Trekking in Kinigi Rwanda

Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda was one of the most amazing things I have ever been apart of. Leaving Kigali to Kinigi meant waking up and leaving at 4:00am to drive 3 hours to Kinigi where I would join a group and guide and start our Trek at the crack of dawn to find the Gorillas. Each of the Gorilla families have an assigned guard who track them daily and protect them from poachers. Right now Rwanda if only one of two places on the globe where Gorilla Treks are possible so the rarity of seeing them was something spectacular. Our guide Francior was one of the funniest most knowledgable guides. He had been tracking the gorillas for almost 30 years and was not above beating his chest, eating bamboo, and speaking gorilla just to show us what we would be experiencing. Francior started by teaching us how to speak gorilla which at first seemed a bit unnecessary, until I found out later while being charged by the BIG MAMA how thankful I was that our guide could speak to her and calm her down. I would absolutely love to go back to Rwanda and see them over and over again, the overwhelming since of awe seeing the most powerful land mammal in front of me grazing in such a beautiful country was astounding. 

Ty Mayfield Acoustic Sessions Preview

Ty's style of music is a little but of groove mixed with pop. His songs are catchy but also written extremely well. I got the pleasure of working with Ty on his newest acoustic session on his new album. We will be recording a full band session soon, but this will give you a taste of what his musk is all about.

To hear more check out http://www.tymayfield.com

Women Who are Clothed with Strength and Dignity

Women Who are Clothed with Strength and Dignity

One of the best feelings is getting to shoot for someone who is actively using their gifts to empower others to change lives. This is exactly what the women of "Thirty One Ministries" do. I had the pleasure of shooting with three beautiful ladies who are clothed with strength and dignity. @thirtyonemin @kaitsunflower @becauseofhymn make and awesome team for The Lord. I feel blessed to be invited to shoot for them. Go check out their blog at Thirtyoneministries.com.

Bolex D8L: 8mm film

Bolex D8L: 8mm film

So excited to start a new challenging fun expedition shooting on one of the classiest 8mm cameras of all time the Bolex D8L. The Bolex is an 8mm film camera strictly for video that was introduced as a home video camera for family events and vacations. This camera produces one of my favorite looking images, and mixed with the Kodachrome film from Kodak the combo is iconic and unmistakable. I am excited to start using this camera as both a hobby and professionally. More soon.

The Wedding of Caleb and Christina

The Wedding of Caleb and Christina

Caleb and Christina's beautiful wedding in Tatum TX, was surrounded by family, friends, and a few rain clouds. Minutes before the ceremony the beautiful bride, Christina, requested the wedding be moved outside. As the guests were seated the clouds opened up as the sun came through to illuminate the alter so that Caleb and Christina could exchange vows and become one. It was such a beautiful start to such and gorgeous couple.

view gallery

ONE BY ONE INSTADFW GALLERY AT ART SPACE

ONE BY ONE INSTADFW GALLERY AT ART SPACE

This year I am so humbled to be apart of the One by One InstaDFW show at ART SPACE in Dallas. Here are a few images from last nights gallery opening night VIP event. I would love for other people to see the show, there are so many amazing talented photographers with work up. The gallery will be up until mid June.

From photographers to filmmakers, graphic designers, or people using Instagram as a medium for connection for their business - we are here to help each of you get connected to one another. Our mission exists as one to unite our cities in a powerful community of support and growth together!

There are faces that operate the day to day functions of InstaDFW, but we are only the framework - we are all the content. Together we make a picture that shows others who we are - more than just artists, we are creators of vision, curators to original content and bookkeepers of memories. The InstaDFW feed and webpage is a display of our art together!

The Wedding of Gavin & Kathryn

The Wedding of Gavin & Kathryn

Gavin and Kathryn's wedding at the Dallas Arboretum  started off with the guys playing a little poker and the ladies dancing and doing hair and make-up at the Hotel Polamar. Kathryn's dance skills she carried over from Texas Tech were the highlight of the classy evening. The wedding took place at the Degolyer Gardens on a absolutely perfect evening in May. I have nothing but good things to say about Gavin and Kathryn as they were the most courteous couple.

view gallary

Dapper and Dame | New Wedding Brand

Dapper and Dame | New Wedding Brand

Launched in 2014, Dapper and Dame is a wedding brand that strives to bring about class and excellence with every image. Striving for excellence is shown through the way the couple feels as we are invited to be a part of documenting their day in a way that will make others want to look back at the images and re-live the special day everyone worked so hard to put together. 

Detail in every aspect of the day is as important to us as the happiness of the couple and the wedding party. With so many different vendors and arrangements to take care of, we hope to provide an experience that is helpful to the bride and groom so that they can enjoy their day without the stress of wondering how and if everything going on will be captured.

Founding partner,

Jordan Laessig

www.dapperanddameweddings.com

Caleb and Christina

Caleb and Christina

One of the questions was asked: when should an artist explore new avenues of art. When he is comfortable with where he is. Shooting with Caleb and Christina was a great challenge to me as I decided not to shoot in a location that  I was use to but rather find something new. This became such a great challenge because we found the coolest place. I am so excited to  be shooting the wedding of these two love birds.

Tab Rassa: tablet storytelling to sell more

Tab Rassa helps companies tell their story in the most compelling way on iOS and Android tablets. 


A Tab Rassa sales apps integrates expert copywriting, video production and graphic design to draw people to your solution. 
Today's sophisticated buyer of sophisticated solutions is looking for a sophisticated story to engage their heart and mind. Tab Rassa is your partner to blend the art of brand marketing with the genius of sleek technology. 


It's tablet storytelling to help you sell more.

The Wedding of Paul and Hannah Morrison

Hannah Cheves noticed Paul Morrison from across the room at church. She awkwardly introduced herself to Paul when she was left standing alone with him after the service. They left church and immediately asked their mutual friends about one another. For three weeks they went to the same seats at church hoping to run into the other, but they played it cool each time. He finally asked for her number and got to know her over before taking her on their first dinner date.

Paul arranged for Hannah to go on a scavenger hunt the day of the proposal. That week, Hannah’s friends kept her busy so that Paul could plan his big day. On Saturday night, Hannah’s friend Rachel invited her to dinner. But when Rachel arrived, she gave Hannah a letter that began a scavenger hunt around town. She was instructed to find the people and places around Dallas that were significant to her and Paul’s relationship, and at each stop she was greeted by a loved one who gave her the next clue. Even her parents from out of town were in on Paul’s plan and delivered a clue. The last note directed her to the church where they met and Paul proposed.

Paul is studying Christian studies at Liberty Christian School. He works at The Door Church. Hannah is studying broadcast journalism at Dallas Baptist University. She is currently an intern with D Home and D Weddings. The couple will marry February 15, 2014 at Flying V Ranch.

written by Ryan Conner

TAB RASSA: about us

Taking the magic of tablets into compelling customer engagements fascinated founding partner George Lynch. A senior brand executive for a major technology firm, Lynch chartered his company's move into tablet sales apps. As he explored the nascent solutions and led his team to develop apps, he realized the spate of expertise aimed at helping companies join the modern age in selling. He saw people puzzled and perplexed as to "how do i get there?"

Savion Wright: live at the Prophet Bar

In 1998, the small town of Jasper, Texas, made headlines for all the wrong reasons when an African-American man, James Byrd Jr., was killed by a group of white men who dragged him alive behind their truck for miles.

Now, more than fifteen years later, locals in the neighboring town of Hemphill are concerned that racism could yet again be raising its ugly head in their midst after Alfred Wright — the brother of American Idol contestant Savion Wright — was found dead with his tongue ripped out amid rumors of his relationship with a relative of a local law enforcement agent, who is white.

“Alfred was dating the white relative of someone in law enforcement,” one local source tells Radar.

“You can’t do that in East Texas. If you’re a black man, you’ll get killed. They still have cross burnings in that area!”

written by Melissa Cronin

Ruzizi Time Lapse

One of the most beautiful yet terrifying things I have ever experienced was walking through the boardwalk of the tents at Ruzizi Africa where the only light that is seen is the light from the stars, and the only sounds you hear are the animals and your own breath. This timelapse of the night sky in Ruzizi only touches the beauty the Father shows in the night sky.

During the timelapse, I could hear the hippos eating right beneath me, and I could see monkeys swinging from tree to tree. I don't know if I was more terrified that a monkey was going to come down and steal my camera while laughing at me, or that the hippos might eat me alive, but being able to play back the beauty of the night was well worth the 8 hours is spent making this.

Opargo: optimizing the value of time

Information is needed in order to help healthcare providers understand how their business is performing. Up-to-date metrics are not always easy for doctors and healthcare managers to obtain. Opargo provides detailed insight to let healthcare providers know if and when they are being successful.

Equip 2013

Word-break-believe
We believe in perfecting our craft for the glory of God.
We believe in cultivating strong leadership.
We believe no skill or leadership quality is Christ-honoring without a heart that seeks Him.

EQUIP is intentional mentoring & training for worship bands (including instruments, vocals and media leadership). Ages 15+ Includes worship gatherings.

equipworship.org

Tanner Patrick - Roar

Official Music Video for Tanner Patrick's cover of Katy Perry's "Roar"

Available now on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/album/roar-single/id698813863 

Claire Johnson: fine artist and designer

My name is Claire Elizabeth. I am a storyteller. I create and craft the commonplace on my canvas or keyboard. I feel that art has great potential to open our soul’s eyes to the beauty of breath around us. I see the joy of life in an old car, a flowering weed, a bicycle, or a well-loved mutt. My work is a labor of love. Every stroke, every key press, every piece is a birthed ambition to give glory to the One who gifted me. 

AnOriginal by JC Minton - Ain't Gonna Work

JC Minton and Adam Westlake are both students at Dallas Baptist University. While studying JC continues to write and perform his own pieces, while Adam's coveted skills on the guitar compliment this original arrangement of "Ain't Gonna Work."

The first time I had the pleasure of hearing this song was when I invited both of the guys over for a jam session in my loft. I was shocked by the originality of the song, as it was much different from other songs that I had heard at DBU. The style and vocal range were both unique and refreshing. 

I am honored to share this arrangement with you all.

NEED + WRK

I recently had the honor of shooting for NEED Edition who is partnering with 10 different brands for Fashion Week. WRK was the first look and this is a little behind the scenes teaser for what is ahead. Check out https://neededition.com/ for more images from the shoot and information on the products.

thanks to:

Sean Berry: Stylist and Set Design, Ben Larzabal: Video, Hannah Morrison: Curator and Producer

Vince and Mariah's Engagement

Vince and Mariah's beautiful story of two who started dating when they were fifteen just set a wonderful new milestone as Vince asked his long awaited bride to be to marry him. Vince's musical background and Mariah's photography background came together as they enjoyed a beautiful view of Dallas as Vince got down on his knee and asked her to marry him. Even the spectators on the roof could help but cheer and pour champaign to celebrate the new step for this wonderful couple. Congratulations Vince and Mariah!

Sleeperstar - Apocalypse (Official Music Video)

Sleeperstar's official video for their new song "Apocalypse"
Get It Here ----- http://bit.ly/UTiy69

Produced By: Jordan Laessig ---- http://jordanlaessig.com

Apocalypse is the first official single from Sleeperstar's upcoming album "Lost Machines" which will be released on October 15, 2014! Recorded in Nashville, TN with producer Dustin Burnett "Lost Machines" is Sleeperstar's second full length album.

Gorilla Trekking in Kinigi Rwanda

Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda was one of the most amazing things I have ever been apart of. Leaving Kigali to Kinigi meant waking up and leaving at 4:00am to drive 3 hours to Kinigi where I would join a group and guide and start our Trek at the crack of dawn to find the Gorillas. Each of the Gorilla families have an assigned guard who track them daily and protect them from poachers. Right now Rwanda if only one of two places on the globe where Gorilla Treks are possible so the rarity of seeing them was something spectacular. Our guide Francior was one of the funniest most knowledgable guides. He had been tracking the gorillas for almost 30 years and was not above beating his chest, eating bamboo, and speaking gorilla just to show us what we would be experiencing. Francior started by teaching us how to speak gorilla which at first seemed a bit unnecessary, until I found out later while being charged by the BIG MAMA how thankful I was that our guide could speak to her and calm her down. I would absolutely love to go back to Rwanda and see them over and over again, the overwhelming since of awe seeing the most powerful land mammal in front of me grazing in such a beautiful country was astounding. 

Ty Mayfield Acoustic Sessions Preview

Ty's style of music is a little but of groove mixed with pop. His songs are catchy but also written extremely well. I got the pleasure of working with Ty on his newest acoustic session on his new album. We will be recording a full band session soon, but this will give you a taste of what his musk is all about.

To hear more check out http://www.tymayfield.com

Women Who are Clothed with Strength and Dignity

One of the best feelings is getting to shoot for someone who is actively using their gifts to empower others to change lives. This is exactly what the women of "Thirty One Ministries" do. I had the pleasure of shooting with three beautiful ladies who are clothed with strength and dignity. @thirtyonemin @kaitsunflower @becauseofhymn make and awesome team for The Lord. I feel blessed to be invited to shoot for them. Go check out their blog at Thirtyoneministries.com.

Bolex D8L: 8mm film

So excited to start a new challenging fun expedition shooting on one of the classiest 8mm cameras of all time the Bolex D8L. The Bolex is an 8mm film camera strictly for video that was introduced as a home video camera for family events and vacations. This camera produces one of my favorite looking images, and mixed with the Kodachrome film from Kodak the combo is iconic and unmistakable. I am excited to start using this camera as both a hobby and professionally. More soon.

The Wedding of Caleb and Christina

Caleb and Christina's beautiful wedding in Tatum TX, was surrounded by family, friends, and a few rain clouds. Minutes before the ceremony the beautiful bride, Christina, requested the wedding be moved outside. As the guests were seated the clouds opened up as the sun came through to illuminate the alter so that Caleb and Christina could exchange vows and become one. It was such a beautiful start to such and gorgeous couple.

view gallery

ONE BY ONE INSTADFW GALLERY AT ART SPACE

This year I am so humbled to be apart of the One by One InstaDFW show at ART SPACE in Dallas. Here are a few images from last nights gallery opening night VIP event. I would love for other people to see the show, there are so many amazing talented photographers with work up. The gallery will be up until mid June.

From photographers to filmmakers, graphic designers, or people using Instagram as a medium for connection for their business - we are here to help each of you get connected to one another. Our mission exists as one to unite our cities in a powerful community of support and growth together!

There are faces that operate the day to day functions of InstaDFW, but we are only the framework - we are all the content. Together we make a picture that shows others who we are - more than just artists, we are creators of vision, curators to original content and bookkeepers of memories. The InstaDFW feed and webpage is a display of our art together!

The Wedding of Gavin & Kathryn

Gavin and Kathryn's wedding at the Dallas Arboretum  started off with the guys playing a little poker and the ladies dancing and doing hair and make-up at the Hotel Polamar. Kathryn's dance skills she carried over from Texas Tech were the highlight of the classy evening. The wedding took place at the Degolyer Gardens on a absolutely perfect evening in May. I have nothing but good things to say about Gavin and Kathryn as they were the most courteous couple.

view gallary

Dapper and Dame | New Wedding Brand

Launched in 2014, Dapper and Dame is a wedding brand that strives to bring about class and excellence with every image. Striving for excellence is shown through the way the couple feels as we are invited to be a part of documenting their day in a way that will make others want to look back at the images and re-live the special day everyone worked so hard to put together. 

Detail in every aspect of the day is as important to us as the happiness of the couple and the wedding party. With so many different vendors and arrangements to take care of, we hope to provide an experience that is helpful to the bride and groom so that they can enjoy their day without the stress of wondering how and if everything going on will be captured.

Founding partner,

Jordan Laessig

www.dapperanddameweddings.com

Caleb and Christina

One of the questions was asked: when should an artist explore new avenues of art. When he is comfortable with where he is. Shooting with Caleb and Christina was a great challenge to me as I decided not to shoot in a location that  I was use to but rather find something new. This became such a great challenge because we found the coolest place. I am so excited to  be shooting the wedding of these two love birds.

Tab Rassa: tablet storytelling to sell more

Tab Rassa helps companies tell their story in the most compelling way on iOS and Android tablets. 


A Tab Rassa sales apps integrates expert copywriting, video production and graphic design to draw people to your solution. 
Today's sophisticated buyer of sophisticated solutions is looking for a sophisticated story to engage their heart and mind. Tab Rassa is your partner to blend the art of brand marketing with the genius of sleek technology. 


It's tablet storytelling to help you sell more.

The Wedding of Paul and Hannah Morrison

Hannah Cheves noticed Paul Morrison from across the room at church. She awkwardly introduced herself to Paul when she was left standing alone with him after the service. They left church and immediately asked their mutual friends about one another. For three weeks they went to the same seats at church hoping to run into the other, but they played it cool each time. He finally asked for her number and got to know her over before taking her on their first dinner date.

Paul arranged for Hannah to go on a scavenger hunt the day of the proposal. That week, Hannah’s friends kept her busy so that Paul could plan his big day. On Saturday night, Hannah’s friend Rachel invited her to dinner. But when Rachel arrived, she gave Hannah a letter that began a scavenger hunt around town. She was instructed to find the people and places around Dallas that were significant to her and Paul’s relationship, and at each stop she was greeted by a loved one who gave her the next clue. Even her parents from out of town were in on Paul’s plan and delivered a clue. The last note directed her to the church where they met and Paul proposed.

Paul is studying Christian studies at Liberty Christian School. He works at The Door Church. Hannah is studying broadcast journalism at Dallas Baptist University. She is currently an intern with D Home and D Weddings. The couple will marry February 15, 2014 at Flying V Ranch.

written by Ryan Conner

TAB RASSA: about us

Taking the magic of tablets into compelling customer engagements fascinated founding partner George Lynch. A senior brand executive for a major technology firm, Lynch chartered his company's move into tablet sales apps. As he explored the nascent solutions and led his team to develop apps, he realized the spate of expertise aimed at helping companies join the modern age in selling. He saw people puzzled and perplexed as to "how do i get there?"

Savion Wright: live at the Prophet Bar

In 1998, the small town of Jasper, Texas, made headlines for all the wrong reasons when an African-American man, James Byrd Jr., was killed by a group of white men who dragged him alive behind their truck for miles.

Now, more than fifteen years later, locals in the neighboring town of Hemphill are concerned that racism could yet again be raising its ugly head in their midst after Alfred Wright — the brother of American Idol contestant Savion Wright — was found dead with his tongue ripped out amid rumors of his relationship with a relative of a local law enforcement agent, who is white.

“Alfred was dating the white relative of someone in law enforcement,” one local source tells Radar.

“You can’t do that in East Texas. If you’re a black man, you’ll get killed. They still have cross burnings in that area!”

written by Melissa Cronin

Ruzizi Time Lapse

One of the most beautiful yet terrifying things I have ever experienced was walking through the boardwalk of the tents at Ruzizi Africa where the only light that is seen is the light from the stars, and the only sounds you hear are the animals and your own breath. This timelapse of the night sky in Ruzizi only touches the beauty the Father shows in the night sky.

During the timelapse, I could hear the hippos eating right beneath me, and I could see monkeys swinging from tree to tree. I don't know if I was more terrified that a monkey was going to come down and steal my camera while laughing at me, or that the hippos might eat me alive, but being able to play back the beauty of the night was well worth the 8 hours is spent making this.

Opargo: optimizing the value of time

Information is needed in order to help healthcare providers understand how their business is performing. Up-to-date metrics are not always easy for doctors and healthcare managers to obtain. Opargo provides detailed insight to let healthcare providers know if and when they are being successful.

Equip 2013

Word-break-believe
We believe in perfecting our craft for the glory of God.
We believe in cultivating strong leadership.
We believe no skill or leadership quality is Christ-honoring without a heart that seeks Him.

EQUIP is intentional mentoring & training for worship bands (including instruments, vocals and media leadership). Ages 15+ Includes worship gatherings.

equipworship.org

Tanner Patrick - Roar

Official Music Video for Tanner Patrick's cover of Katy Perry's "Roar"

Available now on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/album/roar-single/id698813863 

Claire Johnson: fine artist and designer

My name is Claire Elizabeth. I am a storyteller. I create and craft the commonplace on my canvas or keyboard. I feel that art has great potential to open our soul’s eyes to the beauty of breath around us. I see the joy of life in an old car, a flowering weed, a bicycle, or a well-loved mutt. My work is a labor of love. Every stroke, every key press, every piece is a birthed ambition to give glory to the One who gifted me. 

AnOriginal by JC Minton - Ain't Gonna Work

JC Minton and Adam Westlake are both students at Dallas Baptist University. While studying JC continues to write and perform his own pieces, while Adam's coveted skills on the guitar compliment this original arrangement of "Ain't Gonna Work."

The first time I had the pleasure of hearing this song was when I invited both of the guys over for a jam session in my loft. I was shocked by the originality of the song, as it was much different from other songs that I had heard at DBU. The style and vocal range were both unique and refreshing. 

I am honored to share this arrangement with you all.

NEED + WRK
Vince and Mariah's Engagement
Sleeperstar - Apocalypse (Official Music Video)
Gorilla Trekking in Kinigi Rwanda
Ty Mayfield Acoustic Sessions Preview
Women Who are Clothed with Strength and Dignity
Bolex D8L: 8mm film
The Wedding of Caleb and Christina
ONE BY ONE INSTADFW GALLERY AT ART SPACE
The Wedding of Gavin & Kathryn
Dapper and Dame | New Wedding Brand
Caleb and Christina
Tab Rassa: tablet storytelling to sell more
The Wedding of Paul and Hannah Morrison
TAB RASSA: about us
Savion Wright: live at the Prophet Bar
Ruzizi Time Lapse
Opargo: optimizing the value of time
Equip 2013
Tanner Patrick - Roar
Claire Johnson: fine artist and designer
AnOriginal by JC Minton - Ain't Gonna Work