Adam Stevens Photography

January 14, 2012

Lines and patterns. A day at the office.

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Some visual thoughts from a walk through of a finished tenant space.  I wish I could do more of this….

Would I be a photographer if I hadn’t looked at the lights?

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December 24, 2011

Christmas with friends….

You might have seen this post.  We had a blast, and the folks at Eagle Wings were kind enough to invite us come and shoot another event, their annual Christmas Party.  As you enjoy this Christmas season, take a minute and enjoy the photos of some other folks, who really enjoyed themselves a few weeks ago.  I had a blast, not only were all the folks at the party happy to be there, but I got to shoot it with my brother in law!  He seemed to have a great time as well, and I’ll point out what frames are his, cause he had some great ones!!

Here’s one of his frames…  There are a couple more…

All in all a great time!

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January 31, 2011

I love working with artists…

I do.  It’s so fun to work with other creative folk.  I think sometimes it feels like we are all in headed in our own direction, and that’s part of the fun.  Maybe it’s who I am but I seem pulled toward creative folks.  Especially musicians.  And if you know me that’s kind of funny.  I don’t play any instrument (ok, I can rock a mouth harp, but I don’t know if that counts), and the bucket I used to carry a tune in sprung a leak.  But I married a singer.  Whoo-baby did I marry a singer!!  She wooed me with her voice back in high school (I don’t think she realized what she was doing at the time) and I have enjoyed an on going personal concert since.  But that’s a story for a different day…

What am I most excited about now?  This.  I should probably introduce them, cause there is an off chance someone out there besides my Mom, her sister and my Mother in law will read this.  Brent Johnson is the music pastor at our church.  He and his wife have been singing together since high school (sound familiar?) They both went to Lake Washington High School (my HS rival) but they are pardoned as my wife attended LW as well…  Small world huh?

He and his wife have just finished a praise and worship CD called “Presence” (release sometime mid February I think).  You can find out more about them here www.brentandceleste.com.  I will update the post with the album site once it’s up, so check back!!  My part started as a casual “would you take some pictures for us for our CD?” a few months ago.  “Sure”.

I had a lot of fun at the photo shoot (I’d go into the killer space they secured for the shoot, but I’ve already blown past my ‘talkin quota’ for today).  Probably too much fun.  To get a frame like the one below, I had to burn 5 or 6, cause SOMEONE couldn’t keep her their giggles under control.  Thy picked my favorite shot of the session and I worked up a comp for the CD cover.  Cami Blue (super talented graphic designer) did some typesettingtype magic for all the really important stuff and off it went to get pressed!  Cami is kind of like me (lots of plates in the air) and if you want to see what she’s been up to check out her blog here: http://alittlegraceandmercy.blogspot.com/

Here is another shot I liked, and stay tuned.  More info to come right here on this channel about the CD release party/service, as well as some more photos!  Thanks again Brent & Celeste for bringing me into this.  I truly have had a great time working with you both!

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December 23, 2010

Very Merry Christmas

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For a party hosted at the Woodmark Hotel.  What a great place!  Wonderful staff and killer accommodations.  And to whose who asked.  Yes there will be more content coming.  Lots. 

December 14, 2010

More Celtic Fairing….

Here is another post that’s long overdue.  Back in August (really, August?) our church had a Celtic Faire, think fun Irish music, fair food, games and general fun.  I was at the inaugural event a couple years ago, and for some reason it just didn’t come together last year.  This year the weather conspired against us, but like the rough tough Irish, we simply carried on.  It cleared up, and as anything where there is cotton candy, games and kids; it all ended well…



These last two shots are of a really cool game, battling tops, supplied by Barry Reed of Seattle Game Rentals.

December 5, 2010

The Author

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Well right off you know I’m not talking about myself.  I trip over my words like a dizzy 19 month old on a sugar rush.  Bad bad deal.  I prefer photographs.  So here’s the author.  I have been watching him work this book along, and I can tell you, like anything that you create, with purpose and drive, it has taken a lot of work.  And it really speaks to the community that is all around us..  And if you want to know more, read the book.  (Although I hear a movie is in the works)



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July 26, 2010

A totally 80’s Zumba experience!

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What a blast.  I am going to try to stay away from all of the 80’s vernacular that I could throw in here.  Studio Z Stanwood threw a killer (oops) 80’s themed party/Zumba event this last Friday night and I was asked to come in and shoot it for them!  Loved it!  Any time folks are getting together to have some fun, I’m all in.  The event was coordinated by Greg over at LinkedIQ, and the DJ was none other than SeattleDJ Jeremy Williams.  I could not stay away from the urge to color process the images for a more authentic 80’s look.  Here are some of my favorite shots from the night.  Let me know what you think!

This next photograph is one of my favorites shots of the night.  Love the light, energy and color!

Do you remember video cassettes?  Remember trying to wind the rental back in so you didn’t get charged for it!?!?

Fun game, if you can hold onto the pen!

And one last detail shot- totally forgot how rad leg warmers look!

Hit the comments and let me know what photograph you like best!

July 6, 2010

Networking, Social Media, and Web Presence Architecture

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I love where I get to go.  I have been able to shoot sport bikes at 60 mph just feet from the asphalt.  Brides on the biggest day of their lives.  Babies, just minutes old…  So while this isn’t exactly a new little bundle of joy, it was cool to get to sit in on one of the training sessions being run by the folks at LinkedIQ.com and sponsored by (among others) the Arlington Chamber of Commerce.  I’ve been sort of into social networking for some time, but Greg has this dialed in.  I know he is amassing a very impressive client list, (I am happy to be included on said list).  What’s that you say?  Oh yes, and new site is sssllloowwwlllllyyyyy moving forward.  Till I can brag on that, take a peek at my behind the scenes shots of the training last week.

April 1, 2010

Viking Zumba! Benefit for the Viking Hall in Silvana…

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What’s that?  Viking Zumba?   Yep.  But without the funny metal helmets, or long blond braids, or loud singing.  Makesha Kinney teaches a class there three nights a week, and this last Sunday she put together a fund raiser for the Viking Hall in Silvana.  More information about her classes can be found on her site, here.  Although the Viking Hall will never get my 5 star rating for the available light (there is none), it does have a low white ceiling (yea!).   I had great time shooting all the folks shakin’ it for a good cause.  Here are some of my favorites!  Huge turnout and from what I hear they are over $1,500 in total funds raised from this event to help with some much needed restoration work.  You can rent the hall too, check out their site here! It may be just right for your party!  Here are some of my favorite photos from the event!


Raffle items!





Makesha had several other Zumba instructors hop up on stage and give everyone a run for their money!








I know it’s not a good idea to tell a group (especially one that’s 99% female) that you need a wide angle lens, but look at this turnout!

Loads of folks having a good time!!



Thanks Makesha for letting me help out the SVH!  Photos of the event will be available with all proceeds gong to the Silvana Viking Hall!  Contact me for the link!

March 17, 2010

Zumba Master Class in Stanwood!

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Back at it again!  This time the girls at Studio Z (link here) managed to get a master instructor to come in for a special 90min class.  Lots of fun, not quite as PACKED as last time I shot here, that’s a good thing.  I was able to move around without worrying about getting kicked, knocked down or what not.  Also most of the folks in the class had “instructor” somewhere on their outfits, so I was not as worried about getting the dreaded hate mail “take my picture down or I’ll set fire to your blog!”.  This time the beats were covered by Jeremy (link here), another DJ friend of mine…  Sarah picked a few of her favorites, here are some of mine!  Possible link to all the images coming…. stay tuned!

Now for a couple of my favorites!

And for the last two- here’s one of the lead instructors Sarah!  Her kiddos were there enjoying the post workout beats when the little guy had an unfortunate gravity generated accident.  Yes sir, that floor is hard!  Cuties though!

If you want to see more, check them out!  They have a full schedule posted on their site (link at the top of the post)!!

If you want to see all the images from the evening check them out here: www.photobby.com

Edit:  Just a note, with the exception of the last two images, all of these were shot above ISO 1600.  Noisy noisy!  But my mantra is “I’d rather have a noisy image than no image”, flash helps freeze the action, but to keep the ambient from dying I kept the ISO jacked way up.  I’ll post about this at some point so the people who aren’t pixel peepers will understand…  🙂

March 16, 2010

I can’t say anything about this….

Well not much any how.  It’s a book.  I’m not writing it.  It’s gonna be for kids of my reading level (so lots of pictures, and no words with more than two syllables).  I’m doing the supporting images.  Here’s one I particularly liked.  I don’t know if it’s going to make it into the final cut but here you go none the less.  And yes.  He’s always this happy.

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