Adam Stevens Photography

July 8, 2011

4th of July…. Postmortem.

Postmortem as in, it’s behind us.  No one died.  No skin was burned, and no ear drums ruptured.  All fingers accounted for.  Except for the critters and the 2 year old, it was a complete success.  The animals are not fans of anything loud and flashing, and apparently the 2 year old isn’t either.  She was OK with smoke bombs though.  As long as her big cousin (superhero in her eyes) is keeping her safe.

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September 23, 2010

One. Last. Night…

Filed under: Personal — Tags: , , , , , — photobby @ 10:04 pm

We hope. Spirits lifted by some good friends and family who made the trek from the motherland… Lots of distractions for the “inmate”, and hopes of a (mostly) restful nights sleep.

It can be tough to get out of a reflection….  The patient is just out of view, holding everyones attention.

September 23, 2009

Community.

Filed under: Personal — Tags: , , , , — photobby @ 7:26 pm

We are so blessed. My wife and I are in a Home Fellowship (Home Study, Home Church, Small Group etc.) with a group of folks and are just getting into our third year together. There are some powerful things that happen when you invest time in people’s lives. “Going deep not wide” as David duChemin says of photography in “Within The Frame“. It’s applicable in life as well. Getting to know one area, or group of people, or subject really really well yields such rich rewards (Like I’ve said before, you’ll never see them here, but I have scads of great shots of my daughters, cause I know them.  Really really well.)  I’ll probably be waxing the philosophic more about this vision thing as I am slowly working my way through David’s book.

At the moment I am applying it to my Photography in Stanwood.  One of the guys in our HFG is a Wedding DJ, and I talked at length about the Stanwood vs. Seattle Wedding photography market.  There are a lot of pro’s and con’s to low cost vs. high cost weddings.  All in all I think the stress is probably about the same (depending on how you handle stress) it’s just that you are stressing more about things at a “low cost” wedding that don’t cross your mind at a “high cost” wedding.  All that to say that I am planning on focusing locally.  Having been in the smaller community of Stanwood for almost 4 years now, the benefit of seeing people on a regular basis, aka “the small town feel” is so enriching.

So back to the HFG kick off, the subject for the evening was serving the community.  I have “signed on” with a project called “Help Portrait” that will be going nation wide this December 12th.  I’m still looking for how to cover that in a local way…

For now, enjoy the shot of some of the toppings.  For a moment we were not going to be able to use the tomatoes, as the looked “too pretty” on the plate (acording to one of the gal’s).

August 26, 2009

Hoop it up!

Filed under: Personal — Tags: , , , , — photobby @ 10:56 pm

It was really fun last weekend!  My folks had some milestone birthdays and a whole pile of folks showed up for food fun and hoop housing!  Lots of people I didn’t know (that doesn’t surprise me) and lots of folks I did!  It was a great success!  I’ve managed a work party or two, and unless you are used to coordinating tasks and materials for 15-20 people it can be a bit overwhelming.  It really did go well, with all but the front door done and the plastic over the top!  Here are a few shots….

March 27, 2009

Birthday Party!

Filed under: Candid, Family, Kids, Portraits — Tags: , , , , , , — photobby @ 10:06 pm

Another birthday party!  I shot this quite a while ago, and then lost track of the images to upload for my blog untill I was sorting some of the wedding photos from the last wedding I shot.  Here are a few quick grabs,

The lady of honor!  What a gem!

Not a big fan of the buffet!

I think everyone had a good time!

Just cause she’ll kill me, here is the gal who organized the party.  (not the little one)

Thanks for the chance to share this wonderful day with all of you!

February 18, 2009

Happy coordinated birthday!

Filed under: Family, Kids — Tags: , , , , , , — photobby @ 10:31 pm

I wish I could dress like this.  Not like a girl, but coordinated, sharp, and always looking “ready to go”.  We were honored to be invited to a *princess* party at a close friend’s house the other night.  It was all family, and us.  Great welcoming people with wonderful hospitality, even if we were late (I prefer my pizza cold!).  Here are a few frames from the evening.  I didn’t catch every moment, just a few as I was enjoying the wonderful company.

The Birthday Girl!

The little sister

Here’s Mom & Auntie

Here’s dad, King of his castle!, alternate title “I have two girls and weddings cost how much?”

Thanks for letting me post the shots!

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