Thursday, June 26, 2008

New Logo

Ren at Vibe patiently worked me over a 2 week
period to complete my new logo - what do you think?

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Charlie's Girls II

Ava is now 2 months old and is getting more beautiful by
the day (OK, I'm prejudice)! Brook is quickly getting back
to her shape before the pregnancy! Charlie's girls are
looking awesome!
Original image by Poppi (Lewis Clifton)

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Cades Cove Cabin

I always long to be in the mountains this time of year (and most
other times too). This image was from our visit last May to the
Smokey Mountain National Park. It is an absolutely GORGEOUS
place! This cabin was one of the 1st settlers in the area....

Tuesday, June 17, 2008


A stroke of good fortune!
This image of the Don Ce Sar Hotel was purchased by a Disney
magazine - Wondertime! It's awesome to have someone appreciate
your work... The image appears in the July/August edition as
a background for a vacationing family...

Monday, June 16, 2008

Here's lookin at ya.......

Since I was a little guy, playing on the docks at John's Pass I have
held a fascination for Pelicans! They are like big clowns and will
pose for you... They love hand outs!!! They still bring a smile to
my face and brighten my spirit when I see them! They are amazing
creatures - I call them all "Pete"..........

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Dr. Sy & Jane Rabins

April 26 was the wedding of Dr. Sy and Jane Rabins! The ceremony and the
reception was at the Sarasota Yacht Club! Sy and Jane celebrated with their
family and friends and a wonderful time was had by all!!! They danced and
laughed their way into their new life together!

Monday, June 09, 2008


The Word: No-nonsense bars like Shadrack???s are a rarity on beaches, so experience this one.

The Spot: It's very possible Shadrack's existed, soaked in beer and history, before the beach was here. It feels that worn in. Built with roof shingles, a few planks of wood and a can of lacquer, Shadrack's is on the random lane between both seawater bodies and main streets. Its walls hang with promotional beer trinkets from the last time the rep came through in 1902.

The Juice: If endearing wasn't the word of the day already, Shadrack's has three beers on Tap, the Buds and Blue Moon, which cost less than anywhere else.

The Grub: Unless you've got a real hankering for a bag of dusty Bugles tacked to a post, dine beforehand at Sea Critters, Wharf or Hurricane.

The Selling Point: This is what drinking in a timelessly lazy island paradise should be.

**Note - spent a lot of time here many years ago.... many tales are held within these walls - of ships and the cargo of the times...

Sunday, June 08, 2008

The Captain and The Kid

YUP - stole the title from Jimmy Buffett!
In this case, the Captain is Charlie and The Kid is his daughter,
Ava Grace! The picture was from our visit in May - we caught
them napping together! I somehow found a camera laying
around and got this memory.....

***NOTE - This whole grand baby thing has Linda totally out
of control!!! She is a frequent shopper at BabysRUs and yesterday
we must have visited every baby consignment shop in Hillsborough
County.... HELP........

Saturday, June 07, 2008

HEY! I'm 6 weeks old today!

Here is our little Ava when we visited her last month! She
is 6 weeks old today! She will be coming to see us July 4!
We'll let Mom and Dad come too!!!

Thursday, June 05, 2008

BIG NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My BABY GIRL is having a baby!!!!
Courtney is pregnant!!! Our newest grandchild is due January 24, 2009!
Courtney and Doug have already picked out the name - Marley!!!!!

Jill & Jason

On Sunday, June 1 I had the pleasure of photographing and
sharing in the special day of 2 beautiful young people - Jill
and Jason! It was an awesome wedding and reception - there
were tons of love and smiles! I was working with my favorite
wedding photographer - Jerry McGaghey...

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Happy Anniversary!

         34 YEARS!!!!

Happy Anniversary to my young bride of 34 years,
Linda! Here she is with a big smile while visiting
her family in Arkansas last year! Lots of smiles and
memories over those 34 years! I love you Linda!

Happy Birthday!

A big SHOUT OUT to an awesome photographer and all around
good guy, Jerry McGaghey! Today is his 35th birthday!


If you're getting married and want your memries captured
by a real artist - contact Jerry - check out his work here!

 That's Jerry on the left next to David Jay at a convention last year.