Jumping Through Norway

Aaron really is a good sport.  I’m always behind the camera, so he is inevitably my stalwart model.  Most of what I take of him are candids – “no, just stay right where you are and ignore me!” “walk forward… keep walking…” – but sometimes I have him pose.  And I quickly discovered he’s quite good at jumping.

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Photo of the Week: Acoustic

Yay!  They’re back!  The Photo of the Week was on a bit of a hiatus while I wrapped up the Japan posts, but I now welcome them back with open arms.

I’ve already shared this particular photo on my Facebook and Instagram pages, but when looking over the past week, I kept coming back to this one.  I love it too much to not feature it here.

© LotsaSmiles Photography 2016

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Photo of the Week: Zombies!

Every year around this time, as Halloween looms on the horizon, the undead emerge in droves.  Around here, there are walks, pub crawls, 5k runs, and – of course – dancing.  I partook in the Thrill the World dance a few years ago, donning the torn garments, the pale makeup, and the fake blood (and even some real blood!).  I learned all of the moves and joined the masses around the world all dancing to Michael Jackson in sync.  Aaron passed on the dance but was happy to limp and moan his way with me down the city streets.

This year, I chose to simply shoot zombies, instead 🙂

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Kumoricon ’15: Days 3 & 4

This year’s Kumoricon was one of the most exciting yet.  It was our last at the Hilton Convention Center, so I especially wanted to soak it all in.  We had one of the best photographer groups.. lots of great talent and solid work ethics.  It was a relief over some of my past experiences.  And we even had some amazing videos come out of our blossoming subdepartment. Continue reading

Kumoricon ’15: Days 1 & 2

In my last post, I summarized my journey into the geekdom of anime.  I have been to many conventions, and I continue to add more to my repertoire, but my heart and my home lie with Kumoricon.  It’s easy to claim this convention as mine.  It’s local, anime-specific, and it was the con that really solidified the otaku within me.  I have since met many friends, I have so much fun shooting it, and it is always the convention which I most anticipate. Continue reading