Hello! Yah my blog’s been a little sleepy but this past week was spent adjusting to local time, taking care of Wilson who came down with the flu, and catching up with all of our families (the best part!). Continue Reading →
It’s Friday March 18th and I’m sitting on a couch on the balcony of our hotel in Mukono with my iPad and a bottle of Fanta. It’s 6:49pm local time and the sun has gone behind the mountains which, from my couch I can clearly see. In the background is some reggae-esque music along with the road noise of cars, mini-buses and “boh da boh das” (the local term for little 125CC motorcycles used to zip around town. It derives from “border border”). The hotel is particularly busy tonight as the new mayor of Mukono is throwing a party here tonight. For us, we’ll be headed off to Kampala for some raved about Chinese food and drinks to celebrate Richard’s birthday. Continue Reading →
For many of my wedding couples, I’m one of the first vendors they book once they get engaged. It’s great to see their excitement and the “freshness” in their attitude towards planning. Fast forward a year or two later and the same couples often will say something like, “We just want to get it (the wedding) over with.” What they really mean is, “We just want to see it through or come to be.” In the same spirit, I just want to be in Uganda already and start taking photos. Continue Reading →
I’ve written a post on Physical Fitness + Photographer here before, so this post is more like an extended version of that.
At any given wedding or commercial shoot, there’s inevitably some sort of physical demands whether it’s being on your feet all day (crouching, standing, running), to lugging studio/grip gear around, and to setting it up / tearing it down a set. Continue Reading →