Welcome to Mike's Tangents...

Hello there! Welcome to my blog. This online journal covers both professional and personal notes, thoughts, aspirations, questions, and whatever else is going on inside my head and heart, and is intended for you to get to know me just a bit more. Please enjoy, & be sure to visit my website for more info. Thanks for swinging by, & enjoy the tangents...


Hangin in there!

Hi all! It has been quite a while since my last post, and I apologize for taking so long. The expression "When it rains, it pours" is so true! We've had a transmission go out on the photo van, power steering probs with the other car, I've been submerged with Apple's new Aperture program totally chewin up the info on how to use it, shooting, shooting, and shooting, and of course watching my wonderful son during the day! Switching platforms from PC to MAC is great! But because I'm such a perfectionalist it's taking me a long time. Oh yeah, for those who do not know already, I have taken the plunge and committed 100% to my photography by stepping away from the restaurant management position (although it was only 3 days a week). What a blessing! I will be able to focus ALL of my energies on what I truly love to do, my passion of photography. Of course, there is a transition period, and what a blast it's been! FAITH - Forsaking All, I Trust Him...
I've finished the Park's wedding, and I can't wait to post some more photos for you to see! They are truly a great couple with some fun energy! Here's a preview...

I leave tomorrow morning early for WPPI's convention in Las Vegas. I am so looking forward to meeting new friends, catching up with old ones, and seeing what's new...not to mention maybe pickin up a couple seminars. The only lul in my plans is that I am gonna miss my wife and son for a week! Thanks for hangin out, and I'll post more often...



I can't believe it's March already! You always hear that time just flys by faster when you have a kid, but man is that so true! Running a business, enjoying life with family and friends, making new friends from clients and more, teaching your 10 month old the meaning of "No"...before you know it, another year has flown by, and then another. I am challenging myself this month (baby steps)to "just do it". I can thank Nike, I guess. Whatever is genuinely on your heart, just do it and step out in faith. Of course, hopefully your heart is in the right place. :0) My to do list just keeps getting longer and longer, and I am constantly tempted to become overwhelmed by life's little things. However, it is so nice sometimes to just sit with my wife in my arms, watching my son chew on something he's not supposed to, and smile. Thank God i have the sanity to stop and really take it in. Go ahead...STOP with the busyness of your day, take a deep breathe, loosen the reigns a little, and begin to really LIVE. You'll like it, I promise.

Mike Colon Intensive

Finally! I am posting a little on the Mike Colon 4 day Intensive down in So-Cal that I went to Feb. 19-22nd. Let me begin by saying that it was just an awesome experience! I've been reading Mike's blog and such for some time now, and the person that he comes across as online is just a glimpse into how cool he really is. For those of you who don't know, Mike Colon is one of the wedding photography industry's leaders, and is well respected in his leadership & business sense...not to mention his great photographic skills! God has truly blessed him with a terrific business and an authenticity that I can only hope to exhibit. And even being surrounded by so much materialism, he is genuinely humble, which probably was the most impactful thing to me. As a believer in Jesus, he is a great encouragement to me as he shares his faith in all he does. Thanks Mike!

I really wanted to share with you each night as it progressed, but, even being the night owl that I am, I found myself pooped out each night crashing as soon as I got back to the hotel. So, this cliff note version will have to suffice! Above, a shot of all of us who attended- what a great group pf photographers! L-R: Michael Norwood, Craig Davis and Andy Peterson, Priscilla O'Sullivan, Corey McNabb, Jose Gonzalez, Tiffany Aicklen, Danielle Reedy, Yours truly, Tomas flint, Kristin Renee, David Burke, Bob Stender, Mike Colon of course, Melissa Rich, and finally our incredible model Brittany Gebler. A lot of talent, and some great new friends. What a life! More pictures coming...stay tuned!


A special Thanks to David Burke for taking this shot of me at the Mike Colon workshop in Newport Beach. Finally, a decent picture that I didn't take of myself! Haha. I'm totally gonna use it for my profile pic.!
This is David Burke...an awesome photographer in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. A man of faith, and an all around nice guy. Check out his blog here. Thanks Dave A lot more to come!

The Name Game

I've only a few posts on this blog, so I think it okay to still be trying to come up with a title name for it. Have any creative ideas?