CVC Spring Musical “Aida”

Photographs of this years’ CVC high school spring play have now been posted here. The cast for the spring play “Aida” was quite large as has been the tradition for the CVC spring plays. The auditorium was beautifully decorated with hand painted Egyptian style murals which can be seen as the last couple of images in the gallery link below. There were also many live scene changes seen by the audience that seemed well rehearsed and were pulled off without the audience knowing if there were any issues. Great job everyone.

Photographs are now available here.

In the musical Aida, a princess from Nubia, is captured and brought back to Egypt while out on the Nile exploring it’s vast beauty. Aida’s capture leads to a chance encounter with Radames, a captain in the Egyptian army. Their chance meeting leads to her placement with Amneris the Egyptian princess pledged to be married to Radames. By the end of the musical the Adia, Nubian princess, and Radames, the Egyptian army captain, find their hearts have fallen for each other and are buried alive to die together as lovers.

Flowers in Spring 2010

I have almost missed spring, not that it hasn’t happened here in the Central Valley, just that things have been so busy around me that I have hardly noticed the flowers. Leaving home before the sun is really up and returning after a good workout with the sun almost nearly below the horizon. I haven’t really been able to stop and smell the Iris, everyone would have expected me to say roses.

So I guess all of this to say that I have just 2 photographs of spring so far this year that I can share, both of the same type and color of flower.

I am hoping to gather together some high-school seniors to take their photographs soon, before the wheat is harvested, the weeds are mowed down and the wonderful springtime blue sky’s are gone and fade into the grey/brown of hot summer days.

You can’t take it with you (Actor Photographs)

Images from the Central Valley Christian High production of “You Can’t Take it With You” written by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart are now available on my prints for sale website found here. If you would like a copy of the Cast Photograph please refer to my previous post as I am offering a download of the Cast Photo for Free.

“You Can’t Take it With You” is a play about a family who has taken the life of luxury to a new level, they are not rich by any means in the money type of richness, they are however rich in their interests and rich in their family tradition. Each character pursuing it’s own interests until which time as they believe they need to find another. In the opening scene we are introduced Penny, who writes plays on a typewriter that was accidentally delivered to their home almost 8 years prior.

You Can’t Take It With You (Cast Photo) FREE

Photographs from the spring CVC play “You Can’t Take It With You” will soon be available from however for the spring play I was asked to provide a free download to the cast of the cast photograph, to that end images can be downloaded by first clicking the image that you would like to see, the image will then load and you may right-click the image and select “Save…” or “Save As…”

Dustin and Rachel Engagement Photographs


Dustin, Rachel and I had a great time trapsing through the countryside during their engagment shoot, we went to many different fields and a park to capture the images shown here. Rachel was particularly excited about the blossom trail as she had never seen so many tree’s in bloom and wanted to make sure that she could have engagement photographs amongst them. Many thanks to Rachel and Dustin for their attentiveness to getting that perfect photograph for their engagement.

I look forward to helping them get the information necessary to find a good photographer for their wedding which will be held in the Mississippi/Tennessee area.

Wheat Fields in the spring

During spring here in the Visalia area the fields are filled with wonderful wheat golden with the ever warmer afternoons. These fields offer a great opportunity for portraits and landscape photographs.




Mustard Field

California’s Central Valley, once known as the bread basket of the world, is one of the most agriculturally rich places on earth and as such spring offers many opportunities for photographs of wild flowers. Fields of flowers are perfect for playful photographs of a couple for their engagement photographs or thoughtful photographs of a high school seniors final days in high school. Photographs offer the opportunity to remember things as they once were and wish that they could remain.
Photographs such as these are often best taken as the sun is low on the horizon, making the shadows long and the colors rich.
During my first spring back in the Visalia area I was able to capture these photographs of a mustard field in full bloom, and though the field was disked a few days later I will always remember the way that it looked during this spring and look for fields that hold a match to its’ beauty.