Friday, November 23, 2012

Dynamo Soccer Holiday Weekend Sale

I hope everyone enjoyed Thanksgiving yesterday. I spent most of the day in the kitchen preparing our feast. No one complained about the results (and no one got sick!), so I judged my efforts a success.

Today is, of course, "Black Friday". Tomorrow is "Small Business Saturday". And then there is "Cyber Monday". It is a little hard to fit all of that in the title of an email, so I decided to simply call it my "Holiday Sale". Now through Monday you can save big on photos from the Fall 2012 season:

-- Save 20% on all Prints.
-- Save 20% on all Packages.
-- Save 20% on all Digital Downloads.
-- Save 50% on an In-Home Family Portrait Session. Call this weekend to schedule your sitting and save $35. (The photo session itself does not have to be this weekend)

These are the largest discounts I offer all year, but you must act by Monday to take advantage of them.

Friday, November 9, 2012

2012 "Propel for Peace" 5K Race

Last Sunday (November 4) I was photographing the first "Propel for Peace" 5K Race and Fun Run, which was sponsored by the Propel Charter School in Homestead.

The race started at the Pumphouse at the Waterfront shopping complex in Homestead, and run out-and-back on the Great Allegheny Passage trail. Over 250 people showed up, in spite of the cold cloudy weather (fingerless gloves are perfect for shooting in that kind of weather!).

Photos from the race can be found here:

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Dynamo Soccer Photos: An Extra Hour to Save This Weekend

As a public service reminder, don't forget to turn your clocks back Saturday night. You get an extra hour to sleep.

It also means you get an extra hour to save if you order your soccer photos this weekend. From now until next Tuesday, purchase 4 items at the regular price, and get the 5th one for free. That's equivalent to a 20% savings. This offer applies to my most popular items: 3.5x5 prints, 4x6 prints, 5x7 prints, and digital downloads. The 5 items must all be same size, and the discount will be automatically applied in your shopping cart. It is NOT necessary to order them from a single image. For example, you can order 1 4x6 print of 5 different images, or even 2 4x6 prints of one image and 3 4x6 prints of another. Either way, the discount will show up in your cart.

As another public service announcement, don't forget that Tuesday, November 6, is Election Day. It's also the last day for this sale.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Race for Pace/Paws for Pace 2012

This is the second year I've photographed the Race for Pace/Paws for Pace fundraiser for the Pace School in Churchill. Pace is a school for kids with autism, so it is a cause near and dear to my heart. It was a cold start to the morning, and some of the dogs definitely looked like they would rather have been in a nice warm bed. Even so, there were over 650 participants. As in previous years, WTAE's Mike Clark and Kelly Frye hosted the event.

Photos from the Pace race can be found here. There is an "Early Bird" 15% discount on all orders placed before October 31.

In other racing-related news, I've signed on to photograph Propel Schools' first Propel for Peace 5K Fun Run/Walk. Propel Schools is a charter school system here in the eastern suburbs, and proceeds from the race will go towards anti-violence education.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Myron Cope-Foge Fazio Memorial Classic for Autism

This past Monday I had the opportunity to photograph the Myron Cope - Foge Fazio Memorial classic for Autism at the Montour Heights Country Club. This is an annual golf outing that is a major fundraiser for the Autism Society of Pittsburgh. We had donated a gift certificate to their auction (my oldest son has autism), and they contacted me at the last minute to get candid shots of the golfers on the course and at the dinner afterwards.

It's been a lot of years since I've photographed golfers (back in high school!) so I was a little concerned about it. I used my long 80-200/2.8 zoom so I could keep my distance (and minimize any distractions I caused). Fortunately the course was quite hilly, which made it easy to get great high or low vantage points for shooting the golfers.

This year's event was hosted by WTAE's Bill Hillgrove (the Voice of the Steelers and Panthers) and legendary local weatherman Joe DiNardo. There were a lot of former Steelers and former Pitt players in attendance, including Andy Russell, Dwayne Woodruff, John Banazak, Robin Cole, Joe Walton, and Sam Clancy. Of special note was American Junior Golf Association Tim Novik (pictured above) who donates to autism for every birdie he makes in amateur competition.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012


Currently I have the first 19 events posted. I do have images from all 70 events, and do plan to post them online. I'll update this as more events are posted.

This was my first year shooting CHAMPS, and it was definitely an experience! The one thing I wasn't prepared for was just how many photos we would end up taking. A month earlier I had shot a two-team meet in the same venue, and had taken approximately 750 photos. Based on that, I had figured we would shoot a total of 3000 to 4000 photos for the entire meet. In the end, I ended up with a total of over 7500 photos. That's a record for me, and twice as many as I've ever done on a single assignment. Besides have that many photos to go through, the sheer quantity takes up a lot of space on the computer

Photo Gift Card Codes are Still Available for a Limited Time
At CHAMPS I had a $20 Photo Gift Card Available for $18. This gave you a chance to save an additional 10% on your photo order. To make up for the delay in getting the CHAMPS photos up, I'm making Photo Gift Card codes available for purchase online. For a limited time you can purchase a $20 Photo Gift Card code for $18, or a $40 Photo Gift Card code for $36. Because these are online purchases, you will be emailed the code you use when you make your purchase, rather than mailing you one of the cards I had at the table at CHAMPS. Please note that your savings with the codes are in addition to any discounts or sales that may be going on.

The codes work the same as a store gift card. When you make you purchase, there will be a space on the payment screen to enter the code. When you enter the code, the amount will be deducted from your balance. If the amount of your purchase is less than the code value, then the code will have a balance remaining that can be used on a future purchase. Note: You can only use one code per purchase. If you have multiple codes, please contact me directly (before your purchase) and we can consolidate them into a single code.

If you wish to purchase a gift card, select your amount and click on the button below. You will receive your gift card code via email within 24 hours.

Save 10% on Photo Gift Cards

If you have any questions about the gift cards codes, please don't hesitate to contact me.

What About the Early Bird Discount? Will it be Extended?
Typically when I first post an event online, I set up an "Early Bird" discount of 15% for the first one to two weeks. Currently the CHAMPS discount expires April 15. I will keep extending it until the last of the photos are posted.

To go to the CHAMPS photo gallery, please click HERE

Sunday, March 4, 2012

ECS Book Bash

Last Night we were at the ECS Book Bash fundraiser for the Environmental Charter School. People could come by and have their photos taken and printed on the spot (My Epson Picturemate 4x6 photo printer is idea for this). A great time for a worthy cause. The photos can be found here.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

"Frostbite 5K" Race

As some of you may be aware, my oldest son (now 19 years old) has autism. My wife and I are both involved in the Pittsburgh-area autism support groups (my wife more than I...). So when we found out about a 5K race that was an autism fundraiser, I naturally wanted to be involved.

The race was held this last Saturday. Leading into the weekend I was concerned that the weather would put a damper on the event. They were calling for rain and snow, with falling temperatures, for the day of the race. Fortunately the actual weather wasn't nearly as bad as they had predicted, and over 300 runners showed up to participate.

Photos from the race can be found here:

Race results can be found here: