Who is this guy
Whats up guys! My name is John and I'm obviously the owner and photographer for Inspire Me Imagery. Why else would this be up here, right? First and foremost, I'd just like to take this moment to explain some things. It should be obvious at this point that I love shooting weddings, but I also love hiking, breweries, World of Warcraft, and corny jokes. Yes, I know, I'm "that guy", but lets #realtalk for a moment. I'm a young father and really need to step up my dad jokes so don't hold it against me. Most of my life I have had a fascination with religious studies, people's personal freedoms of choice, and I have an unquenchable love for nature and the outdoors. I spend way too much time getting lost in the woods, and for me, it's the best way for me to ground myself and clear my head before a wedding day. My wife and son are everything to me, and if you look over at me while a groom is dancing with mom, you'll probably see me at some point have to look away because I can't help but see my own wife and son on his future wedding day. I get all misty eyed about it, DON'T JUDGE ME!!
Here is where I enter random thoughts
In the name of practice
When we get those first few warm days in March, we usually like to try and get ourselves outside for some practice shooting. It's a great way for us to put new posing techniques into play and to just concentrate more on new techniques. We want things to flow smoothly and effortlessly on a wedding day so being able to try new things outside of the wedding day is a big key to success for us. Check out some random shots I got at our last outing!
Day Hike on Mt. Tammany
I can't think of anything better than being out in the woods in my free time. I love spending time out in the wild, and I especially love being out there with my family. This Fall we took another trip with our little guy up to Mount Tammany for some hiking. It really means the world to me that he actually enjoys being out on the trail.
Alright, here is the deal, If you are interested in playing The Game, all you have to do is keep reading. Once you have joined The Game, you are forever and ever part of The Game. If you do not wish to sign up for a lifelong competition of wits and memory, than I advise you stop now; for whomever reads on will be visually signing a contract with the universal forces behind *dramatic pause* ... The Game. I wish you all good luck, and may the odds be ever in your favor....
Rule #1: Once you start playing The Game, you are forever playing The Game. ( yes, even in your after life )
Rule #2: The objective of The Game, is to FORGET you are playing The Game.
Rule #3: If at some point in your life (or the next) you REMEMBER that you are playing The Game, you must announce to the world immediately, that you have lost The Game. Hanging of heads in shame is optional, but encouraged.
Rule #4: If you are some place in the world and you hear a fellow human exclaim that they have lost The Game, it is you duty to ridicule this person and claim victory. A sound "winner winner chicken dinner" will due.
Best of luck...
Zion National Park
This place is incredible. I don't know what else to say about it. It's hard to put into words the vast feel of the whole park. My wife and I spent a few days taking our time hiking through the park and these pictures do it no justice. We stayed in a small yurt style camp outside of the park and spent our days hiking The Narrows, Angel's Landing, Emerald Pools, The Grotto, and Weeping Rock. The fact that a place as beautiful as Zion National Park is an actual place in America blows my mind. It makes you very humble looking up at the giant cliffs. To see such a diverse landscape thriving all around these monumental cliffs. It makes you realize Mother Nature is a force that is so incredibly powerful and commands respect.
Someone say, Champagne Fountain?
Champagne to the face
Remember that time I told you to shake it up a bit and point it away from the camera, but it exploded before I could get the sentence out? That was fun.........and sticky
And while we are on the topic...
Champagne is always a good idea
A Trip to Stonehenge
Every year at the time of the Summer Solstice, people gather to welcome in the longest day of the year. To many, this is a time of celebration and a unique opportunity. On the eve of the Summer Solstice, Stonehenge is opened up to the public. They throw a giant festival in and around the stones all through the night leading up to the sunrise. I had the opportunity to actually participate and photograph this event and I can't even begin to explain how incredible this experience was. It's sad that over here, people sometimes view earth based spirituality as taboo, but over there, it's heritage and history. Get out there and experience the world; it's amazing what you can find.
The Appalachian Trail