Photographing the Westport Dog Festival

I was asked to photograph the Westport Dog Festival so they can use the images for future marketing and hopefully get new vendors for next year.. I think it is ideal to hire a photographer to show an outsiders point of view. Matt Mandell, the head of the Westport Chamber of Commerce said one of his biggest goals was to get an aerial with my drone. No problem. The dog festival takes place every year and it takes place at the dog park or Winslow park in Westport. They had many vendors and even a few food trucks.

obstacle course
Great turn out this year.
There were many vendors with lots of samples.
Can you guess?
Too low for me, but just right for the little ones.
Very nicely set up run.
The police had an excellent presentation.
and does it get any better than this?
I included the Westport Playhouse as a landmark for this drone shot other wise it would just look like a field from anywhere.

Engagement portraits at Compo Beach Westport

Julia and John are getting married in the fall so we wanted to get the word out to there friends. What better way to announce this by taking photographs together at Compo Beach! When it is sunny at the beach, you get a lot of squinting. Sometimes to the point where your eyes are watering and you are in pain. I have seen grown men cry from the glare of the sun. Not this time. With a well calculated overcast day, we set foot at Compo to grab these images. I enjoy shooting with my 85mm 1.2 lens because the bokeh is just gorgeous.

Here is my godox octogon that I like to use for soft fill light.
The 85mm 1.2 is just so creamy.
I think they get along just fine.
Compo Beach with John and Julia

Delaware Graduation

My son Case graduated The University of Delaware with a degree in finance. He is already working with Salesforce in Manhattan. I am very proud of this guy and so I had to get some pictures of him on campus for our last hurrah. To cap things off, President Biden spoke at Case’e commencement. For the photos, I had a simple setup and had my wife Liz hold the flash for fill. I would just direct her to where I wanted the flash.

The campus is just gorgeous.
I remember visiting the fountain on the first day.
classic ending.