On this Father’s Day evening I share two generations of fathers. My father Jeff, on the right, who also has his 54th birthday today and his father (my grandfather) Allan, on the left, age 81. Lets be thankful not only for our father, but for their fathers before them.
My grandfather is a great lover of mystery books. Perhaps its why he was a cop for so long, though I’ve always wondered why he didn’t try for detective. Last year he gifted me his entire collection of Agatha Christie books. I’m slowly working my way through them. Here you see him holding his latest read about to call over to me to share the title with me. At least once a month we compare reading lists. These books become the topic of many conversations at get togethers like Fathers Day.
Just wanted to take a break from Jamaica posts and share with you an awesome promotional package that the fabulous Jessica Watson at JWatson Creative designed for me. These postcards will be tied together with string, going through a hole punched in the card, placed in an envelope and mailed to potential clients. I highly recommend working with Jessica if you’re in need of any promotional materials, she rocks. Also, shes on a bit of an adventure around the country, traveling and working remotely as she visits all sorts of wonderful cities. You can follow her adventures on her blog. Be sure to check it out!
I just returned from one of the best job’s I’ve been blessed with receiving, assisting Shawn Hubbard on The Baltimore Ravens Cheerleader swim suit calendar. We arrived in Jamaica after a gloomy day in Baltimore and began our 4 days of location scouting. We spent our days 8-6 traveling about the island, an hour in either direction from where we we staying, seeing parks, gardens, and beaches that we might find suitable for shooting. On the 4th day the girls and the rest of the crew arrived and then began our crazy 3 day in one schedule that would last for the next week. Because we wanted to shoot sunrise and sunset we were up at 2am (ish) nearly every day for hair and makeup, then around 4 we would leave to one of our morning locations. We would shoot until 730-830 and head back to our hotel. The next hours were filled with napping, production work, swimming, eating and relaxation. But that was only a short respite as we had to get going again around 3pm to prepare to shoot by sunset. We’d return home around 730-830pm and eat dinner and sleep, and repeat for 7 days. It was exhausting, but amazing. I really love my job. My main responsibility was to help Shawn with lighting, while Elle Perez did the main grip work. You can see some really awesome behind the scenes photos and videos on the Ravens site . Be sure to check it out. The down time each day was not only needed to rest but it was great bonding time for our team. We got to work with some talented and awesome people and I have stories that could fill a few pages, but I wont do that, I’ll just let you enjoy some of the images I was able to capture when I wasn’t working. Many thanks to everyone in Jamaica for helping us make this happen.