Photography

Being Thankful

As I look back on almost the end of the year 2015, there is so much to be thankful for with my aircraft photography business and I am so grateful for all that God has blessed me with.

Last year, in 2014, I photographed twenty six aircraft for various aircraft brokers and charter operators throughout North America. I even had my first international assignment to Toluca Mexico to photograph three different aircraft for one brokerage firm.

This year my goal was fifty six aircraft, an increase of thirty jets for the year! As of this writing, I’ve had fifty jobs this year, and I will have number fifty one on Monday, and I am so grateful for all the new business.

I have some extremely loyal clients who have been with me from the very start, and I’ve also gained a number of new clients, as well. The months of May, June and July were extremely slow for me, and then all of a sudden, August, September and October exploded for me and I’ve been swamped! In the first part of November, I photographed a Hawker jet for a client in Corpus Christi on November 1st and then the following week, I had an aircraft to photograph on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Four jets in four days! Wow! I was so busy, so tired, so exhausted and so grateful.

The next week, on Monday, November 20, 2015, I flew to Las Vegas for the 2015 NBAA (National Business Aircraft Association) convention, with over 27,000 people attending the event. The show ran from Tuesday through Thursday and I meet so many new, potential clients, as well as seeing past and current clients, as well as many friends and colleagues.

This week was a week of recovery from the NBAA Convention, I walked over 6 miles a day, on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday while attending the convention. The only two cities that can host this convention are Las Vegas and Orlando, as these are the only two cities that have convention centers large enough to handle that many people. Being located in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, I sure with the City of Dallas, would expand their convention center even more, so that Dallas could also be part of the NBAA Convention mix! Are you listening Dallas leaders???

In closing, I would like to share some of my most recent work from the past few months, and also just to share how thankful I am for God answering so many prayers for me and continuing to let me grow my business and do what I love. It has been said that if you love your job, you don’t consider it work. I am so blessed and fortunate to feel that way about my aviation photography business.

I would like to wish each and everyone a Merry Christmas. Jesus is the reason for the season!

Summer 2015 Update

I have thoroughly neglected my blog for over a year and I need to get back into the swing of things and make sure I blog at least once or twice a month. There have been so many things going on with my aviation photography business and I could not be more thankful to God for opening so many doors for me and my business.

In April of this year, 2015, I was hired by a company to photograph a new Falcon 2000 that was being added to their charter certificate and I got some great images of this beautiful jet for their marketing purposes. I am enclosing the photographs that the company used in the advertisement, along with some that I took for my own marketing campaigns as well. I hope you enjoy viewing them.

If you and/or your company have a need for professional photographs of any aircraft that is for sale, lease or charter; please contact me if I can assist you in SHOWCASING the beauty of it.

Thanks for stopping by and I’ll work on becoming more consistent in updating this blog in the future, I promise!

South Bend Lear Jet – Part Two

Published May 30, 2014 in Airliners, Aviation, Business Jets, Corporate Aviation, Photography, Texas

I apologize for taking so long to write the follow-up to the first part of my South Bend, IN travel odyssey that I took part of about two weeks ago.

We were finally able to get back on our flight and fly from CID (Cedar Rapids, IA) to ORD (Chicago O’Hare) and when we landed at ORD, to say that airport was a MADHOUSE would be an understatement. I think every flight that was going through that airport that day was affected by what happened with the Air Traffic Control center having smoke in their building. Thankfully, it was only smoke in the building and nothing actually burned down at the ATC center from what I heard.

After we pulled into our gate and deplaned I went to go find out where I needed to catch the flight on United Express to South Bend, IN. I looked on the video boards and it was not a good sight to say the least. ALL flights to South Bend, IN had been cancelled for the entire day! Granted, SBN (South Bend, IN) is only 89 miles away, but I really didn’t want to
have to drive it, if at all possible. So I go to a gate and ask an agent if she can help me and she says all flights to
SBN have been cancelled, but all of a sudden she said, “Hold on, we are having one flight tonight at 9.30 p.m. and I got you the last seat on it!” I was quite relieved to hear the nice gate agent say that, so she printed me out a boarding pass and now I just had to wait about five hours to fly to South Bend, IN.

Since I had some extra time, I decided I might as well now go ahead and eat dinner here in the ORD airport, as it will be too late to eat dinner in South Bend, since I am supposed to be at the airport hangar to photograph this jet at 7:00 a.m. the following morning. So I went and grab some dinner, along with plugging in my iPhone and iPad, so they could start to
charge and get some more juice in them. After dinner, I went to the video boards to see where my 9.30 p.m. flight would be departing from, and I did not see the flight listed, AT ALL !! This is NOT a good sign, to say the least !! So I went over to the closest gate and asked the nice gate agent about my flight to South Bend and he informed me ALL flights have now been cancelled to South Bend, for the day. Great, just great, I thought, what do I do now, and that is what I asked him, “What options do I have to get to South Bend?” He told me there is a bus service or I could rent a car, at my
expense, of course.

I decided I would ride the bus to South Bend, it can’t be that bad. So I walk about two miles, or so it seems, to the bus terminal at ORD airport and I go up to the ticket agent window and I ask the lady waiting on me about the bus to South Bend, and she says, “Oh sir, I’m so sorry, the bus just left at 7:15 p.m., (it was 7.25 p.m.!!) and we won’t have another one until 9.15 p.m. I decided right then and there, it was time to rent a car. So I walked from the bus terminal area to the loaded zones for all the rental car busses to pick up clients. The first bus I got one was Enterprise Rent a Car and the bus drive asked me if I had a reservation and I told him no. He then proceeded to tell me that they were all sold out of cars and I would have to find another rental car company. The next bus I found was Alamo/National, same song, second verse. No cars and I was told to get off the bus, more or less. The third bus was Hertz Rent A Car and they had cars available. As I was getting on the bus, I said something about South Bend, IN and these two ladies perked up and said they too were going to South Bend, IN. I told them, “Well good, I’m either riding with you, or you two are riding with me, no sense in renting two cars.” To make a long story very short, it took about 45 minutes to get a rental car with Hertz as they were TOTALLY slammed due to all the flight cancellations.

My two traveling companions were from South Bend and had been in Newark, NJ calling on a client of their company and were so glad to be able to catch a ride with me. It was a great way for me to have wonderful navigators that got me through downtown Chicago at night, and we finally arrived at the South Bend Airport around 10.30 p.m. or so. Both of these two ladies had left their cars at the SBN airport, since they had flown out there, and my hotel was right next to the airport so everything worked out just fine, for them.

Unfortunately for me, I had no luggage, no clean clothes, and no toiletries. After I checked into the hotel, the front desk clerk gave me some shampoo and some toothpaste and a toothbrush and I was very grateful for that.

I woke up at about 4.45 a.m. unfortunately and could not go back to sleep, so I decided to go to the local Wal-Mart and at least purchase a crummy shirt and some crummy shorts to photograph the jet in, so that I could at least “try” and keep my clothes from yesterday, somewhat clean, in case my luggage never arrived in SBN that morning.

I photographed the jet, the two pilots that helped me were absolutely wonderful and I got the shots I needed. After the shoot, I went back to the airport to see if my bag had ever arrived and it got in on the first flight that morning. From there, I went back to the hotel, took a shower, cleaned up and put on clean clothes, and then ate lunch with a airplane buddy of mine that was in the area that week on business. From there, I went straight back to the airport and caught my plane back to Chicago O’Hare. When we arrived at the gate in ORD, we were parked at Terminal F and my connecting flight was in Terminal B. Not good !! I became a “race-walker” and I walked as fast as I could possibly walk, without running anyone over and I made it to my gate in Terminal B with about 10 minutes to spare! Praise the Lord, I did make it. Although I knew that due to that extremely tight connection, my luggage wouldn’t make it and I was right. But I made it home to DFW on-time and everything was good. I finally got my bag the following morning and it was delivered to my door, but I wasn’t there to get it. You see, I had another shoot with a Gulfstream G-200 at 7.30 a.m. that morning at Dallas Love Field. It is good to be busy.

Here are some of the shots from the South Bend Lear Jet. I’ll post some of the G-200 that I shot the next day at Love Field, sometime later next week.

Thanks for reading my blog, I appreciate it!

NBAA Convention

I had the pleasure of attending the 2014 NBAA (National Business Aircraft Association) Convention last week, from Oct. 20 – Oct. 24, 2014 in Orlando, FL and it was just awesome, to say the least!

This was my first convention to attend and I was told to be prepared for sensory over-load, and that was so true. The Orlando Convention Center is huge and I do mean HUGE !! I walked the entire floor on Tuesday and met with a great number of prospective clients for my aviation photography business.

I also saw good friends and past clients I’ve worked with these last few years as I’ve pursued my passion of aviation photography full time. It was so wonderful to see some of my past clients and to hear how they are doing, as well as
putting a name with a face in many instances, as sometimes I really never see my clients face to face.

The first night of the convention, I was invited to attend a private party by Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. at B.B. King’s House of Blues and it was a great party! There was a very good cover band, but I didn’t get the name of the band, and they played a lot of great classic rock and party songs and everyone seemed to be having a very good time. The food was wonderful as well and I’m thankful that I was invited to such a great party. Good times!

On the second day of the convention, I went to what they call the Static Display at Orlando Executive Airport and there are probably 20 to 30 business jets, at the least, who are parked all around a certain part of the airport so people in the business aviation community can see the latest and greatest jets and propeller aircraft for sale, lease or charter. To me, the two highlights of the static display was the Embraer Lineage Corporate Jet, and the Airbus Corporate Jet. Both were absolutely gorgeous and if you happen to have a few extra million dollars just lying around, you too can own one of them!

That afternoon, I went back to the convention hall and at one of the vendor’s booths, Pollard Aircraft Sales, they had brought in from Discovery Channel’s TV Show “Airplane Repo”, Kevin Lacey. It was so nice to meet him and actually talk to him about some of the repo’s he has done for the TV show. He is pure Texan and just a great guy to visit with!

Later that evening, I was invited to Shell Aviation’s private party at Howl at The Moon, which is a sing-along, piano bar. The musicians they had playing at this event were incredible. Each of the musicians did not play just one instrument, they played two or three during the course of the evening! How incredibly talented each one of these musicians are, to play one instrument very well, but two or three? Wow!

At this party, I really struck it rich! I met the other two cast members of Airplane Repo! Ken Cage and Mike Kennedy, and to top it off, Kevin Lacey was there, too. I got my photo taken with all three of them, along with Mike’s wife who was in attendance, also.

I am so grateful that God has opened up so many doors for me the past three years, as I pursue my passion of being the best, aircraft photographer I can possibly be. I also am extremely thankful that I had the opportunity to attend this great convention and I made some new, excellent contacts and I hope they call me in the near future to photograph an aircraft they have for sale, lease or charter.

Here are just a few of my most recent photographs for various clients, I hope you enjoy them.

God Bless You !

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Busy Summer

I have been extremely busy this summer and haven’t taken time out to write a blog in quite a while, so I will try and catch up with this blog.

June was an exciting month for me, as I had one of my photographs published on the cover of the June 20, 2014 issue of Executive Controller magazine! This magazine is the “bible” of aircraft brokers who purchase advertisements in this magazine to present to prospective clients. This cover shot was the first one I’ve had and it was a very proud moment for me, to actually see a photograph I took, on the cover!

During the first part of July, I had a client hire me to photograph a private Boeing 757! This was, by far, the largest aircraft I have photographed to date and it was a pleasure to photograph it. This jet originally was ordered directly from the Boeing factory by an extremely wealthy individual, obviously, in fact, he is so wealthy, he purchased two of them! It is hard to imagine someone having the kind of financial resources to buy an aircraft this large, let alone, two Boeing 757’s! I am working with the company that hired me to see if it would be possible to publish some of the photographs on my website and blog, as I need to maintain the new owner’s privacy. If I don’t get to publish any of the photographs, you’ll just have to trust me on how beautiful this aircraft was inside. It was also such a pleasure to work with such a large aircraft interior, as I had plenty of room to move about the three different zones within the cabin, unlike the times I have to scrunch up like a pretzel to get a certain shot in a Lear Jet or Cessna Citation jet. Please don’t get me wrong, I am very happy photographing Lear Jets and Citations, they just present a lot more challenges to photograph the interior versus such a large cabin like the B-757.

After I photographed that jet, I went home and quickly packed and flew out to Midland, TX to photograph two jets for an aircraft dealer in the area. They also plan on chartering these aircraft out, also, when not flying for the owners of these individual jets.

When I finished up that project in Midland, I started to pack my bags for my first international job! I was hired to photograph a Gulfstream G-V, a Falcon 50 and a Hawker 800XP, by a new broker; and all the aircraft were located in Toluca, Mexico! This was an exciting trip and I’ll admit, at first I was somewhat nervous about traveling to Mexico, but soon realized that as long as I stay aware of my surroundings I would be fine. I flew into Mexico City and was greeted by my driver, as soon as I exited Customs and he drove me from Mexico City to Toluca. I did not realize that Toluca is at about 8800 feet elevation and as we drove from Mexico City to Toluca, the landscape began to change and many parts of the drive reminded me of driving in the mountains of New Mexico and Colorado. Toluca is a beautiful city with over 2 million people and I loved seeing all the different scenery. The cooler temperatures were also a welcome bonus, as it was about 98 degrees when I left DFW to fly down to Mexico. I spent three nights in Toluca and photographed the three jets during a span of two days. The people I worked with at the Toluca Airport were so helpful to me in assisting me in order to get the photographs I needed for my client. I wish I had made time to stay one extra day just so I could tour the city, as I was only able to arrange a short visit to two of the beautiful cathedrals in the area. One was extremely big and took over 100 years to build and about one block away from it, was a very small cathedral. Both were so beautiful, yet so different from each other and it was great to see the contrast of both of them.

I’m going to post a few photographs of two of the aircraft I photographed in Toluca and I’ll work better to post a quicker update about what all I did during the month of August, just as soon as I finish up some Photoshop work on some current photographs I need to get out quickly.

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Nashville Trip

After my recent trip to South Bend, IN to photograph a Lear Jet, I had high hopes that my next out of town trip would go off without a hitch. I was thinking positive thoughts as my wife was driving me to the airport on a very RAINY Monday morning to catch my Southwest Airlines flight to Austin and then from Austin to Nashville. I was scheduled for a 10:10 a.m. departure from Dallas Love Field, to Austin, and then from Austin to Nashville at 12.15 p.m. and I would arrive in Nashville around 2.30 p.m. on Monday afternoon.

That scenario did not happen, at all. My flight from Dallas to Austin was delayed until 11.45 a.m., so needless to say; I would now miss my connecting flight to Nashville. After we landed in Austin, I was greeted by a Southwest Airlines employee who told me and another passenger that we were now booked on a 6.30 p.m. departure out of Austin. Six Thirty PM !! This meant I had a lovely six hour layover in Austin. I could either choose this scenario, or I could fly stand-by to Houston and then fly stand-by to Nashville. I decided to take the confirmed booking, although it meant a six hour layover in the Austin airport. Don’t get me wrong, I love airports and airplanes, but spending six hours in the Austin airport is not something on my bucket list. Not at all !! I decided that since I had a long layover, I was going to make the best of it. I was going to go find a nice restaurant in the airport and have a nice meal, with a nice waiter/waitress taking care of me. Unfortunately, that plan did not happen, either. It seems the Austin airport does not believe in having any “nice restaurants” where there is actual wait staff to take care of you. They have plenty of eating establishments, and a lot of them offer local food from area restaurants such as Maude’s Tex Mex, Schlotzsky’s (yes, it was started in Austin!), The Salt Lick, (famous barbecue) and Thunder Cloud Subs, (another famous, sub sandwich place that was founded in Austin). This airport doesn’t even have a Chili’s, where you would expect waiters/waitresses to take care of you. After walking through the ENTIRE airport and no nice restaurants to sit down at, I ordered some barbecue (a sandwich!) from Ray Benson’s Taco Bar. Ray is the lead singer for a very popular western swing band based in Austin, called; Asleep At The Wheel. The sandwich was good, but not what I had my heart set on, in terms of having to wait on myself, more or less.

After my restaurant quest/search was over, that only killed about an hour and a half, so I had about four and a half more hours to kill before getting on my next jet or so I thought. Around 5.00 p.m., I went to the departure gate for the Austin to Nashville flight to check on its status. The flight now was showing a departure time of 7.30 p.m. !! Are you kidding me? Another hour delay, may day was just not going good.

I’d like to back up for just one minute to also explain why I was going to Nashville earlier than needed, for the Tuesday morning shoot. I started to check the weather beginning on Friday and according to the forecast, there was an 80% chance of rain on Tuesday morning, so I decided to go in a day earlier, so I could at least photograph the exterior of the jet in dry weather, on Monday afternoon, once I landed at my scheduled time of 2.30 p.m. or so. Obviously, those plans were thrown completely out the window, due to me missing my connecting flight from Austin to Nashville, to begin with.

As the clock slowly ticked away, at around 6.00 p.m. all of the passengers were told that our Captain and First Officer were flying in on another flight, then they would transfer from one jet, to our jet and fly us over to Nashville. The Southwest Airlines gate agent informs us at about 6.30 p.m., we were told that our Captain and First Officer were now running late on the plane they were flying into Austin and were running out of flying time. Due to FAA regulations, pilots are only allowed to be on duty a certain amount of time per day, and if our pilots were to fly our plane over to Nashville, they would run out of duty time during the flight, which would be illegal. Therefore, our pilots could NOT fly our jet to Nashville. At this point, I started to offer my help to fly the plane myself, but I thought they probably wouldn’t take me up on my offer, unfortunately. The passengers on our flight were now told that Southwest was going to be bringing in a new set of pilots and we would now be departing from Austin at approximately 8.30 p.m. that night. Joy, joy; just what I wanted to hear; I was getting to spend more time in the Austin airport. At that point, I went to Thunder Cloud Subs and had dinner, yet once again, no one was there to wait on me. Oh well, at least I’m vertical and have so much to be thankful for! I am not stuck in a hospital bed or have a dreaded disease, so I am still very thankful to be able to do what I love; photograph airplanes and work around business jets.

After 7.30 p.m. passed by, our group of weary travelers to Nashville (BNA) were really beginning to wonder if we were really ever going to leave AUS and fly to BNA. Miracles do happen! Southwest Airlines finally found a fresh crew of pilots and we took off around 8.45 p.m. for BNA! Praise The Lord !!

On our flight to Nashville, we flew through some extremely heavy thunderstorms, or they were somewhat east of our flight path, and the lighting show outside my window seat was amazing. I started to video some of the storms with my iPad, and the person next to me in the middle seat asked me what I was doing. I told him I was recording the lighting strikes outside, he wasn’t too thrilled with my answer; and said I was crazy. I wish I could post the videos on my blog, haven’t figured out how to do that, yet. If I can, I will!

Finally made it to BNA around 11.45 p.m., then had to wait for luggage and then go to Hertz to get my rental car. After I got my rental car, I used “Siri” on my iPhone to get me to the hotel. Well let me tell you something; at times, “Siri” is absolutely WORTHLESS !! I was given wrong directions by “Siri” and ended up about 15 miles north of where I needed to be at my hotel, in some residential area north of the Nashville Airport. I was NOT a happy camper at this point and time, I just wanted to take a shower and go to bed. Finally found the hotel, miraculously and checked in to my room. Took a quick shower and jumped in bed. I think I finally fell asleep around 1.45 a.m. I had to be up at 6:00 a.m. the following mooring to go back out to BNA Airport to photograph the Falcon 900EX jet I was hired to shoot. When I woke up that morning, my eyes felt like sandpaper and they were extremely red, due to lack of sleep. Thank goodness for Visine!

Made it to the airport on time and had a wonderful time photographing this beautiful jet! I’m only posting four photos of it, as I have more of the story of this trip, in my next blog. Stay tuned!

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South Bend, IN Lear Jet

I received a call about two weeks ago from a new client who wanted me to travel to South Bend, IN to photograph a Lear Jet 31A for them and I made the necessary steps to book this trip for Tuesday, May 12, 2014 and then I would photograph the jet on the morning of May 13, and then fly back home to the DFW area that afternoon.

Funny how travel plans can change your day with one snap of the finger.

As I was on my United Express E-170 jet from DFW to Chicago O’Hare (ORD) airport, a strange thing happened. It seems there was some smoke in the Chicago Air Traffic Control Center and they had to evacuate the building. Before doing that, all the air traffic had to be re-routed and/or diverted to other airports within the area, since ORD could no longer handle as much traffic as it normally does on a daily basis.

During my flight, I was listening to music on my iPad and didn’t hear any of the announcements about our flight being diverted to another airport. As we were coming in for a landing, I knew things didn’t look right because when you normally land at Chicago O’Hare (ORD), there are a TON of houses, building, population, etc. that you see as you are starting to land at ORD. The air traffic controllers decided that our jet needed to divert to Cedar Rapids, IA (CID) !! Imagine my surprise as we were coming in for a landing at ORD and instead I was greeted by LOTS of flat, green fields, with corn and wheat near the CID airport. When we landed, I asked my seat mate what the heck was going on, as I had not heard ANY of the announcements on the situation, since I had my head phones on, listening to music. What a surprise! When we taxied to the gate, our pilot briefed us on what was going on and she (yes, a female captain !!) told us we could get off the airplane as we were going to be there for a while. We were also told we could go PAST the security check-point as long as we held onto our original boarding passes and they (TSA) let us back thru security to get back on the jet. Still, I wanted to make sure this was true and before I left the secured area, I reconfirmed with the TSA (Transportation Security Administration) officers that this indeed was true, and it was. I then went to grab me some lunch, as it was lunch time whether I was in ORD or CID, I was hungry!

After eating a nice lunch, I happened to notice our captain and her first officer eating lunch at the same place, so I felt quite good about being able to get back thru security and back onto our jet, whenever we were allowed to fly the rest of our journey into ORD.

Wouldn’t you know it, when I went to go back thru security, the officer did not know what to do to let me back thru security screening since my boarding pass showed I was boarding at DFW !! Still, I did not panic as I knew the captain and her co-pilot were still in the restaurant eating lunch and I was going to make sure that I got thru security, before they did (SARCASM!!). The TSA then called for a supervisor and it took about three minutes to get me back thru security and back onto the jet, for our continuing journey to ORD. We then took off about an hour later from CID to ORD. There were about six jets that were diverted to CID that morning, and I don’t think that airport has seen that much traffic in one day, the entire time that airport has been opened! I’m sure the two restaurants I saw in the airport were VERY happy to have all that business.

I’ll finish this blog in an update tomorrow or Monday. Here are some photos I took with my iPad, as we were landing in CID along with the sights of the CID airport during this delay.

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photo 2 CID

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photo 3 CID

April Showers

April showers are supposed to bring May flowers, yet unfortunately where I live, in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, we had no rain to speak of during the month of April, yet the State Flower of Texas, the bluebonnet still sprouted and looked so beautiful for about a month. I just wish the flower growers could make that flower bloom and/or last longer. They are so pretty to see large fields of them, along the highways that I drive through here in Texas.

I was contacted by a new client this month to photograph a Gulfstream G-200 for them recently and am grateful for their new business. This jet came in from Europe and had been based somewhere in the Middle East for the past two or three years. The owner needed to upgrade to a larger jet, that would give him greater flying distance than the G-200 does.

The broker was extremely happy with the way the photographs turned out and I have another happy and satisfied client, which makes me happy. My main goal is to help my clients SHOWCASE the beauty of the aircraft they currently have listed and sell them FASTER with beautiful photographs. Another goal of mine is to help educate other brokers into understanding how professional photographs will draw their target audience into the specific aircraft they are listing.

If I can ever be of assistance to you and your company, please contact me. Always glad to help!

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March Madness

No, this isn’t going to be a blog about the upcoming NCAA basketball tournaments that are getting ready to heat up, leading to the Final Four being played in Arlington, TX at Cowboys Stadium, aka “Jerry World”.

I am finally now able to write something on my blog as February was just a whirlwind of activity with my corporate aviation photography business and I’m so thankful for all the recent business.

As noted in my previous blog, I photographed five jets in three days for client at the first of February and was able to deliver all the projects to my various clients in a timely manner. I do think I was about to wear out my computer with all the photoshop work that was going on, so that my photographs help to SHOWCASE the beauty of these jets. I am so grateful for the business and know God did answer my prayers about getting some new work in the door at the start of the year.

This Monday, I am driving down to Houston, TX to photograph something very different than what I normally photograph, and that will be a yacht! About 95% of my work is photographing corporate jets and large turbo-prop aircraft that are for sale, lease or charter. I recently had a previous client of mine ask me if I would be interested in shooting his brand new yacht and I told him yes. So this project will be completely new for me and I am very excited about it. After I finish photographing the yacht, I am headed to work for a new client in the Central Texas region. I will be photographing a Lear Jet 35 model for him on Wednesday morning. Once again, I want to thank God for answering my prayers about receiving some new business from new clients.

As soon as I get some photos finished, I’ll be sure to put them up here on the blog.

Here are a few of my most recent photos from the five jets in three days tour.

Hope you enjoy them.

Citation CJ1+

Citation CJ1+ Interior

CJ1+ Cockpit

Busy February

For the month of February to be so short in days, I’ve sure been busy and super excited to share the good news with you!

The month started with a BANG and I have been so blessed by God this month, by answering my prayers and meeting ALL of my needs. January was extremely slow, as in the fact that I did not photograph one jet, the entire month. I was feeling very blue about my situation, yet I never stopped praying to God, thanking him for all the many blessings he has given me in my life. No matter what situation I find myself in, I know in my heart that I have it “better” than probably 90% of the entire world and I am so grateful for where I am.

If you ever get really down and depressed, just go to your local hospital and walk up and down the hallways and see all of the sick people in there, people that would give all the money in the world to be able to get up out of that hospital bed and be healthy! If you are walking and upright, and breathing, count your blessings!

Now, back to my story; I received a call from three new clients at the start of the month, and they all wanted me to photograph a jet for their respective companies. On Wednesday, Feb. 5, I photographed a Falcon 50 in Ft. Worth, TX for a new client; and that afternoon, I photographed a Cessna CJ2+ for another new client in Dallas, TX. The following morning, I woke up at 4:00 a.m. in order to be at DFW Airport to catch a 6:00 a.m. flight to Orlando, FL to photograph two jets. One was a Cessna Citation Sovereign, and the other was a Cessna CJ1+. I flew over there that morning, photographed both jets, and then flew back to Dallas that evening. It was a busy and very productive day, although the day was quite long, I was so excited about everything, I wasn’t even tired when I went to bed about 1:00 a.m. on Friday morning.

From there, I drove down to Austin for the weekend, to help a friend of mine, photograph a small wedding on Saturday afternoon. Then after that, I drove up to Ft. Worth on Monday morning, so I could photograph a Gulfstream G-200 for a client whom I’ve photographed a number of jets for in the past, on Monday afternoon.

I’m posting three photos from the jets I photographed this month for your viewing pleasure.

God has blessed me so much this month, it is just amazing and I am looking forward to what he has in store for me in March! Stay tuned and thank you for reading my blog.

Citation Sovereign

Falcon 50

G-200

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