Thursday, June 28, 2007

dan is a rockstar!

I'm sure a lot of you already know this but my boyfriend, Dan, and I met about 2 1/2 years ago in photography school. He graduated with a degree in Commercial Photography .. which not many people realize that it's such a hard field to get into. Almost everyone these days has to start at the bottom as an assistant and work their way up .. which is exactly what Dan has been doing since we moved back to Indy. He's been running errands, moving lights, picking up lenses, moving more lights, doing freelance architecture, basically working his butt off .. all while having a full time job on top of it! :) It's finally starting to pay off with some amazing opportunities he's been given the past few weeks!

One of them happened to be assisting with a shoot for ESPN magazine. This cover photo of Greg Oden is one of the photos he helped out with! He assisted Chris Kolk, an amazing fashion photographer out of New York City.

And speaking of New York City! Dan is on a plane as I type this, flying first class nonetheless, to assist with a commercial shoot for FAO Schwartz. Neither of us have been to New York before so I can't wait to hear all about it. He'll be back Friday night just in time for our big weekend .. we have two weddings! :)

Oh and one last thing we're totally excited about! He got hired to photograph landscapes for a huge landscaping company here out of Indy. That gig is so exciting because he's the main cheese! I'm the little assistant for those jobs! ;) haha!

I'm just so psyched he's been getting these opportunities, getting the chance to work with these amazing photographers, traveling, and doing what he loves! It's so exciting! :D

11 comments:

mom said...

WOW!!! Nice write up for Dan! He should be proud! You two make a great team! Magazines, weddings, landscaping, babies, engagements, commercial, families! You two have the photo field pretty well covered! You'll both have great opportunities with all your talents! Way to go Dan! Way to go Nicole!

Chad Franz said...

Super-cool!! Congrats to you both, Nicole!! Tell Dan that I'm available to hold a reflector for him when he gets to shoot Maria Sharapova!

lauren c. - openField photography. said...

YAY DAN!!! that is SO exciting!!! i can't wait to hear about NY!!

p.s. nicole your mom is SO CUTE! : ) i think our moms would get along great!!!

kristen leigh photography said...

Hey Nicole!
I just stopped by your blog :D
You have beautiful pictures - seriously, excellent work!

Becky said...

WOOOHOOO Dan!!! The only thing running through my mind as I read your write up on him was the song from the Jeffersons "Were movin' on up" LOL. Im happy for you both. Hard work and patience pays off.

Deanna said...

Thats awesome! I am glad he got into what he loves!!!! Great engagement pics down there too!!

char said...

That's a fabulous cheerleader you have there Dan! Fabulous opportunities for you!

Jennifer McNulty Photography said...

Wow, Nicole, that is so exciting for both you and Dan! Congratulations! Those are amazing opportunities! :)

Crystal said...

Congrats to both of you. Sounds like some amazing stuff is beginning to happen for you both...and the best is yet to come!

amanda reynolds said...

Yay for Dan! I'm so excited to hear that things are going well. Keep up the great work :)

Mary Bess said...

aw congrats!! that's so awesome! I can tell how super proud you are!!

M:)