Category: Around Town

Clarkston Arial photography

This last Friday I had the wonderful opportunity to do some Clarkston Arial photography.   I was the winning bid at a canine rescue action event this summer for a short ride in a plane.

Randy the pilot is the proud owner of an unrestored 1947 Piper Cub.  This is a really cool plane.  A bunch of aluminum tubing, some fabric covering, an opposing 4 air cooled engines, 4 basic instruments and two seats (I sat in front).  The plane is so basic, it does not have an electrical system.  Randy brought handheld radios for communications.

We planned to leave a 8:07, sunrise,  but the clouds were low.  We got clearance about 9am and took off.  We did a quick trip north from Pontiac airport and tried to make it to our house, but the clouds were too low.

I was able to get shots of the town, our church, Clarkston United Methodist and some general fall color, Great day!

Greg proposes to Michelle – Marriage proposal photography and video

My pal Greg proposed to his now finance Michelle a bit ago.  He had it all planned.  Set up dinner in one of the back rooms at The Woodshed in Clarkston, MI.  He had the room reserved for “his birthday party” about an hour after the proposal.  I went to the bar the day before and planned where to hide the camera with the very helpful staff.  I got there an hour or so before the couple  and the placement we had for the camera didn’t make any sense.  We came with the idea to hide it behind one of the big screens with some Rube Goldberg rigging.

The couple came in, the curtains were closed, I came out from hiding and could see just a bit into the room through split in the curtains.  Greg gave me the high sign, I started click with the radio remote.

She said YES!