Tristan & Aidan at Atlantis (c) 2011 Joseph Rowland

Tristan Turns 9!

Seems surreal to me that my oldest son turns 9 tomorrow. When I think of it… I sorta wanna peak at my 401K and make sure I’m planning my retirement correctly­čÖé I know, I know, many of my friends have older kids, but this is me… and thinking he’s 9, just blows my mind. Ton […]

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Palamino Island Puerto Rico(c) Joseph Rowland 2011

Palomino Island, Puerto Rico: July 2011

I call this my “Corona Beer” shot… after those commercials where they have a couple sitting on these gorgeous beaches popping a Corona and just enjoying the view. One of the benefits of staying at El Conquistador is they have their very own little island- just a short 7 minute ferry ride away. Really is […]

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Lilly Sitting (c) Joseph Rowland May 7, 2011

Meet Lilly!

So after many months of silence, we once again have the sounds of paws on tile and carpet, puppy kisses and a pink belly to rub. For to long Tristan has remarked, “Dad, our house really needs a dog!” And today, after a lengthy journey to Virginia, Lilly “Zsa-Zsa” Rowland has arrived. She’s a Vizla, […]

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2012 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 6,800 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 11 years to get […]

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hey folks! After 2 years of maintaining this blog address, we’re moving to A new blog, and soon to be website awaits you there. We’re really excited about the next few months as we launch the site. Stay tuned, and check us out!

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Tristan and Aidan 1st Day of School

First Day of School!

Amazing to think we have a 1st grader and 4th grader on the bus! Time really does fly…

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Jenna & Ryan’s Album Arrived!

A few posts ago I wrote about shooting Ryan & Jenna’s wedding. I professed profusely┬áthat I am by no means a wedding photographer. I got a glimpse of just how difficult it is to do that job, and I have a newfound respect for those that do it well. As a special memento to the […]

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Mason Catching Air

Meet Mason & Charlie (the flying dogs!)

Meet Mason and Charlie two dogs that literally defy gravity. Their stories are both heartbreaking, and heartwarming. Both were rescue dogs… Mason, a mixed breed, was “bait” for fighting dogs as a puppy (he still wears a scar on his forehead of those times) and Charlie, the aussie border collie lost his tail. Sarah, their […]

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Rainforest Waterfall

Sunlit Waterfall- Puerto Rico

Finally getting to finish some of the images taken in the “El Yunque” rainforest in Puerto Rico. Have a few more to go through, but as I was perusing, this 9 bracket HDR caught my eye. Enjoyed how the sunlight brightened the left side of the image and highlighted sections of this little waterfall. Waterfalls […]

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Jenna & Ryan’s Wedding Video

So I am by no means a wedding photographer. Never claimed to be… But in the interest of shooting and pretending I was, I took the gear to my cousin’s wedding and shot a bunch of frames. let me reiterate I am not Jasmin Star or David Zisner…­čÖé Some things I learned… I can’t handhold […]

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Puerto Rico Sunset Panorama (C) Joseph Rowland 2011

Sunset Pano from the Balcony

Stayed in Fajardo in Puerto Rico at the amazing El Conquistador Hotel. Had a nice high view overlooking the North end of the Island. Had a number of Thunderstorms that rolled in while we stayed, which sorta makes the day a bit tough from a planning perspective, but when they start to clear out around […]

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Aidan Tux Measurements (c) Joseph Rowland 2011

Lord of the Rings

We have a big family wedding coming up this weekend! Ryan and Jenna are getting married… and our son Aidan has the distinct honor of being the ring-bearer (hence the name of this post). In the tradition of wedding “traditions”, the ring-bearer gets to don a tuxedo like the rest of the bridal party. And […]

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Car Grille Close Up (C) Joseph Rowland 2011

Sometimes you just don’t know…

Wasn’t sure about this photo when I took it… Still not sure about it now. I sorta like it, but I sorta think it could be better. Happens a lot when taking pictures. I throw it out there for your judgement… thumbs up, or thumbs down.

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