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  • About Me

    I became fascinated with photography at an early age, thanks to my father. It wasn’t his photographic skill that inspired me, though, since my dad was not a very good photographer. We would always joke how people in his photos would have plants and trees growing out of their heads.

    It was actually my father’s camera that captured my interest. I loved the way it felt in my hands — all those cool buttons and controls. It intrigued me. I was also amazed at how it could be used to create these awesome images.

    MY STORY CONTINUED...

Emily and Andy – Moorpark Wedding

Last Saturday I had the privilege of photographing my second Starbucks wedding – two Barista’s that met while making Grande Lattes. This one was special though. My son, Chris, was managing a Starbucks in Santa Barbara years ago and hired Emily and Andy to work there. That’s where their romance started and the rest is history!

Emily and Andy were married at Moorpark Country Club last weekend with many ex-Starbucks people present. It was a blast shooting with my wife Cora and my good friend Tibor. Here are a couple of photos from the day:

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sara veldkamp - October 15, 2009 - 12:58 PM

William, Andy and Emily’s wedding photos will always make me smile! You truly captured the glow of love on their faces, and the joy they felt on their special day. With many thanks, Sara Veldkamp

mitzi - October 10, 2009 - 7:39 PM

I always love your shoe shots and that group photo is awesome! This bride and groom are so lucky to have had you there!

Paul Calnan - September 29, 2009 - 5:09 PM

William – I’m so glad that Emily & Andy chose you to do the photography. Not because of the Starbuck’s connection but because of your excellent work!! GREAT JOB!! And thank you to everyone who participated, helped-out and attended. That’s what memories are made of!

Brianna - September 25, 2009 - 4:41 PM

Thank you everyone in the wedding party! It was so nice meeting everyone! good luck Emily xoxo you looked so beautiful :)

Simone Calnan - September 25, 2009 - 10:57 AM

William,

I have always known just how beautiful my Emily is! You have put the icing on the cake! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for a job well done.

Sincerely,

Simone Calnan

Jacquelynn Ybarra - September 25, 2009 - 9:24 AM

Breathtaking! Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!

Olivia Baker - September 25, 2009 - 7:53 AM

Thank you William for helping to capture just how beautiful this couple is. I couldn’t ask for better friends and memories from Emily and Andy, and the rest of our IV Starbucks crew. Thanks to Chris, too, for giving us all the opportunity to meet and grow together, and for giving Ems & Andy such an amazing photographer! ~Olivia

Crissi Brown - September 25, 2009 - 7:43 AM

How amazing!!! Emily, you are beyond beautiful- I never thought a camera would be able to capture it completely- but what an awesome job he did! Way to go!

And Andy, what a handsome groom you are! Now that the wedding is done, I have to ask… when do we get some beautiful babies out of this?

Both of you- love love love from us!

XOXO, Crissi and Tim

Emily - September 25, 2009 - 3:41 AM

William- Even people at our wedding have told us how professional, fun, and just awesome you and your team were. THANK YOU for this sneak peek.. and THANK YOU to CHRIS too, right?
Love Thailand,
Andy and Emily

Amanda and Adam’s Slide Show

Here’s a little slide show from Amanda and Adam’s September 6th wedding at Spanish Hills Country Club. Enjoy!

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Amanda - September 21, 2009 - 9:50 AM

William, I can not say thank you enough- everyone who has seen this is raving about your work, and you made the day so easy and fun for Adam and I! Thanks for being you!

Leslie and Patrick Bolt - September 19, 2009 - 6:12 PM

William, Thank you so much for making this day so speacial for our daughter and son in law. You captured some of our favorite memories in these pictures! Your work is amazing! – Patrick and Leslie Bolt

New Writing Opportunity at ShootSmarter.com

I am very excited about my new writing opportunity at ShootSmarter.com – Will Crockett’s educational website. I will be writing a monthly article about specific images captured during my wedding sessions. Whether you are a photographer or are just interested in how I capture some of my photographs, ShootSmarter will be the site to visit!

Please be sure to join ShootSmarter.com and checkout my SMarticle here.
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black hattitude - October 17, 2009 - 4:43 AM

Hi,

Thank you for the great quality of your blog, each time i come here, i’m amazed.

kempozone - October 12, 2009 - 11:54 AM

Im sure many of you are like me and one of the first things you do in the morning is head here and check out the new post. Along with seeing the new posts, I’m also always checking out the blog roll rss feed and watching them grow, or shrink sometimes. In one of my past …but all in all excellent site. Keep it up!

Mark Coons - October 12, 2009 - 4:32 AM

William, welcome to ShootSmarter.com! I have really enjoyed your first 2 articles and I am enjoying the marvelous images on your blog! Thanks.

Bill Bartmann - September 20, 2009 - 10:49 AM

Great site…keep up the good work. :) I read a lot of blogs on a daily basis and for the most part, people lack substance but, I just wanted to make a quick comment to say I’m glad I found your blog. Thanks, :)

Mitzi - September 15, 2009 - 7:40 PM

Great article! You are so good at what you do!

Susan and Mark – Engagement Photos

I spent yesterday afternoon hanging out with Susan and Mark at the Santa Monica Pier capturing some engagement images. We started at their home and took a couple of photographs of them with Sasha and Sebastian (very cute canines).

Mark ad I are both Big Ten football fans and couldn’t be more opposite – he cheers for Ohio State and I for Michigan. (Of course we were keeping track of the scores during our session, but Mark would not allow me to tell him about the Ohio game as he was recording it at home. (Sorry they lost Mark).

The pier was packed with people out enjoying their Saturday afternoon, but we still managed to find some great locations. Here are couple of images:

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Andy S. - September 15, 2009 - 3:58 PM

Lovely shots, William. Excellent location spotting too; I would never have guessed these were taken at the pier.

Susan Ranta - September 15, 2009 - 7:09 AM

William, we love the photos and had the best time working with you! Can’t wait until the wedding – I know we will have so much fun and the photos will be amazing!!!

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