a bit out of the ordinary.

When my brother asked me to photograph his latest BMW purchase (his 6th BMW in less than 10 years – I think it’s safe to say he’s a Bimmer fanatic), I felt a wide range of emotions. Of course, I was extremely flattered he trusted me to do this… but at the same time I was secretly panicking in the back of my mind for many reasons. I’m a wedding photographer. Weddings. Cars. Very different. I had never done a shoot like this before, and I don’t exactly look to Cars or Modified Car Magazines for wedding inspiration. But he’s my brother – and I can’t say no to him.

So at 5am (yes, it was still dark outside) on a Saturday morning, we scoured the streets of downtown Wheaton looking for great backdrops and tree-lined, curved streets for some action shots. I’ll be the first to admit it wasn’t my best shoot, and I’m definitely not a certified car photographer now, but I don’t think I did horrible for my first car shoot! It was a lot of fun and was actually great to shoot something completely new. Thanks so much for the opportunity to do this, bro! It definitely sparked some interest on my Facebook Page, too… I guess there’s a few other BMW enthusiasts out there 🙂

Here’s a few of my favorite from the morning…

So, originally I was on one side of the street taking these photos of my brother zooming by in his Bimmer. After a few shots, I decided to switch sides and get a different angle…. But failed to tell my brother that I was moving to the other side of the street. Needless to say, lying on the side of the road about five feet from a BMW going 60mph around the corner is frightening. I think Jake was even a little frightened coming around that corner…


My brother even got in on the photog action and got a shot documenting me in action. Don’t worry, I didn’t get hit by a car, I’m just trying to get some different angles!



Apparently this stripe is hand painted, and the artist signed his name in it. Pretty cool detail!

All in all, had such a great morning shooting with my brother. It even got better when he took me to Egglectic for breakfast afterwards for some quality bro-sis time. Thanks again! Hope you like your photos!


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