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Portraits and Portents: A summer of weddings and walks

posted by Tim Nafziger on 08/22/11 at 01:20 AM

This post is dedicated to all of you who came up to me at one time or another this summer and told me that you enjoy seeing my photos on this blog. Because they don't generate many comments, it's sometimes hard to gauge interest. So thanks for your kind words!

These are photos I've taken over the last three months in Iowa, Indiana and Chicago (yes, I know that's a city, not a state). One of the trends I noticed as I pulled these together is the increasing importance of portraiture in my photography. This trend has especially developed in the last month as I've done three weddings and one engagement photo session. In portraiture in particular, I've found a new connection between photography and working with people to build their dreams--an area I've always associated more with my web design work. I'm looking forward to stretching my confidence and skills in taking photos of people over the coming seasons.

But enough background! Here are the photos. I hope you'll enjoy watching them as much as I enjoyed taking them. Don't forget to hit full-screen:

Nafziger_tim_2_thumbnail Tim Nafziger is passionate about gathering people with shared values to work together for change in our communities and our world. One such space is Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) where he works as interim assistant director. Tim lives with his wife Charletta in the Ojai Valley in southern California where they connect with Bartimaeus Cooperative Ministires. Tim has written chapters in Widening the Circle: Experiments in Christian Discipleship; Fear or Freedom?: Why a Warring Church Must Change; and 118 Days: Christian Peacemaker Teams Held Hostage in Iraq. His photo portfolio is at You can follow Tim on Twitter at @tim_nafziger

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