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on mission

January 20th, 2008

Josh Bootz

“Once you have a mission you can’t go back to having a job.”–Shai Agassi, Better Place

Ashleigh & Dan

August 23rd, 2007

Josh Bootz

Saturday we drove to Valencia Park in Aptos, CA for a wedding shoot. It was a new location for me, complete with historic buildings hidden away under tall redwoods. The couple of the day, Ashleigh and Dan, were fun an easygoing. When we arrived we even remembered we’d even worked with Ashleigh before. Thanks to the Millers for the invite and to Dan and Ashleigh for sharing your day with us.

tri-california’s wildflower triathlon 2007

May 8th, 2007

Josh Bootz


For the last four year’s the first weekend of May has been all about Wildflower. I always look forward to the excitement and cheering on friends. This year we had a great crew of Mount Hermon and extended friends in camp. Some came to compete, others to cheer. This year I decided to ditch the press pass to hang with Amy and the cheering squad. It was unusually relaxing b/c neither of us was competing.

To make this year even better, my cousin Sydney came down with her tri team from Oregon. We had tons of fun hanging with her and cheering her on in her debut triathlon. Even better was that her dad and little bro. drove down from OR and surprised her. He arrived Sat morning and left Sunday by 4pm. Whirlwind tour, to say the least. Most miraculous was how they found Syd’s camp among the 20,000 people by just walking straight to it.

I’ve divided photos from the weekend up into three sets:
The Scene & Noteable Atheletes
Syd’s First Tri.

(edit 4-10-2010)
My cousin Sydney has continued to enjoy triathlons and is competing in her first Iron(Wo)man in June. May these inspire you to jump in a give it a tri. Enjoy!

wanna go fast?

May 3rd, 2007

Josh Bootz


Dan Dawson and I went to the Cool Products Expo at Stanford University in Palo Alto. Any time I get to see electric cars, especially those that can out drag Ferraris, I’ll take it. Yep, definitely cool.

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Braces Motivation

February 13th, 2007

Josh Bootz

There are few reason that will get a high school senior out of bed early in the morning. The threat of having braces in their senior portraits is apparently one of them. Morning light, a recent rain, and a mom who razzed her daughter into some great smiles made me laugh behind the lens, even before my first cup of coffee. Thanks for letting shoot this, Amelia. I had a great time even though I am not a morning person.

holga wedding

January 29th, 2007

Josh Bootz

I had the privilege of joining my friend and fellow photographer Peter Thomsen for Jeannie and Tony’s wedding. The light was great, the couple was fun, and the atmosphere was comfortably elegant. I had a quick moment to pull out the plastic holga, but no, it was not the only camera I had on hand that day. Even I’m not that brave. Thanks again Peter for the fun day of photography.

Burch’s Farewell

January 26th, 2007

Josh Bootz

With a light rain falling, I had a chance to photograph the Burch Family before they switched hemispheres. The weather fit the mood as I know they were sad to leave, but eager to begin their new adventure.

Surfing in the New Year

January 3rd, 2007

Josh Bootz

Peter and I took a couple hour break from work to shoot Jeremiah surfing north of Santa Cruz. It was refreshing to be out in the salty air grabbing a few picts. Here’s some shots from the session.

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Liz & Keil

December 15th, 2006

Josh Bootz

Liz and Keil, I glad you could drive to Santa Cruz, and made it in time for sunset. I had a great time on the beach. Thank for braving the cold water and tromping throught the iceplant with me.

mission springs eco-adventure

September 19th, 2006

Josh Bootz

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Client | Mission Springs

Media | American Apparel Organic Cotton T

Concept | Design a give-away t-shirt to promote a new school-aged camping experience focused on environmental stewardship and outdoor recreation.