Archive for March, 2012

Have you seen this photograph online recently:

Memorial Day photo shoot at Rosecrans Cemetery honoring our military

Memorial Day photo shoot at Rosecrans Cemetery honoring our military

I am the Photographer that took this picture.  I used to have an un-watermarked version of this photo on the home page of my website.  Someone decided to “share” it so they illegally copied it from my website and posted it online.  Now it’s been shared on Facebook and pinned on Pinterest over 10,000 times!

While I’m thrilled that one of my images has gotten so much attention, it’s also upsetting that so many people have shared this photograph without  anyone even knowing that it’s mine. 

I don’t mind when my photos are shared online, because it means A. People like my work and B. Exposure to new people and potentially new clients.  So if you’ve seen this photo, please share this blog post.  If you like my work, please give my Facebook business page a “like”:  www.faceboook.com/caughtonfilmphoto

Here are a few more photos from the same photo shoot, taken in 2010 at Rosecrans Military Cemetery in San Diego, CA.

Memorial Day photo shoot at Rosecrans Cemetery honoring our military

Memorial Day photo shoot at Rosecrans Cemetery honoring our military

 

Memorial Day photo shoot at Rosecrans Cemetery honoring our military

Memorial Day photo shoot at Rosecrans Cemetery honoring our military

 

Memorial Day photo shoot at Rosecrans Cemetery honoring our military

Memorial Day photo shoot at Rosecrans Cemetery honoring our military

 

Memorial Day photo shoot at Rosecrans Cemetery honoring our military

Memorial Day photo shoot at Rosecrans Cemetery honoring our militaryMemorial Day photo shoot at Rosecrans Cemetery honoring our military

 

Memorial Day photo shoot at Rosecrans Cemetery honoring our military

Memorial Day photo shoot at Rosecrans Cemetery honoring our military

 

Now, if you’re still reading, I’ll fiil you in on the rest of the story.  This is MY Son.  His Father or Mother didn’t die serving their country, we are alive and well I assure you.

I did this photo shoot with my then 4 year old Son on Memorial Day weekend 2010, in an effort to start teaching him about war, the military and sacrafice.  I took him to this cemetery, and tried to explain to him who was buried there.  We brought a dozen white and red roses, and I told him to lay one rose at twelve different, random grave sites, and to salute each one.

It never even occurred to me at the time that a total stranger might see some of  the photos and assume that the boy in the photo was saluting his Father/Mother.  But once again, after the image was taken from my website, it was open to interpretation.

I have the utmost respect for our military.  A lot of my customers are in the military, and the sacrafices that they make are beyond words.  I will never take our freedoms for granted, and I hope to raise our Son with the same respect.

That, is the rest of the story.  Thanks for reading and looking at my photographs.

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Shawn and Pamela Richter are Professional Photographers located near downtown San Diego California. We offer all kinds of photography including
wedding photography, newborn photography, children photography, maternity photography, artistic nude photography, boudoir photography and high school senior portraits.
Outdoor portrait photography is typically done at Balboa Park, Hotel Del Coronado Beach, La Jolla Beach, Windansea, Pacific Beach or Ocean Beach or downtown San Diego.
Customers from Laguna Beach, Dana Point Orange County, Los Angeles, Temecula, Murrieta, Riverside, Arizona, Phoenix, Tucson, Sedona
and other out of state locations are welcome to contact us for their photography needs.
We happily support our local military families, and are proud to offer a Military discount with valid Military ID.

We are also available from time to time in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Sedona and Tucson Arizona for on-location photography.

Use of any content on this page is allowed only by the express written permission of the photographers, Pamela and Shawn Richter.