SZP's blog

2010 Hillsboro 5K/10K

Hey! I've had these photos up for a while, but forgot to link them from my site! Photos can be found at

SZP Sports Photos


I do photography only very occasionally and try to avoid it so I don't take away business from my great photographer friends in the area (not that I'm any substitute for their skills, but I digress).

I've found a bit of a fun niche in the Hillsboro area taking sports and event photos for the Hillsboro Banner and for the Hillsboro high school yearbook - that is, until I teach some of the students there how to use a DSLR for themselves.

Justin and Kathryn - I'm On a Boat!

Well, I wasn't on the boat, but Justin and Kathryn were! They had their wedding at a beautiful resort outside of Alexandria, MN. The weather was picture-perfect for an outdoor wedding, and they celebrated with a brief boat ride along the perimeter of the lake.

Thank you so much for the opportunity, Justin and Kathryn!

Nathan and Janelle

We had a wonderful time filming Nathan and Janelle's day. However, it was one for the birds, and I mean that in the most literal way possible. Check out the video to see which of our avian friends gave Nathan a little congratulatory surprise.

Thanks again for the wonderful time!

Robert and Melissa

A few weekends ago I filmed Robert and Melissa's big day! I'm just now getting a chance to upload this preview clip from their wedding!

It was a big, fun group to film! Unfortunately we had a little bit of a technical difficulty during the wedding service. I assure you, we've never had this happen before! Watch the clip to find out what happened.

Hillsboro 5K Photos


Last Thursday was the second running of the Hillsboro 5K. The event saw a much larger turnout and a faster winning time than last year's event, held in September.

Check out to view the images. By clicking the "original" link beneath the preview picture, a new browser window will open and you can view a larger version of the image. Then just right-click and save the image onto your computer.

Congratulations to all of the runners and please thank all of the sponsors and event coordinators who made the run possible!

John and Melissa

Last weekend I had the joy of filming John and Melissa's special day.

While formal pictures were to be taken at St. Mary's in Fargo, why stay couped up when it's a gorgeous day outside? Here are a couple of clips of the wedding party's stroll around downtown Fargo.

Thank you for sharing your day with us, everyone!

Flooding Outside Kathryn, ND