Heather is a special young lady. Her smile and the way she carries herself is the staple of her disposition. I could also see that she has a special relationship with her mom. Every time she would look at her, she would have this wonderful, natural-looking smile on her face. She wants to become a counselor. And she specifically said that she wants to counsel young girls. Being a high school teacher, I know there is a great need for that age group. And from the few hours I spent with her, I know she’ll succeed in helping these young girls find the answer they're so desperately in search of. The weather was a bit on the sunny, chilly side, so we started in the studio. One of her outfits was a beautiful pink dress. We have a tree swing (I had just put it up that day) in our backyard, so I wanted a few images of her putting it to use, but by the time we went outside, the clouds rolled in, and the wind picked up (10-20 mph). Not to fear, Heather’s willingness and mental toughness truly showed. She braved what Ol’ Man Winter had to offer and I’ll let the images speak for themselves. The session was fun, and the images turned out great. I must say, one of the best things I like about this business is the relationship you form with people. Thanks Heather and Heidi, you are remarkable people, and I’m grateful for your business and fellowship.
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Jonnell has to be the funniest, goofiest, all-around, most fun person ever. I didn't even use one single joke during the entire session, and we laughed, giggled, and made fun of just about everything the entire time. She brought a friend, which I happen to know, and the both of them were so silly (Monique also assisted when needed, thanks M). We used the natural light room for the first few images (camoflauge as J called it), then went outside (a chilly, breezy, upper 40 degree, sunny day). We then came inside for a few more and finished outside on the trampoline. After she jumped for awhile, she didn't mind the cold. All in all it was a fun, silly, and enjoyable session. If scientists can ever learn to bottle the enthusiasm and joy some people have inside them, and give it to the rest of the world, Jonnell will be the first to donate I'm sure. The images turned out great, I know she'll like 'em.
Thursday, January 03, 2008
We had the privilege of photographing Karen and John's wedding last weekend. The weather was beautiful, sunny in the upper 50's. As we drove up, Michelle saw these incredibly beautiful flowers in front of the church. Actually across the parking lot. She asked me if there was a way I could use them for a picture. I planned on using them, but when the cars parked for the ceremony, they blocked the view. So I thought all was lost. Then after the ceremony, we kept the bride and groom for a few images in front of the church, but there was one car still there, belonging to an older gentleman that had come for the 5:30 pm service. Out of nowhere, he walked out of the church and moved his car. I didn't ask, he just did it. It's as if God told him to move his car so we could capture the beauty of the flowers, the church, and the bride and groom. I was amazed.... The entire day went by so fast, and we finished outside the church again (after the reception). This time it was dark and cold. The church was decorated with lights, which is done every year, but this is the first year, we actually got the opportunity to photography it with an actual bride and groom. I was excited. The images turned out great, and I know Karen and John are going to love them.... Congratulations K & J, may your marriage be a blessing and a constant reminder of what love is all about.....
Tuesday, January 01, 2008
Phillip was very interesting.... He's #1 in his high school class. He wants to attend a university in New York, and study to be a doctor, a surgeon to be exact. And he's multi-talented; playing two instruments, as well as soccer. The session went well, and there were many great images. I think mom will like them a lot.