Posted on July 31, 2011
I first met Janell in college at The University of Kansas working in the Dean’s Office of the School of Engineering. We would talk and chit-chat as we worked and soon became great friends! We had many a good times at KU…most of which I won’t be sharing with anyone She is one of the most self-less persons that I know. She drove 7 hours across the entire state of Kansas just to watch me get married (to the Heathmeister) and turned around and made the same boring drive a few months later to be with me when my dad passed away. Friends like her are hard to find. Today, I had the joy of meeting her sweet little man, Chase. Naturally, we became quick friends as well Congrats, Janell and Mike…he’s amazing!
I set up my lights in her living room and started with putting Chase in an old suitcase that I had…and I loved these shots! I then set up the classic basket shots. Lastly, we used a camo blanket that he received from a shower. You can’t really see in the photo, but the blanket is shaped as a turtle. Amazing. I can’t even imagine how a person would go about making one.
Posted on July 26, 2011
I thought that being caught up on editing would be nice for a change. As it turns out, if I am not constantly working on some part of the photographic process..I miss it like crazy! I have been doing much needed business stuff the last few days but there is just something about having a camera in my hands. I had a wise photographer tell me to master the one light setup first. I had this in the back of my head when I asked my husband if he wanted to model for me. He quickly refused (rude!) so I told him I was going to go light something on fire. After 8 years, he must be finally getting used to me because he just said not to do it in the house. I obliged. After 12 minutes and 1200 mosquito bites, I had successfully burned an entire Braum’s bag in an old pot that I kept on the back porch. Made for some decent smoke photos. (See below) I then took my lone speedlite to the house, turned off all the lights and called my dog. He gave me some sweet glamour shot poses that I didn’t know he had in him. (See below below). All in all…it was a fun evening with just me, my Canon and my speedlite
Posted on July 26, 2011
It has been an amazingly busy summer for weddings and portrait sessions! It has been so much fun! I have also been very lucky to spend some time with lots of family. Generally, I have my camera with me just in case…it sure did serve me well for these photos. I just wanted to share a few photos I took at a relative’s house here in BA. They have ducks…and I kind of want one now…
Posted on July 16, 2011
Sweet, sweet Aiden. I spent a part of my afternoon with one-week-old sweet Aiden and his parents for his newborn shoot. He was in various states of sleep and wakefulness, but I rarely heard a peep out of him…he was soooo good! I have had some amazing newborn shoot karma lately! Or maybe it’s just my amazing clients! Either way, I’m pretty sure he has a career in professional modeling ahead of him. He gave me adorable, pouty, sad, mad, happy, asleep and even a few silly faces. What a doll! Here are a few of my favs.