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What makes up a portrait.  Well for one, there needs to be someone in the photo.  You.  You make a portrait so special.  Without you, it would just be a photo of a background, a place outdoors, or the grass or rocks around.  You give a portrait life, you make it important.  You make a portrait an heirloom.  Something your family will treasure for generations.  You give the portrait a meaning to exist.  Without you, there is no purpose of a portrait.

What do I specialize in.  Portraits of you.  417-894-0230

Friends

Time is ticking down to graduation.  It’s almost 1 month away!  Can you believe it?  Well for all of you procrastinators out there, if you haven’t had your senior photos taken now is your chance.  I’m offering a Friends session for the next two weeks until April 29th.

So call to book your session, bring your friend with you and their session is free.

This is only for two weeks so call today.  417-894-0230

Happy March :)

Aren’t you excited that we are finally into the month of March?  I am!  I can’t wait for winter to go away and warmer weather to grace our presence!  Warmer weather means one thing for me…outdoor photo shoots!  I’ve got some great locations lined up this year, so if you are in need of family photos, children photos or want to update your headshots for your portfolio just hit me up!  Also, I’m still looking for 2011 Senior Models, so if you will be a senior for the year 2011 from Kickapoo, Glendale, Hillcrest, Central, Parkview, Willard, Ash Grove, Buffalo, Strafford, Branson, Republic, Nixa or Ozark just check out this link HERE for more information on our Senior Model Program!

With that information our of the way, say hello to Courtney.  Once the weather warms up a bit you’ll be seeing some more photos of her.  Until then, Happy March 1st!

Website

I hope you’ve enjoyed the work you’ve seen over the past several years!  There are many reasons why I love photography and I hope there are many reasons you keep coming back here to see new and updated images.  One of the things that I’ve failed you in the past few years is actually keeping my “non-blog” website updated with current images.  For that I apologize.  I don’t know what got into me, but today, with a little inspiration and motivation from a good friend, I’ve updated all the galleries with New and Current Work!!!

Go take a look, see what you think. Maybe you know some of those individuals, maybe you don’t, either way, roam around the site and see what you find new.  The site is still under construction but fully functional at the same time!  I have an amazing web & graphic designer at Modtype.  Be sure to stop by his site as well to see the great things he’s designed over the years.

As many of you know, and if some of you don’t I also have a fan page HERE.  Feel free to become a fan and see more work there.  As I spend more time on Facebook, I try to update photos there with different things then the photos that are posted here.  So if you see something here, chances are there are some more on Facebook that you haven’t seen.

Also, something worth noting.  We are currently looking for High School Senior Models for our New Model Program for the class of 2011.  We can still capture your 2010 senior photos, but models are limited to the class of 2011 and a select few from the class of 2012.  If you are interested in applying see our Page HERE.

Another page I would like you to look at if you have the time is that of our testimonial page.  HERE.  We love our clients and we love to hear what they have to say.  You as visitors or clients are always welcome to leave feedback on the site, on the photography or just a comment to let us know you’re having a good day!

Have a Great Weekend

New Toy

I’ve added a new toy in my arsenal of equipment.  So far, I love it.  Take a look and see if you can tell what it is!

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Kids Are The Greatest

What a fun family that came to the studio a few months ago.  Their kids were the greatest and we were able to get some wonderful images that I’ll be sure to share with you later this week.  But today to start out our Monday I wanted to share one on a lighter note.  Just looking at this makes me laugh and appreciate all the smiles that kids cause!

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A Wedding Day Portrait

Mark and Amanda were married in Branson this year.  After their wedding and reception we traveled to the Japanese Stroll Garden in Springfield for a few more portraits of just the couple.  I think they turned out great and wanted to share one of Amanda!

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Wet Rainy Day Today

Looking back over several senior portrait session, I have come to realize how wonderful our summer was. The weather was great, and it never seemed to get to hot either.  But with the rain coming down today I wanted to look not that far back and look at a portrait I shot for Kory.  He willingly agreed to head outside in the dark for this photo.  Let me know what you think.

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One week closer to Winter

I want to ask you a question today.  When was the last time you had your family portraits taken?  I don’t mean the last time you were together and aunt Millie* took her point and shoot and told you to smile.  I mean the last time that you met with someone who was concerned about what your family heirloom would look like?  I mean getting together with a professional and having them capture images that you could display proudly throughout your home for years to come. I mean having a work of art of your family hanging in your home.

If you have to think about it, it’s been too long.  If it was when your youngest son turned 2, and he’s now 25, it’s been too long.  More then likely, it’s been too long.

I wanted to share this with anyone who takes the time to read this, that your family portraits are what you will have to show your posterity.  With these troubled times there is no certainty as to what tomorrow will bring, so it’s important we can have these memories of our families with us.

A Portrait for Your Wednesday

Just a quick stop in this morning to wish everyone a happy Wednesday and to share a recent portrait of one of our local HS Seniors.  Kaitlyn visited me here in the studio with her mom and we were able to  have a wonderful photo session.  They both came in today to pick through their images and I wanted to share with you one of Kaitlyn’s favorites.

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