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Beautiful Weather Everyday

Our attitudes play an important role in our day to day mood and well being.  It all depends on how we want to look at the world and view it that day.  Me, I love when it’s warm, but I love when it’s rainy.  Yesterday was hot and windy.  It made for an interesting session, but one that had a definite uniqueness to it.  With younger children you can only photograph as long as they will allow you.  You have to work quickly, be happy and just go with the flow.  This is one of my favorites from yesterday.

Portraits

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

Family

Spring break has come and gone.  On it’s way out, it left a little reminder that things are not always for sure.  One week ago today the kids were outside in their swim trunks playing in the sprinkler.  Today they were bundled up in their coats with a fresh layer of snow on the ground.  While they head back to school I sit here thinking about my family.  They are so dear to me and I wanted to share some reasons why:

1.     They bring the best out in me.  Kids especially need help in just about every area imaginable.  They need love, guidance, discipline, patience and a general being there for them.  It allows me to really dig deep within to find out what kind of person I am.

2.     They are so forgiving.  I’m not a perfect person.  I’m far from it.  I get upset, I do things wrong, and sometimes say the wrong things at the wrong times.  But notwithstanding, they still love me and give me hugs at night.

3.     Their smiles and laughs melt me inside.  To hear them upstairs, or in the other room playing and laughing together just makes you happy inside.  When your family is happy, you are happy.

4.     They teach me.  I am being taught every day by my family.  From things I’ve forgotten about school, to being nice to others.  Not a day goes by without a lesson in life.

5.     They are individuals.  No matter what I try to teach or share with my kids, they are their own person.   They are not me, they are not their mother.  They are themselves 100% through and through.  I would never change that for anything.  They are each unique in their own way and they all have their strengths, weaknesses, likes and dislikes just like me.  It definitely makes for some awesome times.

So, if you are thinking about the reasons you love your family like I am now.  Be sure to let them know how much you love and care for them.  Give them hugs, do something special for them.  Don’t let a day go by without expressing to them your feelings toward them.

July is THE month!

Welcome to July everyone.  I hope you enjoy it, there is only 3 more days until the most explosive day of the year!  Until then a photo for you!

Ali’s Photo

Ali and her friend Devon came in for a senior session on Wednesday.  I was able to pull a couple out that I really enjoyed and had to share them with you.  I even got a couple of Devon that I’ll share later.

Enjoy.

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

Meet Patience

She’s a recent recipient of the Cambridge’s Who’s Who Lifetime Achievement Award and I was honored enough to not only have met this accomplished, and very busy woman, but also privleged enough to capture her photo for their publication.  I just had to share, I think my favorite image from our short session together.

Nadia & Natasha

Hopefully your Monday is going as great as mine is!  The weather can’t seem to make up it’s mind on what it wants to do outside, but at least inside it’s nice and warm!  nadia and Natasha came in last week for some studio photos and I wanted to share some with you to brighten up your Monday if it isn’t going so great.  You can see some more of their photos on our Facebook Fan Page Here.  Don’t forget to become our Fan!

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Some Wedding Images

Just wanted to share a sneak peak at some wedding images that I’m finishing up!  You can tell, the bride was stunning!  Besides the cold weather, the images are turning out quite amazing if I say so myself!

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