Thursday, November 19, 2009

The Carroll's!

So Angie wanted to do this "artsy fartsy" look, and that is a DIRECT quote from her. The place: downtown Springfield, my favorite alley. The time: 11-12 NOON. That is not usually the best time of day for a session, but look how it glows! Turned out so cool, don't ya think?
They were gorgeous. I had fun. What more can I ask?

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

One word: JOY





I mean it, this sweet family is full of life, fun, spirit, energy, and JOY. Last week, we got to get outside and grab some shots here in Rogersville, in the deep pile of leaves and beautiful sunshine. Some people have asked if it's still a good time to take outdoor portraits, and with a November like this, I think it's obvious! It has been beautiful! Plus, there are no bugs, critters, or snakes... with the exception of one little field mouse which scampered away from us in the field. The kids totally ignored it, which I think is funny. The tree house was waayyy too interesting!
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Saturday, November 07, 2009

So, this bottom photo is obviously not from a "session," but I love it - well, I love THEM. We have been blessed here in the Ozarks to have 2 BEAUTIFUL Saturdays in a row, so we better take advantage of it and go outside!
The next day, I took pictures of a barrel race in Marshfield, which was also great fun. I met a lot of wonderful people who are very good at something I am not... horses. I actually own 2 myself. But I do not do what they do... they ride their horses. A LOT. And to train them to work around the barrel course in about 15 seconds? Pretty cool. I'll just stick to snapping the shutter. Which, by the way, this was probably the most challenging shoot so far for me. LOW LIGHT - FAST ACTION - DUST - LOTS of brown dirt... All part of the job, and I did my best. But next time, I may bring that $4,000 lens along with me. Oh yeah, I don't have it yet... :-)

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Ohhh, Brother!

Here are a couple of shots from the Ray family - there were times during this shoot, that I had to put my camera aside and just laugh at these little guys. Hopefully, I didn't miss a single shot, but I did have fun! It was a gorgeous day in Ozark, leaves still on the trees, and we went to a private, but open to the public property - where I kinda got in trouble with the owner for parking (Greg's monster truck) in the wrong place. Got some great family shots, though... oh well, live and learn!!