Saturday, January 16, 2010

Tournament of Champions!


Just wanted to take a minute a show off one of my favorite shots from last night. That was serious fun for me. Having played basketball and loved it, I just got a jolt of memories... good calls, bad calls, blood and sweat, yelling coaches, intensity of the game, the stall, the confusion of "who has who?"... love it. Being right there on the sideline and under the basket - truly the BEST seat in the house!!
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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Reynolds School Pics

My first photo shoot with my new little lens of wonder... the Canon EF 50mm 1.4. It was my Christmas present to me. And don't roll your eyes, you do it, too. Justify that one special thing because you've worked hard for it, you deserve it, plus, there's a little Christmas cash coming - you hope. So this is it for me. A new lens. It's an INVESTMENT, I say.
I bought that lens, and ran immediately over to take these pics. Technically, these are their school pics for the year, thus the simple background and no outdoorsy stuff. Hopefully we can grab some creative shots at a later date. I just love the expressions, though... Enjoy!

Saturday, January 02, 2010


I have too many favorites of this shoot, so I'm sharing several of them here...

Laura had asked that I not post until after Christmas gifts and all had been opened, so FINALLY, I get to share these with the world.

Obviously, we all look a bit cozy warm in these outdoor shots, probably because it was November and it was during that beautiful weather phase here in the Ozarks...

Last night I texted the Demers to see what they were up to, and lo and behold, they were watching the exact same movie our family was watching!! Only they were 13 min ahead of us, texting me improtant lines and such. Now that's friendship. It's OK, though, it was Fellowship of the Ring, and I kinda know how it goes ~ since we watch the Trilogy every winter break. I'm not an orc junkie, I hate 'em, but the themes interwoven throughout the Lord of the Rings are wonderful, and I preach to my kids the whole time. I know they love it.
Sorry, I digress.

I can't say enough good things about this family, other than I've enjoyed getting to know them on a deeper level this year, and I was thrilled to get to take their pictures. It was an easy and fast session, again in my back field which I think is perfect. Although, now there are 2 horses in that field and it's not so perfect anymore, if you know what I mean.