This is Shirley's neice, and Shirley is her Baptismal sponsor. We photographed her sister (Samantha) as an eighth grader and then her senior portraits. Now it was Allison's turn. She's heavily into gymnastics and very good at it. And we wanted to do something with that theme, but I just couldn't cone up with something that interested me. So we played for a while outside to capture the browns that we had yesterday (today we have a beautiful blanket of snow). Then we went into the studio where I RARELY shoot anymore. In addition, both the black and whites and the colorized browntone were lighting techniques I hadn't done in about ten years. Not bad for being a bit rusty! But then, Allison made my job so easy!
Man, for old guys with thick skulls (although not much hair to pass through) it's a bit difficult to navigate through all this stuff that kids find so easy. But I'm having fun with it.
A HUGE thanks to Kailee Sager who got me started with the basics, and John Teixeira, a photographer who is helping me with all the details! Without them I'd be lost. OK, well I'm still lost but at least I can see light at the end of the tunnel. (Hence, the picture below.)
Now for the downside. I altready was spending WAY too much time on the internet. Does anybody know a good marriage counselor? Or someone to spend time with Shirley as I spend hours each day on this thing?
Click on this link if you're on facebook to see where we're at...
We're getting into Facebook to get the word out about our photography. We have come up with shorter and less costly sessions. And we might even have a sale on sessions for next year. All of these changes are in reaction to the slowing economy.
We realize times are tough and we want to be responsive to that reality. While we'll always have our top-of-the-line sessions where we spend unlimited time with unlimited clothing and location changes, the shorter sessions will allow us to cut your cost.
If anyone is interested, we'll even be glad to try some of those sessions this year... in case you're not happy with your senior pictures. Sessions start at $75 with no minimum purchase.
I resisted these things for years. I mean, I'm a PHOTOGRAPHER fer cryin out loud!!! Well, when we were in South Dakota, a photographer friend had Shirley, Eric, and me over to his studio that does that sort of thing.
Mason is the third boy in his mom and dad's family... and looks just like his older brothers... just as cute. We have an album plan whereby we photograph kids from the age of three months up to five years. I usually photograph kids in and around their homes but for variety in their album we'll ocassionally do a studio session.
Once he warmed up, he started posing up a storm. Of course, when we work with little boys... Shirley misses our grandson!