I’m working on putting together a few pictures from our trip last week, but in the meantime thought I’d share something new. From here on out Wednesdays on the blog will be known as What A Deal Wednesdays. I’ll post up a different sale or promotion. Some will only be good that one day, some a week, a month, or really as long as it says.
To kick off WADW I’m going to offer up a special to all of the Class of 2009 seniors. You’ve all made it half way through your senior year, so you shall receive half off your session fee. Is the yearbook deadline looming? Don’t wait any longer. My next couple of trips back to Colorado are getting close to full, so shoot me an email ( email@example.com ) today and I’ll get a price list moving your way and we’ll get the details worked out.
Fort Wayne and Indiana seniors the deal is going to get even sweeter for you. For the next week I am completely waiving the session fee! Free senior pictures session!
Have you already had your senior pictures done? Well, girls, let’s do a Rock the Dress session in your prom dress. Guys and girls, I would be willing to bet that your sports and hobbies pictures could be made even cooler. Don’t wait and risk missing out on this chance.
Class of 2010, keep your eyes on the blog. An upcoming post is going to explain an awesome deal that’s only going to be available to a limited time!
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We are out in California right now for Mitch’s turf conference. As I was uploading these images late last night the Weather Channel was on above me. They were in Chicago and the wind chills were about fifteen below zero, Indy was about seven below, so I’m betting in Ft. Wayne it was somewhere between that. Needless to say the 70-80 degree weather we’ve had here doesn’t compare, and boy am I happy. We went a little over a week not seeing the sun.
The frigid temperatures actually have a lot in common with this session. Without the wind it wasn’t awful, but right after we started shooting, the wind really kicked up (as it does in this neck of the woods) and it got cold. So cold, that I somehow sliced my finger and didn’t even know until well after the session when I got feeling back in my fingers. It is pretty safe to say that Tyler was even colder than I was. I at least had on a heavy coat and hat, he only had a t-shirt at some points. Luckily this is only a portion of his session. On my next trip back we were planning on finishing up his spors stuff, but now we’ll do a few more casual shots too.
Tyler, I hope you’ve thawed out! Talk to you soon.
I couldn’t believe how lucky I was. I woke up the morning of this session to sunshine and a relatively warm day, at least for December in Colorado. The session was scheduled to start at 2:30 p.m.. At 1:30 Mitch and I headed over to Fleming to scout out some locations. At that point it was a little overcast, but there was blue sky right behind the few clouds, so I wasn’t too worried. About 1:45 it started to sprinkle on us, but I convinced myself and maybe even Mitch, that in 10 minutes it would be gone. After all, there was tons of blue sky and even if the clouds didn’t clear up, as long as it didn’t snow we’d get beautiful light and everything would be okay. At some point between then and D.J. and I walking out in a pasture, the blue sky had completely disappeared, the wind picked up to lower the temperatures to frigid, and then the snow started lightly falling.
At that point rescheduling wasn’t really an option. D.J. was on a tight yearbook schedule and we were leaving to go back to Indiana in a few days. I should add that this wasn’t our original date. We had planned for a week earlier, but it never got above ten degrees that entire week. D.J., cold as he may have been toughed it out. I only had to retouch flakes off of him in a few images and eventually we moved in for a little break for the wind.
When D.J. pulled out his cowboy hat, I knew immediately that I wanted to get a nice silhouette.
There isn’t much I love more than some good, moody lighting.
He is planning on rodeoing in college, which only makes sense since he has his whole life up until now.
Did I mention that I kind of like moody lighting?
Thanks again D.J.!
I’ve been busy lately. Funny thing is, before last week it wasn’t even with a camera. I’ve had card designs and album work, essentially tons of computer work to get caught up on that had to be back in time for Christmas.
I have gotten a few sessions in, however. In fact, this last Saturday I did a Christmas Mini Session for Lauren. I have to say that I luck out with seniors. Not only have my seniors all been beautiful girls and handsome guys, they are all super well rounded students. Right after we finished this session Lauren was off to her choir concert (talented, too). I still can’t believe how many shots we got in about 45 minutes!
I think Lauren looks like she could have just crawled out of an Abercrombie ad in this shot.
One of my favorite parts of a session is scouting out the locations I may use. Nothing beats finding an old rusted out wall that makes the perfect backdrop and that no one would ever suspect.
I love golden light and sun flare. Right before Lauren had to run for the concert we jumped into this field, right at sunset.
We completely lucked out and got one of the prettiest December days we could have asked for. I hope you enjoy these Lauren!
The first time we tried to get Jordan’s senior pictures done we were cut short thanks to the typical quick moving Colorado storm. This time, I made sure I didn’t comment on how perfect of a day we had so that I didn’t jinx us again. And you know what? We ended up having perfect weather and got some great shots! It is pretty much impossible to get a bad shot of Jordan though.
Thanks for making more time for us to finish up your session Jordan!
As promised, here are a few more of the shots we got of Jordan Monday night. It’s funny to watch the sky in the progression of images. It went from a beautiful blue sky day to pretty ominous and eventually raining. Jordan was a good sport for all of it though!
This was about the point that we knew we were going to get to deal with some weather.
The sky did offer some beautiful clouds though.
Monday night I got the chance to shoot a senior girl, something that I didn’t get to do last year. I forget how much fun girls are to shoot (not that guys aren’t, they just aren’t girly ) On top of that, Jordan is gorgeous. How do you take a bad picture of this girl?!
Anyhow, I have plenty more to blog from her session, but wanted to get one up today. I’ll be back tomorrow with a longer post and a few more shots!
This weekend I got to fly back to Colorado to shoot one fabulous wedding, a day after session, and a senior. I was extremely spoiled, because the bride and senior are just gorgeous girls! Really, it makes it pretty hard to take a bad picture. I’m downloading all of those images now, but in the meantime I thought I’d post up an image that I got while shooting senior pics.
Within 5 minutes we went fromabsolutely perfect and beautiful blue skies and no wind, to a looming black cloud, tons of wind, and even a little rain. It did end up cutting us a little short. This shot was right as the wind came up on us and the storm moved in.
Oh and don’t do what I did in this shot and put your horizon line smack dab in the middle! In all honesty, this was just me testing my light before I put Jordan in the shot!