I adore Halloween. Costumes and candy... whats not to love. i had the chance to do some promo work for the Verona Corn Maze Haunted Cow Train and wanted to show it off again. Expect a few halloween posts today. Puts me in the mood to do a very themed shoot. Fingers crossed this little escapade this evening will turn out well.
You remember Nathan and Rachel from the Lost Valley State park... 5 mile hike this summer don't you?
I'm now working on their wedding images!!!! Such a lovely pair they are!!!
A couple of weeks ago I was shooting Nathan and Rachel's wedding and asked my second shooter if he'd like to go on a roadtrip to KC for Sunday. Figuring it was last minute and he is usually pretty busy he wouldn't be able to go I knew it was a long shot. My brakes were on the fritz and I couldn't drive. Glad he wasn't busy.... we had a blast. So much so he took a vacation day the next day for more shenanigans and he's planning on going again next year. As always I got dressed up and this time I had someone taking pics for me... lol JK! Completely grateful sir! I didn't shoot as much and haven't had a chance to even peek at them but here are just acouple of my favorites that I shot.... followed by a slideshow of Mike Smith Photography's pics of me at faire!
So i decided to change some things up.... LAH Photo is much easier to dispense and remember at parties..... i like the new logo. streamlined... Feedback?
More of my favorite images of this beautiful couple!
Just finished shooting nathan and rachels wedding with my mentor and very dear friend mike smith..... awesome day and some stunning images produced. I love my job!
Shot a gorgeous family session today on a farm. I love old equipment and fields! teasers should be up soon!
I had the chance to stop by the Missouri State Penitentiary, named the “bloodiest 47 acres in America” by Time magazine....opened in 1836.... in April and just got around to editing these. I've had the creeps while editing but that could be nature of the images and the fact I'm watching Fox's new Sleepy Hollow alone in the dark while perusing these shots. The two tour guides were fun and entertaining, a former warden and a former jailer. When they took us down to solitary in the original jailhouse i got the heeby jeeby's! That's the super out of focus shot. Also the one they put us in and turned out the lights. Stuck in this teeny cell with 6 strangers and the ghosts of some seriously deranged humans I could feel nothing but terror. Mind you there were no locks or a gate on the door, just trapped by my fear. The gas chamber was horrific. The overall aura of the place was intense. There was one prisoner that was in solitary for 18 years, they brought him up once a year and the man held his sanity. The last year he was in solitary they brought him out and he worked with the new warden I think it was to write the new humane laws for solitary confinement.
John B. “Firebug” Johnson: In the 1880s, a man caught the public’s attention with his antics in prison. That man was “Firebug” Johnson, one of the most notorious of all the inmates to ever serve a sentence at the Penitentiary. Johnson attempted escape several times but was best known for his most notorious act; setting a fire that destroyed more than $500,000 worth of property and the deaths of several inmates. Johnson was then convicted of arson in a Cole County Court and given an additional 12 years after which he was locked in the dungeon for many years. After he was released, Firebug wrote a book entitled “Buried Alive for 18 Years in the Missouri Penitentiary.”