I keep finding bugs and creatures that I really would rather not. Outside my door on the awning I found a praying mantis, on my window I've seen a wolf spider and a walking stick. The bat was on the window at my old job and the black dragon fly was on my way out the door on what I would later find out as my last day there, ominous warning anyone? The dead cicada's were stuck in the garage door opener but I find it humerous they are holding hands....
So i was messing around with my logo and pulled up an old folder that I only edited a few images from. Here's what I found....I also realized my choices in what looks good now vs 6 months to a year ago are worlds apart. Ill be revisiting this folder again and tweaking the old images to my new tastes. Ive grown as a photographer and would like to see the differences side by side. The inconsistent color levels and presets and filters and white balance....Im finding my niche and making my voice shine through loud and clear.
here is a pile of the original picks from this session.
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!
Shot a gorgeous family session today on a farm. I love old equipment and fields! teasers should be up soon!
I've worked with Liz at 2 House of Style Magazine shoots and wanted to work with her individually.... We shot this on the 4th of July at the Springfield Nature Center and I am so pleased! She just laid right down in the water and fought the awful sun blazing down on us. We did get reprimanded for not being on the path once, but stuck to the rules after that. Such a beauty!
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It was a lovely windy day in the park for a dreamy walk with red balloons..... Model Tiffany Jenay
Its no shirtless pirate but I did shoot some burning fruit for a book cover a few years back. The book wasn't published but I still like the images and may pull out the matches again. Shot with natural light and ambient flame light. There is a red pear, and apple and a bowl of rosehips en fuego.
Two beautiful souls come together. They met on a mission trip in Texas and have plans to move to his native country of New Zealand in a few years. Sweet and shy and such beautifully kind humans... I was honored to capture such a signifigant moment in their lives!