This is Tarah. She is a senior at NP this year. She’s one of my daughter’s friends; one that I’ve known since she was young. It’s been fun this year doing photos for all these kids that I remember as little ones running up and down the soccer field, or across the basketball court.
When Tarah got here, she just wanted to get her shots and get done.
But soon, our goofing off loosened her up a little. We made her do some Top Model poses, which of course, made her feel silly. We promised her that we wouldn’t post them, but it did get her laughing, which gave us the chance to get some great images.
Outdoors it was nice and overcast. There was no way we could pass that up, so we headed outdoors! With her blonde hair and fair skin against the snow, I knew it would make for some awesome shots.
Good luck to Tarah as she goes on to study pre-med. I know she will do great! You can see a few more of Tarah’s images on our facebook site.
This week started session 2 at Riverfront. Our girls had a double header. This week, we took on Valley View and Forest City. Most of the girls from last year are back. They looked a little rusty at first, but pulled it together for two wins. I heard a lot more talking on the field this year than I remember from last year. So, I hope that stays with them.
This is Hamlett. He belongs to our assistant Shelley. She brought him over so that she and Jess could mess with the lights and settings and such. After they wore him out playing with him trying to get their shots, I joined the party. This was our first kitty shoot, so I was excited to get in on the fun. He was such a good little guy. He pretty much laid there and let us do whatever we wanted. There’s no way that my cat would do that.
We started out with some shots in the basket, then we let him out to play a little bit.
So, welcome to our new blog! Ed set it up for me, then I get to mess with all the settings and customize it how I want it. I’m not really sure I know what I’m doing. But, I like the layout. So far. I just hope I can move some things around, so they don’t drive me nuts. haha
This little girl is Pepper. She is a 4 month old lab/beagle mix. We asked her owner to bring her in. Like any puppy, she was a bundle of energy, and so lovable. Like any puppy, she did not want to sit. We did get some really cute shots of her, and shee even let us put a pettiskirt on her. Wait til Joy’s son sees these!
I don’t think we’ve ever come across a dog that we couldn’t get some great shots of. We may have to pull more tricks out of the bag for some, but in general, they all do what we need them to do.
Here are some tips for when you get your pet photographed. Feed and water them before they get here. Walk or run them before you leave. This will burn off some of their energy. Once you get here, take your pet for a walk around the yard. Let him or her sniff around and do their thing.
Once we get your pet inside, we will let him/ her get used to us. We don’t jump right into shooting. We want your pet to feel comfortable and safe.
Here are some of our favorite images from the shoot.
Back in December we had the privilage of shooting the Christmas Show for Arabesque Academy of Dancing. We really love doing these recitals. I get to go behind the curtain. I love the kids’ nervousness back stage. I love watching all their hard work come together, and their faces as they come off. They all whisper encouragement to the other kids that are getting ready to go on.
Every year Amy puts on a better show than the one before it, and this was no exception. This year, the show had a new addition; kids from the new acting class. This added a whole new dimension to the show.
I can’t wait for the spring show to see what Amy is cooking up next!
Almost a year ago I posted about my daughgter’s travel soccer team, FC America. They had a few players who were seniors, so they were now too old to play in their age bracket. This left half a team. So, back in the summer they played their last tournament together, on the field as a team, on last time. Or so we thought…
This fall we found out that the younger girls who were left behind, were given permission to play in the adult league at Riverfront. The girls scrambled to get their team back, and get some new shirts made. They couldn’t be FC America anymore, so they renamed themselves ‘Back in Black’.
They’ve had a tough season, but managed to win a couple games. The best part was that they were all back together, playing again, for a little while longer.
These images are from last night’s game. I don’t even know what the score was, but I know we lost. It was a rough team, but our girls played well.
Happy 2011! It’s a New Year which brings new resolutions and new promises. One of my resolutions is to get organized. Along with that organization, is to stay up to date on my blog.
So, without further delay, here is our first after Christmas session. Baby A. Mom is one of the teachers at Arabesque Academy of Dancing and went into labor right after the Christmas Show.
We decided to go to her, since it was so cold and windy outside. We worke with the awesome light coming through the windows. This little girl slept through most of her session, and did not fuss at all. She was a little doll.