Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The epitome of youthful energy!

Emmy Lou is the epitome of youthful energy!  She loves to run and buck.  She is about one month old in these images.  The first image below is Emmy Lou with her maw and paw, Sally and Ozark.  The remaining images show Emmy Lou displaying her youthful energy as she runs and bucks at the Smith Ranch.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Making Christmas Memories....

Christmas is such a special time to remember and I was delighted to capture this special time for this family with two cute boys as they revealed their personality with the help of their mom.  You should have seen mom as she was propped on the floor making the craziest of expressions to get her youngest son to look at the camera.  He was enjoying himself so much in the red metal tub that it took some drama to get him looking and smiling at the camera! Sometimes I think photographing children is similar to target practice to catch those cute expressions that sometimes last for just an instant!  This family had a hard time choosing just one portrait from their 30-minute session that we ended up creating three collages.  One of the collages can be viewed on the design page of our website here.  The images below are just a few of their favorites that we have included for your viewing pleasure.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Family Portraits in the Barn

The weather forecast did not look good so we planned to do family portraits in the barn using my Quantum flash with softbox.  After arriving, there was a bit of light left so we rushed to do a few outside portraits.  You should have seen how fast the boys were moving to get the straw bale in place to get this portrait that faced their home!  It was getting dark as you can tell by the lights that came on in the front of their home in the background of the image below.  This turned out to be their favorite portrait. Someone mentioned doing a walking image so we hurried to get that done and the dogs cooperated nicely by walking with their masters down the path. The two outside portraits and the ones from the barn are the clients' favorites and I have included them for you to enjoy!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Autumn Portraits of the Witmer Family

If you recall, we photographed this family of six in the summer.  The first image below was taken on our property to the west of our pond.  There is a large willow tree that is visible in the background of the image which frames the portrait. I had been eyeing this beautiful location that is en route to our studio and the owner was kind to let us use his property as a backdrop on the last two images.   I have included their favorites from their session for you to enjoy!

Friday, November 7, 2014

It's a girl and her name is Emmy Lou!

We named her after her grandmother Emmy Lou.  The pictures below depict the first few hours after her birth.  If you look closely, you will notice her hair is still wet from the afterbirth.  A good friend of mine told me, there's not too many things cuter than a baby donkey!  And I think you will agree after you view the images that I have included from her newborn photo session.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Autumn Elegance!

Word of mouth is the best advertising for a photographer.  This client was referred by a couple we photographed last Autumn in the woods on our property.  This was a quick session that we photographed at our local church then headed over to Homer's Pond where the colors of Autumn were at their peak.  I have included my favorites from this session from this lovely couple from Louisiana.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Stephania and Antonio's Wedding

It was a gorgeous day for a beautiful wedding of a stunning couple!  Our original plans after the wedding ceremony were to go to Homer's Pond, but Djaman, the best man, suggested Heritage Park so off we went.  Little did we know that a carriage ride was in the works to take the bride and groom and LaNayla to their wedding reception at the Opera House.  As you can see by the images below, orange and gray were the wedding colors and they were very striking colors to say the least.  I have included my favorites from this beautiful wedding for your viewing pleasure.  Enjoy!

Heron nabs frog - Weak stomachs BEWARE!

 I have been waiting for the day to photograph a heron that often visits our property.  They are so skittish and practically impossible to photograph!  It was windy, rainy and cloudy but it made for some rich Autumn background colors of the scene of the heron as it took its time to catch a frog for lunch! I took these images from inside the studio using a 100-400mm lens.  I was having a hay day photographing this heron that was stalking its prey!  You can imagine my excitement when I looked up from the camera and the heron had caught a frog and was washing it before finally swallowing it.  In the last image below, you can see the lump in the heron's neck as the frog goes down the heron's throat!