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Archive for September, 2015

Jacob : Mason City High School Senior Portraits

I’m bringing you some images today from a photo session I did in the rain. That’s right! I did a full indoor and outdoor studio session in the rain. And I’m not just talking about a mist!
Most high school senior guys aren’t really big into the whole “portrait experience”. I make it as enjoyable as I can, but if the weather isn’t cooperating that day … the idea of doing the indoor studio shots and then needing to come back another day for the outdoor portraits, just isn’t appealing to them. It’s especially hard this time of year now that school is in session, sports practices/games are in full force, and there’s only so much time in the day.
I appreciated the fact that Jacob and his mom were so laid back and relaxed about it all. His mom just enjoyed herself, hanging out in the lobby/gallery area of my studio while I photographed Jacob in the camera room and when that part was finished it was still raining but not down-pouring so I suggested trying to do some outdoor shots.
They both were on board so I grabbed my umbrella for Jacob and found the outdoor spots around the studio where he’d be able to stand and not have the rain falling on him.
If you have your settings with a shallow enough depth of field and you provide cover so your lens doesn’t get water drops on it then you can take beautiful portraits like these, even in the rain.
Sure, I got a little wet, but it was worth it to give Jacob and his mom the best experience I could and got one more item totally crossed off their to-do list.
Here’s a few of my favorites from that day.
Enjoy,
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Katie : Northwood – Kensett High School Senior Portraits

Hi there!  Wow!  Where did August go?!  I can’t believe it’s September, my older son is in school and the thought of decorating with pumpkins is starting to creep into the edges of my mind.  I just have to say, I LOVE fall!  The cooler weather, beautiful colors, and more structured schedules make life more enjoyable for this country girl! I am heading out to Sioux Falls for a couple photo shoots this weekend for past customers and I am wishing the weather was a little more fallish and not so summer-y (is that a word? LOL. Probably not.) today.  It’s going to be roasty toasty warm from the sounds of it.

I have a new senior to share with you today, she is a stunner and totally down to earth and funny.  I just had a blast with her and her best friend while we captured these great senior portraits for her.  She just so happens to be another younger sibling to a senior guy I photographed a few years back.  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… I love my repeat customers!  Loyal to the core!  🙂

It was quite the session, about everything that could go wrong, did… somehow we managed to get locked out of the car a couple miles down the road from the studio… but luckily her mom had decided to stay back in the studio lobby and work on paperwork she had to do and so she was able to bring my van to come pick us up.  Then, we went over to their farm to take some portraits with her horse and what does the horse choose to do?  Whips his head and smacks poor Katie right in the mouth, splitting her bottom lip and so that was the end of his photos!  Bad boy!

But, we knew with mine and Katie’s schedules, finding time to re-shoot wasn’t a great option and the weather was perfect, so we pushed on quickly, before her lip got puffy.  I am in LOVE with the portraits we captured on the farm.  So many pinterest worthy images, if I do say so myself!

Katie, thanks for being such a great sport!  I appreciate your good-natured attitude through it all!

Enjoy!

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McNaughton Family : Professional Family Portraits

Hello again!

I’m excited to share a few great images from my most recent session with you.  They are of the McNaughton family who has done several sessions with me over the last few years and it’s extra special because they come all the way from the Washington D.C. area!  They are just THAT loyal! … Oh, and her parents live about an hour from my studio so they stop by there for a visit since they’re in the area. 😉

This time around, we have the little guy who is 2 years old, almost 3… and little miss who is 5 years old now.  I laughed when I was taking these because for her 2 year old portraits, she was “challenging” my photo taking skills and her brother tried to follow suit, but in both cases I worked my magic and captured some of the family’s favorite portraits.

Carys now, after 5 years of working with me was amazing!  Last session I was so impressed by her willing and eager attitude, but this time she just blew me away.  I think she’s taken up watching America’s Next Top Model, judging from some of the poses this girl was giving me!  Love her so!

Here’s a sampling of a few of my favorites.  I really love the outdoor ones of Carys with the flowers and the family ones turned out great too!

Enjoy!

Rebecca

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