Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Some really great photos this week.

Well, I just wanted to put up a few photos that I really liked doing this week and weekend. First of all was my great niece, Lily. My niece brought her down to the studio on Thursday for some (long overdue) photos. She was so much fun to take photos of. Lily is very easy going and makes such BIG expressions. This is one of my favorite just because I love her smile. My wife and I took the family out for dinner after the sitting. They had been wanting to try sushi. Lily loved it....her parents.....not so much!

On Saturday I went out to the home of Levi Curwick to do some senior portraits. He wanted some with his four-wheeler and some around their home. They live right next to the railroad tracks so we had some fun taking photos there. It was a great day with stormy looking clouds so I did this "infra-red" photo to make it stand out even more. I LOVE THIS PHOTO.
My wife has put out a hummingbird feeder at our house and she just loves to sit and watch them buzz around. They have been emptying the feeder in less than 36 hours! I decided to take my camera and 300 f/2.8 lens home and try and get some photos of the hummingbirds. Just to see what I could get. I ended up shooting over 150 photos. Here is one of my favorites.

I had a lot of fun doing these photos this week. A good variety of subjects and each challenging in their own way. That is the best part. I love photography.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

New Backgrounds.....new styles....

Now that we are really "in the mix" as far as senior season goes. We have been setting up and trying out some new ideas, backgrounds, styles, and techniques. We are always challenging ourselves to create new, different images. Check out these two black and white photos. We love the contemporary style that they have. Very cool.

Also....we want to remind all of the Lafayette Jeff Seniors to CALL TODAY to make your senior portrait appointment. The summer is filling up very quickly and the deadline to have your yearbook photo taken (Oct. 1st.) is approaching fast. Give us a call to make an appointment.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

and the busy season begins!!!!

Our busiest season for taking photos is usually in mid to late summer. The last two weeks have definitely been the start of the busy season. We are booking up VERY quickly with seniors and other portraits. With our new studio we are hoping to "return to our roots", so to speak, by photographing a lot more kids and families. This type of portrait used to be a large part of our work, but has tapered off over the years as we invested more time into senior portraits. I really love photographing seniors, but families (and especially) kids can really be rewarding. The kids can be so cute and so much fun.
Over the last month or so we have had quite a few family and children sittings. Here is one of my favorite photos from all of those. Isn't she just too cute?
Of course we have begun the busy senior season and we are really enjoying that also. We have so many cool things we can do in the new studio. This was a fun photo from today.