Wednesday, May 26, 2010

New Senior Season....New Ideas....

Well, we come to one of my favorite times of year....when I have enough free time to create new backgrounds and sets for our upcoming Senior Portrait season. I try not to buy a lot of "photo" backgrounds because they are the same old thing that every other photographer has. I love to try new things and create "scenes" that our customers can interact with. This creates the laid back, casual style that our customers love. I have about 8 or 10 ideas working around the ol' noggin right now, but here is the first one we have completed. Here are a couple of photos of our studio manager "Dana" on the new set. She hates being my guinea pig...We are just trying a few different poses on the new set...I love the possibilities....Well that is the first of the new stuff....I am well on my way to using every square inch of wallspace at the studio. We can't wait for you to come in for a sitting so we can try this stuff out for real!!!!!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Proms, Dance Recitals and Simon

What a busy weekend! On Saturday, we had a dance recital to photograph for Morton Community Center. It is always a fun event. Especially to see the really little ones who are so excited about performing onstage. That was in the morning, and then in the evening we had the Lewis Cass High School Prom. We have been photographing it for about 7 years now and it is always a lot of fun. This year was a little strange because I began noticing that some of those attending the prom were the children of my Classmates! Yikes...I am getting old.
Anyway, here are a couple of photos from those events.
On Friday, my wife and I brought our new son, Simon, into the studio for his first "portrait" session. He did pretty well. I will say that is very difficult to photograph your own children since they don't feel they have to listen to you. We thought the "bibs" without shoes or shirt was a good introduction to Indiana and my family. I may be biased, but he is just too darn cute!