Saturday, May 30, 2009

Day 2 - Photo Adventure

Well, Day 2 of this adventure is done with. Just got home from a 10 hour day shooting the Bryant/Harris wedding in Liberal, Kansas. Sitting in my hotel room about to shower and hit the sack so I can tackle tomorrow's drive to Dillon, Colorado! Here are a few shots from the wedding.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Well, it's been a long day to say the least. Got to bed at midnight last night after completing my packing for this 9 day adventure that will take me from Fort Scott to Liberal, Kansas, to Colorado Springs, Colorado and back to Fort Scott...with a few detours I'm sure.

I started the trek at 10:30 a.m. today. I set the GPS for Liberal and followed U.S. 54 Highway until I made my destination an hour earlier than expected. Along the way I saw a lot of interesting and not so interesting sights. Here are a few of my favorites. Not included is the deer that almost met its maker but decided to veer off the highway about 2 feet before it met my passenger wheel.
My favorite sign of the day - Da Cajun Shak.

Met this gunslinger and totally blew his face off.
The Holiday Inn Express International - or at least that's what my GPS was wrong. Also, upon trying to find Wal-Mart, I ended up in the ghetto of Liberal....seriously..........

Dorothy's House in Liberal, Kansas. Click click...

The coolest vehicle I've ever seen (sarcasmmmmmm) at my hotel.

The plan is to continue updating this blog daily or at least a few times during the week so you can see the excitement - or lack thereof - of my trek.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Myles Turns 1!!!!

Well, it's not often that I get to photograph a baby from start through that first year of age. One of my best friends in the entire world, Katie, asked me to do her maternity photos quite some time ago and I've been following Myles ever since.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

FSHS Graduation 2009

I've been photographing graduations since 2001, when I first began my photographic journey. I've yet to leave a commencement service where I felt like I did a good job capturing the emotions of such a day. This year, for the first time, I'm satisfied with how I did. I have two great shots showing a lot of emotion.

What makes it even better is that I know quite a few of these seniors and know the relationships they have with their peers. Enjoy...

Monday, May 18, 2009

Trash the Dress

I've always wanted to do a Trash the Dress photo shoot. Today was my lucky day. I had talked with one of my friends, Casey, awhile ago about possibly doing one of these. She was all for it!

Most girls have plenty of formal dresses...they just refuse to get them dirty. Casey was up for anything...even a jump in the lake!

We started out in an old warehouse and then moved to an abandoned rail bridge before heading to Lake Fort Scott where the fun began!

The original plan was to have her use the main dock of the lake, next to the boat ramp where all the fisherman hang out. But when we got there, there were some old crusties hanging around so I phoned cousin Jon and asked to use his dock. Once we arrived we were greeted by Jon and his parents, who were working on their lake house. They hung out and watched as the graceful Casey launched herself from the dock into waters a lot colder than their appearance.

Lucky for me, she didn't sink to the bottom in the dress. Then she volunteered to do it all over again! The above shot with her touching both toes is the second attempt...which also resulted in her busting the straps off her dress. So we literally did TRASH the dress.

Enjoy the pix!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

A second round of Edits

So I went back through my hard drive again and found even more images I liked from Wyoming Photo Extravaganza 2008!

Right now I'm looking at a FALL trip to Colorado, The Smokies or back to Jackson Hole (Doubtful on Jackson). The Fall is incredibly busy for me so making it work and figuring out how to pay for it is the biggest obstacle!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Planning Photo Adventure 2010

Well, I'm officially looking at locations to photograph in 2010. If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know! Here are a few new images from the 2008 trip to Wyoming.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Royals v. White Sox

Royals starting pitcher Zack Greinke is the best pitcher in the game right now with a 6-0 record. His ERA is 0.40, after allowing only 2 runs this season. Though it's early in the season he is by far the front runner for the AL Cy Young award.

I photographed him and the Royals take on the Chicago White Sox at the newly-renovated Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City Monday evening.

Greinke struck out 10 in his complete game shutout. Truly a great game to watch and photography.