Light Pro Expo 2009

So we're down in Florida at a photography convention learning a few great new techniques. It's the best experience to be able to network with the best photographers in the US. This year we brought the boys down with us & a niece to help babysit... they're loving this new experience too. Kaden & Taylor thought the airplane ride was awesome (thank goodness Mason slept the entire time!) It was actually a pretty calm & relaxing trip down here. The kids are loving the pool & beach & of course eating out 24/7! Just an fyi we tried checking our messages & realized our answering machine is turned off... we'll have someone turn it on this afternoon but in the meanwhile if you need immediate help just call our cell at 319-325-1071. We'll post some portraits as soon as we get a chance... Ben's at a class right now & the boys are begging to get to the pool!


St Louis Trip

Went down to St Louis, MO this weekend to watch the National Wrestling Tournament. I had brought my camera equipment along just in case I decided I needed it. On the second day we were sitting high up in the balcony and a few rows in front of us were Hailey and Kassie. We had some extra time in between sessions so I asked them if they wanted to take some pictures downtown Saint Louis. I had taken their senior portraits earlier this year and I figured they would love getting some unique portraits while they were there. I posted a music video of thier images on my facebook fan page. I will try to get the video posted here when I figure out how.

This is an image I captured of two little boys while I was photographing a burned out building across the street.
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Grad Cards

Just a reminder to all 2009 seniors... get your graduation cards ordered asap! Choose from postcards, folded cards, trifolds & accordian style, 4x8 photocards... All cards are custom designed just for you. I was just going to direct you to our website for samples but then it dawned on me that we don't have any posted on there... yet another thing to add to my to do list!

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Golf Posters

Thought I would post these golf posters. Golf posters are kind of difficult, we do their posters in March and everything is still brown and ugly outside so most times doing stuff on the golf course is out. When they came in I had no idea of what I was going to do for them. Everybody showed up on a Thursday, they had told me what the boys theme was and I had a vague idea of what I wanted to do with them but when the girls got there that day and they said their theme was "Queens of the Green" I thought that they really needed to have their Prom dresses on and they definitely agreed. So the girls went home and came back the next day with their dresses. I think the final result was pretty cool - what do you think?
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Brotherly love

I love photographing twins. Having two babies offers a lot of opportunities to do new things but it is also a challenge to get both babies happy at the same time and in just the right position. Holding a naked baby for any length of time also presents its own special challenges and with two of them the risk is always greater but Caden & Keaton did a great job of keeping the number of "accidents" to a minimum.
I really liked this image of the two boys on their dad's high school football jersey. For some reason when I look at this portrait the shape that they make with the jersey makes me think of angel wings. I am looking forward to photographing these two more as the grow up.
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Bunch O' Sessions

I've had a bunch of great sessions lately but have been so busy with photography and remodeling that I haven't had time to blog them all. We had a fireplace put in this week. Sara has been wanting a fireplace forever and now that it is warm out we finally have it. All I have to do now is find the perfect mantle for around it and lay a few bricks. The office is coming along well too. I put up some trim yeasterday and a new door. I have to make some custom shelving for our orders now.

These are a few of Joey Daufeldt's portraits. His mother said she really likes the custom coloring that I do so he has a bunch in this color. Not sure what to call it - maybe "vintage brown". I really love the feel it gives to images also. His 1 year portrait session was great and he has a ton of really cool images.
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Back by popular demand

Everyone seems to like having a little extra time to show off their portraits to their friends & family... We have extended the online viewing & ordering time back to 2 weeks.

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Things have been super busy around here lately but I couldn't resist posting a few of Kambrie's portraits. She is sure growing fast. It seems like just the other day her mom and dad were getting their maternity portraits taken and here she is 3 months old already!

Her tiny ballerina shoes she brought in were awesome. This has to be one of my favorite baby's foot portraits that I have taken . When she is a teenager this would be a great poster to hang in her room.
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Better watch out

Girls watch out, Jenner is only 3 months and he has style. We did some cute and cuddly images of Jenner with some teddy bears then Carissa brought a shirt with a little different theme in mind. She wanted a few cool portraits of Jenner in a shirt that he had gotten as a gift from someone who obviously knows his father. I wasn't sure what I was going to use for a background so I went down stairs to see what I could find. I am in the middle of remodeling my office and have a bunch of building supplies all over. I found a metal furnace duct that I had just picked up at Menards and it was the perfect background. Jenner looked awesome with his spiked hair and shirt.

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Mason is 2!

Mason came by for some 2 year portraits. Sometimes two can be the toughest age for portraits but he did awesome. I always suggest bringing items from home that show off what your child is all about at this point in their lives and Mason brought a bunch of great stuff. We warmed up with some bubble fun. I love this image of the bubble right in front of his eye. Mason had a blast popping all the bubbles. Then we broke out his father's duck calls and some great camo overalls. Mason loved blowing the duck calls and I'm sure that in no time at all he will be heading out with his dad to bring home some ducks. We also did some baseball portraits. Mason's room is decorated in a sports theme and his mother wanted a few images of him in his father's baseball jersey and a bat to hang in his room.
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