Muscatine Girls Softball Poster

I've been doing the Muscatine Girls' Softball poster now for a couple of years and each year they have gotten better.  The first year the coach wanted to do a circus theme which was very fun,  the next year the coach was thinking about doing something with Harleys and using the saying "Ready to Rumble."  I tweaked it slightly since I have seen a lot of posters with Harleys and suggested to him that instead of Harleys we use monster trucks.  That poster was very cool and unique! 

This year one of my seniors that I had photographed was in charge of coordinating everything with me.  She had the idea of doing something along the lines of the popular TV series Band of Brothers - except Band of Sisters.  I asked if they were willing to get a little dirty for some close up shots and they were. 

The day that they came in we did a series of images with them silhoetted on a green screen and then I brought in a bucket of dirt I had dug up especially for them from my back yard.  They had a lot of fun smearing eachother with dirt  (and a lot of instagram images were posted)  Then we did a series of headshots for the poster.  I told them not to leave however and after we were done with that I did another quick series of headshots using a ring light and posted them on facebook for them.

Here is the final poster!

a sample of one of the portraits I took for the girls to use for their facebook profile


There are not many people who would say a rainy cold night would make an ideal couple's session but then again you can't really argue with how cool these images look. 

We were staying in St. Louis at the old Grand Central Station and it was a rainy cold night out. We had done a bunch of portraits inside but I really wanted to do something creative.  I suggested to Jason and Stephanie that we try some creative things outside in the rain with the street lights reflecting in the puddles.  They thought it was a great idea and were fine with putting up with a little cold for some truly unique portraits.

As you can see we were definitely successful!

I love how you can just barely see the St. Louis Arch in the background!

Loved this portrait outside at the Union Station Hotel!

You would not believe how difficult it was to get an old school yellow cab!

 Check out their silhouette through the rainy rear window of the cab :)

How cool is this ending!