Monday, November 25, 2013
It seems like I have been working with a higher ratio of boys this fall. These boys were so much fun to photograph, even though the youngest referred to the whole experience to our mutual friend as "awful." You gotta love that kind of honesty. I am still trying to figure out if it's modernly possible to dibs one of these gentlemen for a future son-in-law. Hmmmm…. This is another series of portraits that are years in the making. K and I have been talking about her wall, and what kind of portraits to put there since we started working together in church about 3 years ago. It thrills me to the marrow that her dream will actually come true this week. Happy Thanksgiving, J family, and may you crush the opponents like gentlemen! :-) PS How stunning is this guy in his new suit? They don't get any cooler than that.
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Sometimes when I sit down to do a blog post, my mind is a total empty desert scene with a tumbleweed blowing through it. I have never claimed to be talented at writing, or providing great content. I wish I was better at it. I wish I had something very clever and important to say about this session I was lucky enough to photograph, but really, I think the portraits say enough without my help. Brekke is genuinely one of the most generous and friendly people I know. She constantly lends me equipment when mine is on the fritz (which is like every.single.day) and then goes out and buys me chocolate and Coke Zero, and drives over an hour to get them to me just because she knows I like them. I hope one day to feel like I actually deserve you, B.
Saturday, November 2, 2013
I have the coolest friends. One of my joys in life is being associated with a family who actually loves Halloween better than I do. They turn their garage into a spook alley every year, and there are people who naturally arrange their whole holiday around attending. Remember when they did Frankenstein's laboratory? This year they did a Scarytales theme complete with Snow White's Queen's dungeon, a haunted forest where the Big Bad Wolf chases Red Riding Hood, a very creepy Gingerbread house, and the lair of the Mistress of All Evil herself, Maleficent. Over the top is the only way to go, folks. Over and beyond.