Sunday, August 12, 2012

Erica and Sam

Gorgeous weather, gorgeous girls. . . Erica is a former student, and Sam her senior-to-be sister.  Both are runners, excellent students, and super fun to be around.  Erica loves her shoes, and let Sam borrow some for the shoot.  It was fun making Sam walk in them. . . We had a great time, and Mom was a big help holding the reflector and fixing hair.  Erica will be a sophomore in college this year and is bound to do great things.  I look forward to watching Sam run for KHS and can't wait to see what amazing things she does as a senior!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Fall Sports Begin

A break in the weather gave kids a pleasant morning to begin fall sports.  One of the great days of the year.  I love going around to the different practices, seeing all the different faces, both old and new. . . we have some of the finest coaches in the area, and they hit the ground running.  This morning I got to see volleyball, field hockey, soccer, football, softball, and tennis, and hope to hit swimming this evening.

Sarah H

I didn't know Sarah too well to begin with, but was impressed that a high school kid would agree to meet at 6:45am to take some pictures!  We tried to beat the heat with an early-morning session and we fared pretty well.  We hit the train, the bridge, and then the park.  Sarah did a great job and was up for anything.  Nice going, Sarah!!

Emma L

The hot weather sent us indoors for session #1 with Emma.  She has a beautiful smile and striking blue eyes to go along with a fun-loving personality.  She is comfortable in front of the camera as she has considerable experience doing the announcements at school.  Mom and two Smantha's kept the atmosphere fun, and we left with some great pictures of Emma.

I'm looking forward to the weather cooling off a little so we can add the outdoor session to Emma's pics.

Kate M

We had a great time shooting Kate's senior pics this past week.  In a week where the temperature was consistently above 100 deg., Kate and her Mom picked Thursday afternoon. . . and would you believe, the sky became overcast, and the temperature dropped into the 80's for about an hour and a half, giving us enough time to get some great pics and have some fun.

A former student of mine, Kate has always been a superstar!  She is a motivated, kind, and caring individual who is well respected and loved by her friends and classmates.  You can't be around Kate and not feel good about things.

Any photographer would love to shoot her, because she is obviously gorgeous, but knowing how beautiful Kate is on the inside made this an extra special afternoon for me.  Mom was a great help, picking out our first location (Vin De Set, a rooftop bar and diner with a several great views), giving Kate support, and most importantly holding the light!!  : )

Thanks to both of you for a fabulous experience.  Kate, I'll miss you and look forward to hearing about all of your great accomplishments in Arizona. . .