There are several ways to make a wish… you can wish on a star, when you are blowing your birthday candles or blowing or when you throw a penny in a wishing well. This photo of a dandelion represents one seedling floating off with a wish attached to it! Will it come true… maybe. After all we must believe in wishes to make a wish come true!
The Graduating Class of any school holds their future in their hands… what they could, can and will accomplish in life can be astronomical! Therefore, the Potential of a Group can be OFF the Charts!!!!!!!!!!!!
Last year I took the Group Portrait of the Union City Graduating Class (also my daughter’s senior class)… I allowed them to portray what they felt that day and possibly how they felt about their future. This was their portrait!
As hats were thrown into the air there was a sigh of relief for many and a deep breath of the weight now on their shoulders! However, the celebrations began shortly after. Several of the senior I see on a regular basis and I am so very proud. They are taking adulthood and making the best of it if not taking the steps to one day change the world.
Has your school scheduled a Photographer to help document this monumental time in your life?
I took a black and white photography class about 13 years ago. It was a learning process to see good contrast and clarity needed to make good black and white photos in a color world! It was a 35 mm film class where I was also taught how to develop my own film and create my own prints in a black room.
Saturday I covered the Homer Wrestling Invitational located in Homer, Michigan. There were 10 teams at this event wrestling in 2 gyms. The excitement was running high as the wrestlers took the mat with Jackson Northwest going undefeated to win the invitational.
Upcoming wrestling events that I will be photographing this week are the Marshall Quad Meet on Wednesday 1/15 between Coldwater, Harper Creek, Marshall and Sturgis and the Quincy Invitational on Saturday 1/18. For more dates of events that I will be attending, check out my calendar and to see more of my work you can go to the sports section of my website.
Today’s post is about the word “quirky.”
Definition: different from the ordinary in a way that causes curiosity or suspicion <the waitress styles her hair in a quirky way that always gets her remembered by customers> from the Merriam-Webster online dictionary.
My first thought of “quirky” of some of the funny little things I do or say on a photo shoot…
Such as attempting to pose in a abnormal way to show a client how I would like them to pose. A good example would be this next photo of McKenzie… her mom actually said that she had more fun watching me try and pose during the photo shoot!
Then there are times that I get sidetracked! This next picture was taken during a photo shoot with my daughter. We were playing around with a mirror found in a garden area at Southern Exposure, located in Southern Michigan. I was attempting to take some pictures of her and her reflection from different angels when I discovered myself in the mirror!
Then there are always the silly faces… or playing that some of my seniors might decide to do!
My ultimate goal on a photo shoot with a senior or family is to have fun! I want to capture their true nature and character. What they love doing and what life and family means to them. Sometimes this leads to some “quirky” moments to get the job done but I am okay with that!
Every summer since I was a child there has been a big hot air balloon competition in Battle Creek, Michigan. My mom and I used to watch the balloons fly overhead and sometimes we were able to see them land and deflate.
I remember one year getting up extremely early to see the balloons fly at dawn. My brothers and I were in a little red wagon with breakfast in tow. Not only did we watch them fly over head but we were able to watch them set up and inflate the balloons.
The hot air balloon competitions coming to Michigan is one of my favorite memories of being a child! Now I continue to watch the hot air balloons only to capture their elegance in flight, colors in the sky and the excitement of the take off, landing and inflating with flames. These pictures were taken July of 2013 in Battle Creek, Michigan.
What better way to show HAPPY…
My niece not only makes me happy when I see her but she is usually always happy! This photo was taken at a local park while we were doing her school pictures. She just absolutely had to have a picture hanging upside down on the monkey bars.