I met up with the Close family the other day to make some mother-daughter portraits in Missoula, as well as a few with their English Mastiff, Penny. We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful evening – the clouds were gorgeously textured across the sky, the light softly filtered through them, and though it was a bit chilly, we all warmed up with a little walking. These two lovely ladies were radiant in front of the camera, their smiles glowing and laughter abundant.
Thanks again for such a great session, ladies! It was so wonderful to meet you both, and Penny, too!
The title of the post is a lyric from Diana Krall’s song, Autumn Leaves. I think it’s fitting. Isn’t is just absolutely gorgeous this autumn? I’m so glad we’re having a real one as opposed to last year’s cold shock for the poor trees.
Anyway, it’s been a busy past few weeks – lots of design work (albums, cards, ads, etc.) and event photography, which has been fun. I love design, so it’s kind of a treat to get to spend time working on this aspect of my business. By the way, if you’re interested in cards and/or albums in time for Christmas, please let me know as soon as you can since printing deadlines are just around the corner. (Early November for albums!) And I also need some time to design your album for you, too. :)
But, to the photos: I took a few moments today to take advantage of the beautiful, diffused light we’re getting from these gorgeous gray clouds and made some images of the autumn leaves around where I work. Autumn is my absolute favorite time of year. Hands down. I can’t get enough of the colors, the aromas and the light. Mmmmm, happiness!
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On the docket: new products, family and engagement sessions!
I met up with the Jones family on a beautiful autumn day in Missoula for their family portrait session. The kids were pretty excited for their photos and we had a great time making some great family images, as well as capturing candid moments. We found some fantastic skipping stones and the kids showed off their skills to me, in addition to a broken stick. (Oh, boys will definitely be boys! So hilarious!)
Thanks again, all of you! I had such a great time photographing with you – I hope we get to do this again next year, too!
On the docket: Events and exciting product announcements!
Sarah, a senior at Darby High School in Darby, Montana, met up with me in Stevensville for her lovely senior photo session. The day couldn’t have been more perfect – golden evening light, leaves lazily twirling down from the trees, and warm temps. We strolled through the woods and had a great time making some truly beautiful images of Sarah, who is an absolute natural in front of the camera.
Sarah, it was so great to meet you and your mom, and I hope you have a wonderful senior year!
So, I love dairy products. There. I said it. It’s out. I love them unabashedly, wholeheartedly, forever. Especially ice cream. And especially when it’s ice cream made by Big Dipper in Missoula, Montana. Their rich, creamy, unique flavors are just several of many reasons to love their ice cream. Throw in great community involvement and business-to-business collaboration and you’ve got a perfect recipe for a wonderful, local ice cream shop. There’s a reason people love this place.
There have been some great changes and additions to the shop in Missoula (new neon signage as well as the Coneboy ice cream truck) and I was asked to make some photographs for Big Dipper to highlight these changes. I have a weakness for multimedia, too, so I made a short video to document the fun atmosphere of this business. But enough chit chat – on to the photos and video! Be sure to have your sound on for the video and click the play button to get it started. (There are two versions – a longer one with a staff interview and shorter one without the interview.) Also, I’ve got to give a huge thanks to the participants in the photos and video! You were great!
P.S. Can you find the actual big dipper in the sky? I was so happy the sky was clear so the stars were visible!
Here’s the long version of the video (2 minutes 16 seconds):
Here’s the shorter version of the video (1 minute 51 seconds):
On the docket: senior sessions and family sessions!
free·wheel·ing adj. 1. a. Free of restraints or rules in organization, methods, or procedure. b. Carefree.
Bernadette and Jeremy are the epitome of fun and carefree – laughing, sweet, and such a delight to work with! What’s better than a couple who reenacts Bob Dylan’s Freewheelin’ album cover during their engagement session? I mean…that’s just so…GROOVY.
Needless to say, we had an absolute blast during our session. Their reenactment of the album cover was just perfect! (and thank you to the generous donation of the VW bus to complete the look), they worked that camera and I don’t think any of us could stop smiling during the entire session, though we did toss in a few “serious” shots for the heck of it. ;)
My sincere congratulations to you both! You’re an absolutely wonderful couple!
On the docket: senior sessions, family sessions and more!