Sunday, October 17, 2010

Kardinals vs Stars for State

Yesterday I braved the cold and attended the Small School Division State Championship Football game. Lifetime rivals Kenai and Soldotna high schools battled it out. SoHi won with a record making score of 77 to Kenai's 42. As an alum of Kenai, you can imagine the disappointment, but at the same time our boys played the game and they have every right to be proud of their season.

I, of course, took my camera to practice with my new telephoto lens (which I am in love with now and forever, by the way) and shot most of the game. Yesterday was downright freezing and I'm surprised we didn't see snow. My camera gave out towards the end of the third quarter as it was just too cold (I was, too. Major shivers!).

Here are a few shots from the game (I did not shoot this in any official capacity. Check out [org?] for the official photos).

Congratulations to Soldotna High School for a great exhibition of athletic ability. Wow.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Just Mommy & Me

Gotta love toddlers! Had a sweet shoot with a mother and daughter a couple weekends ago and just realized I hadn't shared with everyone. The little one is all energy and on the go, but we managed to come away with a few keepers! I think they're sweet. I am loving watching this little one grow up.

**I will be gone from November 7 - November 24, 2010. Please book before then if you are wanting family photos for Christmas cards!**

Monday, October 4, 2010

Senior Photoshoot Time!

On my "working vacation" to the Peninsula I had the honor of taking Miss Chloe's senior photos. Her family is so sweet, and are now good friends with my parents, but I was very surprised when she called and asked me to do her portraits! The weather all week was... less than desirable and we postponed the shoot only to have the best weather of the week happen when she was to have had the photos taken. Go figure!

But we were blessed the next afternoon that while we were out taking the pictures not a single drop of rain came down, we had perfect, even lighting! What was really cool was that she lives on the Kenai River so the backdrop was perfect! And two seals made an appearance as well (but the focus of the shoot was her, so I didn't break out the long lens! ha ha!).

Chloe is a lovely young lady who was a joy to work with. She was up for pretty much anything, even getting wet as the lawn was over saturated thanks to all the rain. I had a great time, and I'm pretty sure - aside from the wet - she did too!

So now, a sneak peek of what we ended up with! Lovely!