Deniss has the most natural smile. She was very at ease in front of the camera. She is an EHS 2013 Senior and I had a great time working with her!!
Victoria’s portrait session turned out fabulous! Our little burst of winter weather in June had us waiting a couple of extra days to get outside, but boy was it ever worth the wait! We started in Fort Jones and ended up down in the river before we called it a day! Yes, you read that right…IN the river!! So much fun! Her bright blue eyes take center stage along with her beautiful voice; yes, this girl can sing too! I look forward to more future photo shoots and good times.
Wow! I can’t believe it is June already! I also can’t believe I built a fire in my house to warm it up IN JUNE!! Seriously, please return warm weather before I turn a permanent shade of blue!! Winter and spring was a whirlwind of work, family, school sports and functions and even a long awaited vacation where we became certified scuba divers; another activity to add to the list of things I want to do more of!! I have been photographing seniors and families in the midst of it all and I will get them up and posted soon.
I have also been helping out the local schools photographing their dance events. I often get asked why I spend my time doing photos for these events. Sometimes I wonder myself when I am attempting to make their vinyl and construction paper backdrops look like anything but vinyl or construction paper backdrops! I have found that it is not really possible to do that, but what I also know is that it is about the kids and not the decorations. I really have a fun time because teenagers are fun to photograph! As a mother I know how quickly time flies by and how fast they change, so I want to be able to document who they are now. I want to have photos of my own kids as much as I want others to be able to have photos of theirs. I also know they will look back from the not so distant future and pictures from those school dances ‘back in the day’ will bring back memories and most likely smiles. So the reason I do school events isn’t for the art of photography or capturing a competition print, it is simply so the kids of Scott Valley will have moments of their growing up captured. Moments they will only have once before they are on to the next. On top of that, these kids are funny!! Some of them just about have me in stitches with the things they say or do. So bring on the vinyl, construction paper, balloons, glitter and teenagers because we are definitely blessed in Scott Valley and it is wonderful being able to cherish friends and family in such a beautiful place.
I headed over to Isbell’s for their family photo session. We thought the weather was going to force us inside, but the snow flurries cleared and we were able to go outside, thank you sun! The sun was darting in and out of the clouds which made for some tricky lighting adjustments on my side, but I was just really happy it wasn’t windy & snowing, whew! It was a little on the cold side and by the time we finished the boys were rosy red and more than ready to head in and get warm. I am looking forward to the Isbell’s pumpkin patch, Oak Hill Gardens & Pumpkin Patch next year. Hopefully we will having a Family Photo Event at the pumpkin patch for all next season!
Joy & Bradley looking fabulous!
All of the cute Christmas hats were lovingly handmade by grandma Weekley!! Sweet! Just makes you want to say, “Merry Christmas!”
Joy’s Parents, Terry & Carol: how awesome are they looking…
Carter was ready for a camera break, so we headed up the hill to go check out his treasure’s
Colby is a funny guy! I had fun taking his Senior photos. He was quite sore from playing football Friday night but was game for whatever, even though you could tell it hurt to sit down & get back up again. We headed to downtown Fort Jones to get started, then went out Eastside to Scarface Road & found some oaks turning fall colors and ended by kidding around about laying down in the road…well, you shouldn’t kid with Colby because he will do it; which made me laugh even more!