Thursday, January 17, 2008

Going Out of Town!

I want to let everyone know I'll be out of town all day Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. I don't think I'll be able to use my phone or check my email while I'm gone, but I'll get back to you on Monday!

Also, I want to make everyone aware I posted a little survey on my blog ---->
I've been talking to people who I would never guess read my blog. I've also been receiving very random emails from people who have been to this blog. I love finding out who's stopping by, so let me know who you are! Feel free to fill out the survey or leave a comment or both!


Saturday, January 12, 2008

Abbey: Senior Session

I love, love, love my senior sessions! I hung out with Abbey Thursday afternoon and I'm so happy with her photos! She was a pleasure to work with and so easy to photograph. [The first photo and third photo are two of my favorites-ever!] Enjoy:

Andre & Rachel

Right before Christmas, Chad and I were able to spend some time with Andre and Rachel. Andre used to be Josh's roomate at school. They were in town for the holidays so we took an afternoon to shoot. We had a great time, thanks Andre and Rachel!!

My Uncle, Barry

I'm not one to post most of my personal life on my blog. I like to keep it mainly about the photos, because that's probably why you're here.

However, I'd like to use this entry to pay tribute to my uncle, Barry Girard, who passed away on December 31, 2007. It was unexpected, but I know if you asked him, he would tell you he lived a full life. He traveled all over, met and befriended amazing people, listened to good music, was an incredible chef, and was the best uncle my brother and I could have asked for.
For my 13th birthday, he took me on a trip to Mackay, Idaho. He had lived there for a time in his life and wanted to share the incredible beauty and experiences with me. It was on that trip I took my first "real photos". (By real photos, I mean not holding the camera out in front of my face with some friends for a whole roll.) I guess I began taking time to think about my compositions, not just "look, snap, wind, repeat".. We developed all of the film the minute we arrived back in Chicago. He told me he was impressed with the shots I was able to get with my very unimpressive camera. I still cherish those photos and the memories of the trip.


Over last Christmas, I had a quick shoot with Barry and his dog. He loved the photos and I'd like to end this entry a couple of them:

Happy New Year!

I've been away from the blog for a long timre! I apologize for that. This was a very busy holiday season for us. I was able to spend some nice time with my family and friends.

Two of my photos from the Cameneti family session last fall appeared on billboards throughout our county at the end of December. I'm very happy with them. Here it is: