Sunday, May 31, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
All exhibitor photos are posted on my proofing site as of tonight! If you have special requests or questions about ordering, please do let me know. Here are a few shots I quickly grabbed for the blog!
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Last Saturday I photographed the High Point Farm Dressage Schooling Show in Paola, KS. Exhibitor photos are going online as we speak on my proofing site. I am just over halfway through posting photos, which are going up in alphabetical order by exhibitor last name as I complete them.
A big thanks to John and Nina Fricke for allowing me to come photograph the show. As always, some highlights will be posted here after I finish editing. Next up for SDP will be the United Pleasure Walking Horse Association Pony Express Show in Lee's Summit, Missouri this Saturday the 30th!
Thursday, May 21, 2009
You've got the down-low on this event from the post below, so I'll let the pictures do the talking on this one.
Isn't this couple absolutely ADORABLE? Both in their 90s. Both come to every hangar dance in town (there are 4 a year, between the museum and the Commemorative Air Force's dances at New Century Aircenter)
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
The second event I shot last Saturday was the Airline History Museum's spring hangar dance. This dance is held twice per year and as I've gushed in previous blog postings (such as here), is SO much fun. The dances feature the big band and swing sounds of the Moonlight Serenade Orchestra - a band that's near and dear to my heart as they played at our wedding reception - and are increasingly well-attended, with an estimated 500 in attendance at Saturday's event.
I shot the event and am working on photos as we speak. They will be on my proofing site this week and may be purchased. As advertised at the dance, 50% of all proceeds from the sales of these images will be donated directly back to the museum - I'm basically covering my costs and donating the rest. If you aren't a member and are an airplane buff, I HIGHLY recommend joining the organization and becoming a volunteer -they need more help! You can stay up-to-date on museum happenings on their blog.
Here's a sneak preview. I'm hurrying!
UPDATE Wednesday 5/20: The first section of photos are up here! The rest should be up by the end of the evening.
This was not only a departure from the types of weddings that I usually shoot, it was SO unique (and that's saying a lot for me, I got married on an airplane!). It was held on a farm, at the backside of the couple's property, in the most beautifully wooded area you have ever seen. Not completely shaded - but incredibly green with dappled sun everywhere. It was a coolish day but as sunny as could be, and the setting could not have been more perfect for a wedding. But it doesn't stop there - the bride rode down the aisle on her horse, led by her father! This couple enjoys showing Missouri Foxtrotters - so horses and a western theme were the rule for this small, informal affair.
It was awesome being a part of the ceremony. The surroundings (I mentioned they were beautiful, right?), the low-keyness of it all (did I just make up a word?) and most of all, the LOVE that was everywhere. Love and laughter and smiles and even the dog (who was part of the ceremony as well!) loved it. Congratulations, Teresa and Junior, and best wishes for many years of happiness!
Wow. The day. Incredible.
Wow. The setting. Kansas is beautiful in spring, isn't it?
This kid loved his sunglasses!
The horses arrive for the ceremony. This is Teresa's arabian, Samurai.
This is going down the "aisle" in style!
Kisses everywhere! :)
...aaand they rode off into the sunset together, happily ever after.