Sunday, March 30, 2008

Website is UP!

My new website is now officially live. Please check out and let me know what you think, good, bad...and ugly. You'll see lots of changes to the galleries throughout the year, and increased information on the site as I get things up and running. Enjoy!

And, since I promised ages ago to get the photos up from my first wedding, here's a teaser to prove I'm not lying. :) Heather was a gorgeous bride, and she was just so happy.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Website up soon!!

My new website will be up within about 2-3 days I am told. The URL will be I'll of course post here when it is up...and my blog is linked from my website. I would love to have comments, suggestions, and critiques from everyone on how I can make it better!

I'll let ya all know when it's live! :)

Monday, March 24, 2008

...and more from the show

Here are some more photos from the show in St. Louis. Photos from my first wedding coming very soon...promise!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

First Horse Show of the Season

Long time no blog. I promise it has not been without good reason - I shot my first wedding, which required post-processing of over 800 images, and also brought home a couple of cards full of images from my first horse show of the year. While I was exhibitor and not official photographer at this show, in St. Louis, I took my down time as an opportunity to seat myself in the stands and get some good practice in, especially since the show was indoors and presented a bit of a challenge from a lighting standpoint. Here are some of the photos - more to come tomorrow...and I promise the wedding shots are forthcoming!

(as an aside, the almost-four-year-old I was riding got great scores in the mid sixties for those of you familiar with horses and was her first outing in the show arena ever!)

Monday, March 10, 2008

Horsin' around

Last weekend I went out to practice with action flash photography, and used my sister and her horse as my subject. While I was at the barn, I caught a few other candids as well. Here are a few! I'm headed to St. Louis to a horse show this weekend, and when I return I'll have a ton of new horse shots to share!

Friday, March 7, 2008

New Website

I'm still in the very preliminary stages, but I'm in the process of putting together a really nifty Flash-based website to promote my work. Originally, I'd slated a new website to go up sometime over the summer. However, I really need to have business cards on hand soon and obviously, a website is going to need to go on there!

Stay tuned. I hope to have it go live in about two weeks, and I'll have a whole handful of new images by then as well. I'm very excited! My blog, of course, will link through the site and I will continue to update it constantly!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Lunar Eclipse

I was all geared up to see if I could photograph the recent lunar eclipse. It was so freaking cold outside, I questioned my sanity in doing so...but faithfully lugged the tripod and camera into the snow-covered backyard with Jim shaking his head. Just as I got set up, a high thin overcast drifted right in front of the moon. So much for that.

Still decided to play around a bit, at least until I'd had enough of the cold. Maybe next time, in oh, what, 10 years?

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Playing Around with the 120

The weekend before last Jim and I headed to Midwest National Air Center to play around with "our" airplane, a 1947 Cessna 120. (we own a 1/3 of the plane.) It was a rare nice flying day in late February. I got some vanity ramp shots of the plane and then after we flew, I got some great shots of a rare bright blue sky behind the plane as we were refueling it. Not a half hour later, the sky went totally overcast so my timing was great!

I enjoy photographing airplanes so much I'm planning to devote a lot of time this year taking shots at the various fly-ins we attend of some unique and gorgeous planes. I hope to share them with their owners as well!

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Monday, March 3, 2008

A Thunderbird Comes to Town

In early February, two members of the Air Force Thunderbirds arrived at the Kansas City Downtown Airport for a press conference concerning this summer's airshow at the field, at which the Thunderbirds are performing. They arrived on a FRIGID, windy Wednesday afternoon - Jim and I both scooted out of work (me, coming straight from the "other" airport after getting back in town from Atlanta) to see them arrive. We've been asked to be on the hospitality committee for the Thunderbirds during the airshow this year, and it's an understatement to say we're super excited!
I was huddling inside and missed the landing, but caught some shots of the jet taxiing up to the Airline History Museum. It wasn't a great day to shoot outside anyhow - snow, lots of brown everywhere, and a low, dingy, grey sky. I can't wait for color to return to the landscape...

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Sunday, March 2, 2008

New York City

About three weeks ago I had the chance to travel to Manhattan for work. I was excited about the photographic opportunities. While my coworker and I spent much of our free time shopping (what girls wouldn't? :) ), I did have a chance to take a few pictures the second evening, when it was snowing, but warmer. The first night the wind chill was not fit for human nor beast. It was horrible!

I loved the city. The people, contrary to the stereotype, are wonderful. We'll be back for subsequent business trips, and I hope to have much more opportunity, and better weather, to spend some more time taking pictures.

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