A – 2016 Graduate

I have loved working with this young lady and her family!!

Her Dad has chosen some of the coolest spots ever in which to take pictures of his girls in honor of their Senior year!

(I was able to take A’s sister’s pictures a few years ago!!!)

For A’s Summer session we started out at an old farmstead which had some neat outbuildings and a big barn – which I LOVED!

Such a great place to capture A!

We made a stop by a wheat field and had a little fun as well!

Now our next location was a first for me…a flowered out field of turnips!  It was very pretty and wispy!

We were also blessed with an amazing sunset as we wrapped up A’s Summer session!

Now for her Fall session:

Believe it or not, all the pictures you are about to see were taken at one location – we just roamed from one spot to another!

Don’t you just love how the pond reflects the Fall color?!

This cool, old, wooden train car made the perfect backdrop for some pictures!

It was also a great place to display some of A’s activities of interest through the years!

Her Dad added his special touch as well, personalizing it in a unique way!

So many unique spots at which to stop!

We concluded A’s session be returning to the pond and taking some fun pictures in the water!  It might have been chilly, but I think she is glad she braved the cold and splashed around!  🙂  L Family, thank you for entrusting me with your memories!  It was a privilege to capture these special pictures for you all!

C – 2016 Grad

I still have a few 2015 graduate sessions to share in my attempt to update my blog, but Graduation for this year’s Seniors is just around the corner!  I thought I would switch gears and focus on them since they are working hard to wrap up their last year of High School!

Up first is C!  Isn’t she lovely?

When she contacted me about her session, she had a lot of great ideas she was interested in capturing!  What you will see below is a mixture of our combined thoughts, props, and ideas!  Her session took place within the Haddam, KS area!

We had such a fun time together!  The weather was perfect and the lighting was beautiful!

A special picture with a picture.  🙂

A quick stop for some shots in the creek was so worth it – mud and all!

This girl has many interests, but she loved the idea of softball pictures in one of her favorite formals!  I really like how these pictures (and many more like them) turned out for her!

As cute as C is when she smiles, she also rocked the serious look!

There are too many favs with the flag to post…here are just a few!

We wrapped up her session with a few hat shots.

And because sometimes an item is held dear, it is added into the pictures as well!

Wishing you all the best as you live each day, walking steadily toward your future, C!

A Game of Cat and Mouse

Today one of my kids excitedly said, “Mom!  Look out the window!  Dexter has a mouse!”  She sure did!

While cats are wonderful at keeping down the rodents around a farm, I have found it interesting that occasionally they play with the mice they find.  Today was just such a day!  Let me just say up front that this game of cat and mouse ends in favor of the mouse!  The way things unfolded made me glad I had the camera nearby…I had never seen anything like this happen before!

Dexter would bat the mouse around.  It would run toward her and nip at her face.  They would rest for a while, keeping an eye on each other.  The mouse would walk around, sniffing, while Dexter watched it before things started all over again.  Here are a few pics of their interaction.

About this time, the mouse made a dash for a nearby tree and up the trunk it went!

It kept going and going, to the very top of a twiggy branch!

Dexter was not ready to be done…up the tree she went in her quest to play with the mouse.

Although Dexter was able to get really close to the mouse, she could not reach it!  That little guy just hung on tight and didn’t budge from his spot!

The mouse waited and waited…Dexter finally gave up – even from waiting at the base of the tree!  Once she was gone, the mouse cautiously made its way down the limb to which it had been clinging!

We sure appreciate our cats keeping down the rodents…helps prevent all kinds of destruction and problems around the farm!  Yet, I found myself cheering for the mouse this time!  I am glad to say it was able to scurry to safety!

Z – 2015 Graduate

Here is another Senior post as I endeavor to update my blog with sessions…working my way up to this year’s graduates!

Meet Z.  I had the privilege of taking both Summer and Fall pictures in honor of his Senior year!

It was super fun to add so many different lines and textures to Z’s background: limestone, wood, metal, chain link, fence posts, grain bins, trucks, etc…highlighting him and his enjoyment of the outdoors!

Then, as we met for his Fall session, we added a few more pictures to commemorate his years of playing football.

Goodness, don’t you just love his smile and dimple?!

 What a good sport this guy was with all my ideas and thoughts!  I sure hope excelled during his first year of college!!!

D – Senior 2015

I am excited to finally be posting pictures of this young man!  D was super fun to work with and was a great sport each step of the way!

After visiting and narrowing down the looks desired in his pictures, we started his session with a more industrial look.

We also snagged a few pictures with some various textures as we made our way to another special location.

This guy has spent a ton of time running, so it was only appropriate to take some pictures at the track along with items representing his many accomplishments!

Of course, there is nothing like putting in miles on the back roads of your home town!

Although this concluded D’s Summer session, we met again a few months later and caught him with some wonderful Fall color!

We also made it a priority to take some traditional head shots so D could use them with applications and such.

We wrapped up this second session as he wore some attire from the school at which he would be attending college!

I enjoyed every moment of working with D and hope he had a great first year of college!