Emily’s Winter Senior Session!

Emily’s Winter Senior Session!

Emily is a Senior at Bethel High School, in Tipp City, Ohio.  She plans on being a game designer and has the smarts to do it.  We got a rare, sunny day a few weeks ago and went to the Hayner Cultural Center, in Troy, Ohio for her photos.  The Hayner is a treasure for a photographer–it’s got tons of window light, great places to pose and a really nice garden and verandas.  There wasn’t snow on the ground but it was about 10° outside, so a warm and sunny place to photograph was ideal.Yah, what are you looking at?

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Storyboard Magazine is ready!

Storyboard Magazine 2014  is ready, finally.  Whew!  After more crises than a barrel of monkeys let loose with a room full of typewriters, we finished it.  This is the first time we’ve taken our typical album style and reworked it into a magazine.  It was more than just work, we had to get an editorial mindset on, figuring how to tell the story of the musical at Troy Christian Schools in photoessays.  Chasing, chasing and pleading with students to return biographies (not gonna catch them all).  Narrowing thousands and thousands of photos into categories, picking the very best and preparing them for print on a new medium–the magazine.

Here’s a sneak peek at the magazine–the final copy is 94 pages of glossy goodness.  Hope you enjoy it as much as I did when I held that proof copy in my hands for the first time.  Hopefully you don’t find some glaring error like misspelling my own last name!

Hugs to all,

Gene

TCS 2014 Storyboard web FINAL

Spring photos from Madison’s senior session

Last year Ashley suggested to me that we do a season senior session (speaking of which, it’s Spring Ashley!) and I thought it was a cool idea.  Spread photos across the seasons…but this winter was WAY cold.  So I think we skipped the snow.

Her good friend Madison thought this was a cool idea too so we did Autumn photos and now Spring.  I just found out today that Madison is starting at Wittenberg next Fall, studying special education.   Way to go girl!

We went out today in the beautiful spring weather and got a ton of great photos.  Plus, Linnea came with me and took a whole bunch of shots too.  Don’t tell her, but I think she’s really starting to like this photography thing.  She got some great candid shots of Madison while she was focused on my camera.  Good shooting lady!

 

Madison's senior photos

This fish keeps showing up in my photos in Tipp City.  I think I finally nailed the right angle.  Now I can move on. (more…)

Sean’s senior session

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It’s past time for Sean (my youngest son) to have his portraits done.  Between one thing and another on my schedule and his schedule, we just have not got it done.  Yesterday we ran out into the sunshine and took some shots. (more…)

Madison’s Senior portraits

Fall is a fantastic time of the year for photographs outdoors.  Every portrait photographer I know is using every minute of the fleeting days to get beautiful light on people and gorgeous colors to make memories.  It’s a wonderful time, full of light and bright colors celebrating the end of another year.  Like fireworks in the forests and fields, before the dark of winter.  Wow, that sounds kinda pretentious.

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Ashley’s Senior portraits

Here’s Ashley’s session from this week.  She’s a talented musician and amazing person.  I saw her make Minions on her fingernails using paint and polish–cool stuff.  We’re doing a Summer, Fall & Winter session for her, so stay tuned for more.

 

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Birdie and Jon’s wedding

A week ago we got to photograph the wedding of this cute couple.  Birdie is all of 5′ something and Jon is 6’+ but they remind me a grandmother saying “getting along like a house on fire”.  Don’t know why that is, but these two kept me smiling all afternoon.

We just went over their photos tonight and here are some for your enjoyment.

Birdie the bride

Their kiss

 

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