Saturday, March 21, 2015

FIRST SPRING WEEKEND 2015 | WICHITA FALLS FAMILY PORTRAITS PHOTOGRAPHER

Kicking off this spring was a session I knew would be special.  I met the beautiful Ms. Brittany, her handsome beau, Jay, and their adorable baby girl, Kaya, through a friend of mine, and we decided to setup an impromptu photo session.  They asked that I let them go home and change their outfits, and of course I asked them to think of little Kaya's favorite toys.  Immediately Jay says "SKATEBOARD!"

I asked them to wear the type of clothes they normally would.  Something a bit more edgy that offered a better glimpse into their lifestyle.

These are not your every day parents.  They're tattooed, skate park regulars and wanted to spend the first weekend of spring enjoying some sun rays in the half pipe!  So glad I could capture it!
Gorgeous eyes! 





And you know what they say: spit happens.  :-)



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FIRST SPRING WEEKEND 2015
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Saturday, March 14, 2015

PHEASANTS FOREVER 2015 BENEFIT BANQUET | WICHITA FALLS EVENT PHOTOGRAPHER

A few months back, while at my normal job at Constant Contact, I ended up helping a gentleman by the name of Steve Davey.  Steve Davey is the president of the Metro Denver Chapter of Pheasants Forever This is a non-profit organization devoted to raising awareness of wildlife conservation and especially the declining pheasant population.  These activists are dog lovers, hunters, fishers, gun and archery fans and even just people with a passion for conserving wildlife.  During our conversation, I had expressed a common interest:  shotguns!  I'm personally a Remington owner and was very interested in what this organization was about.  

We talked about photography, which he had said they like to have at their banquets and I offered my services to him.  Offer was accepted and I was there to spend a couple hours documenting this evening on 3/14/2014.

Metro Denver chapter of Pheasants Forever.  

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The total for this event was over 300 attendees for the dinner, as well as for the auction events and was held at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds near Denver, Colorado.
Beautiful stand!  Click to enlarge this, and you'll see quite a few tips and information on helping conserve wild habitats!
Yes, please!  I want all the wine.
The auction items available ranged from hunting and/or camping gear to paintings and from guns to an Argentina Dove Hunt!


Since this event does a lot to raise money in order to help educate children and give them positive feedback on gun ownership, hunting and much more, there were of course events to help keep kids entertained. I do not recall the name of this game, although it was one of the staples to keeping kids entertained while the adults participated in the auction and other events of the evening.

Look at some information here about the MDPF Youth/Ringneck Program.  This is a free event which will loan shotguns to children ages 10 and up which helps teach them about safety, hunting, demonstrates the use of hunting dogs and much more.  
A virtual hunting game for kids.  Very cool!  I believe I've played this at arcades, though I'm not gonna lie.  These kids were way more pro at this than I ever have been!
More games which also included prizes!

...Even some archery games. 
....I considered trying to win this baby.  Maybe I should have!
Mmmmmmm HMMM!......
Working hard.  :-)

Last call for silent auction of the night! 
What a great place to buy a shotgun!  Good deals AND it goes to a great cause.
Or archery equipment that is capable of growing along with your kids.
Earlier I did mention dogs.  Look at this beautiful bird dog!  This little guy found himself a new home where he will most likely settle in as the newest hunter of the family.  :-)

Puppy's new family!

Mama showing off her new baby.  What a gorgeous little baby!

And for one of the largest auction items: An Argentina Dove Hunt.  How awesome would it be to have won this item?!



Winners!
The handsome Danger was a hit throughout the night for the kids.... and even me!  What a handsome guy!



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PHEASANTS FOREVER ANNUAL FUNDRAISING BENEFIT BANQUET 2015 EVENT

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Friday, February 27, 2015

SHEPPARD AFB STUDENT PORTRAITS | WICHITA FALLS, TX GROUP PORTRAITS PHOTOGRAPHER

During my most recent trip to Wichita Falls, I was invited to take pics of the students at Sheppard Airforce Base!  I was not entirely sure what to expect, as this was a different kind of group portrait than what I had done in the past.  The students, as it turns out, were lots of fun and full of energy!  :-)

Sheppard AFB Student Portraits

Sheppard AFB (Airforce Base) Wichita Falls, TX B-1B Armament Systems: CSD28Oct2014

"Figtiguratively" the best class ever! Armament Armadillos

Warming up.
As per the instructor the students could take one silly/funny picture.  So this is the Airforce?

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SHEPPARD AIRFORCE BASE GROUP PORTRAITS

 

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Thursday, January 1, 2015

HERSHBERGER FAMILY PORTRAITS | WICHITA FALLS FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER


Talissa contacted me while I was at work and I was happy to learn she was a co-worker of mine!  She had requested that we add a superhero theme and get some pics going for her mom as an Xmas gift.  I was so excited to be a part of this!  Creativity is what makes portraits special after all.  So in case you're wondering why they don't appear super formal here, the superhero theme would be the reason for that!  :-)  This session was full of fun and included her, her sister, two brothers, her sister's boyfriend, the much adorbs little Naomi and their cute little Corgi pup!

She paid me ahead of time with a deposit since she mostly wanted the receipt to give to her mom as a gift.  She said it was hard to get everyone together all at one time.  On New Years, I knew she's have the day off so I hit her up and she said yes!  This was my first photoshoot of 2015!  What a great way to kick off the year.  :-)

And as with every session this photoshoot presented many challenges:  the snow makes contrast and white balance interesting.  And the fact that this was mid-day sun was also a new hurdle for me.  There wasn't much shade to use so I used my flash for a lot of it.. the session still turned out pretty rad in my opinion!
This was actually toward the end of the photo session in case you can't tell!  :-)
All of the Hershberger kids having some fun.  Who says there's a limit to the age in which you can have fun?
That's one proud mama!
And of course the girls. :-)
This is mama's pride and joy right here!


The adorable little Naomi!  Or 'Omi as they call her.  She's popular with the big kids and their friends too!

The boys wanted to climb a tree.  I said yes, definitely as long as they didn't try and sue me if anyone fell down.  Talissa's response was "Uhhh, I don't think we're the suing kind?"  I was rolling after that comment!
And of course to close this session we were sure to get at a Reservoir Dogs style pic!  They definitely look very gangster.

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