The other part of the family

Dogs are people too.  They are the unsung heroes of the family unit. I know that my dog Hines is a very important part of my life. Lifts me up when I am down and reminds me that life is not that serious and that I need to take him out to pee or go for a drive.  

Reba is a beautiful and gentle Greyhound that was rescued a few years ago. 

And there is always a time to just take portraits of  your loved ones to have on the wall like you would your kids and family.

Cats are also part of the family dynamic in many homes.  So as not to seem unsympathitic to the millions of cat loversI give you Lucy.  

Through the year(s) A senior study

Senior portraits.  They are something I do for the senior/family that want to capture what ought to be the most exciting year of a child’s high school career.  I offer single sessions of course but I thrive on the sessions that are what I call a “Full year study”. 4 to 5 sessions throughout the year that capture the changes that happen in that final year of high school.  I toss in a few other special special sessions if sports or the arts are concerned. Lexie was one of my first long term studies. (We may have gone a little more than a year.) The cool thing is to see the changes in personality from time to time which makes you see your child’s entire span of emotions and coolness!  

My 92 seconds of fame

Fame is fleeting.  Mine happened to be 92 seconds worth.  

Backstory… About 14 months ago I tweeted how much I enjoyed interacting with Insureon when looking for business insurance. I also used FaceBook as an avenue of showing my thanks.  It was not a month later that I was contacted from the the offices of Insureon and asked if I would be willing to do a little video spot with them and talk about my experience with them. 

Fast forward 4-6 weeks later after the first phone call.

It turned out this was not just a “short video spot”.  It turned into a full day of work, sweat and laughter… (mainly because I could not just have the video production film a normal portrait session…..) 

Hair/make-up at 4:00AM 

Video arrived at 5:45AM

Slow drive (not to mention possibly illegal with all the stuff and people in the back up a pick-up) to the location

and an 90 minutes or so of shooting. My friend allowed us access to his property. 

Then breakfast!

Then about two hours of interviewing me. (poor guy…he had his work cut out for him)

A quick group photo and it was a wrap! 

And the final image.

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