Kale's session is one that we looked forward to for many reasons, even before it was scheduled. We've known his family for several years, and we've recently been able to see his creative talents and the person he is becoming. It's equally shocking and inspiring to see some of his Facebook updates because he has such a great faith and wants to share it with everyone. Sometimes I find myself wondering where in the world he came from, and other times I'm just speechless—in a good way.
The location was another reason Dan and I looked forward to this session. We started indoors with a serious smorgasbord of textures and colors. After that, the weather was nice enough to check out the (mostly) abandoned buildings next door. Throw in Kale's fun ideas, some trespassing, a little climbing, and trekking through the snow, and you have one hilarious and memorable session.
Oh, and I can't forget to mention the cool shoes. His had purple on them, but I wonder if they come in turquoise...
If the authorities come looking for us, we have proof that Kale entered first! Funny enough, Dan and I both work for the company that used to be here. If we were caught, Dan's plan was to flash his company hat and jacket to say, "Hey, we work here!" HA!
After Kale sat in the metal piece (on the right), we asked him to climb on top of it for the shot on the left. It was a HUGE, cone-shaped thing. I think it was worth it, but I wasn't the one 10 feet high on a rocking metal cone.
Kale: We're blessed to know you and to capture such an important part of your life. We can't wait to see where life takes you next.
Thanks for bringing your ideas to the table, and for trying some new things. Hope you like what you've seen so far. :)
I thought it would be fun to stop by tonight and show you an image from the session I'm sorting. We had a senior session with Kale this weekend, and if you keep up with our Facebook or twitter then you've already heard what a rad guy he is. Our session involved some jumping, sliding, and even trespassing! Here's a little sneak peek for Kale until his official blog debut. I can tell that choosing favorites is going to be tough!
Compared to the fall, things have certainly slowed down for us in photography land. It's a welcome change, and time that we're taking to recharge our batteries a little. While we're busy with other things, I wanted to show the fun gifts that we gave to some of our 2009 clients.
First up: photo calendars. We chose a favorite image from each session and paired them with color-coordinated 2010 calendars.
Each calendar was printed and then mounted on foam board.
Looking for stamps of your own? Let us know because we can help. There are a handful of places to get them, but so far we've used stamps.com without any problems. If you make stamps, send along a picture so we can see!