NORKAM JUNIOR BOYS BASKETBALL PLAYERS

Considering how many sport pictures I have taken in the last 10 years, this was the first time I actually took individual pictures of the players! I mentioned to Mitchell that I would like to try, so he approached his team and they gave me 10 minutes before they needed to warm up for their game! So that’s what I did, brought my Nikon and my black sheet backdrop and scrambled to get a few pictures in before they had to run. Two of them held the sheet for me and I was able to take pictures of 7 members of the team, we were missing two as they were injured and didn’t have their uniforms that day but I am hoping to get them before the next game. Thank goodness for Adobe Lightroom as I had to darken the backdrop, crop out hands and zoom in, but I was happy with how they turned out. I’m so grateful for these boys, the Norkam Junior Boys Basketball players who have played their hearts out over the years….it was fun to capture “basketball” attitude!

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STRATE PHOTO SHOOT

I had fun last month with Kay and Rita Strate as we headed up to Sun Rivers to take pictures! I’ve never taken pictures up there but was happy with the beautiful setting especially the golf course and its lush green backdrop! The Strates were relaxed and fun but apparently I tired them out because we did a lot of walking! We caught the sun going down and so had some beautiful light even though we had smoke in the air again. The Strates are a beautiful, kind couple and it was a privilege to work with them.

ALLEN FAMILY PHOTO SHOOT

 

I was able to visit with the ALLEN family last month and get some pictures! This is the first time they’ve been all together in years and you could certainly see how much fun they were having!! We were planning on heading to a park but because of the heavy layer of smoke in the air that day from forest fires, we decided to make it work in their front and backyard. Have to admit it was my first family shoot with that many people including their dog but they were fun and patient and helpful! Dan and Mary are amazing musicians so I was also glad we could get some pictures of the fun they have with that!!

PIERSON FAMILY PHOTO SHOOT

I was happy to get out my camera to shoot these family photos! This is my daughter Vanessa’s family and they were fun, patient and a little crazy I have to admit! I learned how to crop a photo tilted in Adobe Lightroom and I added an aged photo treatment to several of these photos to add this beautiful effect! I’m grateful that my daughter Vanessa has a wonderful husband and in-laws that she loves to spend time with!!

Anniversary Photo Shoot with Kevin and Melodie

 

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Check out those sweet cowboy boots!! Melodie forgot them for her wedding pictures…made sure we had them for these!!

 

Can’t believe my daughter Melodie and son-in-law Kevin were married 2 years yesterday! We were thrilled to have them come visit us from Castlegar this Easter weekend . While they were here we made sure to fit in an anniversary photo shoot! Of course Kevin always has fun and kissing Mel was probably the best part! We found a wide open field for pictures which is important for this nature loving couple!! Nothing better than hunting, fishing and being outdoors for these two…one of these days I need to take pictures of them ice fishing! Just so glad they are my kids…..

 

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2 years of marriage….9 years of loving each other…..

 

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We look forward to seeing what the future holds for these two!

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Happy marriages are made when we meet in the middle!!

 

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Happy 2nd Anniversary Melodie and Kevin!!

Beach Photo Shoot with Brad and Sophie

Well I was so happy to be back behind my camera last week for a really fun photo shoot! One of my daughter Vanessa’s best friends Sophie asked me to take some pictures of her and her boyfriend Brad as he was heading up north to work for quite a while. I had to fit it in between classes but it ended up being so much fun!! Sophie had lots of ideas and Brad was such a good sport with everything we wanted to try. What was really amazing is the coats that they are both wearing were completely handmade by Sophie and they certainly added an originality to the pictures!

They were both naturals in front of the camera and I didn’t have to do much more than point and shoot! When I opened the pictures in Lightroom, I was so happy with some of the shots I was able to get. I haven’t been able to do much more than open and tag them but I wanted to put up a few of my favourites so Sophie could have a “peek” at what we were able to capture that day!! I went with black and white for these pictures to capture their expressions. They’re a beautiful, fun and loving couple and that certainly showed!!

 

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Sibling Love

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I don’t often get my two youngest, Rebecca and Mitchell together to take pictures!

So this was a special moment after church and they gave me 10 minutes to get a picture which isn’t much time. I  used my favourite shot, brought it into Adobe Lightroom and gave it an Aged Photo colour preset.

I edited it in Adobe Photoshop CC by blurring the background and then erasing the blur from their faces to bring them into focus! It really does show their love for each other…which is good to see sometimes!!