Every time I visit Operation Breakthrough, I come home with pockets full of sunshine from the baby faces I see. When I talk to my students about photographing moments, I emphasize action, reaction, and interaction. But sometimes, a beautiful face with a big smile is a moment in itself.
I love to photograph people. In my photo business, I shoot family photos, senior portraits, baby and maternity photos ~ capturing moments that I feel privileged to document. But photographing my friends — the pressure is on! I’m confidant shooting candids, but portraits make me nervous. When it all comes together on a perfect fall afternoon with a beautiful family, nothing could be sweeter. I love capturing photo moments!
Nothing like a new adventure to get the adrenaline flowing! So many people have asked about getting ceramic photo tiles from me that I’m going into business with my tiles. I will be setting up shop at First Fridays in the Crossroads, downtown Kansas City. And as soon as I get all the shelves I need, I will be going to area Arts & Crafts festivals. My ceramic photo tiles are a fun and different way to display a photo ~ mine or yours. Best of all, I’ll come take photos of your pet in their environment and make a tile from our photo shoot! Send me a note for prices. I look forward to tiling photos for you.
Sometimes patience and persistence works in a photographer’s favor. After spending two hours wandering around the butterfly room at Powell Gardens, I was the only visitor left in the room. I was talking with the monitor and told her I was happy with my photos, but I didn’t have a good one of the blue butterfly. She pointed to the corner and said if I was careful, I could go behind the bushes because the blue ones liked to gather there. Ahhhhh nice, I shot photos until closing time. Thanks for the access.
Downtown Kansas City is such an amazing place to scout for photo locations. Every corner, every alley, every building has its own personality. I wish I had a studio space down there. I’m afraid I wouldn’t get much work done, however, I would be too busy roaming the streets playing with light and texture. I am looking forward to taking some portraits in the area, maybe even some urban fashion.
First Fridays in the Crossroads are photographer’s heaven. The colors, the people, the textures, all mashed together with lovely evening light. Such a rich tapestry of people, smells, and sounds as crowds pass back and forth. Street performers busk for tips, street artists beckon to customers, food trucks line the streets as crowds pass back and forth. There’s a visual treasure around every corner.