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Archive for March, 2012

Bow Hunting (at Night)

Just Kidding! My brother Ryan got a new bow and wanted a coolish looking photo so we went out and nabbed this one tonight in the holy city of Moose Jaw! ๐Ÿ˜Ž


BFF!

What can I say. This was the funnest shoot ever!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Take three crazy friends, the weirdest location in the universe and a deranged photographer half-high onย amoxicillin and presto! You’ve got these photos! ๐Ÿ˜Ž Bwahahah….. It was a total riot! Fun, wild and crazy pics at every turn. We were blessed with a beautiful day and we made the most of it. We ended up with a truly eclectic mix of photos, wide angle to telephoto, natural light & flash. It was a photog’s dream and I think we all had a blast! ๐Ÿ™‚


Code Name: [FlowerPot]

“What should we name this baby, Phoebe?” we ask our 4 year old. “Well, if it’s a boy, his name will be Marco. If it’s a girl, her name will be Flower Pot.” ๐Ÿ˜€ We loved it and it has stuck ever since. The third Schultz baby is due right around the corner so we went out a couple of different times and made some maternity images. One of the major bummers about having an exceedingly mild winter (photographically speaking) was that there was no snow. Everything outside was rather bland and dead looking, very unattractive for making photos. But we did capitalize on a little bit of snow for the park shots. Just a pile of candids in both natural light and using flash. Then, when the weather improved we nabbed some warmer shots in Moose Jaw. Why the holy city of Moose Jaw? Well, it is where Flower Pot will be born. Turns out she’s a c-section and we were referred on from Estevan. So she will share the birthplace of her daddy, which is cool. Moose Javian anointing coming your way, Flower Pot! ๐Ÿ˜Ž It’s kind of weird knowing when the baby’s birthday will be. Smack dab in the middle of Holy Week. . . . God has a sense of humour! ๐Ÿ˜‰ It means that my entire Easter schedule is kiboshed. But that’s OK. Everything will work out and we are very blessed to have Grandma & Grandpa in town to help wrangle the kidlets. ๐Ÿ™‚ So anywhos, here’s the photos!


Freyburn Bull Sale

Yesterday was the Freyburn Bull Sale up at Jason & Melissa’s. It was the first cattle sale/auction I have ever attended and it was very exciting. I took candid photos of the event which was a lot of fun as well. There was a pretty good turnout of people from far and near who took in the event. I wasn’t sure what to expect exactly, but it was a very social event. Business mixed with friends and family and loads of great hospitality. I hope everyone took some pie home with them! ๐Ÿ˜Ž Who would have thought that hearing about how big a bull’s testicles are for a couple of hours could be so entertaining!?! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Ice Show Highlights

I was honoured to be the photographer at Oxbow’s Ice Show March 17th. The night was fabulous and everyone involved absolutely rocked the set! From the most experienced to the greenest around the skating gills all did amazing! I looked in jealousy at all the 4 year olds who already have far more skating talent than I will ever have! ๐Ÿ˜Ž (seriously!) We kicked the night off with some individual portraits and group shots in the dressing room. Then, I covered the actual ย show itself. It was a riot! ๐Ÿ˜€


Girl Guides

It was a great deal of fun and veritable trip down memory lane the other night helping out the Girl Guides in Oxbow. The girls needed to earn their photography badges and I was pleased to stop by and show them tons of my photography gear and take some shots. I remember being in Cubs many moons ago. We never did a photography badge, but it was all those fun experiences that make the memories. We talked about lens aperture being like your eye and all the fun tricks with shutter speed to freeze or blur motion. Then we set the lights up and played with flash. It was a riot and everyone took turns either being the photographer, the model or the assistant. ๐Ÿ˜Ž


Pre-K

When I was a kid, I loved Pre-Kindergarten!! It was the best 4 years of my life! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Actually, I was too much of a wimp to go to pre-school. I was afraid of all the kids and the brightly coloured crayons. But I was certainly happy to stop by ย and check out the new Pre-K class in Oxbow. What a fun class! All the good times of Kindergarten without all the Algebra homework. ๐Ÿ˜Ž I was asked to stop by and do some class photos for Tony as he unfortunately has to return to Germany. All of his classmates are going to miss him for sure! We hope he will be back in school in no time. As always, it’s tons of fun helping out the school making images for them. We broke the mould of the traditional “line em up move em out, rawhide!” photos and got them jumping and spread out. Little kids are designed for moving around, might as well take advantage of it!