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Grad Photos

Grad 2016

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Wowza! Been super busy with grads this year! It’s been great and we managed to get some keepers. Also, we’ve moved to USB drives for digital file delivery. Thanks to JF Custom Engraving for the laser work!

Congratulations to all the grads from Arcola, Carlyle, Oxbow and Carnduff! God’s blessings on the future!

 

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Well Boo ya! ย This years grads are all done graduatin’. And what a crazy fun time it was taking photos of all these amazing young people. It’s hard to believeย that our kids will one day be wearing the suits and dresses! Another reminder that time truly does fly by far too fast. Anywhos, here’s my quick picks of Oxbow grad shots this year. After a MARATHON editing session today, I got them all done. The kids will have their photos at the start of the week. Just glad the weather cooperated today by being heinously wet and rainy as to dispel any fun things I could have otherwise done. ๐Ÿ˜€ Also, I invented a new photo this year. I call it “The Smiling Suit.”

 


Grad 2013: Logan

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Look at this handsome & dashing young man ready to start the world on fire! We had a fast and furious grad shoot, but not with sports cars or Tokyo drift. Instead, we had the venerable Model-T Ford. ๐Ÿ˜Ž And, we got to make an incredible photo with three generations of Hammermeisters alongside the Model-T and their iconic mini grain elevator in the background. There’s a lot of history in these parts and I have been privileged to be part of it for a couple of years. ๐Ÿ˜€ It was a metric tonne of fun doing this shoot and I wish Logan all the best in his future endeavours. God bless, my friend!


Grad 2013: Alexandria

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Alexandria ain’t just a town in Egypt. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Another one of my little Lutheran lambs, I’ve known Alex since she was a wee one. It’s amazing to see these kids grow up right before your eyes and become . . . adults!!! It’s crazy. But I guess, given enough time, it happens to all of us. Makes me feel old! ๐Ÿ˜• But regardless of my sentiment, we had another great grad shoot. It was done ahead of grad day so we had lots of leisurely time at our disposal. I like that because it means greater opportunity to make even more photos you’d otherwise have to pass up on the fast paced grad day. Josh did a great job as escort too. He gets to add lighting assistant to his resumรฉ. hehheh… All the best to the both of you in post high school life! ๐Ÿ˜Ž


Grad 2013: Alyce

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Grad in Saskatchewan is, how shall we say, a wee bit different. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Nah, just kiddin’! Especially when you have an awesome couple o’ kids to work with. I’ve known Alyce for almost 6 years now, which is hard to believe. Where does the time go! I was stoked to take her grad pics. She was up for anything and we had a great grad shoot. Her family through a shindig out at the family farm last night and brought my trusty fuji along and we got the shot above. We were going for the quintessential Saskatchewan Grad look. Motorbike? Check. Glorious grad dress? Check. Rider hat? Check. Camo hat? Check. Killer sky? Check! Add in some cool dramatic light and viola! It’s a keeper. ๐Ÿ™‚ All the best to you Alyce, you’re an amazing girl! ย . . . And, your escort Riley is not too shabby either. ๐Ÿ˜Ž


Grad 2013: Mariah

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Congratulations to all the 2013 Grads! It’s been a long road but what an accomplishment! We had a great grad day here in Oxbow. A bit chaotic to start the day with a massive power failure from 8AM to 3PM but everyone prevailed and looked fantastic. I shot these grad pics of Mariah in advance of Grad, but I didn’t publish any lest I spoil the grand reveal of the dress. ๐Ÿ˜Ž She was up for anything and we had an awesome shoot! We even were able to make it down to the wire and squeeze out what was left of a sunset. ๐Ÿ˜€ Congrats Mariah, you rocked the set!


Grad

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I’ve often wondered why we call “Grad” Grad and not Prom. I continue to ponder it. ๐Ÿ˜Ž I got to go and do some grad shots for a couple of lovely Arcola girls and their families on the 17th. It was a riot and the weather held out giving us some sweet, sweet dramatic skies. I took my trust X100s along for the ride, as well as my D800. With my two favorite cameras in hand we got to make a ton of really exciting images with lots of different looks. Just one note on Sarah’s pink dress – it really is THAT pink. ๐Ÿ˜Ž And the guitar, yep, Juliana can totally rock it. It’s not just a prop. Thanks for the fun times girls! You’re amazing! It was awesome to do back to back shoots for such cool friends!


Grad!

What is a mix of sadness, change, excitement and happiness? If you said high school grad, you’d be right. I had the privilege of taking some grad photos for our family’s favourite grad today. Our long time babysitter is going to be spreading her wings into a brave new world in no time. It’s sad!!! We will miss our beloved Erin soooo much! But at the same time, it’s happy and exciting! This chapter of life is complete. The next one is just beginning. It’s life is it not? We are always growing and changing. I guess that makes it fun! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

I’m shooting a series of environmental portraits from rural Saskatchewan and I’m including this photo we made today. It’s a really meaningful shot. The Lion’s Park in Oxbow was where Erin and the gang hung out – forever. I knew we had to make an image there. The park is being updated and the old equipment replaced with new stuff. The old-timey spring ponies are still there though and Erin played on them as a little girl. There were two other little kids playing in the park. They ran through the frame and symbolize the fleeting blink that childhood is. We ought to never underestimate how fast time flies. Savour every moment of every day! Cherish the memories ๐Ÿ™‚