Friday, June 29, 2007

New Studio Web Site

A few weeks ago, Kelly designed a new studio web site, dedicated to senior portraits. Check it out:

Also, she's been updating our main studio web site, check that one out too:

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Karla's Getting Married!

Later this summer, our daughter, Karla will be getting married to Jason McCullough. Jason was raised in the Springfield area. The wedding will in Branson at College of the Ozarks. After the wedding, they will be living in Ozark.

Gordon-McKoy Wedding

Thorncrown Chapel in Eureka Springs was the setting for the wedding of Stefanie Gordon and Clint McKoy. The wedding was on Saturday, June 23. The reception followed at the Inn of the Ozarks.

The wedding went great. The weather cooperated. Everyone was ready on time.

We first met Stefanie when she came to us for her senior portraits.

Thank you for letting us be a part of your special day, CONGRATULATIONS!

Saturday, June 23, 2007

June-July Children's Portrait Special. . .. Wildflowers!

Yes, it's real, and it's right in our studio portrait park, our cosmos wildflower patch.

The flowers are looking beautiful, so we are doing a Children's Portrait Special. Our calendar is almost full right now with high school senior sessions during the day, so we are booking evenings for this special.

Appointments available Tuesday-Friday evenings at 6:30, 7:00, and 7:30. This is a great time of day for outdoor portraits!
Special price is just $50, which includes session fee and one 8x10.

To book a session, give us a call at 870-749-2588, or toll-free, 1-800-467-4686.

Limited time offer. When the flowers are gone, so is this promotion.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Phillips-Whorton Wedding

June 9th was the date of the wedding of Rebecca Phillips and Jake Whorton. The wedding was held outdoors, at the home of the groom's parents, near Huntsville. We were a bit concerned about some threatening rain, but the weather turned out to be beautiful. We were able to get some stunning photos of the couple at sun set.

We had a great time at the wedding and reception.

As always, we are honored to be a part of such a special event.

Congratulations, Rebecca and Jake!

Friday, June 15, 2007

Robertson-Heier Wedding

On June 2, we photographed the wedding of Kendra Robertson and Travis Heier. The wedding was held at the First Baptist Church, in Forsyth, MO. Reception was held at the Settle Inn in Branson.

Kendra is from Green Forest. Travis's family was from Great Bend, KS. We have known the Robertson family for many years. Father-of-the-bride, Ronnie, has been our rural mail carrier for many years. Kendra was in the same grade as our oldest daughter, Kristy.

Congratulations, Kendra and Travis! We always feel honored to be chosen to photograph such a special event!

Dickinson-Smith Wedding

On May 26, we had the honor of photographing the wedding of Candice Dickinson and Drew Smith. This wedding was special in two ways.

#1. The wedding was held at the Antioch Church, on 221 north of Berryville. This was where my wedding photography career began. I photographed my first wedding there in March of 1976 (Freddie and Mitzi Worley). The old church has been replaced with a new one, and this wedding was the first to be held in the new building.

#2. Candice's mom, Terri, worked for us in the studio for a few years.

We've also known the Dickinson family for many years. My mom was distantly related to Candice's grandma, Joyce.

Congratulations, Candice and Drew!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Now Booking: July-August Senior Sessions

As of today (June 14), our calendar is booked full for the rest of the month. We just sent out our second postcard, reminding seniors to book their July and August sessions now.
You can still save. July and August sessions save 50% off session fees. We still have openings available for July-August.
Our phone number is 870-749-2588, or toll-free, 1-800-467-4686.

Caution: Baby Skunks Crossing

Yesterday, I was returning from Yocum Creek, where I'd photographed a senior. As soon as I pulled onto the highway, something caught my attention, a group of baby skunks! I counted four. It looked like they were trying to cross the road. When I stopped to take a photo, they started wandering towards me. I could hear a big truck coming, and was afraid they'd all be smashed. But the truck scared them, and they turned and ran.
Ok, just to clarify and stop any rumors, this was about two miles from our studio. The skunks were NOT at the studio!

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Wildflowers Now In Bloom!

Many people ask, "When are your wildflowers blooming?" These photos were taken today, June 13th. As you can see, the wildflowers are in bloom! So if you want wildflower portraits, call now!
We've also added flowers in our yard, check those out also.

New MySpace Slide Show

Have you checked out our studio "MySpace" site? We just added a new slide show of senior photos.
Check it out.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

New Special Effect .. .. Blends!

Kelly never ceases to amaze me. She recently started working on a new effect that blends textures and text into a photo. We had seen something similar that photographers are doing in other parts of the country, and we certainly try to make sure our styles are current and up to date. Since it blends textures and text, we decided to call the effect a "Blend".

We are booking many 2008 Seniors right now. There's still time to save on summer sessions. We still have a few openings in June for 75% off session fees. Plus, we are booking July and August session (save 50% off session fee).