Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Dates Set for Children's Specials

We are starting to get several inquiries about our fall portrait special. We have several things we are working on right now.

Family Special: Donate $30 to the National MS Society, get a free family portrait session and one 5x7. Details. . . .September 15-16, I'll be riding my bicycle in the annual MS 150 bike ride, to raise funds to fight multiple sclerosis. Support me by donating $30 to my account, and you'll get the free portrait session and 5x7. Check out this link for more information:

Children's Theme Specials: Limited time, seasonal theme sets. No session fee. Fifteen minute session. One outfit only. Children only. Special package pricing for three days of special only, packages only $89. View proofs and order in-studio immediately after session. Minimum order, one package. Light retouching only. Orders ready in 2 weeks.

The Pumpkin Patch, Theme Special #1: November 1-3, special set will be haybales, pumpkins, scarecrow, fall leaves, etc.

Winter Wonderland, Theme Set #2: November 29-30, and December 1, we'll be having a Christmas "Winter Wonderland" set.

Click here for special pricing information!

Monday, August 27, 2007

MS Bike Ride Training

It's less than three weeks until the 150 mile MS Bike ride. I've been riding my bike, not as much as I really should be, but as much as I can. Biking to work several days a week. Hummm, am I ready to ride 75 miles a day, two days in a row?

Sunday afternoon, I decided to ride up to Kimberling City. Nice terrain, mostly downhill from Blue Eye, but with so many curves in the road, the cars are right on top of you before they see you. Glad I had my mirror on by glasses to watch behind me!
I didn't leave home until about 5:30. Usually I make a circle and come back home. But this time, I told Lajunta, I was just going to ride until dark, and then call and have her come and pick me up. Between Lampe and Kimberling City, I stopped and grabbed a BBQ sandwich at "Jill's". Got it to go. I made it to Kimberling City, 22.5 miles in less than two hours. Average speed was 12 mph.

I called Lajunta, told her where I was, then sat at the lake and watched the sun set, while I ate my BBQ sandwich. So nice and peaceful. I really enjoyed it.

Lajunta came to pick me up, grabbed her camera and wanted to take some photos of me sitting beside the lake. Then we did some of me and my bike against the sun set. I liked this photo the best.

Good job, Lajunta.
If you've not read my post about the ride, here's more information:

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Web Site Updates

With school starting this week, we finally had a bit of time to catch our breaths and update our web sites. We've had a busy summer with high school seniors and weddings. Kelly update our senior site with a few of our summer seniors (more to come!). Check it out:

Also, she's update our online wedding albums. If you've not seen how Kelly does the layout and design of our wedding storybook albums, then check out these recent additions:

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Karla and Jason's Wedding.

On August 10, our daughter, Karla, was married to Jason McCullough. The wedding was held at the Keeter Center, which is located on the campus of the College of the Ozarks, Point Lookout, MO.

The wedding was at 10:00am, as they had to get to St. Louis to catch a plane Sunday morning. Our family enjoyed meeting all Jason's relatives. He was raised in the Springfield area. His family hosted a very nice rehearsal dinner, which we all enjoyed. Everything went great for the wedding. We were certainly glad it was an indoor wedding, as it was steaming hot outdoors! Chris from the Keeter Center did an incredible job, we were so pleased with the quality of the service and food.

We want to thank our special friends, Robert O. and Joanne Seat, from Batesville, AR for coming up and doing the photography. Lajunta and I first met the Seats at one of the first pro seminars we attended, nearly 30 years ago. Kim Lowery and my nephew, Matt, did some candid photos of the event also.

The newlyweds honeymooned in St. Lucia. We were a bit concerned about their safely, when we woke up Friday morning to hear on the news that Hurricane Dean, had passed over the island. We didn't hear from them, until they returned on Saturday to Miami. They had slept through the storm! The next morning, there was 6" of sand that had washed in around the pool. We certainly were glad to hear from them!

Karla and Jason have a home in Ozark. Karla drives to Branson each day, as she still works as the administrative assistant to the president of K-Life. Jason, who has a degree in mechanical engineering, works for ESC Consulting Engineers in Springfield.
All of their photos are online. To view them, go to our web site:
Password: mccullough

Monday, August 20, 2007

Miss Carroll County Queen Contestants

Note: Click on above images to enlarge.

Last week, we finished photographing the girls who will be competing in the annual Miss Carroll County Queen's Contest. The pageant is held during the annual Carroll County fair, which is the week of Labor Day. There are two divisions, a junior and senior division.
We have been the official pageant photographer for many years. Be sure and stop by our display booth at the fair, and register to win one of 3 gift certificates to be given away!

Trivia question. . . ..Who was crowned Miss Carroll County in 1975?

Answer. . . . . .My wife, Lajunta!

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Friday, August 10, 2007

McGuire-Otto Wedding

Saturday, August 4, was the wedding day for Robin McGuire and Kurt Otto. They are both from the Bentonville area. Our wedding couples have been so much fun this summer, and Robin and Kurt were no exception. They were a delight to work with. We really enjoyed them and their families.
The wedding was in Branson at the Chateau on the Lake. It is a nice venue for a wedding, especially late in the day when we can shoot sunset photos.

We were invited to join them for their reception, and enjoyed a wonderful meal.

Thanks, Robin and Kurt, for letting us be a part of your special day.

I was assisted at the wedding by Kim Lowery, an aspiring photographer from the Bella Vista area. She helps me on occasion, as her schedule allows. Kim has a good eye for getting special candid shots, shooting more of a photojournalistic style.

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Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Brooks-Grimm Wedding

(Note: Click on photos above to enlarge).
On Friday night, August 3, we had the honor of photographing the wedding of Kimberly Brooks and Zachary Grimm. Both are from the Joplin area. Kim is the daughter of Kevin Brooks and Patty Brooks, also from the Joplin area. Zach's parents are Troy and Susan Hill of Branson.

The wedding was held at the Stonegate Chapel, just north of Branson. Reception followed at the Meadows of Eden, which is near the chapel.
It was a very enjoyable wedding. Lighting was perfect for photos at the chapel. We enjoyed working with those involved with the event. It was a very joyous occasion!

Thanks again, Kim and Zach, for letting us be a part of this special occasion.
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