Thursday, February 26, 2009

Shoot Day: the Results!

So, yesterday was not only my 28th (man, I'm getting old) birthday, but it was also our first ever Shoot Day! I had a ton of fun meeting a bunch of photographers from all over the MO/KS area. Some of you came a LONG way, which blows my mind. And I still can't believe how amazingly warm the weather was!

Thanks to our models who went all the way back to the 80's for us...and a big thanks to Katie from Mink Artristry for taking them there :)

I have to say I was pretty nervous at first, especially because I was teaching everyone the basics about using off-camera lighting. But I think we all learned something and had a chance to play with the set up a little bit. I've seen some of your pics already and they've been looking great! I hope everyone had a great time, and honestly, that's one of our main goals. To just go out, have fun and shoot away!

On a side note, Kelley, Jenny and I are excited to be offering more of these mini-workshops in the future, and we have a few ideas, but we would love to hear about what specifically you all would want to learn about. So, leave a comment below, or send an e-mail to with your suggestions!

Well, I want to share some of my favorites, but first I wanted to list out those who attended with links, so we can all see what everyone came up with. And, for those without links, if you have one, please send it to and I'll update this post.

Sarah Dickerson
Amy Hoskins
Jaclyn Marie
Claire Ryser
Tyler King
Jolene Grabill
Nicole McLaughlin
Angela Davis
Michael Thomas
Sharaya Mauck
Patrick Scanlan
Jen Flanagan
Sarah Crawmer
Heather Denney
Jennifer Bresnahan
Sarah Maxey
Jeremy Arnold

Here's a few behind the scenes shots. I wish I would have taken more, but oh well. The first one is showing how Kelley likes to have her models get run over by cars! In all seriousness, the cars swerved around us...and no one was hurt. Although we did get pointed at quite a bit :)

Walk Hard!!!
Now, here's all my favorite images from the Shoot Day. Again, I had fun trying new stuff and playing with my post-processing! I hope you all like-y :)

One of my favorites!

My favorite image (I think)

Dang, this might be my favorite

or this one (I'm so indecisive)

My first shot...and I love the colors here.

More rocking out...hey, it was an 80's themed shoot...we have to have a lot of rockin' :)

still more rockin'

Gotta have some sweet air guitar skillz...
finished off with some cowbell :)