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31 Dec

2016 Ends; Another New Year!

It’s been quite a while since I’ve blogged. The end of the year gets so crazy that a few things do fall between the cracks. Santa visited the studio on Saturday, November 19, and brought so much joy to the children who visited with him. We added a mantel to our “set” this year, and I love how it turned out. My hubs and two of his friends really made the mantel look amazing. It was just a plain white mantel before some detailing and spray paint transformed it. Check out the photos from this year’s Santa visit! We had 18 families with 28 children tell Santa what they wanted for Christmas. What a joy filled day!

Santa Visitors

Santa Visitors

Santa Visitors

Santa Visitors

Another big part of 2016 has been my high school senior model program. I have absolutely loved working with these young women over the past several months, and we still have five months of work to do! Lori Tatum of Oh My Sole has been so wonderful to work with – on numerous occasions she has provided the outfits for the girls. This past week, 3 of the models wore outfits that would be perfect for any winter party. Take a look, and be sure to visit Oh My Sole in Helena. Lori has clothes and shoes for a wide range of age groups. We played with a Vanity Fair type shoot where I moved my main light to illuminate each girl separately. After a change of clothes, we continued with our session, and then I “stitched together” the images to create this composite.

Composite

Composite

In addition to the composite, the models and I worked with a different lighting set up to create Vogue style model portraits. The girls had a great time, and I just love the looks we got!

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Katherine, Katie, Taylor

Katherine, Katie, Taylor

From babies to teens to families, you all made 2016 so much fun! It is very rewarding to know that my clients have a great time, love their images, and proudly display them in their homes and offices. Kent of Kent’s Gallery is a talented framer who meets with my clients in the studio and assists in choosing the perfect frames to compliment their images. There are just too many images to post so I put together a quick video of some of my favorites from the year. It won’t take but a couple of minutes – I like them short! – so just sit back and relax. :)

And with that, I wish you a very Happy New Year! May your dreams come true, may you face your challenges head on, may the end of 2017 bring you many happy memories upon which to reflect. Cheers!

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