Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Luke Ritter High School Senior Shoot - One More Image

I couldn't help posting one more of my favorites from the senior shoot Patrick Saunders and I did with Luke Ritter. We just got a lovely email from his mother - she is thrilled with her photo gallery. Making people happy is one of the best parts of our job.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Luke Ritter High School Senior Photo Shoot

This is one of Patrick Saunders' favorite images from our shoot with senior Luke Ritter. I really like the way the entire shoot turned out, but I especially love the baseball images, and particularly the black and white images.

High School Senior Photo Shoot With Luke Ritter

Patrick Saunders and I recently did a senior photo shoot with this impressive young man. Luke Ritter is a senior at Rockhurst High School this year, and will head to Wichita State University next year on a baseball scholarship. He has been playing baseball seriously since he was a young boy, which means a lot of hard work over the years on his part, and a huge commitment on the part of his parents to support his aspirations. Luke wasn't really into having a senior shoot - it was his mother who really wanted it. But this is a kid who has great parents, and he knows it, so he played along and was a really good sport about the whole thing, just to make his mother happy. We were rained out from our first shoot, and the only day we could reschedule was Mindy Ritter's birthday. We didn't know it was her birthday until the shoot started - this wonderful mother was willing to sacrifice part of her special day to make sure this shoot happened - it was that important to her. And I shouldn't reveal this, but before the shoot, Luke even went to a quilting store with his mother to sign off on a quilt she is making of his baseball jerseys. Even if it was my mother's birthday, there is NO WAY any of my three brothers would set foot in a quilting store for Mom, even if that was her only birthday wish. Luke is a great kid from a terrific family, and Patrick and I wish him all the best for his very bright future.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

SFA Photo Of The Day: Bicycle Cart In Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico

An throwback Thursday image ... I photographed this bicycle cart while on a street photography walk in Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico, with Patrick Saunders. We spent Christmas of 2012 at a cottage on a beach in Tankah Bay north of Tulum.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Portraits Of Collin Murphy

Our nephew Collin Murphy was all too happy to be our subject for some outdoor lighting experiments once we promised him dinner anywhere he wanted afterward. This is Collin's baller pose. This kid is 10 going on 30.

Love these freckles!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Portrait Of Barney Saunders

The one, the only, Barney "SuperSpaz" Saunders. This crazy old man likes to sleep all day and keep us up all night. We are perpetually sleep deprived these days, and to add insult to injury, Barney, who runs in his sleep a lot, managed to kick Patrick in the personal parts last night on a particularly vigorous sleep run. Oh well, he's worth it - who could resist this doggy smile?