Shelby [2018 Senior]

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In July I was invited to come to Shelby’s family farm and create images for her senior year. As it turns out it’s a small world (as always)… my grandfather used to train and race standardbred horses at a barn that is now owned by Shelby’s parents. We ended up choosing an evening that had a lot of clouds but got lucky at the end of the session as you will see; the sun came out to provide a beautiful sky for me to work with.

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What a cool tree! This was in the middle of one of the pastures, I had to use it!

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I was treated to some real beautiful backdrops… I would say that this one is a top favorite but I would be lying because there are too many I could say are favorites!

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These photos were not color-treated! Just a slight turn and the sky looked completely different.

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Phillips Family {Sept. 2016}

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Tricia had been wanting some photographs done for a long time. She had seen some of my photos that I shared of Angela and contacted me about doing a session with her family and their trio of golden retrievers. (Networking and word of mouth is the bomb. It’s how I book 99% of my sessions)! Everyone was so fantastic and easy to work with, and the three pups Bailey, Gretchen & Hunter were superstars. Everyone meet the Phillips family!

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Hunter is Tricia’s boy through and through.

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Bailey.

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Hunter.

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Gretchen.

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So much puppy love!!!

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And with that I am officially caught up until I finish the newborn session I’m currently working on!

caryn

 

 

 

Summer Fun at the Farm [personal post]

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September was so busy for me but it treated us so well. The weather was fantastic pretty much all month long and we spent a lot of time at my parents’ little farm, one of my favorite places on earth. It’s been in the family for some time now, first my Uncle, then my Grandfather bought it, and then when both grandparents passed away my Mom bought her two brothers’ share and she lives there now. It’s a little slice of serenity and I feel blessed to be able to spend time there. So here are a few photos of just another day at the farm. Above is “Teddy,” one of my mom’s kitty cats.

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After a refreshing splash in the sprinkler it was time to dry off and have a little lunch at the picnic table.

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A perfect facebook ‘garage sale’ find!

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This was the mum my mom bought this year. It didn’t have one single bud open on it just yet so I choose to make it B&W. I kinda like how it turned out.

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She really is so good to me for the amount of photos I ask to take. But there is a trade off………………………………….

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If she was good for a few photos…………

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She could make as many silly faces as she wanted!

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Time to head across the road, down the right-a-way, which is an old railroad bed. A part of my mom’s house was the Wheeler train station of the Kanona-Prattsburgh Railroad. There’s a small building at the end of her driveway which was the ticket office, and across the road is a beautiful long pathway where the railroad used to lay and it’s so perfect for afternoon adventures.

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We headed all the way down to the end of the property where there’s easy access to the creek. We made Grandpa come with us so he could help us catch some crayfish.

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He caught one! This is just a still from video I took of his big catch 😉

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Everytime we walk down the right-a-way we are reminded of my Grandpa, my mom’s father and Rhilyn’s middle name sake. Rhilyn Dale.

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I handed my camera over to my Mom and I’m extremely thankful she’s willing to snap a few for me since I rarely have any with me in it.

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Truly beautiful.

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You know, just hanging around! These giant vines are so cool!

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And, it’s not very often that she doesn’t find a souvenir to bring back with her. This time? A tree branch.

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caryn